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Gadds Town House

34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England
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Ranked #13 of 41 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A girly lunch with friends and it did not disappoint. Fantastic value on a Saturday lunchtime with the lunch menu and brilliant service too. Food was well cooked and dishes put together well. The blue cheese tartlet tasted so good and the chowder was a meal in itself. The decor is sumptuous and the carpet amazing. A great place which... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've just got back from a 2 night stay for my boyfriends birthday and what a wonderful time we've had. The hotel is stunning, very opulent and boutique definitely much better than staying in a standard chain hotel. The staff were welcoming, friendly but not too intrusive. We stayed in the cruise room and could not recommend it enough. The... More

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townhouseowner, Owner at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gadds on your recent stay in Durham We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. We strive to give all our guests the best possible experience. We are constantly making improvements to the business as a whole and your positive review makes the all the effort worth while. Once again thank you for... More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband took me here for the night as a treat. What a lovely Hotel. We stayed in the Amethyst Room, it was very Dark but romantic. It had a bath in the actual bedroom, with a separate power shower. Breakfast was lovely, full English cooked perfect. Reception and restaurant staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel to... More

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townhouseowner, Owner at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gadds on your recent stay in Durham We have recently taken over the hotel and are currently making all manner of changes and improvements to the business so all our guests have the best stay they possibly can. We are delighted you enjoyed our award winning breakfast and the beautiful Amethyst Room. Once again thank you... More

Nottingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in March at Gadds which we thought was lovely. The reception is quite dark but atmospheric. Reception staff and breakfast lady were very friendly and welcoming. We weren't blessed with good weather but still enjoyed Durham. We chose to stay in Ruby room which ad previously noted was quite dark but quite sumptuous. Because the bath was there... More

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townhouseowner, Owner at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gadds for your recent stay in Durham We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are very grateful that you took the time to leave a positive review of our hotel as we all work very hard to make your stay the best it can possibly be. I will pass on your comments to all... More

Equanimity
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the "cruise" room, which I believe is one of the cheaper rooms in this bijou and kitsch (to mix my languages!) hotel. It was fab! All done up like a 1930s cruise liner! Just delightful. D Staff exceptionally friendly and welcoming, breakfast top notch, and all within minutes of the old town centre. Won't hesitate to go... More

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townhouseowner, Owner at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Gadds on your recent stay in Durham We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. We are delighted our staff looked after you so well and you found our breakfast top notch! We all work hard to make your stay as perfect as possible and try to go above and beyond when ever... More

Huntington Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay in the hotel, but met friends for lunch. Frequently in places like this, they have an overblown opinion of themselves, not so in Gadds. The staff were, perhaps, the best attribute of the establishment. We met in the bar which albeit quite small is very well appointed and comfortable. We were then shown through to the... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot complement the staff and venue too much. My wife and I stayed over the weekend in one of the lodges at the hotel.The room was really well furnished and presented just as we had hoped from the website We both found the surroundings and service of the very highest standard. It was great to stay in such a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We booked a one night stay in the Garden Lodge with hot tub. Gentleman on reception really friendly when we arrived. Reception really dark but adds to the shabby chic interior. Got took to our room which was at the back of the hotel down some steps to what looked like 3 lodges together. He took us in to a... More

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townhouseowner, General Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you choosing Gadds townhouse for your recent stay in Durham city. Naturally we are disappointed that you found some aspects of your stay weren't as you would have liked. As mentioned in your review the hotel has just been taken over by new owners who are in the process of making all manner of improvements to the hotel as... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I were looking for somewhere special to stay in Durham and came across Gadds, we booked the Garden Room for 2 nights @ £250 pounds a night - to say we were disappointed with the room would be an understatement. For this price it was too small, too standard (very similar to a Marriot room down the... More

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lancashire
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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Durham is a beautiful city. Chose Gadds town house due to its quirky appearance and close proximity to Durham centre. We booked into the Edwardian Express room after obtaining a parking spot right outside the hotel (£4 from 3pm until 9am) Upon check in they asked for a card to secure any extras to our room. I have never had... More

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Additional Information about Gadds Town House

Also Known As:
Gadds Town House Hotel Durham
Gadds Town House Hotel
Address: 34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic Georgian building from the outside...... step inside and prepare to be wowed . Choose Gadds Town House, Durham city’s most beautiful hotel and restaurant. Nestled in historical and peaceful Old Elvet, a striking transformation of an elegant townhouse ideally located minutes away from the Cathedral & Castle and Durham’s vibrant night life. Once inside the decor exudes glamour, luxuriously decedent combined with an eclectic collection of antiques & paintings creating atmosphere and special ambience to completely relax and enjoy. ... more   less 
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