Rated 3,7 out of 5 by 212
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by June47 Glad to be back
We have used this Holiday Inn just off the A1 on many occasions and we have always found the staff friendly and courteous. We regularly use a room with disabled access and can't fault it. The only slightly negative thing about this stay is the restrictive menu that now seems to be available in the Blagdon Brasserie. From past stays we seem to remember a more varied choice. Nevertheless this hotel ticks our boxes.
18. August 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by MinistryofHotels Always a clean room and attentive staff
As always a friendly welcome and quick check-in with acknowledgement of Priority Club membership. Booked in to a newly refurbished room which will be an executive room when all the hotel is complete. A free Beano comic for the little boy and choice of a free drink or extra priority points for the adult.
Room as usual nice and clean with plenty of towels for the bathroom and ironing board and iron provided.
Breakfast is self-service but buffet cooked food is still hot and plenty of other options ie cereal, croissant, fruit, pastries etc.
Dinner there is a choice of a £30 deal from a small menu choice for 2 adults with wine included - kids eat free. Book a table to avoid waiting (Ref review below 11th August there were 2 coaches staying but we managed to get a table no problem and served just as normal - ps the Burger King and Little Chef up the road are terrible)
Swimming pool, small sauna, steam room and exercise machines being inclusive is a bonus at the price charged.
A cash machine on site would be nice but there is one located at the garage up the road - the garage is a reasonable price for petrol as well.
Keep an eye out for deer in nearby fields and wild rabbits on the hotel grounds for the kids!
All the staff here are fantastic and are a credit to their employer!
18. August 2014
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by picapica Great for a long weekend
Previously stayed in this hotel and found it comfortable and pleasant and an ideal location for touring the north east. Great location for overnight stay prior to going to the Port of Tyne Cruise Terminal. I have read some customer reviews which were unpleasant and in my experience do not reflect the service and value for money nature of the hotel. I would most definitely recommend this hotel.
17. August 2014