The five-star 61-bedroom hotel near Darlington was awarded the title at the Pride of Britain Hotels’ annual general meeting yesterday (27 March), where the resort’s chief executive, Eamonn Elliott, collected the award.
Peter Hancock, chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, said: “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.”
Elliott added it was a “privilege and honour” to accept the award on behalf of the hotel.
Pride of Britain is a collection of never more than 50 hotels, with admission to the group subject to each hotel passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of its membership.