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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Organised a baby shower function.of afternoon tea. The staff were brilliant would bend over backwards to help you. They were on hand and nothing was too much hassle. The food and the cocktail were gorgeous. The cocktail bar overlooking the town square was fabulous. Enjoyed it had a fab time

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Helen H, Fantastic feedback about your event at the hotel. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit and really hope we can welcome you all back soon. Kind regards Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely service amazing food, so much of it. Had afew cocktails on the offer, cosmopolitan amazing..... We had our own room two circular tables.... Let us decorate room....so helpful ... Wouldn't hesitate to book again for another function

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Darrendarlington, Many thanks for the review. We always welcome feedback and my team and I are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. I hope we can be part of your future plans. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Darlington
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Afternoon tea for a baby shower. Super sandwiches, scones, chocolate mouse, macaroons so yummy!! Brilliant service throughout. Always there, nothing too much trouble. Cocktails 2-41 , finished the day off.

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kelly B, Thank you for taking the time to provide some great feedback about your recent experience at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. The 2-4-1 cocktails are great value and are perfect when celebrating an occasion such as yours. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Friendly polite service and really nice afternooon tea. Good food and nice cocktails. Would definately use for a function again. Function room was really nicely decorated and perfect for the day. Perfect selection if drinks and food options and we were able to decorate the room the way we wanted it.

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Emma G, I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. We aim to exceed expectations at every level and it is clear we have managed to on this occasion. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Had a fab time at my friends baby shower. Afternoon tea which was delicious with cocktails to follow. Service was excellent. Highly recommend this for any type of occasions. The room was also nicely set out and the staff were really warm and friendly

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kelly T, So glad you had an enjoyable time at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel! We very much appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia, Italy
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

After a long drive we checked into the Mecure Darington to find a very friendly receptionest in Johnathon, the rest of the team Luke, Anna and Cheryl couldn't do enough for us. They were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel very welcome .Highly recommend this hotel

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Nunziato P, Thank you so much for this fantastic review regarding your recent stay at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. The team always aim to exceed expectations and it is clear we have managed on this occasion. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kindest of regards Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Excellently placed for all restaurants in Darlington. Lovely bar and very friendly bar staff. Rooms not massive but everything you need and the hotel is very clean. Small carpark which is supposed to be on a first come first served basis but it isn't as we were unable to use it on Saturday night because places had been reserved for...

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sarah D, We at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel very much appreciate all your thoughts. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and having noted all your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

What lovely lovely staff here thank you Cheryl and Megan and the rest!! Lovely hotel, indeed a hidden gem. You really need a taadaa entrance for the restaurant and cocktail bar from the main high street not from 2nd floor hotel rooms! Especially for weddings and conference / business guests. Good luck and thank you!

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello deboec, My team and I very much appreciate your kind words, and we’re glad to have been a part of your visit. Delighted you found the team to be lovely and i am sure this will give them all a great boost. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal chef Mike and servers Cheryl and Sam did a great job in serving us a great meal in a relaxed environment. We had the salmon, chicken and the Malbec wine was to die for. The dining room was beautiful and decorated to a high standard which added to the ambience.

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello HBH31, I’m very grateful that you could take time to leave us your thoughts and write a review. It is fantastic to read a review based on your experience within the restaurant. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us, and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations...

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

What an amazing Jewel in the centre of Darlington. Although you may wonder where you're heading along the corridor- when you reach the bar and restaurant I was taken aback. Stylish decor, professional waiters(Ben - who brought a drink especially from the downstairs bar and Lauren) and a wonderful experience for my husbands birthday. (Katie's front of house welcome was...

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Johnathon C, Manager at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SAEvans65, Many thanks for posting your comments. I am sure Ben, Laura and Katie will be delighted for the mention relating to the levels of service received. We appreciate all feedback very much and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back at the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. Kind regards, Johnathon Cairns Hotel Operations Manager

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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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  • Family Rooms
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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: $69 - $157 (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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