I am not sure how this hotel is only rated a 3 star. In my opinion 4 star would be a fairer reflection. I stayed for 1 night and the hotel was busy all day with Christmas functions. Despite all the activity, the service was impeccable throughout my stay.
I found my room to be tastefully decorated and the double bed was comfortable with a touch of luxury from the high quality bedding. The room (10) was spacious and warm. It was elegant rather than modern, but definitely not tired as per some other user comments.
From a business perspective the writing desk and strong fast wifi connection assisted me in my work and was fast enough to watch Netflix before bed. I was on business in Teesport and found all the hotels in the vicinity to be fully booked. From the map view this hotel appeared further from Teesport than i would have preferred.I shouldn't have worried, because this hotel is close to the A19 (5 mins), so the rural location was not an issue.
My favourite part was having dinner in the restaurant. I loved the period decor of the dining room. The service provided by the waitresses and bar staff was of top order and best of all, the food and wine were fantastic.
I have spent over 150 nights in hotels this year, on all continents. This stay is definitely in my top 3 of 2015 and I intend to be bring my wife and baby for a weekend break in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel, 2.5 Miles from the towns of Hartlepool & Peterlee can be found on the B1281 between Castle Eden and Blackhall approximately 5 miles from Seaham and 12 miles from Durham. Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel is furnished in a style befitting a traditional country manor house. A classical country house atmosphere has also been lovingly retained throughout the bedrooms that have all been individually designed and furnished with care and attention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hardwicke Hall Manor Hotel Hartlepool, England, UK