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The Garden House Inn

North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ , England
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Ranked #22 of 44 Durham B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel situated on top of a steep hill although it is only a 6 minute walk to the edge of the city and a steady 8 minute walk back up . Good hard working staff and the food looked very good and reasonably priced . We were booked for a 1 night stay in the family room which... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a two night stay - what a refreshing experience. The room was very comfy, breakfast was just right, lovely coffee. It was very nice to have good customer service -Tom behind the bar was a star. The owner was a nice guy, very genuine. Had a good meal in the bar. Good atmosphere - very popular .... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in Feb 2015 & had a great stay, we had a family room that was light & airy. The room was well stocked with tea, coffee & bottled water & lovely big Egyptian towels & large bathroom the shower was a bit temperamental & the bath could maybe do with replacing. The hotel is about... More 

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southampton uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

the room was fine, the food was ok but not great. However, the staff had an all night party on the second night. When we complained to management after the stay (they were on holiday whilst we were there) they were polite and promised a lot - nothing of which was ever followed up. Eventually they just stopped talking to... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Roast dinner good. Vegetarian option poor for the price. Sticky toffee pudding recommended. No children's menu offered. Adult menu given for all of us yet when tried to order pudding off this for a child we were told they didn't do that one for children! Then were charged £4 for a very small child's pudding? The girls also messed up... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Nice friendly inn. Not to expensive, quite close to the city centre. Has private parking. The rooms were simple, cozy and the beds were very comfortable. Everything was nice and clean and smelt nice even though you were staying above the pub. Breakfast was ok, nothing to write home about and they didn't do cooked breakfasts.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Booked a double room at short notice for overnight break.Easy to find,limited parking due to the pub being busy.Very comfortable room,with tea, coffee etc.Breakfast was continental,with plenty of choice.Only grumble would be the shower.Quicker to run a bath!!Evening meal was lovely,scampi and huge chips,also steak and fries!Staff very helpful and friendly. Would definatley recommend for a short stay.Room was also... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed on New Years Eve. We had the spacious family room, came with plenty of tea/coffee making facilities, biscuits & bottled water. Very comfortable bed. Very clean & well looked after. The staff were very friendly & helpful. The shower wasn't brilliant but it did the job. Ideal for the City centre, only about 10 mins walk. The breakfast... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed here one night with our daughty and had a really cosy family rrom. The webiste shows pictures of really nouveau cusine food but we had some amazingly huge and fabulous portions of tempura brocolli, deep fried cauliflower and cod and chips. We couldn't stop raving about how great the food was. Worth a stay for the food alone.... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Booked family room, pleasantly surprised for price, spacious, lovely towels, breakfast included but no one mentioned fact it was continental. This was a disappointment but overall lovely place to stay if your heading for central durham. Lovely atmosphere in pub in evening. Would recommend :)

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