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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This towncentre hotel is housed in a landmark Victorian building
  • It's a 15-minute walk from the Head of Steam railway museum
  • The "great medieval city" (Fodor's) of Durham is a 40-minute drive away
  • There's a bar, and a traditional restaurant with town views

"Privilege Room had several extra goodies eg large room, dressing gowns and slippers, a reasonably stocked fridge etc. Evening meal was good, although breakfast only very average"
Mr A
Dec 30, 2018 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is in the centre of Darlington. Its grand Victorian facade overlooks the town's market square and its statue of MP and railway pioneer Joseph Pease.

St Cuthbert’s Church, dating from the 12th century, is five minutes' walk away, while Head of Steam, Darlington’s railway museum, is a 15-minute walk away. Richmond Castle, which offers sweeping views of the Yorkshire Dales from its 100-foot-high Norman keep, is a 25-minute drive away and Durham, known for its "beautiful Romanesque
cathedral", "huge castle" and "cobweb of hilly, cobbled streets" (Lonely Planet) is, 40 minutes' drive away. Newcastle's buzzing city centre takes around 50 minutes to reach by car from the hotel.

The hotel has a bar serving cocktails and light bites and a grill restaurant offering hearty dishes and afternoon tea. The hotel occupies a grand Victorian building overlooking the market square and a modern building with an entrance on Priestgate.

Guestrooms are decorated in neutral tones, with nature-themed
black-and-white photos. All have free Wi-Fi, a TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Room service is available.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guests can be accommodated in the Superior Double Room only.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 3 to 11. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page 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: 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.

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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.

Enjoyed This
(19 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Station Hotels Newcastle Ltd (t/a Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Privilege Room had several extra goodies eg large room, dressing gowns and slippers, a reasonably stocked fridge etc. Evening meal was good, although breakfast only very average
Other Comments
Bathroom, although it looked good, was completely impractical - very low toilet (more like a bidet) with square seat (uncomfortable) and no lid, no toilet roll holder, only shelf for shaving gear and toiletries not near the sink, shower slippery and dangerous and shower screen too small to prevent water showering into main part of bathroom. Shower controls too far away from shower itself.
Mr A Dec 30, 2018 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was ideal for seeing the town centre and shopping
Other Comments
Staff were extremely helpful and the service was excellent.
Bushra Dec 01, 2018 Knutsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location with free parking. Friendly staff. Lovely room with everything provided
Elizabeth Nov 20, 2018 Gateshead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was lovely
david Nov 19, 2018 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food and location. It was also a very good offer.
Other Comments
All the staff were very helpful and polite.
George Nov 18, 2018 chester le street, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
first impressions on entry to hotel - service - quality of the rooms - fabulous evening meal and breakfast!!
Other Comments
This is an exceptional city centre hotel, well worth the visit.
George Nov 17, 2018 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff hospitality
Other Comments
Ask for a superior room.
John R Nov 12, 2018 West Ayton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good value, for a nice hotel in central location
Harry Nov 12, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amrik Nov 11, 2018 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Decor, location, pleasant staff
Jean Nov 11, 2018 CleckheatonCleckheaton, United Kingdom

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