We stayed at the Radisson for one night while returning to Durham for the weekend. I chose the Radisson due to its excellent location (right by the riverside, 10 mins walk into the city centre) and also because I wanted to try the spa, and I'd heard good reviews of the rooms.
I booked a standard room online months before, and rang up beforehand to request a room with a view of the river if possible. This request was also detailed in the online booking notes. Disappointingly, we were given a room that had a view of the car park (with a wooden board to block the view of the other cars). However, the receptionists were very helpful and friendly, and kept our bags behind until check-in time (we arrived an hour early).
The spa area was okay. Average-sized swimming pool, small jacuzzi and nice steam/sauna rooms.
The room itself was large and quite clean, though there were a couple of hairs in the bath and the windowsill was dusty. The bed was very comfortable (though Premier Inn beds are slightly better). We got a pretty good night's sleep, except the room was very warm - I tried turning on what I thought was the air con but it didn't seem to have an effect!
We had a quick look at the bar but the prices were extortionate so did all our eating and drinking in town. The car park was also £6.50 for the 24 hours we were there for, and we could stay parked there after check-out as well.
Overall it was a good stay, just marred by small details. I think it was good value for money for £79, but wouldn't have liked to have paid more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the River Wear, Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham presents a prime location for a visit to England. Voted "Best City in the UK" by Conde Nast Traveller, Durham has all the culture and charm you're looking for in an English town. Find UNESCO World Heritage sites and attractions Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Durham University less than 3 kilometers away. The 207 well-kept, modern bedrooms and suites offer 4-star amenities. Collage Restaurant offers a unique twist on the British Brassiere with a range of signature dishes and British fare. The Bar serves a food menu, great drinks and classic cocktails early into the morning. Unwind at the fitness and wellness facilities which include a swimming pool. Enjoy helpful services like on-site parking, express laundry and One Touch Service. The conference space houses 11 meeting rooms which can be used for all types of meetings and social occasions for up to 500 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Hotel Durham
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