I have stayed in Marriott hotels so many times, but never in one like this! Very disappointed from the moment we drove into the carpark. This hotel needs major work to bring it up to standard, I know it is an old building and I suppose the uneven floors add character but the maze of narrow corridors (not helped by the fact the lift was broken) reminded me of an old Blackpool hotel. Our room was so dark we needed the lights on through the day (and that is not an exaggeration). Strange marks on the tiles in the bathroom which looked like someone had thrown tea / coffee, toilet had a "knack" to flush it, but worst was when I went to run a bath and there was minging curly hairs in it! Will never ever stay here again, even though I love Durham and will in future book the nearby Radisson Blu which is far better. We were really looking forward to a much needed night away and were gutted we booked this hotel.
- 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