Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

ex. King's Head Hotel

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW  show map
 4 stars
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Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is a contemporary 4-star property placed next to Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University and Palace Green Library. Offering accommodation in a 4-story original building, the hotel was remodeled in 2012.

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel lies in the heart of Darlington. Guests can get to Darlington city center, which is 1 km away.

There are a historic market and shops within a quick reach of the hotel.

Durham Tees Valley airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel.

Rooms

Guests are offered 83 elegant rooms featuring a laptop-size safe, coffee/tea makers, heating, a DVD player and ironing facilities. Other comforts include an electric kettle and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The restaurant at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel features superb views and serves British meals. Guests can try cocktails, wines and afternoon tea served in the lounge bar.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel provides a meeting room, a business center and a copier along with dry cleaning, 24-hour front desk and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   83.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • VIP security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW

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City Center
  • Darlington
    400 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Darlington location
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      Hotel Address:

      9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Darlington
        400 m
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        83

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDarlingtonMercure Darlington Kings Hotel

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      Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Odeon Darlington - 300 m
      • South Park - 1.3 km
      • Maidendale Nursery & Childrens Centre - 2.2 km
      • Maidendale Nature & Fishing Reserve - 2.5 km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 300 m

      Stadiums

      • Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena - 2.3 km

      Local attractions

      • High Cross House - 4.5 km
        Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes
      • Hardwick Park - 15.4 km
        Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        83

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDarlingtonMercure Darlington Kings Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

      Average guest rating

      6.4out of 10
      Good
      Based on 103 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        Friendly and very helpful staff - nothing too much trouble. Car parking facility excellent. location excellent to walk into town for a meal in the evening.

        Tired decor and in need of refurb. Breakfast facilities poor although choice was varied however hot breakfast preferred.

      • Family with children
        7.8

        Clean and efficiently staffed. Secure parking of which there was more than enough. Breakfast was freely available but choice was not extensive.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        in center of town for our visit

        expected dinner facilities

      • Couple
        3.2

        We booked a room for our sons wedding night & we where disgusted when they told us about the state of the room, there was big stain marks on carpet, the bedside lamp didn't work & other plug socket at opposite side of bed was smashed, so they had to get out of bed all the time to switch the light on or off, also the ceiling lights where hanging down.the total cleanliness of the room was not to be desired.

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        No significant positive highlights

      • Family with children
        10.0

        The staff were very friendly and helpful they were all willing to help organise taxis and made my stay more relaxing by being so helpful and approachable.

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        The staff were relaxed, friendly and helpful and really made the stay an enjoyable experience. The room was fine, clean and comfortable and the location was ideal - right in the centre of Darlington, close to local restaurants and town centre. It was super value for money.

        Personally, I would have paid a bit more to have a cooked breakfast. I have toast and cereal at home on a workday- want something more when I go away.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Central position for Darlington and surrounding area and coast. Convenient car park. Comfortable bed and sufficient breakfast.

      • Group of friends
        5.0

        Secure car parking

        bed head grease marks, damaged tileing in bathroom.

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        This is the second time I have stayed at the Kings, the staff are friendly and helpfull.

        This is the second time I have stayed at the Kings, last time I was really pleasesd with the room, however, the room this time around was a different story! It was really worn and dirty, the net curtains were ripped and dirty on the bottom where they had been dragging on the window sill, the rail was also coming away, the check straps on one of the windows had snapped, wallpaper was peeling, in the bathroom there was an old used bar off soap in the dish, tiles were coming off the walls, the toilet seat was dirty around the hinges and the corners of the floor were dirty. All in all it was ok for an overnight stay for the price but if the rest off the rooms are like this it needs a bit of TLC!

      • Single
        4.2

        It was very centrally located

        It half burned down two years ago, has no leper dining room or bar, it was dingy and dirty and the breakfast was poor . The staff tried to be helpful but .....

      • Single
        6.2

        A very good position, very close to the city centre.

        Very old and with dirt carpet, cleaning of the room was bad.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Quiet and local to most services.

        Breakfast too early for a Sunday (0700 - 0900).

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Very helpful and friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble, even when they appeared to be very busy. Gave directions and assistance in how to get about. Also made recommendations for eating out. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

      • Older travelers
        4.2

        The car park as it was town centre and secure. The staff were helpfull

        Continental breakfast consisted of 1 variety of cooked meat? kraft cheese slices, tinned fruit, some fresh fruit but looked a bit tired and the choice of brown or white toast some cereals.Yogurt was full fat no provision for any low fat yogurt or milk. Unable to lock room advised staff twice eventually sorted on last evening. May have been due to only one receptionist and possibly no maintenance man. Bedding e.g blanket coverlet ragged, wallpaper torn, window sills and net curtain dirty.If this hotel is an advert for Darlington, then no one would return to the town I previously lived in Darlington for 50 years and expected a lot more especially as it atvertises itself as the onlyu town centre hotel. If I had known it had gone down hill so much would never have booked. more like a cheap B&B. Have stayed at better hotels and paid half the price.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Darlington location
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      Hotel Address:

      9 - 12 Priestgate, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 1NW

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Darlington
        400 m
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        300 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        83

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDarlingtonMercure Darlington Kings Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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