Overall I am very satisfied with the hotel. I stayed there many times during the last 3 months, also for weekends as I am working in Durham but I am from abroad. The staff is very polite and nice - they know my name when I come to the breakfast room and great me, the spa and the gym are modern and convenient, the breakfast is delicious, rooms are nicly furbished and clean and the location is excellent.
However there are some cons of the hotel that should be mentioned. They might not be an issue for someone coming here for the weekend only for leisure but as a business traveler, it could be annoying. The internet is very slow, sometimes it happens that there is no wifi at all during the evening when apparently everyone is online and the system is busy. The other negative experience is the speed of roomservice. If they are busy in the peak hours in the evening, it could take even more than 1 hour to get the food. I have to admit that in the last week the roomservice was excellent and fast, app. 20 mins but I had some bad experiences in the weeks before.
The business suits are very large and convenient, all with a river and castle view so if you get the chance you should try it.
- 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