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Excellent food and service in the restaurant
The restaurant and sports centre are excellent I had to ask on numerous occaisions for the tv to be fixed the phone to be fixed and a lightbulb to be changed. The rooms need to be redecorated to the same standard as the other facilities.
Relaxed atmosphere and excellent breakfasts. Mattress in room 107 quite soft!
Parts of bar area and restaurant were too dark. Actually ended up with frosties instead of cornflakes at breakfast, as I couldnt see!
Resturant is good.
Great value for money, good breakfast and with a swimming pool. Our room was well cleaned. The place is showing its age a bit and needs a refresh in places. Reception and breakfast room staff are not the most customer focused I have ever met and the place would be much better if this was improved.
Having access to a 25m pool, sauna and steam room. State of decoration. You could feel all the springs in the mattress
I do like most of the arrangement in total.......Very good yes, There is no fridge in the room for keeping any thing such as water and juice
Friendly staff Poor service in restaurant, poor quality of food and incorrect/incomplete order served. Gym facilities excellent, changing facilities dirty
Comfortable, spacious bedroom; bright, clean bathroom, with a large bath and a powerful shower. Situated in green fields, only a mile or two out of Middlesbrough. Good choice of breakfast food. Limited sunshine through the small windows of the Brakfast room.
Excellent breakfast, good quality evening meals, very relaxing lounges, pleasant and helpful staff. A porter to take bagge to rooms would be helpful. It can be a rather long way to the Woodlands suite.
Lovely comfortable stay with pleasant and polite staff nothing was to much trouble would certainly stay here again
Staff attention excellent throughout. Good restaurant. Superb breakfast. Very limited French wine list
the rooms are large and accomidating, with greaat pillows. no seriously great pillows and bedding.
I was only there for a one night , arrived late and left early so didnt see much of it
Clean, warm and very welcoming - excellent food nothing
relaxed friendly atmosphere, helpful staff, excellent breakfast
The staff were very helpful and friendly, even all the room cleaners met us with a cheery "Good morning". The food was excellent and served very hot. Breakfast was magnificent! All was good
The food and service was excellent. The room was clean and comfortable. Extras such as afternoon tea, or wine were a little expensive.
staff ,and the whole hotel was good i had to change rooms at 2.30am due to the noise from a nightclub not far from my room .so all in all the hotel was good but the location of my room was very poor.so on that note i would like to request a refund or one free night at one of the other thistles hotels .Thank you
I loved the swimming pool. I swan every morning. The highlight of the stay. Meals were expensive and would have like something between dinner and snacks unless I missed something.
Having to pay for car park
Location - clean hotel, looks very new
Clean. Modern. Friendly. Spa, Pool, Gym Sauna. Generous Beds. Great Views.
frendly staff bar a bit expensive compared to local pub prices..... 24 hour food menu could have been a bit better
Close to the town Very expensive compared to standard of the hotel
clean room and friendly receptionist thin walls. was woke up at 6.30 am by an inconsiderate guest's alarm going off and off and off....
location, close town centre and Riverside Stadium
friendly staff. great food. rooms were to hot
I found the staff at the desk extremely helpful especially when there appeared to be a mix up
Not much. Although good selection of teas and biscuits Dingy, old fashioned.
the noise from outside. web site stated rooms had been noise proofed but it was extremely noisy.
Comfortable spacious room excellent Dinner and Breakfast very well served and presented.Helpful and very pleasant staff. Nothing
Friendly staff A bit noisy at times, because of guests leaving in the middle of the night and therefore not going to bed; i.e. talking rather loudly and pacing their room
I wasn't expecting a great deal I have to admit, knowing Middlesborough from a few years ago but I was pleasantly surprised to find The Baltimore to be a really lovely hotel. Clean and spacious and good value for money. Would definitely recommend it to others.
Good service. Nice hotel. Cold night. Should have been extra blankets in the room.
easy to find tiny rooms, has not been redocorated in at least 20 yrs, very very basic, over priced
Easy access/good secure parking/good menu/pleasant staff Decor old fashioned/a bit dark and forboding
Good comfy bed. Good food. Nice room fittings / decor. Some noise from next room - possibly insufficient noise insulation. Limited selection in "continental Breakfast". Decaf in the tea/coffee would be really good.
Excellent value for money, very helpful staff from arrival to checkout. The room temperature was a little too hot during the night.
location was ideal for the purpose of our visit to relatives in the north east dirty bed linen suggesting that the bed was not changed during the day on informing the staff on duty the bed was completely changed within 15 minutes. The fire alarm going off in our room at 0800hrs and waking us up with a jolt and nobody checking our where abouts till we checked out 30 minutes later even if it was a false alarm.
very value in that price, when i check in, double single bed only cost me 55 ponds. and the room is very comfortable and clean.
Good Car Park Good food Staff were friendly and helpful Wifi was haphazard (dropping out)
Every thing was as expected. 1St class There where none
Very clean and comfortable staff very helpful No soap in bathroom and inside of bath base badly scratched toilet took a long time torefill before could flush again extractor fan in bathroom not working
It was very much appreciataed that we could take one of our dogs into our room - we did have a cage for her! The other two remained safely in the car overnight in the hotel carpark. The night staff were willing when we returned late at night and made no complaint on letting my husband in after he had walked the dogs after midnight due to our late arrivel back at the hotel. My only complaint was the concern caused when on our late arrival, during booking in, we were told we could not stay the final night of our booking as the room had been double booked. The staff did offer, however, to find alternative accommodation. During the night on reflection of this state, I wondered why, when I booked the hotel and it had shown a number of vacancies for that period, it was my husband and myself being asked to move. Also this was going to be very inconvenient as we were participating in an International Dance Festival in Billingham, which meant late nights, and as leaders of the dance group we were expected to be in early morning meetings which meant leaving the hotel at approximately 8.00 A.M. If we were to leave Sunday morning it would have been very difficult to pack costumes and other personal luggage, along with the dog-cage, pack the car and still arrive at our meeting in time. Also, we were in a late night concert on the Sunday which meant if we moved hotels we would again be very late booking into a different hotel. Most of which would have been full anyway due to the "Tall Ships" in Harrogate. It was not until the Saturday that we were told we could remain in the Bluebell Hotel. Much as I appreciate the fact that the staff did finally organise for us to remain in our room, it did rather cause great concern during what should have been a time of confidence knowing that we had suitable accommodation during a very busy weekend.
Reliable and free wireless internet Breakfast finished at 10am - fairly early for a Sunday
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Lovely setting, excellent food comparable with michelin starred restaurants we have used, friendly and attentive staff. That we couldn't stay longer!!
Clean, modern and comfortable Nothing at all
The room (Roxby)was small. The bathroom wass poorly laid out ie you virtually had to climb over the toilet to enter the shower and the lighting was wholly inadequate.
Very friendly staff, and location was brilliant with lovely views and grounds to walk in Nothing
Very good staff and pleasant surroundings The facilities for smokers were an insult and absolutely appallling when most pubs in slums do better as of course most hotels do too. Those at the wedding that was going on when we were there were equally disgusted on this issue. All my comments herein are all subject to this one criticism.
The location, the view from the room and the contemporary decoration in the room The fire alarm that went off at 3.30am! The speed of the service wasn't great either, drinks in the lounge took ages and breakfast was a slow process
The staff was lovely and most helpful.
The luxury room A wedding was on at the hotel on our first night and we were put in a room directly above it. It was not a quite christmas getaway we had hoped for,
The staff. Attentive and courteous and professional
It was more than expected excellent I would have liked a bar area
the hotel was clean comfortable and within walking distance of the town centre.The staff where well presented friendly and helpful
The friendly attitude of all the staff and their willingness to help us as much as possible in order for us to get the most out of our stay. The quality of the food at the toby carvery wasn't great.
Helpfulness & friendliness of all the staff Freshly prpared breakfast Ease of checking out Bathroom took a while to demist No led Clock on tv
Convenience of location. Clean crispy sheets and individual cooked breakfast. Staff at breakfast were attentive and had a "nothing is too much bother" approach. Being woken up at 3:00am and again at 4:00am by inconsiderate noisey guests. This may be partially due to poor floor to floor noise insulation.
Lovely hotel very pleased with everything
the staff where superb
The manners and attitude of all the staff I had dealings with was excellent and they were a pleasure to talk to. As I found out this problem had Nothing to do with hotel but the the adjacent Toby carvery was terrible
Staff are frendly, food is good and plentyful No bad points for my stay
cleanliness of the room , friendly staff breakfast finishes early at 9 am
Very Friendly Welcome even when 2 hours before official checking in time. None
Good early evening menu at incredible price for the amount you get. Room too hot all night!
excellent food uncofir Uncomfortable bed with worn mattress
Excellant food Decor a little dated - wifi should be free
Overall the hotel has a friendly and helpful appeal, nothing appeared to be too much trouble. Staff were very approachable. The food in the restuarant was good, wholesome home cooking and good value for money. Having to request milk from reception was a little frustrating. The decore was showing signs of age, together with wear and tear. The food was a little too much for my pallette, smaller portion options might be worth considering.
The staff were friendly and helpful and hotel was clean &tidy with good food
good sized room, very comfortable bed, friendly staff. Quality and quantity of food good and reasonable value.
Friendly efficient staff Food not as good as I was expecting from viewing the menu before booking.
Good price+friendly staff+well equiped room= a happy customer n/a
I arrived very late and was able to get something to eat right away. The staff were very helpful and also provided directions for my meeting the following day. no comment to make
Clean, spacious, good food, fair price
Welcoming staff Confusion over payment arrangementrs
The staff where very friendly and helpful which helps to put you at ease. Our room was very tasteful and clean. Breakfast was very good and served with a smile a big plus. I did think the price a bit expensive maybe a special rate for weekends would be good.
Staff, comfort, cleanliness all high standard
The hotel was excellent and the restraunt was more than excellent.
Missed breakfast however they still provided us with a breakfast in the lounge whihc was excellent
We attended a wedding so only had bed and breakfast in the hotel which was excellent. The wedding arrangements all went well and seemed well organised.Having viewed the menue we will return for dinner at some furtre date.
The lovely gardens and grounds, and table-service in the restaurant.
High quality escape from business Nothing
hotel is immaculate and in stunning surroundings
I spend a lot of time in hotels and this time I felt as though I was in someone's home - A crisp autum walk around the grounds followed by hot chocolate in front of a real crackling log fire..heaven. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and breakfast fresh cooked rather than kept warm under hot lamps. Bedroom cosy and comforable with stereo /cd with cds and i pod dock, candles and oil burner in the bathroom. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to avoid the 'corporate hotel' My only suggestion for any improvements would be that the decor in the room I stayed in was rather tired ( a bit 90's) and I would have loved a reading lamp in the armchair seating area to complete the experience.
just about everything, the whole experience was most pleasing! no
The food and the room.
The hotel is in a fantastic location, and verry easy to find. The hotel grounds are wonderful, well worth a walk riubd. Our room was large and well decorated, and very comfortable. Very expensive, breakfast portion was tiny!
lovely large room, very quiet and relaxing. beautiful grounds , had a nice walk through the woods. bed not comfortable due to mattress topper.