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 Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The contemporary 4-star Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel offers spacious rooms with views of Durham Tees Valley. The hotel opened in 1893 and remains an example of original architecture in Darlington ever since.

This hotel is located in a business area, 26.6 km from Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University and Palace Green Library. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Darlington city center.

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

Rooms

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with climate control, free Wi-Fi, TV, an in-room safe and a work desk. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a bathtub and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests can enjoy special meals of British cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. A variety of refreshments, tea and coffee is offered in the wine bar.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel provides a meeting room, a business center and a copy machine along with laundry, 24-hour reception and room service.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as an indoor heated pool and a cocktail lounge are available for the guests' use.

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 rooms:   83.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room computer
  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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 rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 12m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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These rooms include an en suite bathroom with a bath and power shower. Each room is equipped with an Hypnos bed, free Wi-Fi, a tea/coffee tray, iron and ironing board, and a tablet computer safe. Some bathrooms have a walk in power shower so please request a bath if required.

Room facilities
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 12m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    These more spacious rooms include a Nespresso coffee machine and a free non-alcoholic minibar and a private bathroom with bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Some rooms have a walk in power shower so please request a bath.

    Room facilities

      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 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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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

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

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 300 m

      Stadiums

      • Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena - 2.3km

      Local Attractions

      • High Cross House - 4.5km
        Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes
      • Hardwick Park - 15.4km
        Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • 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

      Individual 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 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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