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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I travel to Darlington several times a year. I always stay at the Mecure Darlington King's Hotel because the staff treats me so well. I especially like the bar service and Jessica is just great! She always greets me with a smile and a cold drink. The dining is good as well and after a long trip from San Francisco,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a wedding at the hotel and stayed overnight. The venue is lovely and the food for the wedding breakfast was lovely especially the sticky toffee pudding. We were not expecting this for a "mass catered" event. However with it been a summer wedding it was followed probably the hottest week of the year. There was no air... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, we can assure you that the matter is being looked into and will be dealt with accordingly. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager. More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I don't even know where to start! don't get me wrong this hotel is actually nice but there was a few things that made me leave thinking it was the worst place I have ever stayed!!! on arrival into our room it was absolutely unbearably hot!!! Oh My God! I mean like a furnace! the window was open and it... More 

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

I am really sorry to hear that your stay was not up to expectations. I would like to discuss this with you. Please could you contact me on H8911-GM@ACCOR.COM . Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel for business. The hotel is in the centre of town, although a bit difficult to find when driving. There is a small complementary car park, although when the hotel was hosting a conference the car park was full. The hotel website lists surrounding car parks, though being in the centre of town these... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Nice, smart room with basic amenities, but it did have a fridge for keeping water etc cold. Be aware that if you are situated on the 4th floor in the odd no's it will be very noisy. Our room was 413 and we were situated above some venting system which sounded like a jet engine taking off for most of... 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 about your recent visit. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments about the venting, which we have since are addressing. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I ran corporate function, for the benefit of the public. Ben, Ryan and the rest of the team couldn't have done more ! Any little thing we needed was sorted above and beyond the call of duty. Its the second one we have held at this venue , and we wont go anywhere else now. A huge thank you to... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Jess, Johnny and Ben were fantastic. Thank you for a lovely two course meal and lovely surroundings - beautiful decor, high ceilings! Recommend the steak and grilled salmon! Came with colleagues would recommend to others and dine again. Rooms lovely and all staff friendly and helpful to us

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Stewart M, Owner 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 look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, S.Moss, General Manager More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Hotel was renovated a couple of years ago so now has very smart bedrooms with modern décor and great bathrooms. Layout is a little confusing with just reception and bar on the ground floor with bedrooms, restaurant and meeting rooms spread over the 2nd and 3rd floors. We had a great room on 3rd floor at the back of the... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, we can assure you that the matter is being looked into and will be dealt with accordingly. Kind regards, S.Moss General Manager More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Back for a 3rd time. Lovely hotel in the centre of Darlington. Like many other people have said the staff are a credit to this hotel. Stayed here for 2 nights. Beds were so comfortable. Room was very clean and despite being in a town centre location it was very quiet. Had a great nights sleep. Car park was full... 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 look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, S.Moss More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I haven't stayed at this hotel, as I live in Darlington, but I have been to the lounge bar twice for afternoon tea and once for drinks on an evening. Lovely setting, décor is great and its the perfect place to catch up with someone you haven't seen in a while as its not too loud or rowdy! Afternoon tea... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visits to the Kings Bar. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, S.Moss, General Manager. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: €46 - €102 (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
Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel England
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Darlington
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