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Castle View Guest House
Ranked #5 of 38 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norfolk UK
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“One of the best!!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

How to best describe the room.........opulent, spacious, high quality, comfy bed. Such a warm welcome from the owners. First class accommodation and attention to detail throughout and we will not hesitate to stay here again when we next visit Durham.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review.
Our staff were thrilled and so were we
Anne and Mike
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Location, location, location! This place has it in spades. A brief walk to all the main sights and others are not far away in this lovely city. Recently refurbished. Occupied a large room which was quiet even though it was on a main road. Comfy bed. Spotless bathroom, Ample breakfast. Very pleasant staff and nice, welcoming proprietor. Would not hesitate to come here again. A real find.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thanks for your review it is much appreciated.
Please visit us again.
Anne
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This B&B is easily on par with many five star hotels, but obviously for a much more reasonable price. Room # 6 was huge - more than enough for one, and very comfortable for two. It was spotless, had a large flatscreen TV, a modern bathroom that was similarly spotless with heated towel racks, and of course free WiFi.

The owners were very friendly and the full english breakfast each morning of my two night stay was wonderful. It's also within walking distance of the central square and Cathedral area, as well as the train station (although the walks are a bit strenuous). This B&B could easily be recommended as a getaway destination in itself just to relax and unwind, but anyone traveling to Durham should have Castle View Guest House at the top of their list.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
It is very gratifying to receive great comments like these. Thank you very much.
Anne & Mike
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CA
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Castle View is an excellent choice for a B&B in Durham. We had Room #4--clean, spacious, comfortable, and a wonderful bathroom/shower. Tea/hairdryer/robe all provided. (Those who need pitch-black rooms to sleep in, bring an eye patch.) Everyone was very friendly, and both continental and fresh-cooked English breakfast are available. The location is excellent for walking into Durham and to nearby restaurants.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
It is always nice when our efforts are noticed and appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Anne
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Notts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Have just returned fron a one night stay at the Castle View Guest House. Our room, No 2, was a beautiful room. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The tea, coffee etc is plentiful and toiletries are provided in the very clean and smart bathroom. The guest house is a few minutes walk from the castle and cathedral. We loved staying there and would definitely book again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank you Eliza we would certainly like to welcome you back to Castleview.
Guests like yourself make it all worthwhile.
Anne
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We recently spent a total of 10 nights at Castle View out of a 22 day stay in Europe while we visited our son who is in the masters program at Durham University, using Castle View as our base. We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Our hosts were gracious upon our late arrival as well as accomodating in storing our excess luggage during our excursions away from Durham. The room was fantastic as were the breakfasts each morning. Free wifi in the room and a desktop computer at our disposal were excellent inclusions to the overall quality of the stay. Our gracious breakfast hostess even booked a taxi for us for our extremely early trip back to the airport.

We have, and will continue, recommending the Castle View to other parents from the US visiting their children and would recommend it to anyone wanting a superb place to stay while visiting Durham. We hope to have the opportunity to return one day.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Thank you sincerely for your very kind comments.
It was a pleasure to get to know you over your 10 day stay.
We would love to think that you could return at a later date and see us all again.
Warmest regards
Anne,David, Mike and all the staff
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

A return to Castleview is an integral part of the anticipation of coming home to my old university city - which remains as vibrant as ever.

My other half and I stayed in room 4 which is very well appointed with a modern bathroom, double shower and an exceptionally comfy bed. And touches that let you know the the hosts haven't skimped - such as deep pile carpet that you can sink your feet into. Lovely. My partner is a relatively light-sleeper but had no problems with this room.

The double shower has the rain head and the water runs as hot as you like - and I certainly like it that way!

It was a similar story with breakfast too, with a generous full English cooked - and delivered - just to our liking.

But perhaps the best part is that Anne and Mike don't suffer the pretentiousness that often bedevils proprietors of well-appointed accommodations: friendly and down-to-earth, they leave you wanting to make your next visit just that little bit sooner!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Nice to see you again and thanks for the review.
Come back again soon.
Anne
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Additional Information about Castle View Guest House

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 38 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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