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Cathedral View Town House

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   212 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QN, England
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Cathedral View Town House
Ranked #2 of 41 Durham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I recently stayed here for 2 nights. The host (Jim) was very friendly, welcoming and attentive. Both of our rooms were comfortable and well appointed. The whole place is spotlessly clean. Breakfast was wonderful. What makes this place so nice is all the extra touches such as bath robes, nice toiletries, trouser press etc. There was a... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just want to thank Jim and Karen for four years of hospitality. We first stayed at Cathedral View when our daughter started at Durham University and we have been back every time we are in Durham. Our daughter has just graduated and we had a wonderful time helped by staying in a familiar, comfortable, with excellent breakfasts and hospitable house.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hosts. As we say in Scotland " If you want a bleather you got it" Great rooms. Great Breakfasts. Some very good eateries close at hand for evening meals. You need very little during the day after those breakfasts. If you want a "Room With A View" ask for one of the rooms higher up. Can't say any more... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are not absolutely positive you can arrive within a 2-hour window, do not book with this B&B. We reserved 2 rooms and were asked to try and arrive between 5 & 7. Unfortunately, we got lost while sightseeing in Yorkshire Dales and found ourselves out of cell phone range until after 7. When we called at 7:40, we... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear Deanna Thank you for your not unexpected review which is slanderous and not completely truthful. You have the accolade of being the only guests in the 14 years we have been in business to have been charged for a 'no-show'. We are entirely flexible with arrival times but, naturally, need to know when our visitors are planning to arrive... More

Staffordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We are late posting this review as we stayed here on the eve of our daughter's graduation. Cannot praise the comfortable bedroom, modern bathroom & attentive service enough. Pleasant breakfast the next morning. It is obviously highly rated as it was our first choice when then visiting the Durham Lights but were disappointed not to stay as it gets booked... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and we regret that we were unable to accommodate you when you visited the Lumiere festival. Best wishes Karen and Jim More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A very well turned out Georgian (I think!) town house. Jim welcomed us at the door, and gave us his full attention the entire stay. His knowledge of Durham (and Yorkshire too) was great, and we followed his recommendations several times. Parking is on the street, and subject to charges at various times, but Jim sorted us a permit for... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear Ray and Lauren Many thanks for your review and delighted that you enjoyed your weekend away with us. Kind regards Jim and Karen More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stayed here with my daughter for one night only (far too short!) to take a tour of the university campus. We arrived to a very friendly welcome and the news that we had been upgraded to a room upstairs with a lovely view. Everywhere is very clean, warm and inviting and you immediately feel very relaxed and 'on holiday'.... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear Jo Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back whilst your daughter is studying in Durham. Best wishes Jim and Karen More

West Lothian Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed at Cathedral View for a three night break our first trip to Durham. Our room at the back of the house overlooked the cricket ground and river. Room was large well appointed with a separate en-suite. There is a small resident’s lounge with information and sherry if you would like a nightcap. Jim the host has lots of... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear David and Joan Many thanks for your kind review. Karen and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Jim More

London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for two days whilst visiting my husband's student son. We found Cathedral View to be welcoming, comfortable and warm, and our host, Jim, was very friendly and helpful without being 'in your face'. We had a pretty room with comfy beds, tea and coffee facilities, and nice toiletries. Best of all, we had plenty... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear Andy and Margaret Many thanks for your kind review and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you when you next visit Andy's son. Best wishes Jim and Karen More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stadyed here for just the one night last week. We were greeted by Karen who after finding out it was our anniversary, immediately upgraded our room. Karen checked us in and provided lots of local knowledge on where to eat and what to do, inc guides, maps etc. Our room at the top of the house was immaculately decorated... More

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Cathedralview, Owner at Cathedral View Town House, responded to this review

Dear Adrienne and James Thank you for your generous praise. Karen and I are delighted that you enjoyed celebrating your wedding anniversary with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Jim More

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Address: 212 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Hotel Class:5 star — Cathedral View Town House 5*
Also Known As:
Cathedral View Town House Hotel Durham

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