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The Garden House Inn

North Road, Durham DH1 4NQ , England
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Ranked #23 of 44 Durham B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi I would have to say that this bb is the best ive been to they are so welcoming allways happy to help food very nice and good priced mangers very good very polite bar staff clean tolits very nice lay out not too expensive I realy like my time here

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 1 night on a leisure break. It was a good little hotel, good access to the city centre, comfortable room and a very good meal. the restaurant was buzzing and the staff were excellent in every way. Our only disappointment was that there was only a Continental breakfast available and the choice of items was a bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation in Durham being limited and pricey the Garden House Inn isn't bad. Certainly the staff were really friendly and efficient and the beer and bar food were very good. No a la carte menu was offered during my stay. My room was large and clean and the bed comfortable. But it was too warm; radiators couldn't be adjusted and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Heating in my room couldn't be controlled other than by asking bar staff to switch the system off altogether. Windows could only be opened by using a wedge, one window didn't lock. Noise levels were poor due to my room being on a busy road without double glazing and poor soundproofing between rooms. Bed, duvet and pillows had seen better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Loved the atmosphere in the pub but the restaurant was disappointing. The food was mediocre, I had fish and chips my husband had ham egg and chips and considering the price we paid and the photos on their website, we were expecting better. Our room was nice but the noise from the plumbing was audible whenever anyone in adjoining rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

1 night stay: great bar and very friendly staff. Love the cozy feel (helped by real open fire) and decor of the place. Room clean and comfortable with tea/coffee making facilities. Expect a cooked breakfast rather than continental for £85 per night. The only disappointing part of our stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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