Riverdale Hall Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Riverdale Hall Hotel is a Victorian mansion in rural Northumberland, on the edge of the national park
  • The hotel and lounge bar have views of the River North Tyne
  • There is an indoor swimming pool and a sauna
  • Hadrian's Wall and the Kielder Observatory are both within 35 minutes' drive of the hotel

"Our second visit to Riverdale Hall. We were so impressed with the quality of the food on our previous visit we jumped at the opportunity to return and we were not disappointed. The food was as good as ever. Looking forward to returning."
Nov 16, 2019 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Built in 1866 and later used as a shooting lodge, Riverdale Hall Hotel is in rural Northumberland. It's a short riverside walk from the market town of Bellingham, a well-known stop on the Pennine Way.

There are long walks that start and finish at Bellingham, making it the perfect place for a restorative cup of tea and cake (or a celebratory pint).

Northumberland National Park -- a "natural wonderland", according to Lonely Planet -- is a short drive away. Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to Northern Europe's largest artificial lake and England's largest forest, is around 25 minutes' drive away.

Hexham Abbey, in the market town of Hexham, and Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are both within 35 minutes' drive of the hotel. Cragside, the first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity, is 45 minutes' drive away; this National Trust property was described as "a wonder of its age" by Jeremy Paxman in his book The Victorians.

The hotel restaurant serves dishes made with local produce such as lamb, game and cheeses. There is also a lounge with views of the River North Tyne, and a bar with open fires.

Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool and a sauna. You can also play on the hotel's cricket field or on the 18-hole golf course (fees apply). The hotel can help you to arrange mountain biking, canoeing, sailing or waterskiing in the area.

The River North Tyne, which runs by the hotel, is known for its salmon and trout, and guests can hire fishing equipment at an additional cost.

Rooms have free Wi-Fi. Superior rooms are generally south-facing with views across the grounds towards the river. Some have balconies and small patio areas.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, for children 1 and under: £6 per night.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 2 to 13: £10 per night.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Breakfast for children is included
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 inclusive of tax per pet per stay.

Fees: Payments made by credit cards will incur a 2% fee. This fee doesn't apply to debit card payments.

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.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(106 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Riverdale Hall Hotel Ltd (t/a Riverdale Hall Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Our second visit to Riverdale Hall. We were so impressed with the quality of the food on our previous visit we jumped at the opportunity to return and we were not disappointed. The food was as good as ever. Looking forward to returning.
Ron Nov 16, 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very peaceful location. Food in the restaurant was excellent.
David May 03, 2019 Northumberland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We felt as though we were visiting family - no airs, no graces but we were made to feel very welcome without feeling uncomfortable. The staff are lovely, the food was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend to friends and family.
Keith Apr 26, 2019 Worcester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. Room and bathroom were immaculate, lovely having private balcony overlooking river. Food was amazing. Liked dining room and bar. Staff were wonderful and friendly and helpful. All in all a super hotel to stay. Everything well done in a relxing atmosphere
Margaret Apr 26, 2019 Hornsea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The exceptionally helpful and friendly staff and the quality of the food.
Margaret Apr 26, 2019 Manchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food very good both dinner and breakfast.
Other Comments
TV a bit small but worked fine.
Paul Apr 26, 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly helpful staff and delicious food.
Other Comments
Would have appreciated Travelzoo confirmation stating hotel had a swimming pool as we would have liked to have used but didn't take any swimming things with us.
Diane Apr 24, 2019 Beckermet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal and breakfast were excellent. All staff gave fantastic and friendly service.
Other Comments
Pool and sauna not warm enough, very run down and unappealing communal areas
allan Apr 20, 2019 East Boldon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Warm welcome. Lovely food
Other Comments
Our room was lovely, but the hotel was a bit shabby in places. Dining room good, bar area could be improved, but would certainly go there again.
Susan Apr 16, 2019 Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food-but expensive
Other Comments
Hotel itself and grounds in need of urgent attention as it is very "tired". We were in "superior" room but nothing superior about it
Lionel Apr 14, 2019 Bradford, United Kingdom

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