Booked this Hotel to break our journey to Newcastle, we wanted somewhere peaceful and took advantage of an advertised deal. Now, let's start with the Hotel, Riverdale Hall is located just outside the village of Bellingham in Northumberland and is, as the name implies, close to a river. A gracious, old building which has certainly seen better days but nonetheless is clean and comfortable. Yes it could do with an upgrade but that might destroy some of the character, I love the warreny type of hotel with quirky rooms and corridors. What I really appreciated about our visit was that the Hotel staff really gave the impression that they wanted you to be there, from the warm and friendly check in through to the service in the bar and restaurant every member of staff was really "on the Ball". Having had a quiet, relaxing and, for a Scot, reasonably priced drink in the lounge overlooking the river we headed in for dinner. The menu selection was varied and the food was simply "fabulous". A pleasant nights sleep and a hearty breakfast, which was again superb, saw us ready for the day. On departure we were given great advice on the local area and assured of a warm welcome should we return, as many guests do.
N.B. The Hotel has a pool and sauna, is close to the village, golf course and fishing. .More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking