Lovely rooms and hotel areas with a great location - enough out of the way to be quiet, right on the river but a 2 minute walk to bars / restaurants and another 5 minutes into the town centre. This hotel should be better than it was. Check in staff were REALLY slow and didn't seem to care. Monotonous voice of the man that checked us in - a bit like a robot, but a slow one! Our room was lovely - spacious with nice little extras - coffee machine, flatscreen tv, magazines and something mouldy in the mini bar!!! took it downstairs and the same guy who had checked us in DIDN'T EVEN APOLOGISE!!! comical in someways their lack of service. Wandered round town which was lovely and tried to book a table at the local chinese / thai place - couldn't so would recommend booking as the area nearest the hotel with lots of bars / restaurants seemed VERY popular. Went for a swim in what was a lovely but fairly cold pool. Nice spa area with saunas, special showers and steam room. Had a buffet in the restaurant in the evening which was very reasonable and very tasty. Slow service though and in another comical twist the staff broke about 10 glasses whilst we were there it could even have been more!!! Basically this is a lovely new hotel with nice touches but with some staff training could be much better.
Loved the swivel sofa seats in the lobby!
- 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