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Cathedral View Town House

212 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed here for two nights for my birthday in February. Lovely B&B right in the centre of town - 5 minute walk to the Cathedral, Castle and local shops. Our room had lovely decor, was spotlessly clean and the bathroom contained the most amazing walk-in power shower. We would highly recommend.

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

Please note that this is a misspost as we closed the business in August last year More 

Cadiz, Spain
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Checked out this B&B as we didn't like the look of most of the hotels in the city. Jim and Karen were the perfect hosts. Rooms were spotlessly clean, well equipped and with all the extras you would need for your stay. We had the attic bedroom with fantastic panoramic views of the city. The full English breakfast with homemade... More 

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Stockport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here recently for the Durham Miners Gala weekend. The Gala in itself was a superb experience which I would highly recommend. The Cathedral View itself was a wonderful place to stay, very warm and welcoming, with beautiful spotless rooms and an excellent breakfast. We would have extended our stay if it had been possible, and will most certainly... More 

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

Dear John Thank you for your review and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay when yo visited the Miners' Gala. With some regrets but looking forward to more free time, we have closed the business today and take the opportunity to thank all of our guests/friends over the past 15 years. Best wishes Jim and Karen More 

North America
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is an absolutely perfect B&B. At first glance it appears to be just a small house on a humdrum street but in fact the rooms are very large and have spectacular views of the Cathedral over the river valley. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. And the breakfasts are the best I have ever encountered in a B&B... More 

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and for your complimentary remarks. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Durham. Best wishes Karen and Jim More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Thank you for your generous review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes#Karen and Jim More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

Dear Victoria and Andrew Many thanks for your kind review and for your loyalty over the four years your daughter was studying here. Best wishes Jim and Karen More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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

Dear Jim We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the entertaining crack and for taking the trouble to write a review. Best wishes Jim and Karen More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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