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Seaside charm in Sunderland.

The Best Western Roker Hotel overlooks the dramatic North Sea from its enviable Sunderland vantage point. Roker Pier & Lighthouse are clearly visible from the hotel too, while the city centre is just 5 minutes drive away.

If you're following your team away from home, Sunderland FCs Stadium of Light is also within easy reach of the hotel.

Thanks to our seaside location, we can offer guests the best of both worlds. Shop til you drop, or stretch your legs on a coastal walk the choice is yours here in Sunderland!

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to the Best Western Roker Hotel in Sunderland. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual Best Western quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the Best Western International Quality Award. A global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world, this award shows that we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

Congratulations to the hotel on achieving our 12th International Quality Award at their assessment this week 978 on GRPA. GRPA ranked at 17th position.

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Roker Terrace
Tyne And Wear
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6266*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to some floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars


Italian Farmhouse

Our Tavistock Italia benefits from an innovative design which incorporates plenty of style and comfort. Our interior walls are covered with memorabilia from an array of famous icons, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sir Elton John and Frank Sinatra.

Opening hours

Dinner: 17:00 - 22:00
Weekend times may vary

Poetic License

In keeping with our sports bar theme, the R Bar boasts memorabilia from an array of sports stars. In a traditional pub style, the bar is finished with brass features, has 2 pool tables and 4 games machines. Food served daily, while free WiFi is available so you can surf as you watch the surf!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



Course information

Course Type: Inland Link Course
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5000 Yards
No handicap required


3 miles away in Sunderland


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £19.00
18 holes £26.00
Trolley hire £2.00
Buggy hire £15.00
Tuition £25.00
Driving Range Yes


From the first enquiry to the last dance, you'll be looked after by the same Wedding Coordinator. That means we can focus on every last detail, and offer a truly personal service. You'll have your own Master of Ceremonies, while a red carpet, cake stand & knife are all included too!


Wedding service and reception venue

We have various entertainment options for you to choose from, so whether you want to dance to a DJ and or let your hair down to a live band, your night will be as unforgettable as the day itself.


As the happy couple, you'll have the option of choosing one of our seasonal package menus or tailor making your own from the numerous dishes available. Whatever you go for, you can enjoy silver service with a smile!


Registry office:
Sunderland City Council
Civic Centre Sunderland
0191 5205509

Get in touch...

For any enquiries please call Tracey Dixon on 01915 671786

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J62, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Sunderland, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 20.00 miles
Free parking on site (120 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

Roker Terrace
Tyne And Wear

What's nearby?


  • Sunderland AFC - Stadium of Light (2 miles)

  • Newcastle Utd - St James Park (10 miles)

  • Middlesbrough FC - Riverside Stadium (40 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Stadium of Light (2 miles)

  • National Glass Centre (1 miles)

  • Empire Theatre (2 miles)


  • Bridges Shopping Centre (1.5 miles)

  • Metro Centre (15 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Our ballroom holds up to 350 people, so there's more than enough room for your big events!

Available room set ups


Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Grand Room 350 180 0 90 330
Pier Lounge 60 30 0 30 45
Boardroom 10 6 0 10 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 804 traveller reviews
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Attend a wedding

24/05/2017 bery2016, Sunderland, United Kingdom

I attended a wedding at this hotel and stayed over in this new refubished 4 star hotel. The wedding went off without a hitch and the wedding breakfast was really lovely. All the staff were profession... more


Food and service

20/05/2017 sunderland1951, Sunderland, United Kingdom

£11.00 for a burger served in a metal tray which looks cool, but when you cut into the burger the paper lining of this tray has dissolved and is now part of your burger , NOT GOOD, and the burger is n... more

Owner Response
TavistockHospitality, Manager at Best Western Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Sunderland1951, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent visit to Poetic License Bar. We're so sorry to hear about this. Please be assured we value all of our customer comments. If you could please email feedback@tavistockhospitality.co.uk with any other information including the date and time of your visit in order for us to investigate fully. Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

50/50 On This One But Will Not Be Returning

14/05/2017 Julie O, Swansea, United Kingdom

Stayed there this weekend the hotel itself was in a lovely location overlooking the beach and the lighthouse. We ate at all three establishments attached to the hotel Let There Be Crumbs Patisserie,... more



07/05/2017 jesmond b,

Had a brilliant stay at this Hotel this weekend. This place just gets better.. Fantastic seaview room has everything we needed. Very clean and friendly staff. Highly recommended. Should be at the very... more

Owner Response
TavistockHospitality, Manager at Best Western Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Hi jesmond b, thank you for leaving us feedback from your recent stay at Roker Hotel. We’re glad to hear you had a brilliant say and we hope to see you back again soon!

Don't stay here at a weekend! If you want an earlyish night!

06/05/2017 SCSEngland, England

All executive rooms are sea facing and this time our room was above the bar. HUGE disappointment. We'd stayed a month ago during the week and had a lovely stay. Couldn't have faulted it. Very differ... more

Owner Response
TavistockHospitality, Manager at Best Western Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Hi SCSEngland, thank you for your time posting a review as we do take all reviews seriously and they are shared with the team and improvements made where necessary. We are however extremely disappointed to read your review as your experience is not what we like to hear about and clearly there are a number of issues that need to be address and can assure you they will be. We do value customer feedback and again we appreciate your comments. We do hope to see you back again soon.