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The City Hotel

84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
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Ranked #26 of 43 Durham B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Durham to attend ODI cricket at Chester Le Street . City Hotel provided a comfortable room for 2 nights; excellent breakfasts and most important all the staff were friendly and very attentive to visitors. Lively pub on the Friday evening but rooms 4 to 6 not really impacted. I will stay there next time I go North for... More 

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

This was my first trip to Durham, the central location of the City Hotel is excellent for exploring the city. The rooms was not large ( a twin) but clean and comfortable and the staff made us really welcome. Not really a hotel in the typical sense, more rooms over a pub, however this did not detract from the experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time staying at this hotel despite numerous trips to Durham over the last 4 years whilst my son has been at university here. Wish we'd found it before. Great central location, clean and pleasant room, good breakfast and extremely friendly and helpful staff.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant stay, large clean double room and en suite, excellent breakfast, some traffic noise, but to be expected in a city!! Handy for sightseeing on foot, plenty of eating places if needed within 5 minutes.

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

I stayed here for 2 nights whilst visiting my daughter at the university. There is nothing bad I can say about the place. I stayed in a single room which was small but had ensuite, and plenty of storage plus tea and coffee facilities and was very clean. Only down side was when i flushed the toilet or ran water... More 

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is not really a "hotel" -- more like rooms above a pub. But it's pretty good. From pre-trip research, I knew that The City is an 18th-century building with recent modifications to include rooms with ensuite. My impression was that it would be marvellously quaint, reeking with character etc. In fact, the room seemed quite basic. And it was... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I stayed for a night and everything was what you would of expected for the price it was clean well appointed the staff were very pleasant and the food very nice a very Mexican theme. The only downside was parking which was not there fault

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The term "City Hotel" may be a bit misleading and maybe it should be renamed "City Hotel and Inn" - because definitely the impression is that it is more a pub or a tavern than a hotel. We were a bit worried by some of the previous adverse reviews but having stayed there for one night in April 2015 we... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I walked here from the station in just a few minutes. Lots of Italian restaurants a few hundred yards away. On the banks of the river. Overall very pleasant and friendly helpful staff. I had a twin room was hoping to push the beds together but in the event the beds were were at right angles to each other and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just stayed for one night, Saturday 11th April with friends. Both rooms where very clean and comfortable. Some of the previous reviews commented about the noise from downstairs but come on its a pub. We had a very comfortable nights stay and next morning we all tucked into a hearty breakfast with complimentary newspapers. The staff where very helpful and... More 

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