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Castle View Guest House

4 Crossgate | DH1 4PS, Durham Durham Cit, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a really good upmarket guest house. Clean and large rooms, quality furnishings and newly redone bathrooms. Good breakfasts included and very friendly and helpful owners and staff. A few minutes walk from everywhere in Durham. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a year plus living in Durham and this was my first of many wonderful experiences. I stayed here while visiting Durham University and had all of the support and comfort imaginable. After finishing undergrad in the US, I moved to Durham and stayed here for the second time, my first nights living in England. My parents have also... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Very comfortable rooms in this B and B within walking distance of the city centre. A friendly welcome and the owners offered to help us with parking as the street outside had no spaces. A good breakfast and lots of fresh coffee. We had tried to stay here on previous trips but it was always full. Now we know why.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Friendly welcome, issued with parking permits for the remainder of the evening and following morning. Our room was on the top floor, very spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. Shower was very powerful , lovely ! Good breakfast and friendly service. Great location for the city centre, the locals ( not students) were quite vocal for a short time when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

One night stopover whilst visiting our daughter who is at the University. Spacious top floor room with en suite and the best, most powerful shower I have ever had anywhere! Lovely welcome, everything spotlessly clean, and a good breakfast. Being almost in the City Centre means easy walking access to shops, restaurants, the Cathedral etc but be warned that the... More 

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

Thanks for your helpful review. Yes this is a lively area as you might expect in a university town with very many happy students. Makes you wish you are young again. ( at least it does me ). 😀😄😄 More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We have just stayed here over the Lumiere Festival weekend and despite the crowds it was quiet. Driving to Crossgate involves going round a seemingly bewildering series of small streets until you get to one where it is the only one not marked No Entry. Crossgate is a cobbled side road on a slope with not much room to turn... More 

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

As you said - the city was in the middle of the festival of light in which many side streets are blocked off temporarily. It is hardly surprising that that you found it confusing. If you write to the city authorities you could mention this to them. However this only happens every 2 years You say that a disadvantage of... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were in Durham City for Lumiere and had booked this B&B several months in advance. It did not disappoint. We had selected it for its central location and this was really good. We parked overnight in an underground car park by Framwellgate Bridge and walked to Castle View in 5 minutes. The decor of the Guest House is excellent... More 

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

My goodness what a great review and from a grade 8 contributer with 249 reviews. Thank you very very much. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Located near the city center, Durham Cathedral, and Durham Castle. Comfortable accommodations and friendly, helpful proprietor. Room was spacious and beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and tidy.

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

Thank you for your positive comments. Good reviews keep our guest house up in the listings and we all very much appreciate them. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stayed here as a one night stop over in order to deliver our son safely to Uni. On arrival we were greeted by Anne who handed us our keys and showed us to our room, which was a double king. The room itself was lovely and had everything that was needed, ie. tea making facilities, soaps, shampoo, hair dryer,... More 

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

Thanks for your comprehensive review. In our small crowded city parking is scarce however the ADVANTAGE of staying at Castleview is that you can usually park very close to the house in the little parking cul-de -sac on which we are located. If a guest is only staying one night we give them a free permit which is valid until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This B&B was by far the best facility that we stayed in during our visit to England earlier this month. My sister and I shared Room #1. Very quiet, the decor was beautiful, bathroom heavenly (raised sink and large shower), and I had the most restful sleep in that wonderful single bed! Since I am in the market for a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I do hope you will come again. Your observations help us to keep up our standards and give every one a boost when sometimes we are a little demoralised. You have definitely put an extra spring in our step - thank you again. Anne More 

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