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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our five day holiday included a day at Beamish outdoor museum, and the National Rail Museum, Shildon. The hotel was nicely furnished, good food, friendly staff, and entertainment every night. The weather also played it's part, sunny and dry, with clear skies every day.

Thank biggles26
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a weekend break with National Holidays The hotel and staff were very welcoming and the food was plentiful and varied, The rooms were spacious and furnishings lovely and comfortable. The pool and spa looked lovely but we didn't take advantage of the facilities, maybe next time. The whole weekend was great and we will certainly be returning.

Thank Valerie D
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311 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to the Eden Arms and again we weren't disappointed. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming, however it has to be said that the hotel was short of staff as those that were working were flitting from one job to another. The rooms are quite large if a little tired, the food was good... More 

Thank TravelmanCastleford
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242 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here last weekend as part of a national holidays trip to the north east. First impressions were ok, and although it is in a remote location, the hotel itself seemed ok. Small reception and only one staircase in operation caused a few problems at first as most of our party were elderly so a lift would've helped. Maintenance man... More 

1 Thank BlackpoolStevieb
Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in shock reading the reviews on the Eden Arms Durham four & five stars awarded NO WAY we stayed there the food was terrible, cold, tasteless, poor quality, passable breakfast, bathroom no heating at all, small rad in the bedroom not big enough to heat the room it went off at ten pm the room was then very... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I stayed at the Eden Arms Hotel from the 28th to the 31st of October 2016. We were allocated Room 29 absolutely superb. The Manager Laurie and all Hotel Staff were extremely friendly. The meals were good tasty and plentiful. The entertainment was not to out taste at all, but enjoyed the atmosphere and company of other... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth251
gm_dur, General Manager at Bay Eden Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review, it was great to meet you and I look forward to welcoming you back when you come by this way again. Kind Regards, Laurie Simpson. General Manager. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited this Hotel with friends for a long weekend. We have stayed here once before and I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a reasonably priced hotel in the Durham area. Accommodation, is good with comfortable beds, shower and bath. Hair drier, ironing board and iron and tea and coffee facilities. The food is good and the... More 

1 Thank John B
gm_dur, General Manager at Bay Eden Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your wonderful review, Julia and Hilda are a credit to the hotel, as are the rest of the team, all working tirelessly to achieve a common aim of quality customer care with that added personal touch. We would love to see you again, hopefully not in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Laurie Simpson. General Manager. More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time we have stayed here and it was just as good as the first. The staff are lovely and the hotel comfortable and clean. It's a great place to explore the North East from. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. The area of Durham and the city itself is lovely. People are friendly well worth... More 

1 Thank Pip B
gm_dur, General Manager at Bay Eden Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Its great to hear that you enjoyed your return visit. Consistent quality creates a great atmosphere and we are proud that this has been achieved time after time. We hope to see you again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Laurie Simpson. General Manager. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best shearings holiday hotel I have visited. Staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Waitresses work extremely hard but still smile and nothing is any trouble. Will definitely go again. Recently newly decorated. Entertainment every night was excellent. Bars and service wonderful.

1 Thank Chris S
gm_dur, General Manager at Bay Eden Arms Hotel, responded to this review

A strong contender for review of the year 2016! Thankyou and you can be sure that the entire team will relish the well deserved praise. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Laurie Simpson General Manager More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stayed for a family wedding. The room had clearly seen better days and in need of complete refurbishment, grubby and wall paper lifting from the walls. The floors in the corridors were uneven and there was clearly loose floorboards under the carpets which could present a hazard to the infirm. Though the staff were pleasant and doing their best there... More 

Thank tjedgar14
gm_dur, General Manager at Bay Eden Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Fantastic news, we have just had 16 rooms refurbished and have 12 more planned for next year! It is an old building but we would never use this as any form of excuse as it is the rustic charm of a 16th century building that makes us so special. I hope that may response was sufficient and has efficiently addressed... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eden Arms Hotel is another one of our great character hotels. The building dates back to the 17th-century when it was a coaching inn. Many of our guests use the hotel as a base to explore the city of Durham and the picturesque countryside around. The location, just eight miles from the historic city centre, is the ideal place to relax and unwind for both leisure and business travellers alike. For those who are keen to explore further afield, the city of Newcastle with its regenerated riverfront and great shopping and hospitality is within easy driving distance. The Eden Arms offers comfortable accommodation and also boasts a leisure club featuring a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa. It is also a popular venue for conferences and weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Address: Middridge Road, Rushyford DL17 0LL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Rushyford
Price Range: £63 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Eden Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Eden Arms Durham
Eden Arms Hotel
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“Our room(8) was over the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles biggles26, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not for people with limited mobility. No Lift”
 of 5 bubbles Elizabeth251, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites are quieter although we had a room onlooking the main road and the road noise was minimal”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanG827, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room14 which was nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles smgwest4, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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