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The Gables Hotel
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Durham
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a night after having business in the area, the owners are great !! John (owner) is a real diamond ! The room is nice not 5 star, however you are not paying 5 star rates. The locals are a pleasure to meet, had a few drinks in the bar and was made to feel very welcome. If you like a hotel that offers massage, spa and all that tosh then this place is not for you HOWEVER if you want to be welcomed as a local, entertained, and enjoy a few drinks this is the place within Johns "happy hour" then look no further !

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here when at Durham Gala theatre. Cannot fault the place or the owners. This place obviously has fallen victim to tuppence happney snobs who want rock bottom prices with Waldarf standards.

Dorcas and John. Keep up good work

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

only stayed one night passing through and left early the next morning but this b&b was ideal for that. John was very welcoming and didn't have a problem with us arriving late, he also did breakfast early for us the next day. The place was clean and comfortable, didn't matter to me that it was a little dated. Don't expect 5* accommodation at 2* prices! No complaints from me.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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3  Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Very run down place for sale no wonder !! Total lack of cleanliness. Bathroom filthy broken tiles toilet hanging off the wall ,mould all round the bath , dare not touch the light switch it was black, carpets not hoovered very old and dirty throughout ,table cloths all stained in restaurant. Nice people the only positive.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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4  Thank gath
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This B and b was just what we needed after a gruelling day doing the Coast to Coast. When things didn't quite go as planned and I rang to say we would be very late I was met with a cheery response and told that if I just rang the bell they would let us in. Little did they know it was going to be 2am but John very kindly let us in and showed us to our rooms and was still up serving breakfast with a smile and awful jokes in the morning. The décor may be a little dated but our room was pleasantly warm, clean and comfortable.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Sue D
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We had some mixed reviews of this hotel but we found it very nice. The room and en suite were clean ( a little dated) the bed was comfortable, there was lots of hot water. Our English breakfast was second to none, very filling and made with first class ingredients. John (the owner was very helpful and polite. We would revisit again. My only criticism is the main road is very busy (as it was a hot night we had the window open).

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank glen S
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Always very welcoming. A very friendly and pleasant experience. Excellent breakfast.
Good value for money. My place of choice whenever I stay in Duham. Large covered smoking area at the back of the hotel, with plenty of parking space parking spaces. John. the owner acts as the master of entertainment, with the karaoke being very popular with both locals and guests.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Gables Hotel

Address: 59 Front Street, Durham DH6 2EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Durham
Price Range: £66 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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