Five-star Rockliffe Hall opened in 2009 and Chief Executive Eamonn Elliott has been at the helm since 2015.
Set within 375 acres on the banks of the River Tees, near the village of Hurworth, 18th-century red-brick mansion Rockliffe Hall has 61 elegant guest bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and an award-winning spa.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant, The Orangery, located in the impressive 18th century Old Hall, is overseen by Executive Chef Richard Allen and has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Richard’s menus incorporate the highest-quality seasonal and regional produce, with many ingredients foraged from Rockliffe Hall’s estate.
Spread over 50,000 square feet, the spa features eight thermal rooms, a 20-metre pool and spa butlers to keep guests refreshed with a choice of champagne and freshly-squeezed juices. Last year, the spa introduced Caudalie Vinotherapie treatments, inspired by the vineyards of Bordeaux.
The five-star hotel’s extensive grounds are home to an impressive 18-hole championship golf course and a landscaped Spa Garden (launched in 2015), which features a hydrotherapy pool, Jacuzzi, decked lounging area, fire pit, water feature and sweeping views across the estate.
Constantly innovating, investing in and enriching its services, Rockliffe Hall recently announced plans for a multi-functional parkland in the grounds for both younger and older guests, due to launch in summer 2017.
Says Peter Hancock, Chief Executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, “Every year our member hotels are visited by mystery guests appointed by the collection. Rockliffe Hall and its dedicated team was identified amongst a shortlist of hotels all found to offer exceptional hospitality”.
Lead-in price: A one-night stay at Rockliffe Hall costs from £220 per room/£110 pp (two sharing) including full English breakfast and use of the indoor spa. Contact Pride of Britain Hotels (0800 089 3929, www.prideofbritainhotels.com) to book.
Pride of Britain Hotels’ collection (never more than 50 hotels, to guarantee quality and exclusivity) proudly practises the art of great hospitality on a daily basis. Admission to the group is subject to each hotel successfully passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of the membership.