This hotel has an excellent location in the centre of Durham. We arrived early and our room was ready which was a bonus. Our room was on the second floor but the elevator was out of order during our stay. The room itself was relatively spacious and clean but nothing special. The hotel is showing its age with garish carpets, sloping corridors and terrible creaking floorboards.
We chose to have breakfast in our room and it was very good.
The car park is small and may be used by non-residents so it is difficult to get a space.
We did not eat in the restaurant or use the pool so I cannot comment.
This was fine for a one night stay but it would not be my choice for future stays in Durham.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic city of Durham, this hotel – part of which dates back to circa 1630 – boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear.The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ideally located within this University city, a short walk away from the world famous Cathedral and Castle. Through Durham’s cobbled streets, explore this unique city’s blend of old and new with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all. No 59 Old Elvet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast with a choice of a la carte options, along with dinner from the Source Grill menu featuring Chef’s unique signature dishes. Afternoon Tea is served daily and a glass of Champagne can be added for an extras special touch. Later in the day choose from an extensive range of classic and contemporary cocktails in the Durham Bar. Alternatively our Starbucks store, situated on the ground floor of the hotel, serves a wide variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day.Relax with a visit to the hotel’s leisure centre, complete with indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam room. The hotel is also ideally located for exploring the North east and its surrounding areas. Just 15 miles (24km) from the centre of Newcastle and 11 miles (18km) from Sunderland. Other local attractions include; Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Durham Adventure Valley to name but a few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Durham
- Durham Marriott