We stayed in the Royal County for a few nights in July. Our room, in the newer part, had a great view of the Cathedral. The room itself was spacious, clean and comfortable. the television was a bit ancient by today's standards, but was fine.
We only had breakfast in the hotel, which was more than adequate if not spectacular. The bar was comfortable if a little pricey by the standards of the rest of Durham. The Leisure Centre was first class; clean, modern and well equipped.
The real highlight of the hotel was the staff; from reception to barstaff to cleaners; everyone went out of their way to be polite and friendly. I appreciate it when someone takes the time to say "Hello", when they meet you in the hall, the foyer, the lift etc.
Overall, a pleasant stay and worth a return visit. By the way, it's also a great base for exploring a very interesting part of England.More
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