Many other reviewers point to the fabric of the hotel needing to be spruced up in order to receive five-out-of-five ... and they're right. The staff are very, very helpful and thoroughly professional and as a result, there is a very nice atmosphere in the hotel. Service is efficient and effective in all areas, from check-in to bar and restaurant, and they go that little 'extra mile' that makes a stay so pleasant. The bed we slept on was huge and very comfortable and the room was clean -
those who sleep lightly may wish to take ear-plugs as the doors of many rooms close rather noisily. Car parking was good with a charge of 5 pounds per night. The hotel is located very close to the centre yet is not too noisy at night from trafiic and passers-by. Breakfast was pretty good - I would prefer the coffee to be stronger and bacon to be grilled, but it was perfectly palatable.
- 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