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Our Awards

An award-winning hotel, golf and spa resort in the heart of North East of England.

Our awards and accolades are a testament to our mission to provide an unrivalled, exceptional and individual experience for our guests. Our awards range from food awards in our restaurants to customer service awards for our staff as we strive to make every part of Rockliffe Hall the best that it can be.

 Five AA Red Star Hotel 2013/ 2014  Five AA Red stars
59Club Gold Flag Award – Resorts 2014. Five AA Red stars
Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014 – 8th Best Luxury Hotel in the UK.  Trip advisor travellers choice award badge from site
 VenueVerdict Highly Commended 2013  Five AA Red stars
VisitEngland Silver Winner of Excellence-
Business Tourism 2013
Visit England Silver winner
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013-The Orangery The Orangery
Business Tourism gold award winner 2012 at the North East Tourism Awards Gold Business Tourism award
Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Winner 2013 Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice 2013
Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured for The Brasserie
Meetings Industry Marketing Awards- Best Brand Marketing Campaign Gold Award 2012
Trip Advisor- Certificate of Excellence 2012
VisitEngland Gold Winner of Excellence- Large Hotel of the Year 2012
Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion for The Brasserie
Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Winners 2012
2nd Top Luxury Hotel- UK5th Top Luxury Hotel- Europe9th Top Luxury Hotel- World
imbibe Wine List of the year Finalist 2011
Large Hotel of the Year 2011 at the North East Tourism Awards
Liz Holmes, Rockliffe Hall Spa Director- Hotel Cateys Spa Professional of the Year 2011
Condé Nast Johansens Excellence Award Finalist 2012
Zest Magazine ‘Best for Fitness’ 2nd place winner 2011
Laterooms.com Best Kept Secret Spa 2011 Laterooms.com Best Kept Secret Spa 2011
Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011 -

Silver Award for Business Tourism

Conde Nast Johansens Most Excellent MICE
Venue in Europe 2011
AA 5 Star hotel

3 AA Rosettes -

Kenny Atkinson at The Orangery

Awarded December 2010

Finalist in the 2011

Professional Beauty Awards,

Residential Spa of the Year – 11 Rooms or More
Business Tourism Award – Gold
Rockliffe Hall
Voted ’5-bubbles’ by the Good Spa Guide
Taste of North East England Award – Silver
Kenny Atkinson at the Orangery
Outstanding Customer Service Award – Silver
Meghan Edy, Senior Receptionist
Voted Best British Cheeseboard Finalists 2010
The Orangery
Highest quality assured for The Brasserie and
The Orangery

Bunkers: Are they really a hazard?

23rd April 2014

‘The sands too hard’, ‘the sands too soft’, ‘there’s too much sand’ or ‘there’s not enough sand’, are comments heard all around the golf course world on a weekly basis and us experienced greenkeepers have heard them all.


The story behind Rockliffe Hall’s Old Hall bedrooms… the beginning

16th April 2014

Rockliffe Hall is steeped in history and we thought that it might be nice if we shared a bit of that history with you.


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