Category: Function Rooms, Halls and Banqueting Facilities
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A stylish hotel beside the A1(M) with free parking, meeting rooms, a restaurant and an indoor pool
Set beside the A1(M)/A66 junction, the Holiday Inn® Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner hotel is less than 20 minutes' drive from central Darlington and Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME). There's free parking, and a direct link to Darlington Railway Station from the bus stop outside. Riverside Richmond, five miles away, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.
You can hold an event for up to 300 in the nine modern conference suites with digital projectors and free Wi-Fi. Keep hunger at bay with breakfast pastries and finger buffets. And if you need a printer or copier, the friendly reception staff is happy to help.
Kids love to explore Richmond Castle, beside the River Swale only 10 minutes' drive away. Just 13 miles from the hotel, the Bowes Museum shows fine art, textiles and ceramics in a grand French-style chateau with a park. Darlington itself has slides and swimming pools at the Dolphin Centre, theatres and a pedestrianised shopping centre.
After work or play, you can relax in the sauna and steam room or clock up some laps in the indoor pool. Fratello's Italian Restaurant serves classic pizza and pasta in a romantic setting and you can grab drinks and snacks at the Columbus Bar & Lounge. At this family-friendly hotel, kids stay and eat for free.
Testimonials are curated by Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner and are not independently reviewed or verified.
"Excellent hotel, very clean and lovely decor, food is second to none. Wonderful breakfast which has a fantastic selection and help yourself. Would definately stay there again. Although situated at Scotch Corner it is extremely quiet and a great location for the north.
Room boasts a fridge with complementary drinks, a safe, en suite was excellent, lovely shower and very clean."
Brenda on 21 February 2014
"After having traveled the world and eaten out all over, I was not expecting much from a hotel chain..BUT...
If you are traveling up the A1 and need to stop off midway on your journey, then you NEED to stop off here for food...
The roast beef dinner I had on Sunday was one of the best I have ever had, without question. The Beef was presented rare and the veg was on the right side of undercooked. The Yorkshire pudding was missing at the table but was quickly presented within 1 minute of the main meal being delivered.
The salt and pepper squid starter, was a typical 'deep fried' affair and I honestly think the restaurant could do much better with its starters in comparison to the main courses.
Given the above, I would happily drive to this destination for food, even if I lived 10 miles away.
Fantastic food, amazing service and a real gem of a place!"
Eddie on 17 February 2014
"This hotel has now been taken over by IHG and is now on my stop over list for the north east. Room are well decorated and the food is also great. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast here is also well ran and plenty to choose from at the buffet style. All in all a good choice for the area."
John W on 10 February 2014
"I stayed here the other night on Business and it is a very nice hotel. The rooms are all very clean and fresh. The bar staff were very pleasant and the food I ordered was lovely and fresh and well presented.
I will stop here again on future visits to the area."
Tony and Kay on 6 February 2014
"I have stayed here 3-4 week nights for about 4 months of every year since 2012. If there is ever an issue or problem, the staff resolve it immediately. The appearance and the staff are consistent and deliver great customer satisfaction. Modern, clean, tidy, comfortable, great place to stop"
Philip on 5 February 2014
"Spent New years eve there, had a lovely meal in the restaurant and then spent the rest of the evening in the function room to see new year in, can say the restaurant food was amazing and the staff were polite and friendly. Would recommend to everybody to try."
Julie on 1 January 2014
"Stayed here on the 27th for 1 night to attend a wedding at nearby Middleton Lodge,Hotel has been refurbished to a good standard all rooms nice and modern with plenty of space,fridge in room with water and fruit juice at no cost,all staff from front desk to bars really polite and helpful, had food in the bar only but that was really nice and fresh,didn't have breakfast but was told by our friends that is was of good standard.Health club attached which you can you use free of charge. All in all great place to stay and would definitely recommend this hotel."
Arch on 28 December 2013
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