This an ideal location for a Hotel in Durham, close to town, cathedral and all the best restaurants.The rooms great, nice linens and very large rooms, Our room was as big as a suite and felt like one, 2 tele's and huge beds.
Reception very helpful and a glass of wine if you were waiting in a queue. Nice bar, a bit pricy but not too bad. Breakfast was ok, could be improved with hotter food and staff keeping all the dishes full. We didn't eat in the evenings here as it was so close to city restaurants and also quite expensive. We had booked the free evening meal on one night but it wasn't very appealing (table de hote menu only) - we didn't get any refund but not too bothered - so it is better to get a deal when booking other than the free meal.
Overall though we liked position and rooms and thought we had good value for money.
Top tip, get there early, parking is a nightmare!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic city of Durham, this hotel – part of which dates back to circa 1630 – boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear. The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ideally located within this University city, a short walk away from the world famous Cathedral and Castle. Through Durham’s cobbled streets, explore this unique city’s blend of old and new with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all. No 59 Old Elvet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast with a choice of a la carte options, along with dinner, featuring Chef’s unique signature dishes. Afternoon Tea is served daily and a glass of Champagne can be added for an extra special touch. Later in the day choose from an extensive range of classic and contemporary cocktails in The Brew Bar. Alternatively our Starbucks store, situated on the ground floor of the hotel, serves a wide variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day. Relax with a visit to the hotel’s leisure centre, complete with indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam room. The hotel is also ideally located for exploring the north east and its surrounding areas. Just 15 miles (24 km) from the centre of Newcastle and 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland. Other local attractions include: Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Durham Adventure Valley to name but a few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Durham
- Durham Marriott