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The City Hotel

84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
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Ranked #16 of 41 Durham B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
MJG636 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in a double en-suite room on Friday and Saturday nights. Our very large room had a really comfortable bed and fairly compact but completely adequate en-suite which was very clean. It was in the front of the building which means it got the noise of the traffic as it is on the main road and I had to... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in the apparently awful Room 1 - Yes its small but immaculate with the comfiest beds ever!!! Very quiet with a great power shower.....only thing missing was some soap and maybe the addition of a wall mirror is needed - said from the point of view of a very shortsighted person who needs a mirror 2 inches in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the city with my partner on Saturday night last, when we arrived we received a great welcome, the girl on duty showed us to our room showed us the fire escape, very attentive.The room was clean, bed comfortable,tea coffee making facilities, just what you need.We went to the bar ( very busy) where we had a wonderful... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had booked the City for two nights over the bank holiday weekend. I think from reading the other reviews that we were really unlucky with our room as nobody else has reviewed room 1. When we arrived there was only one lady on duty who had to deal with a busy bar and booking in guests. This was not... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the 4 nights we stayed as booked on the day of arrival ( Easter Monday ) , surprised we got in as everywhere else was full and expensive . The staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough to make our stay very welcoming and pleasant . Room ( No 2 ) was large , comfy and warm .... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have stayed many times in Durham in a variety of hotels / B & Bs and this has to rate as just about the best. Superb rooms, fantastic and helpful staff. The rooms are very well laid out with everything provided. I cannot fault the accommodation at all. Breakfast was generally very good although the only thing I can... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Booked this hotel for a double room on Saturday 26/04/2014 for the one night , arrived and checked in at the bar aprox 14.30 , so earlier than the 15.00 stated.Met by extremely freindly staff , and showed up to room and also was explained the keys for access and also shown the fire escape.The girl in question also offered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed for 1 night in this charming pub, we ate when we arrived and the menu and quality of food was outstanding. All the staff were very attentive and keen to help. I couldn't praise the food enough. The room was perfect and very well presented with fresh clean linen on the beds and ample towels... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Having called in to enquire when the newly refurbished rooms would be available - I was impressed by the level of service offered by the member of staff, which included finding a taxi number for me. I had a fantastic New York deli style hot salt beef doorstop sandwich with the best beef dripping chips & my colleague had taste... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stayed for one night on business in Durham, very tired room above a tired looking pub. Had to pay with cash, they do not do breakfast, they could not give me a receipt at the time of paying and did not leave a receipt as promised when we left.. there was no one about when we left in the morning.... More

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Address: 84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
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Ranked #16 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
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