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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

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Walworth, Darlington DL2 2LY England
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Darlington's only castle hotel, nestled in 18 acres of lawns and woodland yet only 5 minutes drive from J58 the A1(M). It is the ideal location for your overnight stay and is perfect for both business accommodation, meetings and conferences, as well as wedding receptions and romantic getaways. We have 32 individually designed bedrooms and complimentary Wifi access throughout.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Conference facilities
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Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
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Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
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charlotte wrote a review Yesterday
Darlington, United Kingdom1 contribution
Dropped in today for a drink in the lounge. We arrived with our pup and were made very welcome. The general manager was very friendly and went out of his way to make sure we were made welcome, even putting the fire on for us even though we were the only ones present addibg to the lovely atmosphere. All the staff were very nice we encounted, even considering the fact my pup was behaving out of character and been noisy (lucky only us there). We would have stayed longer if not for him playing up like the toddler he is. 'Angela' came over to speak with is and was very reassuring about it which was above and beyond. Saw a lovely afternoon tea pass by us and we are talking of booking next year. (Without the toddler pup) It's the staff and service which make a place which has resulted in my 5 star review. Would recommend
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helen33andMichael wrote a review 1 Dec
25 contributions36 helpful votes
Took family for a celebratory meal to the restaurant,60th birthday for twins!There was a murder mystery evening on in the function room on the same night but the restaurant still accommodated our booking.The meal was beautiful,customer service excellent and none of us had to wait long for food and drink to come to the table.We had brought a birthday cake to be brought out at the end and the staff were fab and so helpful with keeping this a surprise and singing happy birthday and brought us a special knife to cut it and share out.Would definitely recommend the restaurant and will be coming back again
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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CorrinP wrote a review Nov 2022
England8 contributions4 helpful votes
The place was beautiful and secluded. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you. Great venue in the summer for outdoor seating. Would love to know if any walks nearby for the winter.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Pam W wrote a review Nov 2022
Essex,UK6 contributions1 helpful vote
We brought 48 people on our first visit and were so well looked after, that we came again as a couple, and were just as pleased as we were the first time. The evening meal was really very nice, we would go back again,
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Dot W wrote a review Nov 2022
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom239 contributions34 helpful votes
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I have stayed a Best Western hotels in the past and been disappointed on all occasions but not this time. From the warm welcome at reception to our beautiful very large room with a four poster bed and sofa area looking out onto the beautiful grounds of this very old and well kept castle. Our spacious room with ensuite was lovely and quirky. My partner had ordered flowers for my birthday and the hotel ensured they were in our room on arrival. The ground are well kept and thr hotel spotless with lovely fireplaces in the bar and restaurant lit to keep out the cold. Like all places to survive they are cutting back on utilities and heating in room only comes on after 5pm, so room often chilly but we were out most of the day and you can go sit in the lounge where it was very warm. I don't mind this as it would be a shame if they had to close because of the current situation . The food was lovely, well presented and hot, service by Harry was great, lovely young man and Melissa gave us a free tour of the dungeon and rooms that are steeped in history and visitors who never left shall we say lol. They do weddings and other functions including murder mystery nights which we will defo be coming back to do one and stay over again but sadly not until early next year now. If you need it good disabled access and lots of parking. Nice walks in the ground A pub called the Dog 5 mins away in the car but a must is a visit 10 mins drive away the Fox Hole you need to book as busy even on week nights, food is amazing as was the service. Bishop Aukland only a short drive away if you want to walk around shops, showing signs of recession but Masham also not far away and its a lovely village with breweries and quaint shops, Gin shop a must visit as is the brewery tour Biv thank you to all the staff for making my birthday a fabulous one, the birthday card from the totel was a nice touch Wish I could put more pictures on here, loads more to see
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fran P wrote a review Nov 2022
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom105 contributions15 helpful votes
We experienced a fabulous service from all staff members. Our room was wonderful with fantastic views. Our evening meal and breakfast was delicious. Vegan options on the entire menu were impressive and nicely made.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Martin H wrote a review Oct 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We paid £119 for the Winter Warmer offer. This included bed and full English breakfast, a 2 course evening meal and a pre dinner cocktail. The food was great quality and portions were large. The staff were all really friendly and service was excellent. We opted for the cheapest room option, but even this was well equipped and very comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mrs Swain, Owner at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Martin, Thank you very much for your review. The photos you have taken are great and really captured the autumnal feel of the castle. We still have some more availability for our winter warmer offer if you want to come back again before the end of the year! :) Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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LyndaJoe wrote a review Oct 2022
Easington, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely place and grounds , we stayed one night sun 23rd oct, lovely friendly helpful staff , delicious food , lovely spotless clean rooms in the west wing, room 9 ,, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay , thank you , regards Lynda and Joe Jackson
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, We really appreciate your recent review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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kte192022 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Lovely setting, pleasant staff, good breakfast. Evening meals—the roast of the day was a bit like a school dinner. Poor. The steak was over cooked. Desserts good. Evening meal the following day - gammon - was very good & again the dessert was good. Room lighting poor, corridors dark & chilly
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your roast dinner. Usually we get great feedback from our roasts so I am sure that your experience was a one off. I do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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gemma h wrote a review Oct 2022
Me and my partner have just got back from a 2 night stay here. Honestly from the staff to the food to the actual castle. Absolotely fantastic. We loved it. Food was delicious. Staff were like family. So friendly and nothing was to much for them. We will definitely be returning. A special thanks to Jess...Brenda...kelly, Melissa and Lorraine. What a lovely bunch. They even took us down in to the dungeon etc and explained the history which we loved. Cheers lasses :)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Gemma, Thank you for your review of our hotel and it is great to hear so many staff getting mentioned. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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US$72 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCounty DurhamDarlingtonWalworth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Valhalla North Axe Throwing (5.8 km), Walworth Birds of Prey (0.8 km), and Cluedini Live Escape Rooms (Darlington) (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Gate, Viraj Restaurant, and The Black Horse.
Is Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Walworth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piercebridge Roman Fort & Bridge (3.7 km), Durham Town Hall (7.4 km), and Tees Cottage Pumping Station (5.6 km).
Does Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.