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Castle View Guest House
Ranked #5 of 37 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Gorgeous room”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We went back to Durham for our anniversary/birthdays weekend and were really pleased with the gorgeous B&B - it was a real treat! Very luxurious from the linens to the en suite. We had the front room but weren't disturbed by noise at all. Actually, we popped into the pub opposite, lured by the live music, and had a great time reliving our rock phase days! Right near the town centre, it's a quick walk to anywhere and easy to get back again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Kirsty we love it when our guests get immersed in the atmosphere of the area - it's a real university experience isn't it. With all the atmosphere of a medieval city.
We always say - if your main criteria is peace and quiet why come to a vibrant centre like this.
All the best.
Mike/Anne
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We spent one night here on the way North.
The room was of high standard and the ensuite bathroom was very spacious.
The bed was very comfortable. Our room was on the front and our sleep was interrupted by two lots of rowdy revellers! This was probably a rare occurrence as we thought the noise came from students just arrived tor the new semester!
The breakfast was very good and well presented.

Room Tip: Our room was on the first floor on the front, very spacious and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank skyjilly
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Yes weekends are lively here but our sound proof glazed windows shut out nearly all noise.
When locked ! ! ! Silence usually reins after 11pm weekdays and 2 ish on Fridays/Saturday.
But hey you are on weekend holiday and you are young.
Best regards
Mike
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Oklahoma
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We visited Durham in September and spent three nights at the Castle View. What a great B&B! The rooms and bathrooms were exceptional in spaciousness and decor. Being within a hundred yards or so of Framwellgate bridge it is in an ideal location for walking the city. Parking spaces are available on the street out front with passes available from Anne the owner. Breakfasts were very good. I would highly recommend a visit next door to St. Margrets Church which has beautiful stained glass windows and furnishings. I would not hesitate to visit the Castle View again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Okiepeach
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Okiepeach !
Thank you so much for you lovely comments.
You really seemed to enjoy your three night stay soaking up the medieval environs of our beautiful city.
We have many really nice guests and I am happy to say that you are amongst them.
Maybe you could come again - I would like to think so.
Best wishes
Anne
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

My friend and I are seniors and were delighted that they had a room of the ground floor. Furthermore it was large and nicely decorated, There is a lovely garden with places to sit and enjoy it. The location is great close to shopping, restaurants, the river, and the bridge that takes you across and up the hill to the cathedral and castle area. I think most people could do the walk, but there is a bus that will take you up and the stop is about a block from the Guest House. There is a pleasant breakfast room and the breakfast was very good. The Guest House is easy to find, if you look up and realize that Crossgate street has 2 levels and the Guest House is on the upper level. There is parking on the street, but there is also parking lots near by. We got lost, not thinking that the upper part of the street was Crossgate but we called the Guest House and they guided us in. Durham is an interesting city and worth more than the one day we had. I would highly recommend this Guest House.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank marjpanek
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

fabulously comfortable beds. it was like sleeping in a cloud. ideal location in a very pretty town, walking distance directly to the town centre, but also close to a rambling path down to river and woods. fabulously friendly and helpful staff. the breakfast was lovely too. highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Kim W
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Paeonian Springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We were only looking for a comfortable bed when we arrived in Durham late at night befuddled by a long day of driving and tourism. We somehow magically arrived at Crossgate without benefit of map, GPS or cell phone and found parking on the doorstep of the Castle View Guest house. We had called ahead from dining at the Tower Restaurant (Excellent!) in Alnwick, but forgot the directions for late arrival. Borrowed a phone in the popular, convivial neighborhood pub across the street to find the key and our way to that bed. We were pleased that morning to find a delightful individually prepared breakfast, and an even more charming hostess. We enjoyed a quick tour of the neighboring St. Margaret’s Church, parts constructed in the 12th century. While we could have easily walked to the cathedral and castle, the City of Durham has recently made daytime parking by permit only. Our hostess offered us a parking pass, but we decided to park in the municipal lot.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 7 September 2013
Thanks for your review.
I notice that when you graciously awarded your stars you only gave 4 for cleanliness.
I wonder perhaps whether you realise that this is not a light hearted game. Any aspersions on our standard of cleanliness is extremely serious to us.
You wrote in our visitor book that everything was perfect but did not alert staff about any cleanliness problems. If there was a problem you owe it to us to inform us at the time.
We think that you simply pressed the buttons without thinking about the consequences as it is so easy to do - after all what is it to you ?
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Oxford, UK
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Finally got to stay in this very special B&B I first heard about years ago and have been recommending to people for a long time. Everything about it is superior - from the discreet front door with only the house name "Castle View" to the lovely welcome from Anne and the very tasteful decor throughout. It was clean and comfortable, well equipped too. The garden was very pretty in the weekend sunshine. The breakfast was very tasty, just a shame we didn't allow ourselves enough time to really enjoy it. Will certainly carry on recommending this guest house to anyone who plans a visit to Durham.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castle View Guest House
Address: 4 Crossgate | DH1 4PS, Durham Durham Cit, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle View Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17 century English Heritage Listed Building with origins going back to the 14th century - restored and decorated to the highest standards.6 en-suite rooms - 2 with views of castle and cathedral the others looking over the historic street of Crossgate - one of the medieval routes where the ancient road from England to Scotland forded the River Wear and on which the city was originally founded - this unprepossessing street predates the castle and cathedral.The house is the closest residential property of all to the town centre and is only a few minutes walk from the castle and cathedral , the historic centre , shopping streets and restaurants. This can mean that the street is sometimes lively and noisy at night usually at weekends due to the fact that we are a prestigious university city with many boisterous young people out and about. We do however have double glazing and the highest quality beds to help you have a goodnight sleep before a full English breakfast cooked fresh to order with cereals , juices , and freshly cut fruit salad. ... more   less 
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