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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for town house on Saturday 20th June , went as a couple for meals our order was taken fillet steak & rib eye steak both meals were excellent also managed 2 sweets, Nikki & Allen were brilliant as were the rest of the staff , looking forward to the next time .

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

While in Durham my partner proposed and booked this hotel and the penthouse suite as a surprise! We were thrilled with the standard of the room, a huge sleigh bed, an even bigger bathtub! It was magnificent! Everything about our stay was fantastic, the staff were lovely and very attentive! The room was of a very high standard! Thorntons chocolates... More 

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townhouseowner, General Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Firstly would like to say CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us with such fantastic reviews and I am very pleased you have enjoyed every part of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My boyfriend booked a surprise trip here staying in Le Jardin room. The website promises 5 star luxury so we were excited! The property has been decorated and furnished in an odd style. It looks like it is trying to be trendy on a budget. The reception staff are very friendly and we were warmly welcomed. Le Jardin room -... More 

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed here for my birthday and it is very nice,room was lovely but I would warn you if you are tall. Bijoux loft does give it away but just passing on advice. It is just a short walk into Durham. Breakfast is excellent, you won't leave hungry. staff can't do enough for you. Will be back for sure. Another piece... More 

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townhouseowner, General Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Me and my team at The Townhouse really care about our guests, and what impression we have made, so it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay Equally the team are truly delighted that we impressed you with our service. Look forward to welcoming you back More 

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed in the Ruby Room and although the pictures online look gorgeous the room doesn't quite live up to it I'm afraid. The bathroom is beautiful and so is the bed (very comfy) but everything just felt tatty and in need of a spruce up. The chairs had beading falling off them and our bath plug had been broken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited today for lunch. Excellent value, three course lunch for £16, gorgeous food and wonderful staff. They were really helpful and exceptionally lovely; particularly Linda! Thank you, we had a lovely afternoon and have already booked the next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Had our wedding here on the 19th April with exclusive use of the townhouse and what can I say everything was amazing the venue looked stunning, all the food was perfect with 20 steaks all served at the same time cooked to perfection as guests had requested, the staff couldn't have been more attentive, and all our guests enjoyed all... More 

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townhouseowner, General Manager at The Town House Durham, responded to this review

Thank you very much Tracey for taking the time to review your special day It was an absolute pleasure to be part of your day and for me and my team to make your day extra special. I hope you had a beautiful honeymoon and we all hope to see you back soon. More 

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