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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After receiving a warm welcome, I was shown my cosy and extremely comfortable room and shower room complete with toiletries and a soft, fluffy dressing gown. The breakfasts were plentiful, delicious and freshly prepared with excellent attention to my needs as a vegan. I would stay here again and recommend The Victorian Townhouse.

Thank Lic95
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here to visit my daughter at Durham. Great place. Friendly with a fab breakfast - salmon, kippers, Bacon you name it. Short walk into city centre and much helpful information to hand. Parking available.

Thank AllyJPally
Prestwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel close to everything Durham has to offer. Andy and Jill could not have made us feel more welcome, bringing us tea and cake when we arrived. Comfortable and well decorated room - and very good breakfasts! I would certainly stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

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theHolroyds, Owner at The Victorian Town House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive comments We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would be delighted to meet you again. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed on bank holiday Sunday and went to see "Kynren" which was nearby. Everything was beautifully done from the welcome, to the room itself, the offer of car parking and breakfast. So much nicer than a bland hotel. Thank you very much to our hosts.

Thank c0linrh0me
Rolling Hills Estates
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I wish the owners could train other B and B owners. They really have thought of everything, even down to a fully stocked magazine rack (in the Flambard bedroom at least). Breakfast was lovely, the couple were friendly and helpful, and it's spoiled me for other B and Bs. They've incorporated extras which don't really cost that much but are... More 

Thank Pppeta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My mum and I had a lovely weekend break here and were warmly welcomed by the owners, who were very helpful and friendly. The room had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and the location was great. I would book here again and recommend to anyone else.

Thank K26W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Lovely stay at The Victorian Town House. Quiet, peaceful location and only a 10 minute walk into the centre of things. We stayed in Beaumont which is a lovely, spacious and very comfortable room. Andy & Gill were fabulous hosts who made us very welcome.

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Stoke on Trent staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful room ! Location walking distance to Durham! Breakfast was delicious !!! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Bed and Breakfast !! Couldn't be faulted !!! Plenty of good quality restaurant/gastric pubs nearby !!! All in all a very lovely 3 nights stay !!

Thank GriffPotteries
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to The Victorian Townhouse as we visit the area often. This place has a typical period feel and us quite spacious, especially the Broughton room which we always request. The owners Gill and Andy are very hospitable and uber helpful, e.g. Andy kindly provided some hand tools to help us alter the wheelchair we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This B&B is run by Andy and Jill who have created an elegant small oasis in the centre of Durham. The rooms are wonderfully stylish and very well maintained and the breakfast is extremely good. Location is central and convenient, especially if you using the train station. I was lucky to use the one car park space but I would... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Victorian Town House, renovated to a high standard, is set in the heart of the World Heritage site of Durham's majestic cathedral and castle. It is only a five-minute walk from train station and city centre. It holds four star accreditation with Gold Award from Visit Britain. In addition it holds a breakfast award and Taste Durham award indicating the quality of its breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients. It provides stylish accommodation with panoramic views of Durham cathedral, castle and park. Twin, Family and Double rooms are available, providing luxury en-suite accommodation in a mixture of traditional elegance and contemporary style. Limited off-street parking is available. Wi-fi available free of charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Victorian Town House

Address: 2 Victoria Terrace, Durham DH1 4RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range: $73 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Victorian Town House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Victorian Town House Hotel Durham
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