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Best Western Roker Hotel.

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*


Ongoing bedroom refurbishments currently underway, however minimal disruption is anticipated.
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
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Rooms & Rates


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.

Sat nav users: type SR6 9ND

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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
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 701 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 254
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Really impressed

19/10/2016 Ian D, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We stayed here as we were attending a wedding nearby. We were really happy with our room and the hotel amenities and just wished we were staying longer so we could sample them more. The bar and restau... more


Very impressed

18/10/2016 bubblegum249, Bristol

Never been to Sunderland before, but we we went for a wedding and stayed for 2nights. Its very lively with a Italian restaurant on site and a great bar with a tea room which has the breakfast in the... more


Amazing hotel!

16/10/2016 Emily M,

We stay at the hotel often. What can I say? Lovely hotel, amazing food, the cocktails are to die for, the receptionists are polite...The room itself could use a touch of paint, but the bed and bath ma... more

Owner Response
Manager184, Manager at BEST WESTERN Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your positive feedback and we are pleased that you had a wonderful experience at our hotel. We can assure you we will pass your comments to our reception team and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon into one of our newly refurbished bedrooms as we are currently refurbishing them. Best Wishes Management Team

October 2016

10/10/2016 Brian S, Horsham, United Kingdom

The location of the hotel is excellent. The staff are very polite and helpful. The only issue is the bar under the hotel, this plays loud music so if you have children, or just don't want to hear this... more

Owner Response
Manager184, Manager at BEST WESTERN Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest Firstly our apologies if you and your family we disturbed during your stay. We do have some bedrooms located about our bar and had we been made aware of your problems we would had encountered we would have allocated a bedroom in a different part of our hotel. We do appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back soon Best Wishes Management Team

Fab hotel, great location.

08/10/2016 KimFisher, Tividale, West Midlands

We stayed with 6 friends and location great, hotel lovely. It seems to be the 'in place' to be! We stayed for long bank holiday weekend and the bar area at night was heaving. Lots of loud music and yo... more

Owner Response
Manager184, Manager at BEST WESTERN Roker Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Guest We are pleased to read your review and that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel has a variety of places to eat and drink and hosts a very popular bar named Poetic License which attracts not only local customers but is a destination bar and hosts visitors from all over the region. We would like to thank you for taking the time to review out hotel as we do value customer feedback and hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel soon. Best Wishes Management Team