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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   4 Crossgate | DH1 4PS, Durham Durham Cit, England
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Castle View Guest House
Ranked #3 of 42 Durham B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a warm friendly greeting by both staff and other visitors. A very comfortable room with an excellent choice at breakfast. As we travelled by train parking was difficult B&B is in a hilly area but surfaces good, as weather was dry all time of our trip not sure what like in wet or icy

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Larry thank you for your review. I was particularly interested in your other reviews of Durham restaurants and attractions. I would recommend that readers of this review take time to browse Larry's comments. Mike More

uk
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely B and B in a great location - easy walking distance to the centre. Very nice clean and comfortable rooms. We checked out the exact location on google street view, and that was useful. The parking could perhaps be awkward, but we were fine, as we acted on the tips to go to the B and B to... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay but sorry not to meet you as we were away on holiday ourselves. Parking tips worked out ok I see, See u next time hopefully. Mike More

Kilchberg, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Durham for an Open Day at Durham University and we could not have picked a better place. Our room was on the top floor with a comfortable double bed and lovely fresh linen, a small desk and en-suite bathroom which had been recently renovated. The room is tastefully decorated and has a small TV so we could... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Glad you and daughter enjoyed your stay. Sorry you thought our TV small - it is 42 inch screen - any bigger and it would be too large even in this very large room. I enjoyed giving you both a lift to the station and hope you caught your train ok. Mike More

ST NEOTS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a 2 night stay at this B&B and I have to say it was excellent. Beautiful, clean, modern rooms and a superb, fresh cooked full English breakfast. Excellent value and I would recommend this to anyone. £100.00 per night was a good price. You will receive a very warm welcome. If you want a good place to eat,... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we also enjoyed you being around. Hurry back. Anne More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The house is outfitted and decorated with superb taste. The location could hardly be more central. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. Very good value for money. The students were a little noisy Saturday night, but we slept well anyway. Exceptionally lovely garden shows loving care by owners

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review it is nice to be appreciated. Saturday night was an exceptional night in the university calendar when many students celebrate end of their courses and hi jinks is the order of the day. 'Twas ever thus ! Come again Anne More

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable in every respect. The room was comfortable, updated, (wonderful shower!!), and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious served promptly and so pleasantly by Joan. We are walkers and were pleasantly surprised to find that all the sites were so easy to get to. Wonderful memories of our stay in Durham.

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Your wonderful review was very much appreciated by us all especially Joan We agree she is such a friendly welcoming girl we are lucky to have her. We would love you to come and stay again. Anne More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was so impressed by this B & B. Central location, outstanding decor, lovely views! Good value for money. I was at the top of the house and had a good night's rest. Extremely comfortable. Neighbors (college kids) were a little noisy but didn't keep me up. Parking was a bit limited. Street parking only. But it worked for us.

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Holly glad you enjoyed your visit. We would love to welcome you back. Anne. More

Cambridge, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

An excellent stay at this recently refurbished and well-situated house. Rooms are large and spotlessly clean and the breakfasts are well prepared from good ingredients. The house is very well situated for public transport, being about 5' walk from the bus station and 10' from the rail station, although everywhere in Durham is hilly so people do need to be... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your sympathetic and understanding comments - dare I say probably because you know Cambridge another busy university city. As you observe when one comes to stay in Durham there must be a certain expectation of noise and vibrancy particularly in the center of town. The alternative is to stay a little further off the beaten track. Thanks... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This guest house was very clean and cared for - looked like it had recently been done up. Rooms were clean and the bathroom was excellent. Parking was a bit of a problem and they didn't seem like they wanted us to have a car, you get a 3 hour parking permit but have to use a meter at other... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Yes you are right our rooms have been recently enlarged and completely renovated with luxury en- suits and soundproof windows. Also new high quality beds and linen and new cream coloured deep pile carpets with superior underlays or as you so kindly say "DONE UP " As far as parking is concerned this has never been a problem as we... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a beautiful guest house which is decorated to an extremely high standard and the bathroom was fantastic; it looked newly refitted and had an amazing shower (no bath). We were in the top of the house and the room was very hot indeed, despite leaving the window open when we went out in the evening and then all... More

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MJ_Williams864444, Owner at Castle View Guest House, responded to this review

Unfortunately your visit coincided with two of the biggest student days of the summer when the young people get their results. They were also warm and sunny. Our summer duvets are all 4 tog so should not have been uncomfortable however we wished you had asked for fans which we would have been happy to have provided. Our windows are... More

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Additional Information about Castle View Guest House

Address: 4 Crossgate | DH1 4PS, Durham Durham Cit, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle View Guest House 4*
Also Known As:
Castle View Guest House Hotel Durham

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17 century English Heritage Listed Building with origins going back to the 14th century - restored and decorated to the highest standards.6 en-suite rooms - 2 with views of castle and cathedral the others looking over the historic street of Crossgate - one of the medieval routes where the ancient road from England to Scotland forded the River Wear and on which the city was originally founded - this unprepossessing street predates the castle and cathedral.The house is the closest residential property of all to the town centre and is only a few minutes walk from the castle and cathedral , the historic centre , shopping streets and restaurants. This can mean that the street is sometimes lively and noisy at night usually at weekends due to the fact that we are a prestigious university city with many boisterous young people out and about. We do however have double glazing and the highest quality beds to help you have a goodnight sleep before a full English breakfast cooked fresh to order with cereals , juices , and freshly cut fruit salad. ... more   less 
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