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Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Alnwick, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

This hotel is right in the city centre on the riverside. The room we stayed in was huge! And very comfortable, the room had everything you could need. The public areas of the hotel were all clean and tidy. The breakfast on offer is amazing! However picky you may be, there is something for you. The staff were all very pleasant too. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Room excellent, breakfast awful!Having paid by card in the restaurant we found a table with only some dishes waiting to be cleared.Full English breakfast warm but edible. Continental breakfast poor-little bread,no croissants,little ham or cheese and no semi skimmed milk.Very poor for the price paid.Staff were the only saving grace- local youngsters who were both polite and helpful despite the enormous pressure they were under.The hotel had encountered extra guests at the last minute hence the lack of food available for those who had booked previously.Where were the management when this crisis occurred!!! When we complained at reception before leaving, the girl offered to refund the money paid for breakfast but was unable to do this as we had paid in the restaurant! She offered to refund our car parking fee instead.As first time guests at a Radisson Blu Hotel we were left with a very poor impression of the food (or lack of it) in the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

We are staying the weekend for my friends wedding and the Radisson Blu, Durham is a great base. The hotel itself is great and the gym and pool area is worth a visit.

We are not going for a meal in the hotel, as we want to check out a local restaurant, but the breakfast is nice!

Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

I stayed here for 5nights & days with my colleagues. Upon arriving at the hotel you are greeted with a grand hallway and massive red leather circle chairs (which can fit 5 people and are extremely comfy!) We were greeted welcomingly with smiles and information of the hotel as well as a speedy check-in!. My room was really big and the bed was very nice (I slept like a baby!) We dinned in the hotel for dinner every evening from ala-carte to unction food, each time was superb! Breakfast was speedy and the choice… Extensive!! I loved the fresh fruit smoothies every morning! The staff whom were working within the hotel all seemed polite and happy (only down fall were the staff from the Gym/Spa… They did not seem to know that much information on the facilities they have!) Although the Spa & Gym facilities are good and clean! This is always a positive! Based centrally to town, you just need to walk over the bridge and you are in the central of clubs, pubs and shopping centre’s… This catered all of our party’s needs! I will be most definitely returning when I am next in Durham!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Nottinghamshire
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Like others seem to have done we stayed at this hotel for one night visiting durham and the lindisfarne gospels. Location is good. Close enough to walk into Durham centre easily (it's a small city). Staff were first class and friendly, especially the reception staff.The rooms spot on
room 342 overlooked river an cathedral and castle. Breakfast in Filini Restaurant was very good, and we were impressed with the way orders were handled. They gave you a card to put on the table to show you were waiting to be served with coffee etc. Pity other chains don't do that. Only paid for one days parking at the hotel second given complimentary till 4pm next day impressed. Also given a free 5% card for other visits. Well done Radisson

Room Tip: Get a room at the front, overlooking the river if you can. It's worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

stayed at this hotel for one night visiting durham and the lindisfarne gospels.Staff absolutely first class especially the reception staff.The rooms spotless the en suite spotless also no noise from fellow guests although hotel busy with a wedding reception.
room overlooked river an cathedral and castle. Drove down from Glasgow and only paid for one days parking at the hotel second given complimentary till 4pm next day impressed.
always had great experiences when visiting the north east of england the people are sooo great xxx

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trowbridge
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

This hotel met all our passengers needs,excellent rooms,food and very helpful, friendly staff.The rooms were very clean which was a treat to some of the hotels they had stayed in. All in all very well done to all the staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Address: Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Durham
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#4 Family Hotel in Durham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 207
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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