Testimonials

  • I stayed here once on business and I thought it was very nice. Apparently it has just changed to a Holiday Inn and the decorations in the reception and lounge are very nice. There are plenty of choices in the restaurant and it looks like the rooms were just remodelled.

    CalamariSupper - Double Room

    We stay two nights, great hotel, clean, cool modern hotel. Lovely staff, comfy beds, nice soft fluffy towels, nice touch with fridge complete with water, sparkling and still, juice and kitkat. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    roadsidetree - Executive Room

  • Our double room was large, pleasantly furnished, with a comfortable bed, plenty of storage space, the usual tea- and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TV and triple glazing. Everything was clean, though it was too warm in the room, even with the heating turned down. The shower was excellent. The restaurant’s food was good. Staff were all helpful and pleasant. The electronic key stopped working at one point.

    OscarVII - Double Room

    I stayed here overnight whilst on business in the area. The room I had was huge with a good desk area, lots of plugs and amazingly fast internet for a Holiday Inn. Room service was good, lots of parking on site and friendly staff – all round an excellent stay.

    MarcusHurley - Double Room

  • I stayed one night whilst on business in Darlington. They were much cheaper than the Premier Inn and only 10 mins or so drive from the town. 
    Staff were really pleasant and accommodating. The rooms were much larger than I was expecting. The refurbishment has obviously been done well as nothing was looking tired… Except me!
    I only ate breakfast but it was good. Sausages are usually a good pointer as to the quality of the food and they were not the cardboard ones you get at some national chains. There was ample parking on site too. The car park was busy but no problems finding a space. 
    My only criticism was the ENORMOUS speed bump in the way in and out. I caught my car on it on the way out. Not pleasant as it was only a month old at the time. Just be careful. It does need sorting.

    Mr_H_zz - Double Room

    Superb rooms, very clean and quiet
    Nothing to much trouble for staff, great eating area fab breakfast and In house Starbucks and bar and gym could not fault this place lovely place to stay to go and explore and would happily stay again for longer

    Stayed May 2014, travelled on business

    Kathryn A - Double Room

  • Our double room was large, pleasantly furnished, with a comfortable bed, plenty of storage space, the usual tea- and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TV and triple glazing. Everything was clean, though it was too warm in the room, even with the heating turned down. The shower was excellent. The restaurant’s food was good. Staff were all helpful and pleasant. The electronic key stopped working at one point.

    OscarVII - Double Room

    Pleasant staff to welcome us. Trouble free check in. Rooms for 2 adults and 2 children was spacious with comfortable beds for all (kids had sofa bed). No bath but great shower. Very clean. Only very slight quibble was that the sink was in the room, not the en-suite, what was all that about? Wifi worked without hitch. Breakfast was great with pancakes for the kids (and mum!). Very very quiet. Lovely.

    Room Tip: No pool. Try and get a room facing away from the A1.

    CamelLover - Double Room

  • Stayed for only one night but wish it was more as this is the best IHG hotel ive been in stay in them 4-5 nights per week its not long changed to a holiday inn so is modern and spacious and very clean i was put in an executive room which had mini bar etc in room also had a heated shavin mirror in bathroom which doesn’t steam up so great for shavin after a shower i noticed in the public areas they have USB charging points but they havnt done this in the rooms but only a minor problem hope to be back here again and again

    Stayed April 2014, travelled on business

    colin j - Executive Room

    Great hotel, great staff! My husband and I visited the Aston (Holiday Inn) Darlington 5th-7th March for our wedding anniversary. We had one of the refurbished rooms and it was fab. Large bed, with choice of soft and firm pillows, with the offer to change them at reception if you wanted. We slept very well and there was no traffic noise from outside.

    The room was nicely decorated and the very clean, as was the bathroom. There was no bath, but a very large shower which even had a seat in it! Very hot water and excellent shower pressure.

    We stayed on the Beamish deal, which gave us 2 tickets to the Beamish Museum and a meal on the first night. The staff were totally happy to change the meal to our second night, at our request, as that was the day of our anniversary.

    The staff are very pleasant and friendly, as are most people “up North!”

    Jo D - Double Room