We stayed in the main building not the annex after reading the trip advisor suggestions, talking to the staff this was also a good option, the rooms are more spacious and you get air conditioning. Great comfy Marriott beds with thick curtains to darken the room led to a great nights sleep. The floor boards of the room were creaky but the main building is old and this just added to the charm. The breakfast has to be one of the best hotel buffet breakfasts iv had with plenty of choice and good quality food. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly and couldn't do more to help. The pool was great and I'd also recommend dinner or at least desert in the hotel restaurant. For 90 - 100 pounds per night is good value for this quality of accommodation in the city.
The only cons would be checkout was very busy and only 1 staff member on reception so took us 15 mins to get through the queue but a very minor point.
- 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