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Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner

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Scotch Corner Near Darlington, Scotch Corner DL10 6NR England
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The Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller. This landmark hotel is on the junction of the A1 and the A66 near Darlington, and close to the towns of Catterick and Stockton-on-Tees with Middlesbrough just a short drive away. Whether you are visiting the area for a business or leisure stay or simply breaking your journey you can be assured a great stay. You will be staying on the doorstep to the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales and the delightful medieval market town of Richmond. If you are staying a little longer you won't be disappointed. The hotel has 91 bedrooms, an Italian Restaurant and leisure facilities adjacent to the hotel for guests which include a pool and fully equipped gym.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Madalyn H wrote a review Sep 2022
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1798 contributions529 helpful votes
We stayed as part of a group recently - we were well looked after by the staff with efficiently served and tasty meals and a perfectly good and clean room. Not a destination - as by a busy road junction - but a good stay
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 5 days ago
Dear MadalynH7, Thank you very much for your comments and I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay as part of a group. I will of course pass on your feedback to the team. Although we are on a busy road junction that does lend itself very well to discover the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Moors and Durham so it can be a great destination, not to mention of course the on site gym and spa facilities. We hope to see you again in the future Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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spangle59 wrote a review Sep 2022
Pitlessie, United Kingdom30 contributions2 helpful votes
This is my second visit to the hotel. The rooms are clean & comfortable, albeit not terribly exciting but the price is right. The restaurant is good (best hotel scrambled eggs I’ve had!). The staff are wonderful - professional, friendly, super helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear spangle59 I am delighted to read your comments and that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I happen to agree about the scrambled eggs as they are delicious. I will share your feedback with the staff on our team Facebook page as I am sure they will be equally delighted. Thanks once again and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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pwmehta wrote a review Aug 2022
Stirling, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Avoid this destination. I went for breakfast and received a £60 parking fine as a thank-you. There are many alternatives nearby. It was stated that you can register in the lobby but there was no signage and the catering staff were unable to assist
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear pwmehta May I take this opportunity to assure you that parking is free of charge for all guests and customers of the hotel and therefore you should not have to pay. Can you please email enquiries@hidarlington.co.uk and I am sure we can assist you further. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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Ojvw S wrote a review Aug 2022
Oakham, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
So on Arrival some guy walking through the main entrance with a wheel bin surly there’s back door? As for the room was dirty and strong smell of dampness in the air and very dated. So went down to the Italian restaurant down stairs the staff very friendly and welcoming. Bearing in mind there was only around 6 people in the restaurant had 50mim wait for dinner hard work when you have a 4 year old. I ordered a authentic Italian pizza! I’ve had Chicago town pizzas better. My wife ordered club chicken sandwich, 2 bits of toast with over cooked chicken and burnt bacon and cheap bag of ready made salad slapped on the side honestly disgusting! As for the chocolate cake tasted out of date and tasteless, no ice cream on the side or cream literally just out of date cake! Avoid this place wish I’d slept in the car
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ojvws Firstly thank you for your feedback, but I must also apologise for your experience as this is not what I come to expect at all. I have shared your comments with all the relevant management team who are looking into it further to ensure this cannot be repeated. Once again please accept our apologies and I hope you will return in the future. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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Melissa M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We recently stayed here for a short stay. The hotel and the amenities itself were great and just as you would expect from a Holiday Inn. Rooms were cleaned daily and fresh tea/coffee available. What lets us down is we paid for breakfast for the two of us for the stay. On the last morning, we went down for breakfast and the host could not find us on her sheet. The host then proceeded to check on her system and told us she couldn’t find us. After some time, she then found us and told us it was just booked for one of us. We informed her this was not correct as there was two of us and we had paid in full and even had our receipts. The host then made a big scene whilst there was a queue now forming and telling me that she is going off her system and proceeded to tell me to come round and look at the screen. I did so but explained there must be an error. The host made a huge fuss and said she ‘didn’t care if there was 20 of us but it’s down as for one person only’. She then accepted us both in but wrote a note on her sheet and told us we may get ‘pulled’ at check out and that we would have to explain. At this point I was absolutely furious at her attitude and doing this all in front of everyone else at breakfast. I felt I was a school child being pulled into the heads office never mind a guest. After about 10 minutes, she returned back to us whilst we had our food and told us it was ‘sorted’ but then started muttering things under her breath. The host never apologised, even though we were right and clearly it was some sort of mistype or error, and completing deflected the whole situation without any remorse for how she handled this. On check out we checked out fine and there was no ‘pulling’ because we were correct that we had paid the whole time. Absolutely shocking customer service. We think her name was Jan but cannot be sure. Think she may need some additional training in customer service!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 8 Aug 2022
Dear FortemRegina Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and I am pleased everything apart from the breakfast experience was great, however naturally your comments concern me greatly and I can assure you we take it very seriously indeed. This is simply not the level of service we work to and will immediately look into why the error occurred in the first place and secondly the poor level of service received once the issue arose. I hope this experience has not put you off returning in the future as this is not indicative of our usual level of service. Thank you for bringing it to my attention but regret it was necessary for you to do so. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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Rosemary S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Very nice hotel, here for 11 days had no faults so far other than the manager ( I’d assume ) was speaking to a new young lady ( blonde ) not very nice. It was clear she was new, and the manager did not need to speak to her co worker in such a disgrace way. In front of customers, she was a very nice young lady who was doing her best :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 1 Aug 2022
Hi 814rosemarys Thank you for your kind review and score and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. However, your comments regarding one of the management team concerns me greatly as this is not the culture I look to promote, nor is it professional. If you don't mind could you please email me with further details regarding the incident you allude to so I can ensure this is not repeated. My contact address is tim.snowdon@hidarlington.co.uk Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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HeilanLaddie wrote a review Jul 2022
27 contributions2 helpful votes
Stopped here for a night after camping for 2 nights at the BTCC weekend at Croft. Greeted by welcoming staff on arrival, checked we still had time to eat before going to our rooms. Rooms were clean and of a good standard. Bed was comfortable enough but had to get my own pillow from the car. The food was quite good and the staff were friendly. Breakfast was exceptional with plenty of choices. Hot & cold foodstuffs and cereals available. Plenty parking spaces which was handy as I was pulling a trailer.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear 357jas Thank you for firstly choosing Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner for your stay and secondly for your very kind feedback. I hope your racing was as successful as your stay here and we see you again soon in the future. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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JEF wrote a review Jul 2022
29 contributions9 helpful votes
Lovely stay.. Arrived with a little trepidation after reading recent reviews.. However all the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room had air con which was great. The bed was huge, room very clean. Coffee /tea etc and biscuits.. Plenty of toiletries and very clean. Are at the restaurant and although a couple of things were not available, the food was very good. Lovely waitress with a sense of humour!! Breakfast was fsb, great choice of hot food and continental, plus fruits cereals etc.. Would stay again if in the area..
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear prprprprprpr Thank you very much for your kind review and obviously for choosing to stay with us in the first place. We take all our reviews seriously whether it be positive or negative and do our best to rectify issues, so I am pleased the you enjoyed your stay. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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Theologyprof wrote a review Jul 2022
Scotland304 contributions158 helpful votes
I've stayed at this hotel many times over the last ten years so had no hesitation booking in for two nights on a recent trip to the area. To say it is not what it once was is no exaggeration. The room was fine, though on the hot side and with no obvious way of cooling it down, and the reception staff were good. That's where the positives end though. The restaurant used to be good, with pleasant staff who knew about food. But now, the menu is limited, the food that was served was more or less OK but was clearly a long way from anything prepared by an actual chef - more like a ready meal from a cheap supermarket. And staff were grumpy, arguing with each other and the clients. Maybe they had good reason to be unhappy with their working conditions of course. Breakfast was better than dinner, but only just, and definitely not worth anything like the prices charged, though the morning staff were happier. Disappointing to say the least, as it's a good location. I'm an IHG platinum elite member so I've stayed in a lot of these hotels and this one is no longer of a Holiday Inn standard. With a bit of sorting out it could be rebranded as HI Express, though I've stayed at many of those with much higher standards.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear Theologyprof I am shocked and disappointed to read your comments and as a IHG Platinum Elite member I value your feedback. Could I possibly ask that you email me directly with further information regarding your stay. My contact address is tim.snowdon@hidarlington.co.uk Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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PIW1965 wrote a review Jun 2022
Liverpool115 contributions150 helpful votes
Currently undergoing desperately needs modernisation in some areas. Rooms are spacious but then let down with little things like curtains not closing and loads of light coming in under door. Road noise is always an issue but I suppose we’re hotel is located, it is to be expected. Restaurant is currently a disaster zone, didn’t have half the things I wanted and the bar set up was a shambles. Staff could do with being briefed better about service and changes through renovations. Was planning to stay here for 6 x weeks for a Project I am doing but decided against it because of my experience on this visit, so found a much better alternative.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Shop around, much better places locally than this.
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Response from Tim Snowdon, General Manager at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Responded 13 Jun 2022
Dear PIW1965 Thank you for your feedback and may I apologise for the experience whilst stating at the hotel, particularly during the refurbishment. As I am sure you can appreciate it is tricky to negotiate round an ever changing refurbishment plan, however I am disappointed that this impacted your stay so much as we work hard to minimize the impact to guests as much as possible. However, I am confident that once the work is complete at the end of June 22 then you will be suitably impressed with the result should you wish to return. The team are also looking into your comments regarding the bedroom. Regards Tim Snowdon General Manager
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US$77 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Nearby attractions include Scotch Corner Paintball Village (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shoulder of Mutton, Fratello's Italian Restaurant Scotch Corner, and Costa Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Scotch Corner.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Easby Abbey (5.7 km), Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications (8.0 km), and Weselyan Chapel (6.1 km).
Is Holiday Inn Darlington - A1 Scotch Corner accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.