Five star recognition for Matfen Hall

Accolade received following extensive rerfurbishment

We are not even halfway through the year yet, but already 2024 has been quite a year for Matfen Hall. Not only was the Grade II listed country-house listed as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Place’s in the UK to stay in 2024, it has also recently received the honour of an AA Five-Star rating, the first and only hotel in Northumberland to do so.

Matfen Hall

The accolade comes on the back of an extensive two-phase multi-million-pound refurbishment, driven by the desire to retain the elegance and beauty of the country hotel and estate while cementing its position as one of Northern England’s premier destination hotels. Work began in the 2020 winter lockdown to include not only refurbishment of Jacobean style hotel building, but also upgrades to the accompanying leisure and golf facilities. The spectacular Great Hall, which is at the very heart of the hotel, has been restored to its former glory, with careful attention given to ensuring the preservation of its Gothic-style architecture while introducing the contemporary elements you would expect from a luxury hotel.

Unique dining experience

Guest bedrooms have been upgraded with additional rooms added as part of the refurbishment project, all featuring Emperor-sized beds and luxurious soft furnishings, as well as marble bathrooms, walk-in showers, and free-standing baths. Guests can also enjoy a number of new and upgraded dining experiences including 5-star cuisine at the new Emerald Restaurant and the opportunity to dine under the stars at the remodelled Cloisters Bar and Restaurant, which now includes a spectacular glass ceiling to provide truly unique dining experience.

Cloisters Bar
Cloister’s Bar

Upgraded leisure facilities

Changes extend to the hotel’s spa, The Retreat, which has seen investment in both the equipment and pool, while the estate’s championship golf course and facilities have benefitted from upgrades to the course, driving range and the Keepers Lodge clubhouse, which is due to reopen this Summer after its refurbishment.

The refurbishment honours the hotel’s commitment to offer a genuine world-class, luxurious experience for guests.

We’re delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade which is testament to all of the hard work by the whole team at Matfen Hall,’ said James O’Donnell, Head of Commercial Development. ‘The AA Five-Star rating is regarded universally as a key benchmark of quality and we look forward to ensuring we exceed expectations as part of a programme of continuous improvement that will see further significant investment, including the golf and spa offer.’

Congratulations to all the team for their outstanding work!

Experience the 5-star luxury that is

Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa

Northumberland, United Kingdom