Stayed two nights at the Honest Lawyer in order to attend a family event nearby. Booked via laterooms and had a premium room in the main building at a discounted rate. Room was clean and a decent size with large flatscreen TV, DVD player & decent sized en suite with shower over bath. Free wi-fi was an added bonus, but the signal was weak and it was a bit on the slow side. I didn't see any of the courtyard rooms so not sure what extra you get for your money other than a larger room. Great location just outside Durham on the A167. Was worried about noise from the road but we had the window open both nights and didn't hear a thing. There wasn't any air con in the room that I could discover so could get stuffy on v hot nights. We were also out both evenings so not sure how much noise filters up from the bar/restaurant below. We could certainly hear the TV from the room next door very clearly. Breakfast was your average hotel help yourself from under a hot lamp, but there was a good selection. We went down a little later on our first morning and the cooked food did look a little past it's best. Some items had also run out & were not replaced. With a little bit of effort breakfast could be a lot better. All the staff we encountered were really nice & friendly and couldn't do enough for us.
A great base to explore the beautiful local area. It's only about a ten minute drive into Durham. If you can book via a discount website great value too.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Durham
- Durham Best Western