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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely polite staff, very helpful. Food very nice, evening and breakfast. Central to shops and other restaurants. Onsite parking. Beautiful rooms, clean an spacious. Great place to stay. Great room rates. Very welcoming.

Thank l t
Washington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3rd floor room so small could barely move around the small double bed. Whole place is cramped. There was sufficient coffee and tea for a single person. My room was above a function room and noisy until the small hours of the morning which might be why there were ear plugs made available, Getting to the room was not easy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived on a Friday evening and was immediately impressed with the style cleanliness and appearance of this hotel. It has private car parking which is locked at night and has all the usual facilities. The room was excellent and very clean and had all the extras including bathrobes, things you would expect of a 5 star hotel. It has very... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can say that it is a good hotel if youstay at the floors accesible with lift .Otherwisw you are lost in the coridors or you have to carry your luggage through stairs. But reception people are very kind and helpful they really want to help you. some rooms at third floor have a noise like generator.Be careful. The breakfast... More 

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Mohawk, New York
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a night in a superior room and felt like I had my own apartment. A solid complementary breakfast with various kinds of fried eggs was offered (need to place an order). The hotel is a 15-minute walk away from the railway station and it took me a while to find it on a rainy day with luggage.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived here late on Monday. At first couldn't find the car park but then realised it was under the hotel and signposted. Free parking! Checked in. I was on the 3rd floor. My room was large, massive bed, lovely clean bathroom although the sink is somewhat stained. It was absolutely freezing outside, and the room was so cozy and... More 

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Yalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine for a night or two, a better than average chain hotel in a modern building in the historic old centre of Darlington . Friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Didn't try the breakfast so can't comment.

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Stewart M, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. I am glad my team made your stay enjoyable. S.Moss More 

Deauville, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving in Darlington, I had difficulty finding the hotel, which is actually in a non-descript side street near the city centre. By the time I found the hotel and got checked in, all the nearby restaurants had closed, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that the bar served soup and sandwiches during the night. The only drawback... More 

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Stewart M, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am glad you had a good stay with us. See you on your next trip hopefully! Kind regards, S.Moss More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in to hold a business meeting and the lovely Jessica who was working the bar not only helped me to access the WiFi when I misheard the password for it but bent over backwards to ensure that my colleagues and I had everything we needed and more. We were brought the most amazing afternoon tea, one of our party... More 

Thank Rosie B
Stewart M, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – we are delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, S.Moss More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed for two nights to visit family in the area and what a pleasant surprise. I can't find anything to fault at all. Rooms and hotel spotlessly clean. Restaurant for Sunday lunch absolutely superb and incredible value. Staff attentive and helpful. A special thanks to the delightful Jessica in the bar who is an absolute star and is what... More 

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Stewart M, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. I will ensure that Jessica sees your kind comments, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, S.Moss More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the historic market town, with ideal access to the A1 train st. and airport. Originally built in the 1600s as a Coaching Inn, rebuilt in 1893, and after a 6 million pounds sterling complete refurbishment in 2012, the hotel proudly harmonises its original features with a contemporary designer led style that reflects the hotel's personality. Boasting 83 stylish bedrooms, superior conference and banqueting suites, along with elegantly fashionable rest and bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Address: 9-12 Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NW, England (Formerly King's Head Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Darlington
Price Range: $64 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Kings Head Darlington
Head Hotel King
Hotel Kings Head
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Darlington
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