We picked the TCI over chain hotels in Portsmouth and we’re glad we did. The location is very close to downtown Durham but set upon a hill at the end of a long driveway. For that reason, it’s peaceful and quiet, plus we felt we didn’t have to worry about leaving our luggage in the car. As we were only staying one night, we’d packed overnight bags so we could leave the big suitcases in the car. This place is very safe indeed.
The TCI is a charming place, full of history as you can read on their website. The gardens are delightful and no doubt make a great location for weddings. We enjoyed the décor and the four-poster bed. We were in room 21 which included a small sofa and big desk. There were plenty of lamps in what would otherwise have been a dark room and, despite it being an older property, I didn’t have to go searching for electrical outlets.
Breakfast was included and presented several offerings. Eggs cooked with tomatoes and green beans; potatoes, French toast, sausage, bacon, pastries and fresh fruit.
If we’re ever back in the area, we’ll definitely stay here again.