The Fallen Angel really is unlike anywhere we've stayed before. We chose The Premiere Room due to the cinema screen & hottub, as a wind down before Christmas.
When we arrived at 3:15 the hot tub was just being cleaned out, and we were told it'd be about 45 minutes until we could use it and that we'd get a call from reception. We didn't hear anything from reception, and ended up calling them ourselves after an hour and a half to be told the hot tub should be ready to use. I have to say the hot tub was absolutely superb, there was nothing better than drinking bubbly in a hot tub in the snow!
The room itself was quite cramped, but very comfortable. The room has 2 large leather electric cinema chairs for watching the large screen. It took us a while to figure out how to work it all, but reception had said that if we had any trouble they'd be happy to help. The bathroom was nice, with the most advanced shower I've ever seen with a steamer, jets, lights, radio etc..... again was complicated to use but if you persevere it's worth it
The only major gripe was that the door out to the hot tub wouldn't lock. This wasn't a problem as we didn't go out anywhere, but I wouldn't have felt comfortable leaving the room to go out. We mentioned this at reception the next day and they said it might have been due to the extreme cold weather.
Breakfast was good, we both had a cooked breakfast which was really nice, no complaints at all.
We paid £120 for the night and this is fantastic value for what you get. Yes the room is starting to look a bit tatty around the edges, but the positives far outweigh the negatives.
We'd definitely visit the hotel again if it keeps the themed rooms, somebody on here mentioned that they might be changing this which would be a shame.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A classic Georgian building from the outside...... step inside and prepare to be wowed . Choose Gadds Town House, Durham city’s most beautiful hotel and restaurant. Nestled in historical and peaceful Old Elvet, a striking transformation of an elegant townhouse ideally located minutes away from the Cathedral & Castle and Durham’s vibrant night life. Once inside the decor exudes glamour, luxuriously decedent combined with an eclectic collection of antiques & paintings creating atmosphere and special ambience to completely relax and enjoy. ... more less
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