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Castle View Guest House

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 41 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2 reviews
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

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lovely English B&B! Small, clean, quaint, and newly renovated. Breakfast was great and there is a cute little garden out back. It is located right in the town and close to everything! Really enjoyed our stay!

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

What can I say except thank you so much for you generous review. Anne and the girls. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I recently spent ten days at Castle View while visiting my daughter and her family on Durham. She and her husband have moved from Birmingham, UK to Durham where he is a lecturer at the University. I plan to visit them yearly and need a place to call home when I visit, and I have definitely found my "home" at... More

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

Always lovely to have guests like yourself - especially for long visits when you almost become part of our family. Looking forward to your next visit. Thanks for the kind review. Mike More

Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed two nights in June 2014 in Room 4. A very spacious, comfortable room, very clean and well-appointed. Good breakfast and friendly service. Ideal location within easy walking distance of the city centre. A little more direction in advance on exactly where the house is located would be helpful for those arriving by car. Very enjoyable stay and would... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your positive comments. I have spoken to the Google people about being clearer/more accurate in our location so let's hope for an improvement. All the best Mike More

Oldham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The location of the guest house is perfect, right in the city centre, but easy to reach by car as you come into the city. The owners will sort out a parking permit for you. We arrived early and were shown to our rooms immediately. The owner was very welcoming and relaxed, couldn't have made us more welcome. The rooms... More

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

It is one of the rewards of having a guesthouse when we get guests like you and your family. Every kind comment is much appreciated. It would be a pleasure to see you all again. Best wishes Anne Mike and Staff 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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