With Marriot being in the name you would think you would be safe but.....Stayed one night in October when returning the daughter to uni. We paid £149.00 for one night, (no meals...just the room). Breakfast would have been £15.00 each, save your self some cash and make the short walk to any of the city centre cafe's or even drive up to the Tesco Express and get an absolute feast for a fraction of the cost. The room was large with a huge bed and plenty of pillows. Now if you want a nice relaxing bath make sure you have one before you leave home. The water pressure from the hot taps was so low the only way to get a hot bath was by using the electric shower. About 30 mins for an inch or two of hot water ! Oh...and dont be fooled by paying extra for a free parking space. Parking at this hotel is a free for all on a first come first served basis. Overall, disappointing for the price tag.......have stayed in better travel lodges.
- 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 from the Source Grill menu 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 Durham 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