Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth, County Durham, has been named the number 2 hotel golf resort in the UK, by the country’s leading hoteliers.
The Rockliffe resort, which earlier this year also picked up Large Hotel of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards, is also the highest ranking North East hotel to feature in the Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100.
Compiled by leading names in the hotel industry and verified by some of the nation’s pre-eminent hotel experts, including hotel journalist Fiona Duncan (who recently visited Rockliffe and is now a big fan), Giovanna Grossi and fellow AA hotel inspectors, and senior editors at The Caterer, the full list was revealed at a glittering reception at London’s Ham Yard hotel.
Amanda Afiya, editor of The Caterer, says: “Hoteliers know their industry, its pitfalls and opportunities best, so who better to ask when compiling a list of the top hotels in the UK? We’re lucky to have so many wonderful hotels across UK and excited to be launching this list. There are, of course, many ways of ranking and evaluating hotels, but there’s nothing quite as special as peer-group recognition.”
Bronwyn de Cholewa, director for hotels at Sky, said: “These awards recognise the exceptional level of detail that goes in to ensuring every guest has a perfect stay. Congratulations to all of you that have been included in the Hoteliers Hotels Top 100 and to those who voted to create this most definitive list of the UK’s greatest hotels”.
Eamonn Elliott, Chief Executive at Rockliffe Hall, says: “We are thrilled to feature in this prestigious list. To be the highest ranking hotel in the North East and the second best hotel golf resort in the country, only behind Gleneagles, is a fabulous achievement for Rockliffe and everyone who works here.”
Boasting 61 sumptuous guestrooms and suites, three superb restaurants, an award-winning spa and 18-hole championship golf course, Rockliffe is the only AA-rated five red star resort in the North of England.
Rockliffe recently invested £1 million in a new Spa Garden to enhance the existing spa experience and has plans for further investment to enrich its services in 2016 and beyond.