Rockliffe Hall

Darlington, County Durham

Durham

New Hall Superior Double room

The Orangery

Durham

The Brasserie

An award-winning five-star Durham hotel, with golf, fine dining and a luxe spa - includes breakfast, optional dinner, spa perks and more

Rockliffe Hall is the north of England's only AA-rated five-red-star resort and is repeatedly named one of the best luxury hotels in the UK in the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards and in the Sunday Times top 100 hotels. High praise indeed, but when you consider that this Darlington country hotel is set in an 18th-century estate in County Durham with an award-winning spa, three gourmet restaurants, a championship 18-hole golf course and beautiful gardens, it's hardly surprising that Rockliffe Hall has also garnered a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Aside from picturesque walks in the surrounding countryside, there are plenty of other facilities to tempt you. Newly refreshed and sporting four AA Rosettes (one of only two golf and spa resorts in the country boasting this accolade), The Orangery offers a unique culinary journey through superb tasting menus, all the while maintaining its 18th-century Old Hall charm. You can also indulge in afternoon tea, evening drinks and superb tipples from the refined cocktail bar here.

On top of that, the 50,000-square-foot spa has its own 20-metre indoor swimming pool, one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the country, an outdoor pool, a spa garden, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and more. It even sports a five-bubble rating and an award for Best Spa For Luxury UK 2016 by the Good Spa Guide. Speaking of awards, the hotel is also part of the Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels and the Daily Mail's Top 10 Hotels in the UK.

Good to know

Please note that The Orangery is open Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday) from 6.30-9.30pm

Excellent for
Food Golf UK and Ireland Drink Country Spa

We like

  • Strolling through the pretty grounds or going for a long ramble in the surrounding countryside
  • Making the most of the wonderful spa, which was awarded a five-bubble-luxury stamp by the Good Spa Guide
  • Sampling the fantastic selection on offer in the hotel's very own wine cellar

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