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“Annexe rooms all new! Brilliant value”
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Travelodge Durham
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Preston
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105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Annexe rooms all new! Brilliant value”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I paid £33 for two people to stay one night - we were given a room in the annexe which looks like a new build all new beds tvs etc. You now get shower gel and 30mins free wifi too which is great. It's 10 mins into Durham Centre, down hill so you're close to everything you may need. Plenty of free parking. The main building was being refurbished so that will soon match the annexe. Reception staff are always friendly and helpful in my experience. It is attached to the strangest 'restaurant' I have ever been in but that's another review. Book in advance to get the best deals and ask for a room in the Annexe until the refurbishment is finished. Oh and check in without your bags as some rooms are further away and you can drive to them (saves carting them around if they're heavy)

Room Tip: ask for the Annexe - quiet and new rooms
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Larbert, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

On arrival at Durham Travelodge, as we (my wife and I) stood together at reception, I volunteered the booking reference which I was given the previous week: the receptionist asked if I had booked for ‘one’ (?)

Luckily, my booking confirmation showed a double had been originally booked, and we were told we’d be okay, but couldn’t gain access til 3pm, which is fair enough. However, when allocated the room by a different receptionist, she started the same rigmarole regarding a room for ‘one’. Quickly this was re-resolved and we were sent to an annexe at the back of the buildings.

The room itself was very spacious, although spartan, and there was a bit of an odour, perhaps that from a vacuum cleaner. However, in every other way the place was fine. There is a restaurant next door to the hotel, but unfortunately, they don’t open for breakfast.

Location: this Travelodge is roughly 10-15 minutes walk from Durham town centre. Free parking is available, as is 30 minutes free wifi, which you can extend if you have more than one email address.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A great hotel in a great location. Lots of free parking on site. Only 10 minutes walk to Durham city. Nice modern, large rooms with everything you need (30 mins free wifi, towels, shower gel, comfy bed). Nice and quiet room despite being adjacent to a restaurant. Friendly reception & cleaning staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Four of the family stayed for 2 nights and used the hotel as a base for visiting family and attending a wedding.

We stayed in the annex and found a clean room with the usual Travelodge facilities. This is one of the better hotels in the chain with updated decor and new TVs etc. The beds were comfortable and the room was generally quiet.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

Parking seemed tight at first however there are 3 car parks and once we found them we had no problem finding a space.

The best points were:

Good access to Durham and A1;
Clean, comfy, well finished room;
Friendly staff;
Good Value;
One of the better Travelodges.

Areas to improve:

More Tea & Coffee needed in family rooms;
Dustbins need to be moved away from the accommodation;
Standards around the outside of the site could be improved.

I would stay here again and would recommend this hotel based on this visit.

Stayed July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Travelodge is in a great location, the room was better then what we expected, we arrived on a really hot day to find 2 fans in our room. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. The staff were really pleasant and helpful. We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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West Quantoxhead UK
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179 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Functional, no frills, clean, friendly staff and great value if booked in advance. Comfortable new beds, free parking, faint smell of paint due to room having been refurbished but the main problem was low water pressure from the sink tap - only enough of a dribble to clean our teeth and an aerated shower. Warm room with secondary glazing which was hard to open due to the large two foot gap. It appears that it was overbooked, like previous comments, but they called us the day before and re arranged things to accommodate us. Overall very pleased and wonderful value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Travelodge Durham
Address: Station Road Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1LJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Durham 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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