This hotel has seen better days, and I think they were a very long time ago. Everything in the hotel is dirty, worn out or just of very poor quality. The carpets are threadbare, held together with tape, the furniture in the bedrooms is 1970s MFI-type quality, the towels are as thin as tissue paper (OK, slight exaggeration). The bathroom had the most awful musty damp smell and is in need of serious refurbishment. The bed was lumpy, soft and very unfomfortable. Old fashioned TV which was impossible to watch from the bed. We accepted that the room would be very noisy as it is situated on a main road, but we didn't expect the room to be so hot and stuffy that we would need to have the windows open, thus ensuring we were awake for most of the night listening to traffic, drunken students, emergency vehicles and then the dustmen in the morning. The public rooms do have a faded charm, but only barely. Yes, the hotel is in a good location, but if I were you, I would either splash out and stay at the Marriott next door or stay in the city centre Premier Inn, which is probably only a few more minutes walk away from the cathedral, castle etc. Breakfast was OK, really nothing special. Best thing about this hotel was the staff, who were cheerful and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive 16th-century Tudor-style hotel situated in heart of Durham, within walking distance of Norman Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 3 Tuns Hotel
- Three Tuns Hotel Durham
- Three Tuns Durham
- Durham Three Tuns