Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

ex. King's Head Hotel

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW  show map
 4 stars
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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is a contemporary 4-star property placed next to Ustinov College, High Cross House and Hardwick Park. Offering accommodation in a 4-story original building, the hotel was remodeled in 2012.

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel lies in the heart of Darlington. Guests can get to Darlington city center, which is 1 km away.

There are a historic market and shops within a quick reach of the hotel.

Durham Tees Valley airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel.

Rooms

Guests are offered 83 elegant rooms featuring a laptop-size safe, coffee/tea makers, heating, a DVD player and ironing facilities. Other comforts include an electric kettle and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The restaurant at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel features superb views and serves British meals. Guests can try refreshing drinks in the lounge bar.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel provides a meeting room, a business center and a copier along with dry cleaning, 24-hour front desk and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • VIP security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE

How to reach hotel

hotel Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Darlington location
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Hotel Address:

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW

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City Center
  • Darlington
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Free Wi-Fi * TV & Radio * Tea & Coffee Making Facilities * Hairdryer All of our bedrooms include everything you need for a good nights sleep. **Please indicate if double or twin beds are required at time of booking**

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel photos Room Double Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Bed

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Odeon Darlington1000 ft
  • South Park4300 ft
  • Maidendale Nursery & Childrens Centre1.4 mi
  • Maidendale Nature & Fishing Reserve1.6 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Stadiums

  • Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • High Cross House2.8 mi
    Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes
  • Hardwick Park9.6 mi
    Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDarlingtonMercure Darlington Kings Hotel

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

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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 103 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Friendly and very helpful staff - nothing too much trouble. Car parking facility excellent. location excellent to walk into town for a meal in the evening.

    Tired decor and in need of refurb. Breakfast facilities poor although choice was varied however hot breakfast preferred.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Clean and efficiently staffed. Secure parking of which there was more than enough. Breakfast was freely available but choice was not extensive.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    in center of town for our visit

    expected dinner facilities

  • Couple
    3.2

    We booked a room for our sons wedding night & we where disgusted when they told us about the state of the room, there was big stain marks on carpet, the bedside lamp didn't work & other plug socket at opposite side of bed was smashed, so they had to get out of bed all the time to switch the light on or off, also the ceiling lights where hanging down.the total cleanliness of the room was not to be desired.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    No significant positive highlights

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The staff were very friendly and helpful they were all willing to help organise taxis and made my stay more relaxing by being so helpful and approachable.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The staff were relaxed, friendly and helpful and really made the stay an enjoyable experience. The room was fine, clean and comfortable and the location was ideal - right in the centre of Darlington, close to local restaurants and town centre. It was super value for money.

    Personally, I would have paid a bit more to have a cooked breakfast. I have toast and cereal at home on a workday- want something more when I go away.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Central position for Darlington and surrounding area and coast. Convenient car park. Comfortable bed and sufficient breakfast.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    Secure car parking

    bed head grease marks, damaged tileing in bathroom.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    This is the second time I have stayed at the Kings, the staff are friendly and helpfull.

    This is the second time I have stayed at the Kings, last time I was really pleasesd with the room, however, the room this time around was a different story! It was really worn and dirty, the net curtains were ripped and dirty on the bottom where they had been dragging on the window sill, the rail was also coming away, the check straps on one of the windows had snapped, wallpaper was peeling, in the bathroom there was an old used bar off soap in the dish, tiles were coming off the walls, the toilet seat was dirty around the hinges and the corners of the floor were dirty. All in all it was ok for an overnight stay for the price but if the rest off the rooms are like this it needs a bit of TLC!

  • Single
    4.2

    It was very centrally located

    It half burned down two years ago, has no leper dining room or bar, it was dingy and dirty and the breakfast was poor . The staff tried to be helpful but .....

  • Single
    6.2

    A very good position, very close to the city centre.

    Very old and with dirt carpet, cleaning of the room was bad.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Quiet and local to most services.

    Breakfast too early for a Sunday (0700 - 0900).

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Very helpful and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble, even when they appeared to be very busy. Gave directions and assistance in how to get about. Also made recommendations for eating out. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    The car park as it was town centre and secure. The staff were helpfull

    Continental breakfast consisted of 1 variety of cooked meat? kraft cheese slices, tinned fruit, some fresh fruit but looked a bit tired and the choice of brown or white toast some cereals.Yogurt was full fat no provision for any low fat yogurt or milk. Unable to lock room advised staff twice eventually sorted on last evening. May have been due to only one receptionist and possibly no maintenance man. Bedding e.g blanket coverlet ragged, wallpaper torn, window sills and net curtain dirty.If this hotel is an advert for Darlington, then no one would return to the town I previously lived in Darlington for 50 years and expected a lot more especially as it atvertises itself as the onlyu town centre hotel. If I had known it had gone down hill so much would never have booked. more like a cheap B&B. Have stayed at better hotels and paid half the price.

How to reach hotel

hotel Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Darlington location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW

Get directions
City Center
  • Darlington
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDarlingtonMercure Darlington Kings Hotel

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

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