We were picked up at home by private car and taken to the Epsom Coaches departure lounge to await all other holiday makers going on the 5 day tour to Durham,Hartlepool Experience and the wonderful Open Air Living Museum at Beamish. We were staying at The Marriott Royal County Hotel in the heart of Durham. The hotel was second to none for cleanliness, helpful and polite staff throughout our stay, excellent spacious rooms all we had hoped for in a Marriott Hotel! Breakfast was a special time of day in that there was everything you could have asked for to choose from and the eggs were cooked to order whilst you helped yourself to the rest of your full english breakfast, marvellous service and all piping hot and freshly cooked! The evening dinners were just as plentiful and excellent quality nothing was too much trouble for the staff! We were certainly made to feel very welcome at this lovely hotel! Wifi is totally free in all public areas but they do charge if using in your room so use it free in the public areas very spacious and private! Swimming pool,jaccuzzi,steam room, relaxing areas! real ale sold in the bar and lots of lovely local places all around. Literally outside the door a few paces and into Durham to enjoy leisurely all that Durham offers! A perfect holiday from start to finish! Then Epsom coaches bring all aboard their very spacious coaches safely back to Epsom to pick up their chauffeured driven cars to take us back to our own doorstep! We just didnt want it to end, a perfect holiday! Thank you Epsom Coaches and thank you all at the Marriott Royal County Hotel Durham! Carol & Don Hiscock
- 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