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“Great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bowburn Hall

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Bowburn Hall
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Kinross, Scotland
Level Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

We stayed here for a wedding. Staff were so efficient, great attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble. The girl with the purple hair deserves a special mention for her hard work and friendliness. Hotel rooms were clean and well serviced and the food was generous, hearty and well-cooked, specialising in local produce. Good value for a meal or weekend with great offers and deals available. The wedding was very, very well done. Thank you Bowburn for a lovely weekend.

Room Tip: Avoid room 26 - smaller than most.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alfie'smum
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

I was due to stay here next month but staff phoned me to say this was no longer possible. I booked this a few months ago.

Now I can't get into nearby hotels as they are booked up, or prices are higher for the shorter notice.

Grrrr!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank S_54321
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Cotonou, Benin
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Our only regret here is that we didn't get to try the restaurant as we were meeting up with friends nearby. The menu had lots of fish and meat dishes that suggested it would not be standard pub food, and great emphasis was placed on the local origins of the ingredients, including local cheeses. For £67, the room - although smaller - was much better equipped than the £100 room of the previous night's hotel and spotlessly clean. Mention of it being surrounded by a housing estate is immaterial; the area is quiet and you might even get a view across to Durham in the distance. The staff clearly knew their jobs and seemed genuinely interested in being of service to the guests. The brightness of the breakfast room makes it a pleasant experience and the food just right in a traditional way. We will certainly stay again when visiting the area. The single jarring note is that the hefty humps on the access road mean we cannot bring our soft top without risking losing the exhaust.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ceciliami
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

We needed a pleasant, restful location for one night, while working in Durham for 2 days. The price was so good we feared a catch!
From the moment we parked in the spacious car park to the moment we left Everything was good. Well-trained staff, attractive room, well-equipped bathroom, windows that opened, views and sounds of a garden with birds, satisfactory food, excellent continental breakfast - I can certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sue b
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Whitley Bay
Level Contributor
77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

My wife attended a wedding at this hotel and stayed the night. The thing that struck me was how hard the staff worked and yet always had a smile for the guets. Hard work included staffing the bar until 4 am and the same staff were serving the guests with pints at breakfast ... which was excellent.

We paid £75 for double room with breakfast ... which was clean and tidy if a bit small.

The major disappointment was the tv in room was supposed to have Sky Sports (England vs Norway + Carl Froch fight) but not available and staff were too busy to help.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank St_Geordie
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Lancashire
Level Contributor
411 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

When I saw that Bowburn was offering B&B for £39 I eagerly persuaded my Wife to book there... and she was not disappointed... food (breakfast) was excellent rooms were comfy... and made a nights business stay a complete pleasure!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank paulnpaula
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durham city
Level Contributor
86 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Food in the restaurant is always lovely. But I regularly use it for Bar Meals. Reasonably priced, but made fresh and piping hot on delivery. Food always excellent and Craig Manager and Chris Chef cant do enough for you. Very nice friendly family atmosphere, definitely better than its sister hotel Ramside!
I have attended weddings, christenings, Sunday lunches, themed evenings, birthday parties and will continue to be a regular as long as the standard remains! Well done, there are not many places I can say that about, and I eat out a lot!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank michelle b
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Additional Information about Bowburn Hall

Property: Bowburn Hall
Address: Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bowburn Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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