Advantages: Comfortable, affordable, good breakfast, polite service. Disadvantages: Outdated decor, could be cleaner.
...I stayed overnight at The County Hotel, Skegness recently after a night on the town for a friends birthday. I booked a twin room two weeks in advance and knowing someone that worked there, I was able to get a small discount. The room cost £50, including breakfast. This would be my first stay in The County Hotel and I was looking forward to a pleasant stay on the coast.
Advantages: Comfortable, convenient for city sight seeing Disadvantages: luke warm bath water and average food in restaurant
...Durham Marriot Hotel Royal County
Old Elvert, Durham DH1 3JN
A BIT OF SCENE SETTING:
This hotel is part of the Marriott chain but is an old hotel which was once the home of Elizabeth Bowes an ancestor of the Queen Mother. Apparently it was often visited when it was privately owned by Edward VII when he was up in Durham. It has had quite a large series of extensions and now boasts 150 bedrooms...
Advantages: Good value and menu. Excellent prices. Ideal for families. Disadvantages: None
...Located on the Great North Road (A167) at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, The Gretna Green Hotel is a large family pub restaurant which I have visited a few times over the years. It is located just a couple of minutes drive from the junction with the A1(M) and therefore offers a good alternative to the MacDonalds and Burger King restaurants you will find at service stations...