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The City Hotel

84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the last few dreadful reviews, the last one in particular, I feel I have to give a balancing view. I stayed at The City with my partner for three nights in mid-late March 2015. On arrival, on a Thursday in mid-afternoon, we were shown to our room after having gone the through the brief formalities of checking in at... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How staff can alter your opinion of a venue the hired held dont care dont give a monkeys about long term profits or ifthe business has a future Check in poor had not even got through door and asked to. Fork ot for entire stay then to be told ! Told we cant aerve tou a beer or a noght... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having read the last review I felt compelled to second this opinion and let people know about an equally bad night the previous night (Saturday 28th Feb). My friend and I had a night away as a "treat" saved up for by our families. We had the twin room at the back of the hotel. At first all seemed fine.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

this was a horrible experience. Hardly any sleep all night. The sound of cars constantly zooming past. VehicleS parked music blaring under our window. Revellers throughout the early hours AND YES THIS WAS A SUNDAY NIGHT. Bins being put out across cobbles. Beer delivered at six with barrels being thrown about. All needed was a plane to fly past low.... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed just the one night at this pub yet the staff made us really feel at home. They were extremely helpful and friendly. Room was cozy and spotless, location was central, breakfast substantial. And it doesn't do any harm to mention their rather scrummy beers. When we go back to Durham we would certainly stay here again.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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248 reviews 248 reviews
54 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The City Hotel is actually a pub with rooms, rather than a fully fledged hotel. The rooms are very clean with a comfortable bed, and don't suffer from noise from the pub or beery smells! The single rooms are quite small; there's no chair or desk, and the only real flat surface was the window sill. The shower was fine,... More 

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232 reviews 232 reviews
48 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I spent a night in Room 3 for our daughters 21st birthday. Double room, freshly renovated, comfortable bed and hot shower. At front of hotel so road noise. No local parking so we parked in a nearby street and walked with our cases. Hotel is very close to town centre. Great bar for watching the world go... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We arrived early but were able to leave our bags behind the bar until check in time. We had the twin room, room 1 and it was fine. It's a room above a pub so you can't expect silence in the evening. We thought the sounds of traffic might annoy us but we didn't hear anything. We could hear music... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I booked this the day before travelling on Last Minute so maybe did not examine the details closely enough. The entry did say free parking which was definitely not true. I had to park on the street on a meter for £2.40 to last me till 9.30 am next day. It was around three hundred yards away so if I... More 

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