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The Ball Alley

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had a very enjoyable stay here at the Ball Alley. The room was clean with a comfortable double bed and tv. We had a room with the shared bathroom which we were unsure about at first but there were no issues it was decorated lovely, with both a shower and bath which we enjoyed. Staff are...

Thank abbiejadex
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Bit late with this review, but do remember the warmth of the welcome, the room that was just right, a good breakfast the following morning and a pleasantly small bill at the end of it!. It would make a good base to visit Beamish Museum as its only up the road.

Thank teearkay
Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying here. I looked up the reviews and called to book for 2 nights. I spoke to the owner of the hotel who was very friendly and welcoming. We arrived about 8pm Friday night and was greeted with a friendly smile and a little banter. The room was clean and warm. It...

Thank FabRab1603
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

10 out of 10 does not do it justice, we stayed last night as we were at a family wedding, our hosts went more than an extra mile, they allowed us to check in at our own convenience, offered to ferry us to the wedding reception, and after a fabulous sleep in lovely rooms we were treated to one of...

Thank Sav-Debra
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just came back from another terrific stay at the Ball Alley. Micheal and Lyndsey look after you from breakfast in the morning to the cleanliness of the rooms in which you sleep. We can't rate them highly enough. Will definitely be back soon

Thank derekmcguire
Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Hi, we stayed here for a wedding at the South Causey inn. Was a cheaper alternative and was well worth it. The staff were very flexible with us on arrival time. The room was clean and well maintained with refreshments and toiletries provided which was a nice touch. Was a short distance from the venue. Staff were really friendly and...

Thank LouiseMcGreal
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great traditional pub. Good range of beers not too expensive. Friendly helpful staff, good atmosphere great beer, superb night out. It was well worth the walk down. I'll be back, as long as the locals will have me!

Thank Ian B
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

What can I say that I and others haven't already.We booked by phone a few weeks ago and got the room we wanted room 01,brilliant.The location isn't it's best feature,but the friendliness of the staff is brilliant,and that goes to the other regulars as well,we had an excellent time,warm and cosy,excellent value for the money.Now that breakfast,hope your'e hungry,can't fault...

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Room was clean and very comfortable. Everything you could possibly need. Spare pillows and duvet in the wardrobe of needed. Coffee and tea facilities along with biscuits. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was lush. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Thank Stacey C
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent accommodation very clean staff were polite showed to room. Breakfast was very nice owner was very nice helpful will stay there again in future.. Would recommend to others as is best bnb in Stanley.......

Thank Aaron S

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Ball Alley

Address: Shield Row, Stanley DH9 0LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Stanley
Price Range: $75 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms are perfect”
derekmcguire, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Can't really advise on this as wev'e only stopped in room 01,my advice read other reviews on ther'e choice.”
AlanE62, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quiet pub, stairs to bedrooms a little difficult if disabled.”
ethelyn2014, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“my room was atrear niceand queit”
H8764HAandrewc, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms r have shared bathroom, but this did not cause a problem.”
Scarletlady50, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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