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Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edgewater, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent the whole month of August in this hotel and every time I would arrive in the room, something was different: my dishes from the previous night were not removed (more than once), they forgot a cleaning product in my bathroom, missing towel, and the worst of all: my TV remote control was Gone one night!! I called room... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really lovely hotel. Our room was clean and well presented with a view over the river. The breakfast was top quality with plenty of choice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative is you have to pay for parking. Otherwise, a very enjoyable stay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here yet again. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean, beds are comfortable and the location is fantastic, cross the road over the bridge and you are in town. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Durham. Well worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 1 night in August. The hotel is in a very central location and we really enjoyed drinks in Whisky River just over Elvet bridge. The bed was the comfiest hotel bed I have ever slept in! Room was clean and modern, no complaints at all. The cooked breakfast in the morning was gorgeous aswell and plenty of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Royal County for one night in August. The location is superb as everything is within walking distance. The room was very comfortable and clean. I'd been worried that it might be noisy as there are several pubs located close by but you couldn't hear a thing inside. What really made this hotel stand out was the service.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Marriott Durham is well placed for the Old Town and Cathedral. Being upgraded to a larger room was a welcome move, but the room was a little tired with minor housekeeping shortcomings. Breakfast was very good with attentive staff, but the bar was cold and unwelcoming. Again on the more positive side the Pool and Spa was well appointed.... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overnight stay on a weekend getaway with some friends. The hotel has a great location, all the main attractions of the city centre are within walking distance. Car park is an excellent facility, and charges very reasonable. Very friendly welcome, rooms were ready ahead of time, and all staff were extremely helpful at all times. We got a lucky upgrade... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the month of August I was in Durham on Business and stayed in a few different hotels in the area. The Marriott was one of the best for location and it does have spa facilities, but as for anything else they were trailing behind their competitors. There was no consistency in the way the staff on reception dealt with... More

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DurhamMarriott, General Manager at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We have already responded to you directly regarding your recent stay with us. I do hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Warm regards Des Caldwell More

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay here, I found the staff to be lovely and helpful. They even personally delivered flowers to my room on the request of my mam, which were beautiful. The beds were so comfortable, it was just such a shame my room was hot. However we were above the swimming baths, and it was 20°c near enough... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a weekend away and booked the Marriot Hotel. On arriving we were greeted by a friendly receptionist, he was very polite. We were booked into room 257 which was ready for us on arrival. The lift was not working as they were having a new one installed. Our room was spacious as so was the bed. The... More

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Address: Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
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Hotel Class:4 star — Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County 4*
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Located in the heart of the historic city of Durham, this hotel – part of which dates back to circa 1630 – boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear.The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ideally located within this University city, a short walk away from the world famous Cathedral and Castle. Through Durham’s cobbled streets, explore this unique city’s blend of old and new with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all. No 59 Old Elvet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast with a choice of a la carte options, along with dinner from the Source Grill menu featuring Chef’s unique signature dishes. Afternoon Tea is served daily and a glass of Champagne can be added for an extras special touch. Later in the day choose from an extensive range of classic and contemporary cocktails in the Durham Bar. Alternatively our Starbucks store, situated on the ground floor of the hotel, serves a wide variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day.Relax with a visit to the hotel’s leisure centre, complete with indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam room. The hotel is also ideally located for exploring the North east and its surrounding areas. Just 15 miles (24km) from the centre of Newcastle and 11 miles (18km) from Sunderland. Other local attractions include; Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Durham Adventure Valley to name but a few. ... more   less 
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