Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel - Darlington (Durham)

ex. King's Head Hotel

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington (Durham), United Kingdom, DL1 1NWshow map
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GoodBased on  154 reviews
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Overview

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is placed in the heart of Darlington and offers a casino, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool. Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel was opened in 1893.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. A church, a theater and a museum as well as a national park and a valley are in a short distance from the property.

The venue is set next to a historic market and shops.

Durham Tees Valley airport can be reached within a 15 minutes' drive from Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel.

Rooms

Guests of Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel are offered to take advantage of heating, a laptop-size safe, a Nespresso coffee machine, a kitchenette and a DVD player provided in designer rooms. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes along with an electric kettle and a stove.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The air-conditioned restaurant offers special British cuisine. Guests can savor afternoon tea, cocktails and wines in the night bar.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Hotel services include 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning and ironing service maintained by friendly staff.

Relax

This contemporary hotel offers a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   83.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Odeon DarlingtonOdeon Darlington1000 ft
Darlington Memorial HospitalDarlington Memorial Hospital2700 ft
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South ParkSouth Park4300 ft
Maidendale Nursery & Childrens CentreMaidendale Nursery & Childrens Centre1.4 mi
Maidendale Nature & Fishing ReserveMaidendale Nature & Fishing Reserve1.6 mi
Blackwell Grange Golf ClubBlackwell Grange Golf Club1.4 mi
Darlington ArenaDarlington Arena1.4 mi
West Park HospitalWest Park Hospital1.9 mi
Balfour Webnet Darlington ArenaBalfour Webnet Darlington Arena1.4 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)5.2 mi
Newcastle Airport (NCL)35.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  154  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    location, location, room comfortable with nice chairs and settee.

    in room 365 - dim lights - unable to read in bed - uncomfortable mattress

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very helpful, friendly staff and good, secure parking. (basement of building, roller shutter door controlled by Reception)

    Breakfast/menu was simple, but well prepared. A cooked breakfast would be a great addition.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Staff were excellent - very friendly and welcoming Towels were a good size Lift worked well Town centre location Car parking at no extra cost

    Shower not very good. Toilet seat (cheap and plasticky) broke. Too little room in breakfast room and too little breakfast! Outrageous price for Saturday night in the quality of hotel it was. To be fair it is under reconstruction and might be better when the building work is finished but it is empahtically not a £100 per night hotel as it presently stands

  • 7.0
    Very good

    It was good for the purpose I needed.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location & standard of facilities, there was an element of a maze around finding rooms on the higher floors.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The refurbishment and rebranding has worked very well. Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and efficient.

    Unfortunately, was delayed checking in due to a fire alarm and evacuation in adjacent Cornmill shopping centre which entailed evacuatiung hotel also - understandable in view of the major fire at hotel 4 years previously.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very modern and comfortable. Good location for theatre and shops.

    Layout is peculiar - had to use two lifts to get to room on third floor. Underground car park is not easy to spot but had been made aware of this so was prepared. Late night town centre noise from the street outside.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Everything was good bar staff new more training as it took 15 minutes to get a cocktail made ! Diabolical , but they were apologetic.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Extractor fans outside kept me awake all night even with the window closed,if i was to return it would on the condition that I had a quiet room no fans

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    the reading lights on either side of the bed only seemed to work if all the lights were on, so what was the point of reading lights? and the wifi signal was poor. it was also very warm, air con would have been nice as when the windows were open it was quite noisy, especially when the street cleaner came round!!!!! the shower was also peculiar in that the dial was the wrong way,i.e. turn it toward red it became cold, would have been nice to have been told this in advance!

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I was put in a room that had not been refurbished since a fire 4 years ago. Not only this but I found bugs in my bed lots of them, after complaining I was moved to a newly furnished room however the bugs were in my hair! Worst experience ever and I had an important interview next day and didnt get any sleep.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent location. Rooms were clean and tidy with tea and coffee facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Rooms looked a bit tired but are due for refurbishment.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I considered the hotel excellent value and well ru. My onky small problem was the absence of any soapin the bedroom. I would certainly recommend the hotel and would visit again should I need to stay in Darlington.

    My only complaint is,as stated above,was the lack of soap

  • 7.4
    Very good

    it was very comfotable and thre location was excellent for town.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    aah everythng was fine

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  154 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 5 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)5.2 mi
Newcastle Airport (NCL)35.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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