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“Very happy customers! Great stay at the shoes!”
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The Shoes
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The Shoes
Ranked #17 of 39 Durham B&B and Inns
London
1 review
“Very happy customers! Great stay at the shoes!”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We came back to durham as ex students and stayed one night at the shoes and had a great night! The rooms were lovely, the beds so comfy and it was great to have a latte macchiato in the morning as well as the most incredible hangover breakfast! The staff were friendly and accommodating - they didn't mind us coming back late from town. Would defo recommend and stay again! Great value for money! See you in october

  • Stayed May 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

I have now stayed at The Shoes on a number of occasions and always found the landlord and staff to be extremely warm, welcoming and helpful. Facilities are clean and exactly what's required for a short break. Breakfast is superb. I will certainly be staying more often in the future!!! Well done and thanks.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Stayed at The Shoes when having a night out in Durham with friends. The staff were so helpful and friendly and the room was spotless. The beds were clean and comfortable with a really good sized en-suite. The staff ordered us a taxi for our trip into Durham and we had a couple of drinks in the bar before we went, lovely friendly atmosphere. Ordered breakfast for 9am but slept in till 9.30 but this wasn't a problem, the staff were great and got our breakfast with no problems at all. The breakfast was lovely and plentiful just what we needed before heading for home. this was a great find and will certainly stay again as it is only 2 mins out of the city centre. thanks to the staff for being so welcoming and understanding about us being late for breakfast nothing was a problem to them.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

I have never been more disgusted in all my life what an ignorant owner of a pub we were there for nearly half a day before he even spoke and when he did it was too look down his nose at us the rooms were very dated and in need of a major revamp it looks as if it has never had a lick of paint in five years. the female staff were very polite and the food was lovely but i wouldn't stay there again just through the pure ignorance of the owner

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I stayed at The Shoes recently with my sons whilst in Durham for a family wedding. The rooms were very clean, stylish and comfortable, with spacious en-suite shower rooms, tv and tea/coffee making facilities. There was no problem leaving our luggage on arrival as we dashed off to our wedding and the bags were waiting in our rooms when we chose to turn in for the night. The staff were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A lovely stay, all topped off by a delicious cooked breakfast (especially the crispy bacon!) We would recommend The Shoes to any visitor to Durham!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Michele T
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

just had a weekend in durham stayed at the shoes on sunderland road rooms were all clean dry warm just what you need at this time of the year. nothing was to much trouble for billy and the staff. food was good. service was good

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank bandk2010
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newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

good location, very clean good breakfast and a nice city

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank dean67
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Property: The Shoes
Address: 16 Sunderland Road | Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2JT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shoes 3*
Number of rooms: 3

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