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The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Meals at Honest Lawyer”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We ate at the Honest Lawyer on Friday 28th March as part of an Annual Dinner. This is the third time we have used this venue for group meals. There were 34 in the group. The food was excellent, beautifully cooked and generous in quantity. The staff were attentive and professional. We would recommend the restaurant to anyone, especially for a party booking. We had a room to ourselves to allow us to celebrate the society's year.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Just an overnight stay due to a wedding reception being held within the hotel. We had a discounted rate being part of the wedding party, which was very reasonable & even included breakfast. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Room service available too. The room used as the venue was great, good atmosphere, the food served was excellent. I believe pets are welcome too (not that we needed this). All in all we had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Every member of staff was really welcoming and couldn't do enough. I was given an upgrade for free and the room was massive and comfortable in the main hotel. Ate in the bar - took the recommendation of the lovely bar staff and the selection was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble. The whole place was clean, modern and welcoming with a lovely atmosphere. I was travelling on my own for work and would definitely go back. Better than many soul-less chain hotels at a similar price. If you want a place in Durham itself however - this probably isn't the best choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Just had two nights at the Honest Lawyer in Durham, 25-27 March, as my daughter was visiting. Durham University. It is a little way out from the city centre but on bus route so easy to get in and back, around £4 for an adult return. Food was good, I had burger and chips on their special night for £12.95 with a pint, and had the choice of eating in the bar or the Bailey's restaurant. Breakfast was a good choice, either full English or Continental with as much toast as you would like. Our twin room was at the rear and reminded us of a motel., but it was clean, warm and ideal for our stay. If our daughter chooses Durham, we would use this again to visit her and as a base to look around the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Good friendly service better then we have down south,very clean motel type rooms fully appointed with what you would expect in a higher priced hotel.
The staff could not have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Think maybe we were expecting too much after reading some reviews! The bar and food were lovely fat chips were absolutely gorgeous! The room however was very very dusty, in fact the only thing that had been dusted were the drawers! the four poster, windows door and curtains were thick of dust! Also the pillows were like rocks but the bed itself was quite comfy, expected a more modern shower and didn't expect it to be so far from town, enjoyed the break away but wouldn't go back!

  • Stayed March 2014
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HonestLawyerHotel, General Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Dear becky1630,
Thank you for your review of the hotel, we welcome all feedback both positive and negative. I have spoken to Marie our Head Housekeeper to double check that our deep cleaning schedule is thorough and completed each week in accordance with our cleaning policies. I'm sure that you will see from our Tripadvisor reviews that we score very highly for cleanliness and we always receive excellent feedback on the standards of cleanliness in our rooms. I do hope that you will return to the hotel in the near future so that you can see our usual standards.

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Unsal Aydin, General Manager
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

First time in the north East this hotel is ideally situated.
Rooms are motel style inn that you can park outside your room.
Rooms are very clean and good value for money.
Ate here each evening because the food is out of this world (I just hope they can keep the chef).
Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. In particular I would like to mention the barman/assistant manager.
Would definitely come here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HonestLawyerHotel, General Manager at The Honest Lawyer Hotel, responded to this review, 21 March 2014
Dear Bugsby638,
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel, i'm delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us, and that your meals were 'out of this world'. I can reassure you that Harry isn't going anywhere, he is the Executive Head Chef of the whole company, and he's been here since we re-opened in 2010 with big plans to consistently improve our offering over the coming years. I'm sure that Scott our Bar Manager will be delighted with your feedback, and we do look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Unsal Aydin, General Manager
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Property: The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Address: Croxdale, Durham DH1 3SP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Durham
#6 Family Hotel in Durham
#7 Romantic Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Honest Lawyer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Honest Lawyer Hotel, a 46 bedroom, 3* hotel and AA rosette restaurant is a modern hotel offering a friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and a variety of dining options, all ideally located less then 3 miles from Durham City Centre. ... more   less 
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