Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa holds four AA Red Stars, giving it Inspectors' Choice status, and its restaurant holds two AA Rosettes
  • Facilities include a swimming pool, a sauna and a spa
  • Historic Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne are a few miles to the north, and Newcastle and Gateshead are around an hour's drive away

Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
"The room was great for one that allowed dogs and the hotel allowed dogs in all public areas unless people were eating. The spa was a comfortable area."
Nov 27, 2018
Carlisle, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Parking is free. The nearest railway station is Alnmouth, around 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa is a 200-year-old mansion set in 10 acres of private estate in Northumberland, England's northernmost county.

Bamburgh, "Northumberland's most dramatic castle" (Lonely Planet), is around 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, while the Holy Island of Lindisfarne -- a tidal island off the northeast coast of England -- is around 30 minutes' drive away. The edge of the 400 square-mile Northumberland National Park is around 30 minutes' drive away.

The AA Hotel Guide 2018 praises the hotel's "luxuriously furnished" and "very attractive" interior. The entrance hall has an impressive carved-wood staircase, while the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant features ornate ceilings, chandeliers and a stone fireplace.

Spa and leisure facilities include a gym, an indoor swimming pool, two spa baths, a sauna and a steam room. Guests can relax in the Morning Room or in the Library, which has over 2000 books. Outside, the gardens include a yew-tree maze and a paved terrace where afternoon tea is served in fine weather.

Bedrooms are "light-filled, ridiculously large - even the so-called standard 'classic' - and handsomely furnished with carved bedsteads, wardrobes and dressing tables" (The Daily Telegraph). Standard Rooms (Classic and Coach House) are split between the main house and the coach house, a short walk away. Executive Rooms are in the main house. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included

Infant's cot/crib or extra bed available on request upon booking: £25 per night for children aged 15 and under. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an infant's cot/crib or extra bed and 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 £20 per pet per stay.

Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Guyzance Hall Limited (t/a Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The food
Other Comments
We have been several times and we’re always impressed with staff but this time we found a couple of the staff complacent ( very unusual) and prosecco on arrival was part of our package . We had to ask for it several hours later when it hadn’t arrived . Are standards beginning to slip - I hope not
Dec 08, 2018 Harrogate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room was great for one that allowed dogs and the hotel allowed dogs in all public areas unless people were eating. The spa was a comfortable area.
Other Comments
The restaurant was what let this hotel down. We ordered John Dory fish and the sliver of fish was so small that my husband had to point out that it had slipped under my tender stem broccoli!! His was equally small. The side of rosemary and sea salt chips tasted burnt but was under cooked with no hint of either rosemary or sea salt. No one stayed at or around the table long enough for us to complain until it was too late anyway. Also why serve an appetiser of black pudding and goats cheese when the waitress the next morning said about the breakfast ‘no one wants the poor black pudding!’ The charge for extras above the allowance was all over the place. They forgot the wine charge but when we realised and were about to tell them on check out-we realised that the price was right anyway because they had overcharged for extra items above the allowance on the evening meal. Much better to be upfront! Also the cooked breakfast was cold. By then we felt we had complained enough about the chips which stayed on the bill -not to mention the yapping Yorkshire terrier that tried to attack our dog.(which we never mentioned). We also got stuck in the steam room which was very scary but fortunately my husband is pretty strong!! Overall though this was a super dog friendly hotel with lots of grounds and very (dog) friendly staff and we would recommend. Just be careful on your dinner choice because in general the quality is excellent!!
Alison Nov 27, 2018 Carlisle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was excellent
Sue Nov 26, 2018 Scarborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sheer quality. Food, rooms, grounds maintenance.
DP Nov 23, 2018 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere, cosy rooms with open fires to sit for coffee/drinks. Spa excellent too.
Other Comments
This hotel is an ideal location for visiting Seahouses, Bamburgh & Alnwick
Carole Nov 21, 2018 Ulverston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The building itself. The comfort and how easy it was to get to the local attractions.
Other Comments
Found the food overpriced and a little underwhelming when compared to other hotels we have visited of the same standard.
Steven Nov 21, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful rooms comfortable
Other Comments
Unfortunately found the dinner menu disappointing The breakfast had obviously been sitting for some time it was cold. The bacon potato scone was tough and could hardly be cut through the Black Pudding dried out so disa compared to our previous two visits
ANNE Nov 20, 2018 Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful woodwork in a lovely old house. Delightful gardens.
Steph Nov 20, 2018 Blaydon-on-Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The meal and room
Cris Nov 18, 2018 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Excellent hotel and spa we've already booked our next stay
Sandra Nov 14, 2018 Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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