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“Excellent value for money”
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The Old Mill
Ranked #8 of 40 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 August 2007

The Old Mill is defenitely good value for money.

The rooms are extremely clean and well cared for and a lot better than some of the more expensive hotels which I have stayed in.

The service is excellent with the staff being attentive without being imposing. The food is excellent with a varied menu and something for everyone.

I would certainly recommend this hotel and would have no hesitation in staying again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2007

Nice old property adjacent to Durham/Dales..once a paper mill but little to show it was. Owners new so didn't know history.
Durham 5 mins in car.
Very good food, in large open areas (lots of spread out dining areas). We liked the upmarket Pub type menus with lots of choice. Can be a bit noisy in bar/dining area if you sit too near bar.
Good well presented food, good breakfast, orange juice a bit run of the mill 9no pun intended) . Generous portions, reasonably priced (mains £8-14 most around £10) We could only cope with a main course.
Friendly attentive service at table/bar/reception.
Room and bed comfortable and generally well presented. Only one easy chair and table, two easy chairs in a double room would be better.
No seperate lounge for guests.(just like a typical pub).
Very minor cleanliness problems, more attention to detail required.
Bathroom modernish with jacuzzi bath with only small trace of mould/stains around the tiles/bath that could easily be attended to.
Spilt coffee stains on carpet near easy sitting /occasional table area again easily attended to. Sign on toilet saying this toilet has been sanitised (a squirt of bleach??) a bit unnecessary but small brown stain on toilet seat requiring a wipe!!!

Bed and breakfast £40 a night/person for superior room...slightly bigger with a jacuzzi only difference from standard room at £35/person/night. Prices behind reception quote £90/room for superior so maybe we got a better deal by phone booking.

Plenty to see/do in area... Harrogate/Skipton nearby well worth a visit as well as the ever lovely Dales.

Stayed: May 2007
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Reviewed 10 April 2007

My husband and I found the Old Mill by chance, and we are very pleased that we did.

We were welcomed by friendly, polite staff who couldnt do enough for you.

The room we were allocated was absolutely spotless with everything to make your stay more comfortable.

Our evening meal was delicious and breakfast was equally as good. The choice of meals on offer was excellent.

It proved the perfect place to stay whilst visiting our son at Durham
University and we would not hesitate in recommending the Old Mill to friends and family.

We will definately be staying there again in the future.

Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed 12 August 2006

Booked The Old Mill near Durham over internet. First Class service from the time we booked in until we left. We chose this hotel for a two night stay after reading reviews from other customers. Friendly service and worth every penny. Excellent room with all facilites stated and very clean. On the food side I've never seen such a a wide and varied a la Carte selection which was served all day. They also had a lighter bar menu served until 5 o'clock in the evening. Would recommend The Old Mill Inn to anybody thats looking for a nice quite break away from it all. You would need a car. Would stay again if ever in that neck of the woods

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2006

We had the pleasure of staying at the Old Mill twice this Spring, one of nine hotels we stayed in during our three weeks in northern England and Scotland. Our daughter was married at Eggleston Hall, Barnard Castle, and after the weekend festivities and our stay at Eggleston Hall ended, we wanted a convenient hotel to Durham. Obviously, we were very satisfied with the Old Mill to choose a second stay after looping through the Lake District and into Scotland. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food and service were quite good. I agree with the previous poster that it is not easy to find the first time. The modern rooms were very clean and large by European standards, especially the lovely bathrooms.

  • Stayed: April 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2006

After spending a few days in chintzy rooms in various hotel/Inns in Yorkshire dales it was a very pleasant change to arrive at the former paper mill. The rooms have only recently been converted from the nightclub part of the inn & are very modern in decor. Food in the bar/restaurant was also well worth it - plenty of choice and great helpings.It was a little hard to find but we got there. We were collecting a student from Durham university & it was exactly 9 miles to her accommodation at Gilesgate.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Mill

Address: Metal Bridge | Coxhoe, Durham DH6 5NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range: £69 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Mill 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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