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3.7 out of 5

"Nice hotel rooms, hotel itself a bit dated and breakfast nothing special and staff do not really attend to you so need to wait to be seated and then t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 19 Nov 2021

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Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£44* Per night/room 30 Jun - 1 Jul

Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from St Cuthbert Church. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and 2 bars.

  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy international cuisine at Carriages, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a porter and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the location
  • Just a 4-minute walk from St Cuthbert Church and 6 minutes on foot from Darlington Civic Theatre

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (2)
4 out of 5
Nice hotel rooms, hotel itself a bit dated and breakfast nothing special and staff do not really attend to you so need to wait to be seated and then to place your order. Dinner really nice as very nice duck Confit.

Posted by on 19 Nov 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Nov 2021 by The Reception Team

Thank you for your feedback, sorry you felt let down in certain areas

5 out of 5
Lovely location, close proximity to where I needed to be.

Posted by on 6 Mar 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar 2020 by .

Thank you for your feed back

3 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Oct 2019 by mike

Thank you for your feedback

3 out of 5
This was a really short overnight - I arrived around 00:30 and left at 07:30. Night porter was really friendly, room was nice enough but the old style casement window rattled in the wind. No chance to check out anything else but it seemed fine and a great central location.

Posted by , from brussels on 19 Mar 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice enough stay.

The building is of older date and although it had been "refurbished" after a fire some years back it is still an older building. Sound travels and there were families with small children on both sides of my room so mid-night and early morning crying was very noticable. My wife would prefer access to a bathtub (not sure there are rooms with that). Tried the lobby cafe but was disappointed in the coffee, not sure they were very experienced in running the machine. Cleaning was great. Internett was superb. location very handy.

Posted by , from E on 19 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

just the place we required

center of Darlington, room ok. no view but clean room and friendly staff made it a ideal hotel for the theater break we wanted. theater walking distance 10 min. shops just round the corner was the main street. pubs and nightlife, 5 min

Posted by on 10 Jun 2015

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4 out of 5

great night, good location

Staff very friendly, room clean, big and comfy, centrally located, parking, good bar and food choices- would definitely return.

Posted by on 9 Aug 2014

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About the Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Location 9-12 Priestgate, Darlington, England DL1 1NW

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business amenities include a business centre and meeting rooms. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 4638 square feet (431 square metres) and includes conference space. The eco-certified Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Darlington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 83 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Conference rooms
  • 4638 sq ft of conference space
  • 431 sq. m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Train station: Darlington Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel offers 83 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. This Darlington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a English breakfast daily.

Carriages – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Kings Head – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Annual carbon offsets
  • Guest education on local ecosystems and culture
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 12
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: from approximately GBP 10 per person
  • Secured self-parking fee: GBP 5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Darlington Kings Hotel
  • Kings Darlington
  • Mercure Darlington Hotel
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  • Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
  • Mercure Hotel Darlington
  • Mercure Kings
  • Mercure Kings Darlington
  • Mercure Kings Hotel
  • Mercure Kings Hotel Darlington
  • Kings Head Darlington
  • Mercure Darlington Kings
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  • Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Darlington
  • Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel Hotel Darlington

You should know

  • Children aged 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme
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