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The City Hotel
Ranked #32 of 37 Durham B&B and Inns
Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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“The City hotel Durham”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Booked this hotel for a double room on Saturday 26/04/2014 for the one night , arrived and checked in at the bar aprox 14.30 , so earlier than the 15.00 stated.Met by extremely freindly staff , and showed up to room and also was explained the keys for access and also shown the fire escape.The girl in question also offered on at least 3 occasions , any problems to let her no.Once in the room found it to be very clean and tidy and also spacious , recently refurbished , room 3 , My wife and I had a very good nights sleep and the room was warm. The hotel also supplied shampoo and shower gel. " very small adverse comments , The shower - due to a fixed screen you need to be carefull not to scold or freeze as you have to lean in to turn the taps on , also unfortunately on the morning of checking out there was no hot water. I mentioned this at check out and was told this was a problem within the hotel on the morning and they were investigating it and to be fair the radiator was warm , Think this was a genuine fault on the day. Keep up the good work , When next in Durham we would deffinately look to stay again.

Room Tip: No reason not to book room 3
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hull
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed for 1 night in this charming pub, we ate when we arrived and the menu and quality of food was outstanding. All the staff were very attentive and keen to help. I couldn't praise the food enough. The room was perfect and very well presented with fresh clean linen on the beds and ample towels were provided. Will defiantly stay again for a long weekend.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Having called in to enquire when the newly refurbished rooms would be available - I was impressed by the level of service offered by the member of staff, which included finding a taxi number for me. I had a fantastic New York deli style hot salt beef doorstop sandwich with the best beef dripping chips & my colleague had taste of the sea crispy fish basket which was well worth ditching the diet. As a frequent visitor to Durham I am eagerly anticipating the chance to try the rooms which, if they've improved as much as the pub & menu has should be well worth the wait. I will report back after my first stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Stayed for one night on business in Durham, very tired room above a tired looking pub.
Had to pay with cash, they do not do breakfast, they could not give me a receipt at the time of paying and did not leave a receipt as promised when we left.. there was no one about when we left in the morning.
I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

i've stayed at the city 3 times now, once in may that was ok but the owner was never about even though the pub was fairly busy. i went back with a few friends in july and new managers was in, i can't fault them,what a friendly polite couple,totally went out of their way for us,and the rooms was spotless clean and smelled very fresh, don't know what they had done but the pub was buzzing.
i went back 2 weeks ago and highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay over in durham,cheapest rooms around the centre and very local to everything.
chris and michelle are a great couple and really made us feel welcome.
thanks for that

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

This is above a pub on a main road in Durham. It's one plus side is that it's really close to the city centre so it's handy for sightseeing etc. The downsides are that from the room we were given you could literally hear word for word the conversations in the pub downstaris! The floor was wonky and the bathroom wasn't clean by any stretch of the imagination. It was so bad that we actually left, forfeiting our money, and found another hotel to stay in. I suppose it might be alright for the likes of a stag-do though...

Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The City Hotel
Address: 84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The City Hotel 3*
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