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The Town House Durham

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34 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, England (Formerly Gadds Town House)
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  • 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, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my husband at the end of June 2015 just for a nice night away. Upon arrival we got the only remaining parking space opposite the hotel and thought we would quickly check in before finding a cash point as we hadn't realised how expensive it would be, but were advised immediately to do this as the... More 

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Reading
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I sympathise with the reviewer a couple of reviews down, our stay was quite different. We got parking easily enough opposite the front of the hotel and were aware of the parking charges from the hotel's website - we were able to feed the meter in the evening to save having to run out in our PJ's at 8AM!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay here we stayed in the ruby room last time which was lovely but this time we stayed in the Eden lodge and it had the wow factor, checked in no problems at all staff were happy and very nice, got took to our room which is at the back of the hotel and down some... More 

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Glos, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really hard to know quite how to rate the Town House. On one hand it is not a run of the mill chain hotel- someone has made the effort to add character and create something different and the staff were all very welcoming and friendly- a big plus in my book. Breakfast was pretty good. The location is also a... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son booked us in at the Town House for a special surprise for my wife and I. And despite him paying a lot of money for the room, it turned into a night of hell. Firstly, it says on the website there’s ample street parking, but if you were lucky enough to find one, it was charged by the... More 

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townhouseowner, Owner at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Firstly can I thank you for choosing The Townhouse Durham for your recent stay in Durham City. I would also like to apologize for the unfortunate events that occurred on the evening. We strive to make every guests stay at The Townhouse the best it can be but unfortunately we do very, very occasionally have guests who enjoy themselves too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights and couldn't have been more comfortable. OK it's a bit "quirky" in parts but very wel appointed, lovely staff and a very convenient location. Our room wasn't huge but it was superbly furnished and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was fantastic but we didn't eat here in the evening preferring to try some places in... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this 5* Hotel during graduation week so was extremely busy but the staff were very good particularly the Manager Nikki, service with a smile and very professional, superb. The food however was not as good as I expected maybe being a 5* you expect a bit better. The overall night was a success down to the service not often... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this Hotel for our Anniversary one night in the garden room with an hot tub.We were impressed with the room where the hot tub was placed was not easy to get in or out and due to the location you could be viewed by the house next door not enough screening.The evening meal was very good our steaks... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place ran by absolutely lovely people. The Room was gorgeous and the food was to die for. Would definitely recommend this fabulous boutique hotel to anybody wanting to stay centrally in Durham.

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stopped in the Le jardin room for our wedding night! Was perfect, room was lovely and clean and absolutely gorgeous! Lovely little touches with extra hot chocolate sachets (thank you Steven ☺) and a hamper with wine and chocolates! Must say tho the hot tub and views made our stay and the dressing gowns were so comfy! The staff... More 

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