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Blackwell Grange Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Blackwell Grange Hotel is set in 9 acres of woodland
  • The property is close to the market town of Darlington & the North York Moors
  • The Yorkshire Dales are a 40-minute drive away

93% (14 Member Ratings)

"Peace and quiet, excellent refurbished room, good food, friendly staff and a pleasant walk through the park into Darlington."
May 14, 2016
Northumberland, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the A167 and the A66. Darlington railway station is a 5-minute drive away. Virgin East Coast trains from York take up to 25 minutes or 20 minutes from Durham.

Rooms & Rates

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The Blackwell Grange Hotel is set in nine acres of woodland between the historic city of Durham and the North York Moors National Park, described by Lonely Planet as "classic walking country".

The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the market town of Darlington, known for its associations with the birth of railways: the world's first steam-powered passenger railway ran between Shildon and Stockton-on-Tees via Darlington, on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum is a 10-minute drive away.

Blackwell Grange Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course extending over 145 acres, is less than a 5-minute drive away. The Victorian South Park, set in 91 acres, is a 10-minute walk away. The park received a multimillion-pound investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has sensory rock and rose gardens, a lake, a bandstand and a café.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a 40-minute drive away and the hotel is an hour's drive from the city of York.

The on-site Havelock Restaurant offers a varied à la carte menu, and the less-formal Captain Cook's Bar has views over the grounds and golf course. The hotel's facilities include a gym, a pool and saunas. There's also a giant chess set in the garden. There are 109 bedrooms in total -- all designed in neutral tones.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under.
Extra bed available on request: £10 per night for older children and adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovations and Closures
The following facilities are closed on New Year's Eve (31 December):

  • Dining venue

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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93% Positive
(14 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Blackwell Grange Hotel (Part of St James Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
relaxing space
Derek May 27, 2016 Carnforth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet, excellent refurbished room, good food, friendly staff and a pleasant walk through the park into Darlington.
leslie May 14, 2016 Northumberland, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Good evening meal good wine included and a lovely breakfast was very good calue
Susan Apr 15, 2016 hull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room was good and the hotel was excellent.
Other Comments
Good food staff were helpful used the gym, good food in restaurant
Christine Apr 13, 2016 Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food, and atsmophere
ase Apr 09, 2016 mesinge, Denmark
Enjoyed Most
The situation and the food.
Other Comments
Staff very welcoming and friendly. Nice, comfortable double room and smart bathroom. The Travelzoo offer included £14 each towards the dinner which was beautifully cooked. However the weather was cold and so was the dining room! We also felt the dining room arrangement was too open and could benefit from some partitioning?
Susan Mar 30, 2016 Lydney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Clean and comfy staff very pleasant
Janet Mar 29, 2016 Eastham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff being helpful and friendly room was clean and spacious
Alison Mar 25, 2016 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Walter Edward Mar 25, 2016 Nr SKIPTON, United Kingdom

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