“ Address: Swainson Street / TS258AA Hartlepool / England „
The Grand Hotel, right in the center of Hartlepool has recently had alot of money spent refurbishing it, and it certainly does show.
The main reception is a brilliant mix of modern and old and the staff working the desk are pleasent and friendly, a theme that continues into the rest of the hotel.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and come at an affordable price (a tip on this coming later). As far as I am aware all rooms are en-suite with shower/bath toilet and sink. Most come with tea and coffee facilities and a TV also.
The thing that really sets the Grand Hotel apart from every other hotel in hartlepool is however the recently opend resteraunt in the down stairs. The resteraunt is clean and modern and offers some of the best contempary italian cuisine in the town (if not the north east). The resteraunt again is reasonably priced and if dining on a sunday, buying two mains and two starters/deserts of the main menu will get you and a person of your choice a free room upstairs for the same evening. The quality of the food is excellent and portion size is reasonable to large.
With the hotel being situated right in the town center it would be the perfect venue for those attending the tall ships race next year. It is seconds from the shopping centre and only minutes from the marina. It is however this central location that has lead to the hotel having a very small carpark. I would however assume it is safe as it backs on to the police station.
I would advise anyone visiting hartlepool to definatly stay here as they wont regret the choice.
What a Fantastic refurbished hotel.
This hotel is in the heart of the town and has recently undergone a huge refurbishment . The hotel itself is quite large and looks 'Grand' in appearance. The hotel has a front enterance and a side enterance, the side being the most used. The front enterance takes you through to the hotel's bar - the pearl bar, this bar is large and has wooden floors throught. There is plenty of seating including leather sofas. The bar allows children to go inside also. You can walk through the hotel bar to the hotel. The hotel has a large reception area which is staffed at all times. There is a lift and a wide staircase.
The rooms within this hotel are brilliant, large bed with modern yet tasteful decor. The bathroom have a shower, bath and toilet as well as a sink. In the room i visited you also had a full length mirror, iron, kettle, wardrobe and plenty of space.
Below the bar and the hotel there is a resturant which is excellent, lovely surroundings and fantastic food at a good price.
The hotel served breakfast which is also extremely good. To stay at this hotel the rooms are £60 per night. So if you are planning on coming to the tall ships in 2010 then book yourself in here :)