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Grafton House Hotel

40 South Street, Durham DH1 4QP, England
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Grafton House Hotel
Ranked #18 of 19 hotels in Durham
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newport Beach, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

My husband and I stayed in the Cathedral Suite and loved it. The room was immaculate and beautifully furnished and the breakfast was delicious and filling. The location was great, as well. Thank you staff at the Grafton. We WILL be back.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2009

We had our Wedding Day here on 20th March having already stayed a few times earlier this year and would recommend this lovely hotel to any body who appreciates discrete friendly service and fantastic surroundings and food. Durhams best kept secret is that this hotel offers what Durham has long lacked, a good quality, small and friendly hotel with a... More

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mjcon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Conveniently located with a good view from the dining room. A standard (£150/night) room was tiny, slightly grubby, cheaply furnished and inadequately equipped. Half the lights in the bathroom were dead, the towels were small and the toiletries minimal. The cobwebs, dust and hair were generously provided! The most exciting thing about the evening meal were the frozen peas (at... More

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

This is a very clean, nice boutique hotel 4 minutes walk away from the historical town centre.The only tip I would give you is to choose your room wisely as some of the rooms are tiny... the beds too (not at all double beds), I believe they call them "the courtyard rooms". The rest faltless, nice and helpfull staff, nice... More

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York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

We stayed at the Grafton Hotel for a friend's wedding on a Sunday. The reception was at Durham Castle and we didn't fancy staying in student accommodation, so we chose the Grafton Hotel as a bit of a treat (it's quite pricey) and also its location. Basically we paid a premium for a bit of luxury rather than 2 single... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times already while travelling on business and therefore the benefits for me might be different than for other people. What I like about this hotel is that they remember my name, they pay attention to the small details like freshly baked cookies in the reception area and cool Michael Buble on the radio.... More

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Leeds
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

What a lovely hotel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The room, (the castle suite), was wonderful - clean and large with a very comfy bed and lots of pillows. The bathroom was great with a huge bath and shower and very fluffy towels. The staff were also lovely and very helpful. We ate in the restaurant in the evening... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

Ate Sunday lunch with the family here. Stunning house and staff are terrific. However the food was mediocre to say the least. Starter of pan fried goats cheese on basil leaves with vine ripened tomato was a slab of warm cheese on a few cheap salad leaves with 4 tiny bits of cheap chopped tomato. No bread basket offered even... More

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co fred
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

Hotel is pleasant enough and has calm atmosphere depite some very dodgy clashing green decor. We booked a week in advance for dinner bed & breakfast and told them both over phone and by email that I have Coeliac so can't eat gluten (in wheat). No problem they reasurred us. At dinner when I asked which dishes on the menu... More

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Manchester
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2008

We wanted a small and intimate wedding reception in elegant surroundings and that is exactly what we got at Grafton House. Our wedding and reception in Durham on 2nd of August 2008 was a wonderful, stress free, experience. The service we received from Mary Parker and her staff at Grafton House was first class. We did all our preparations by... More

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Additional Information about Grafton House Hotel

Also Known As:
Grafton Hotel Durham
Address: 40 South Street, Durham DH1 4QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 19 hotels in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly a private residence, on possibly the best street in Durham City, Grafton House has been created with love, care and meticulous attention to detail. Not only is the interior stunning, but it is situated in a conservation area and enjoys breathtaking views of Durham Castle and Cathedral. ... more   less 

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