We stayed here for a few days in June 2010. The staff were very friendly and the rooms clean. The breakfast served is ok but the location isn't great.
The rooms at Highview are excellent. They are spacious and very clean, with a good sized bathroom. The shower was great and provided hot water at all times. The room contained all the basics you would expect such as a flat-screen TV, hairdryer etc. plus it even had a fridge!
The staff were great too. They were very friendly and always happy to help, answer any questions or just generally have a chat.
Breakfast is provided everyday. You fill in form and leave it at reception in the evening and the staff ensure it is ready for you when you wake up in the morning. They have a wide selection, ranging from cereal, porridge and fruit, to a full English breakfast. The quality food is average.
The location of the hotel isn't great. There are pubs nearby but they are not the nicest of pubs. The local roads and villages aren't exactly picturesque and are quite drab and grey. If you're only staying here to drive to Durham (only 15 mins away) or another nearby town then it is great but if you want to stay in a nice country village then I would looking for another B&B.
Another note is that although the B&B claimed to offer wi-fi, we were not able to pick up the signal throughout our stay.
All in all, this is a nice guesthouse. We stayed here as we booked last minute and this was one of the only places available. If I was staying in the area again though, I would try to find somewhere in a nicer setting.
- Also Known As:
- Highview Country House Spennymoor, Durham