I don't normally write reviews but after staying at the radisson I said I would make the effort! I stayed here with me girlfriend for her bday and were both quite local and know Durham pretty well!
The hotel is in a perfect location of the centre, once over the bridge in front of the hotel and up afew steps your where all the bars and restaurants are! This was very convenient as we went for a meal then onto the bars and didn't have to worry about taxis! Literally a 5minute walk!
Upon booking I requested a river view room (advisable) and that's exactly what we got! Perfect view of the river and the snow on the riverbanks was truly picturesque! The hotel room was very clean, tidy and modern which us exactly what we like!
The swimming pool area is also brilliant , hot tub, sauna and steam room all in working order (not very common in our experience)! But the style of the pool is also very modern!
There was a deal on when I booked so breakfast was included! Breakfast was perfect, everything you could ask for, every juices, cereals, breads and pastries! The hot breakfast dishes were also lovely and despite other comments we found them hot and just fine!
Finally the service was excellent! Check in was quick and simple, parking charge was £7 despite signs outside showing 24hours £12. The next morning we were pretty hungover and wanted to use the pool facilities and check out time was 12oclock, we asked reception if we could have a later checkout and what the charge would be.... They then said we could check out at 2 free of charge!!!!
Overall we had a perfect weekend and will definitely come back to this hotel! For those couple looking for a romantic stay and a night out in Durham this is the hotel for you!!!!
- 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 kilometres 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
- Radisson Durham