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Premier Inn Durham City Centre
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very impressed!”
Reviewed 8 October 2008

We stayed here on the weekend of the Great North Run.

Our bedroom was spacious and spotlessly clean, with an excellent shower in the bathroom. The bed was extremely comfortable with good quality linen - love him or hate him, Lenny Henry is right about the beds in those ads!

Breakfast was plentiful and of good quality - if I had known that there would be such a selection for the continental choice, I wouldn't have chosen a cooked breakfast! There was a fine range of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereal, granola, pastries - more than enough to keep you going.

The staff were very friendly and accommodating, and even served breakfast from 5.30am on the Sunday to make sure that the runners got their fill!

All in all, a very good hotel. Some 'non budget' hotel chains should certainly take note.

  • Liked — The comfy beds
  • Disliked — There was some noise outside the hotel, but I guess this can't be helped if you're near bars etc
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 October 2008

This is an extremely comfortable hotel. The Reception Staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were booked into Room 1 on the ground floor. Our only complaint is the after hours noise outside our window from lorries reversing and bottles being recycled. Next time we would request a room on a higher floor or one overlooking the river. The breakfast choice (we chose continental) was quite magnificent - loads of fruit / yoghurt / dried fruit / cereals / toast / coffee / tea. After a four hundred mile drive, we chose to eat in for our evening meal and despite the fact that a couple of dishes we had wanted to order weren't available from the kitchen, the attention to detail more than made up for it. Meals are microwaved - so don't expect your taste buds to be set on fire! For a mid-priced corporate hotel I think Premier Inns have got the balance of service and price just right.

  • Liked — Friendliness of the service
  • Disliked — Ouside noise from lorries reversing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 September 2008

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel.

First time I've stayed in a PI, and chose it based on TA reviews (and despite my irritation at the Lenny Henry TV ads).

This particular hotel was excellent - it's a no frills hotel but in fact is much better than many more established and expensive hotel chains.

Very friendly and helpful staff and a decent sized room in a very central location.

  • Liked — Value for money
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Premier Inn Durham City Centre
Address: Freemans Place | Walkergate, Durham DH1 1SQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#3 Family Hotel in Durham
#3 Business Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Durham City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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