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    Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

    9-12 Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NW, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent43%
    • Very good32%
    • Average17%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible2%
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    “car park” (54 reviews)
    “kings head” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 710 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Booked here as was visiting my brother who has moved to the area. I chose this hotel as it advertised that it had parking on site and i paid extra for a breakfast. On arrival we managed to get a parking space although there are...More

    Thank lucy h
    Response from Stuart L, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings HotelResponded 2 days ago

    Dear lucy h, I'm pleased that you found our team friendly and the room clean, we also pride ourselves on a good breakfast so it's great to know this was well received. Our WiFi speed isn't usually an issue for our many business travelers but...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is another corporate hotel like.so many thousands around the world. Rather harsh, cheap decoration and the now ubiquitous underlit bedrooms mark this out as a typical lower end chain establishment. A good central location and attentive staff rescue it from three stars but it...More

    Thank Erskinemay
    Response from Stuart L, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings HotelResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Erskinemay, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I'ts great to know you were comfortable and the location and staff were to your needs. Kind Regards, Stuart

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The room I got was a very good size, although I think that the space could have been better used. I visited in November, when demand is probably very low. As was the case last year, food is available in the bar at all hours....More

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    Thank Oktopus_Ken
    Response from Stuart L, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings HotelResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Oktopus_Ken, I'm pleased your stay at the hotel was satisfactory and many thanks for your 5* review rating. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year or perhaps sooner! Regards, Stuart

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I arrived here just before 1900 and was given a small room on the third floor (accessed via 2 separate lifts and a staircase!!). It was a double but only just; I could probably have touched all walls from the bed. I went immediately to...More

    Thank mistrey
    Response from Stuart L, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear mistrey, I'm really sorry to learn of the issues you encountered due to several challenges which are highly unusual but I agree wholly unacceptable. We pride ourselves on what is usually a very high level of guest satisfaction and I would be grateful if...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Hotel is in the centre of Darlington, there is car parking although it's worth noting it's very small and tight car parking. The room was good value and a good size. However could do with alittle attention to wear and tear ( one bedside light...More

    Thank sunshine1527
    Response from Stuart L, General Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear sunshine1527, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, it's great to hear your meeting was successful and our recent improvements to the WiFi have been noticed. I will look at the negative comments and why these weren't addressed prior to your arrival, my apologies...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$66 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Luxury Hotel in Darlington
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 83
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    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • Durham >
    • Darlington
    • Also Known As
    • Kings Head Darlington ,
    • Head Hotel King ,
    • Hotel Kings Head
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    87ClaireM
    17 August 2017|
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    Response from Stuart L | Property representative |
    Hi 87ClaireM, We would always recommend you book with us but we can take bookings on the day too on most dates. Regards, Stuart
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    9 January 2017|
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    Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
    There's the cornmill multi-storey car park and one above wilkinson' multi-storey you can pay during the day to park in and quiet a few little car parks around again you will have to pay.
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