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Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel

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Darlington's only castle hotel, nestled in 18 acres of lawns and woodland yet only 5 minutes drive from J58 the A1(M). It is the ideal location for your overnight stay and is perfect for both business accommodation, meetings and conferences, as well as wedding receptions and romantic getaways. We have 32 individually designed bedrooms and complimentary Wifi access throughout.
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Becki B wrote a review 22 Feb
Darlington, United Kingdom79 contributions27 helpful votes
We booked afternoon tea for my niece's 9th birthday as she wanted to be a lady that lunches. The room was beautiful and my niece had been given her own throne to sit on. The 3 girls had their drinks served to them in cocktail glasses which made them feel very glamorous. The food was absolutely delicious (especially the warm sausage rolls), I loved the jam sandwiches that the children were given. The staff went above and beyond to make us all feel like royalty, my niece was treated like a princess which she loved. Can't thank all those at Walworth enough for making a birthday to remember.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hi Becki, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are all delighted that your niece enjoyed the experience. I will certainly pass your comment onto the team and we hope to see you back at the castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Callum C wrote a review 18 Feb
Scotland, United Kingdom5 contributions
Great way to experience staying in a castle, staff were fantastic, accommodating and very knowledgeable along with the offer of a castle tour whilst staying at the hotel. Would definitely recommend. Both evening meal and breakfast was superb.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Callum, Thank you for your recent 5 star review of our hotel. We really appreciate your comments and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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239mrsw wrote a review 17 Feb
Durham, United Kingdom2 contributions
Extremely happy with recent stay. Received a warm informative welcome. Room was really good (you must remember this is a castle!), it was well heated room very comfortable. Restaurant/bar great staff, relaxed atmosphere, a good menu, food great. Breakfast was exceptionally good. Staff were all terrific.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear 239mrsw, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Rich wrote a review 16 Feb
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We booked Walworth on the Winter Warmer package as an mini getaway. The package included a 2 course meal in the 1189 Bar & Kitchen, 1 cocktail per person and a full cooked breakfast and a standard double annex room. This is the 1st time in almost 20 years we have visited Walworth and to be fair nothing seems to have changed in the way of the hotel decor. Its looking a little tired to say the least inside but the grounds outside are nice, if it had some investment poured in it could be right up there with the best of rest in the area. We didn't bother upgrading room as we would not have time to make full use of of it arriving later in the evening. Room was just a basic double and small though the bed was very comfy, however bathroom was very dated. Lights in room were all wall lights and non dimmable so even with just one on it was quite bright. Onto the food and the staff, each member of staff we encountered were all very friendly and helpful and attended to our every need especially in the restaurant. The food was excellent in both the evening meal and breakfast, the free cocktail was really nice and strong too and not just a cheap offering. Drinks are on the expensive side especially the wine but that is to be expected as it is a hotel and also a fine dinning environment. Overall we had a nice stay and the package was value for money, would we stay again - maybe but only if hotel had a revamp.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear richwM8961LP, Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back at Walworth Castle Hotel again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director.
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KGG67 wrote a review 12 Feb
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After paying for the most expensive room , at time of booking. Four poster suite. Large room with separate living, bathroom, bedroom. At the top of the hotel at the end of a dark corridor. Initially the key card entry was not activated, so a trip back down the five flights of stairs was required. The key card did work after that but several attempts were needed each time. Once in the suite it is spacious but very dated. The four poster bed , is exactly that , a small bed with four plain post tied together by thin lats with no dressing on the bed what so ever. The dead lock inside the door did not work. This was reported but no alternative was offered. When I asked if all other rooms had doors that locked from the inside the reply from reception was " I'm not sure". This was our valentine night away. So basic security and safeguarding requirements, in my opinion we're not met. The food, bar and restaurant staff were all fantastic.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear KGG67, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at our hotel. I am sorry that you encountered a problem with the door locks. The decors of our suites are very much a matter of opinion, Some are decorated quite traditionally, whilst others are more modern. I do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future, and if you mention at the time of booking that you would prefer a room with modern decor, that would be no problem at all, subject to availability. I am pleased however that food, bar and staff were to your liking. I do hope you will give us another opportunity in the future. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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fergusoninfo wrote a review 12 Feb
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We stayed in the King James suite, what an excellent suite. Lovely big jacuzzi/spa bath, big living room area and a grand 4 poster bed. What you got for the money was brilliant, definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear fergusoninfo, Thank you very much for your five star review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will certainly pass your comments on to all the team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Doreen D wrote a review 10 Feb
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Stayed at this hotel on the 9th February, the stay was bought for us as a Christmas present from my parents. Unfortunately on the day of our stay one member of our family took poorly, leave only 3 of us able to attend. One been my daughter who is only been 18 didn’t want to stay in a room alone. The staff were very quick to accommodate us in a room with 3 beds so that she wasn’t left on her own. The room was beautiful and the food was amazing. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. We had cocktails as part of our offer which were made by a lovely friendly young gentleman attending to the bar. After our amazing two course meal he gave us a tour of the dungeons. We were also showed around by a lovely lady, apologise i didn’t get a name but the managers wife. She showed us around the ballroom and other rooms sharing her spooky goings on with us! Adding a little excitement to our stay. We couldn’t thanks the staff enough it was an amazing evening we would love to do all over again. We have taken away wedding brochures a❤️ thanks again to all the staff at Walworth castle you are truly an amazing team
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear doreend900, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and even better that we were able to accommodate your request so that you could all stay together, and that you were able to have a look down the dungeon. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Abd wrote a review 9 Feb
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We had our wedding here last weekend, it was absolutely amazing the staff were amazing and the managers were amazing. On the lead up to our wedding and on the day we couldn't of asked for more of them! So pleased we chose to have our wedding here, food was unbelievable aswel and all our family and friends commented on how much they loved the venue, the food and how good the staff were. If we could do it all again we would choose this castle again. Thank you so much guys! All management should be so proud of the team they have here, it's 3 star hotel with 5 star service and cleanliness !
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear abd252, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were delighted that you chose us to celebrate your special day. I am sure all our team will be delighted with your comments. We are looking forward to you both staying with us again in the not so distant future. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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PaulC924 wrote a review Jan 2024
Billingham, United Kingdom883 contributions312 helpful votes
This is a 3 star hotel with 5 star staff. We took advantage of the winter warmer deal and really enjoyed the experience. The setting is superb and the food of very good quality. The staff made us so welcome and made time to have a chat which is so important. That really makes you feel at home. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Brisca01, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back at Walworth Castle again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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p4melasmith wrote a review Jan 2024
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Warm welcome staff really friendly and efficient. The food from breakfast to afternoon tea to evening meal were all delicious and there was plenty of it. The bedroom was lovely and big and comfy couldn’t of asked for more
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hi, Thanks for choosing Walworth Castle to celebrate your silver wedding anniversary. I am pleased that you enjoyed it and I will certainly pass on all your comments to the team and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Valhalla North Axe Throwing (5.8 km), Walworth Birds of Prey (0.8 km), and Cluedini Live Escape Rooms (Darlington) (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Babul's, Akbar the Great, and Tomahawk Steakhouse Darlington.
Is Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Walworth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piercebridge Roman Fort & Bridge (3.7 km), Durham Town Hall (7.4 km), and Tees Cottage Pumping Station (5.6 km).
Does Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.