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Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Adelaide, Australia
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148 reviews
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“Very comfortable-large room with King size bed and large ensuite-nice view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2010

A hotel that is part of a large chain, the Radisson Blu was chosen by us for it's location. It's just diagonally across from the Durham Cathedral...walk across a footbridge and up the hill for a couple of blocks and there you are. If you can't walk uphill easily..you can drive in and park on the street in town..if you're early it's not hard to get a park a block away. The room was spotless..very large and a very comfortable King size bed..large ensuite as well. All very modern and new looking. The restaurant was fine but there are lots of restaurants around the Cathedral area as well.
For convenience it's hard to beat.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 27 September 2010
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Durham and out nice king size beds
Hope to see you again soon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

had a lovely stay at this hotel, friendly staff and spacious clean rooms only down side was the expense of meals

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 27 September 2010
Thank you very much for the review
I look forward to welcoming you back to Durham soon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2010

Probably one of the best hotels I have stayed at in England - staff were friendly and accomodating, room was big and spotless, lovely views, comfy beds

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 1 September 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review here.
I look forward to welcoming you back to Durham.
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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2010

I stayed here during August and my room was incredibly hot. The AC simply blew out room temperature air. I called the front desk and spoke to a grumpy sounding man who suggested I was doing something wrong - he said he "might send someone up to look at it". No one turned up and I ended up having a pretty uncomfortable nights sleep in the heat.

This was a shame as apart from this, the hotel was generally very impressive - the rooms were done up to a high standard and the public areas and swimming pool were very nice. The breakfast was quite good too.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 1 September 2010
Thanks for your review
I am sorry that you experienced issues with your air conditioning during your stay and that we did not resolve them satisfactorily.
I hope that this does not deter you from using the hotel again in the future
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

First off, every member of staff we met, from front desk to the leisure club, to the cleaners and on, were courteous, helpful and cheery. This makes such a difference.
The hotel itself is modern and stylish and has great amenities, we loved the pool and leisure facilities. Furthermore, the restaurant is more than decent and reasonably priced.
Our room felt spacious and had views of the river and the Cathedral, We slept very well and even with the windows opened heard not a sound.
Moreover, this hotel could not be more ideally placed for the City centre and has pubs and restaurants on it's doorstep.
All in all, we had a great stay and will be back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 1 September 2010
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a reponse on TripAdvisor.
I am glad you enjoyed the facilities at the hotel
I look forward to seeing you again in Durham soon
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

We just stayed one night, booking an advanced reduced price deal on room only. The hotel is smart, clean, good sized rooms, friendly reception. The provision of wine glasses, ice bucket and corkscrew as standard in the room was appreciated. Really convenient for Durham centre, just a few minutes walk from the fairly new Riverside complex with a range of eating places. We didn't book the breakfast as the different in price seemed so big and we thought we'd get a decent breakfast at a cafe far cheaper - however having looked in vain for anywhere in Durham that did cooked breakfasts, if you want anything more adventurous than a toasted teacake you're probably best booking breakfast at the hotel. Our only gripe is having to pay to park in the hotel car park - as this is becoming standard for many hotels this is more a gripe at the practice than at this hotel specifically.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 26 August 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review here.
I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities
Hope to see you again soon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2010

Hotel is relatively new and is excellently located alongside the river with an easy walk into town. The facilities are very modern and the rooms spacious and well laid out. the restaurant has an italian theme and serves excellent food, the breakfast is served in the restaurant and again is of excellent quality. Parking is onsite but does have a charge and it is possible to park on the street outside at certain times.

Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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NHollowayGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, responded to this review, 20 August 2010
Thank you very much for the positive review of the hotel.
I hope to see you back again in Durham soon
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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 Business Hotel in Durham
#2 Spa Hotel in Durham
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#4 Family 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 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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