We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gadds Town House

5.0 of 5 34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Gadds Town House
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Gadds Town House
Write a Review

348 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    180
    85
    41
    22
    20
See reviews for
26
232
1
17
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (77)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (348)
  • Mar-May only
    (94)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (95)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (93)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (66)
All months
Redcar, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
74 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely little boutique hotel only a few minutes walk from the centre of Durham. We stayed in the Edwardian Express room, which was quite spacious and had a lovely bathroom with complimentary Molton Brown products. The bar area was lovely. My only complaint would be breakfast, it was very unorganised. People were served breakfasts they hadn't ordered, there was no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity to stay at Gadds Townhouse on a recent holiday to the UK and it was fantastic. Beautiful and luxurious rooms to stay in and a superb evening meal followed by a lovely English breakfast in the morning would defiantly stay again and would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night at the Town House, Durham in December. It is in a good location and short walking distance to the shops and town centre. Its a total step back in time. Olde World in its décor. Chandeliers, copies of old masterpieces on the walls. Small, bijou hotel but the staff were very friendly and helpful. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a super meal here recently and it was beautiful. Food and service 1st class. Going back soon to sample their extremely well priced Xmas Fayre!! Can't comment on accommodation but I'm sure it will be as lovely as the rest of the hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Great to read your review, thank you for your feedback We do our upmost best to make everyones experience here at the townhouse idylic I do hope you got to try our fantastic festive menu Kindest Regards More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the gadd's town house for an evening for my boyfriends birthday. We had an amazing time from start to finish. Lovely staff, lovely room (amethyst), lovely atmosphere. I'd defiantly stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Great to hear you spent your birthday with us here at the townhouse, so pleased your experience was a memoable one Happy Birthday and hope to see you again soon More 

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

As a special treat we booked a table in the restaurant at the Town House. It certainly lived up to it's reputation. On arrival we had a drink in the beautifully decorated bar, before heading into the restaurant. My wife opted for the Festive Menu while I chose Lamb from the A La Carte menu as it is my favourite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Wow and perfect are 2 words we love to see and I am very pleased you had the perfect evening here with us at the townhouse and look forward to seeing you again soon Thank you very much for your review More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited the Town House with friends and i have to say that i absolutely loved this place. Its quirky and well designed decor was great but the food was out of this world. Now i know its there i will be back!! Thanks for a lovely evening

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review We look forward to giving you another enjoyable evening soon Kindest Regards More 

Darlington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what can we really say apart from WOW. staying at Gadds certainly has that wow factor. We only stayed one night but it was well worth it, the room was very plush with a comfy bed a fantastic shower and a roll top bath. It was very tastefully decorated to a high standard. They even thought of the little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that your stay at the townhouse was at the standard that we strive to maintain. We appreciate the time atken to give us your feedback and we hope to see you back in the future Kindest Regards More 

Palma de Mallorca
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: extremely friendly staff who make you very welcome. Free wifi. Great location. Amazing shower. Lots of towels. Quiet. The receptionist and waitress could not have been more helpful and friendly. Cons: Dirty table in room. Like warm bacon, beans, sausage. Greasy plates.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gadds T, Manager at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, I am overwhelmed that the staff made you feel welcome and were very helpful. This feedback is very helpful and I sincerely apologise for your breakfast and dirty table, I can assure you that I have spoken to the necesary people as we strive to make everyones experience here at the townhouse as... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Having stayed in other hotels in Durham I was keen to try Gadds Townhouse as it looked an interesting boutique type hotel. We booked into the Cruise room which is at the top of the hotel. It is a very small room and extremely gloomy. The lighting was very dull or bright lights - nothing in between and one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
townhouseowner, Owner at Gadds Town House, responded to this review

We are very disappointed to hear your comments made about your experience at The Townhouse but we take on board everything said as we wish to make everyone’s stay an idyllic one. To hopefully put your mind at ease, I would like to highlight our pre-authorisation procedure and why is it necessary for our establishment. A pre- authorisation is a... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Gadds Town House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gadds Town House

Address: 34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gadds Town House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Gadds Town House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gadds Town House Hotel Durham

84 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (77)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay