I stayed here for one night with my 17 year old daughter as she was attending one of the Open Days at the University.
I had read the reviews and decided it sounded ideal - it didn't disappoint!
The staff really are so warm and friendly, the room was spacious and immaculately clean, and the cooked breakfast was actually one of the best I've ever tasted - almost as good as mine!
The only downside for us was with regard to internet access - I really needed to use my laptop to check on business emails, and after trying for nearly two hours my daughter asked at Reception and was told that there was a charge, which we honestly did not know about - I wouldn't have tried for all that time if I'd known, I would have just paid for the access!
I was certain when we booked seeing something about free Wifi, but was obviously mistaken. There was nothing in the room mentioning a charge.
Anyway, my daughter went to pay for the shortest time possible - by this time we were ready to go out to dinner so I just wanted to briefly check emails - but they had none of this price band left. I must admit I'm getting suspicious of this in hotels as that's happened three times in the last few months, and I've ended up paying for longer than I really needed. In the end I just used the laptop on the train journey home the next day.
Anyway, apart from that I can't fault it, and will certainly be staying again if my daughter does decide to go to University there.
Durham is a beautiful, warm and friendly place - you'll be spoilt for choice deciding where to eat!
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