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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended a family wedding, it was brilliant, hotel welcome and staff service brilliant with very fast check in, very nice room with huge bed. Unfortunately my good mood re the hotel was spoilt by, overpriced drinks, especially expensive - soft drinks. A little observation back room bar area, before going into function room could do with tables and chairs. Food... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Satisfactory room, comfortable bed and all you'd expect from a Radisson Hotel. We paid for breakfast, however it was not up to standard. There was an obvious shortage of staff. Had to ask for crockery. Yoghurt ran out. Used crockery was not cleared promptly. Other customers were being served cooked food, they must have been in the know - no... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked a double room to find that we had been given a twin. This was rectified quite quickly by reception. The rooms were clean but not hugely spacious. Breakfast is a buffet with some cook to order options. On approaching a waiter at breakfast by saying excuse me I was answered with 'what' which is not really what... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 3 week stay at this hotel as part of a under 15s cricket group. The room was generally very good only let down by the A/C not able to provide sufficient cooling at night. The windows open just a few centimeters. The rooms contain a fridge (which you have to request to be unlocked ) and coffee/tea... More 

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Meggan S, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear Grstoward, Thank you for your excellent review. Great to hear that you made use of all the fantastic facilities here at the hotel and enjoyed the central location. I am sorry to hear of the air conditioning issues and will certainly highlight to the Engineering team to investigate. The Super Breakfast is a great way to start the day!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As luxurious can go in Durham, this is it. The hotel is modern and clean. Room is very basic and not that spacious. View is excellent, had the view of the river. If you get a better rate without breakfast, choose it. There are lots of cafe within walking distance that serves breakfast. For the price, I think I will... More 

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Meggan S, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear PremThailand, Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed the location and view of the River. I am sorry to hear that you found the rooms basic, please be assured that i will consider your feedback when planning for investment in the near future. Delighted you and enjoyed the PACE Health Club and the team were friendly.... More 

Newcastle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here recently with my husband for our anniversary. I rang beforehand to upgrade to business class as a surprise. We were given drinks tickets and access to the business lounge for 1.5 hours on the evening. All of this was lovely. As was the room. The stay was let down by the following: 1. As part of an... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Radisson Blu hotel is very clean rooms are large with everything you need for a relaxing break. Large choice for breakfast and a great location for exploring Durham and other areas. Easy to find either by car or train with car parking on site which is always a bonus. Just watch out for the bar prices !!! not cheap.

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Meggan S, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear 179179, Great to hear the the team provided you with everything you required for you recent stay in Durham. Location is certainly perfect for exploring the city and delighted you enjoyed the variety at breakfast. I am sorry to hear you felt the bar prices were expensive, please be assured that the team regularly review pricing to ensure this... More 

Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located on the banks of the River Wear and a short walk from both the train station and the city centre. The rooms are of a good standard and the hotel offers everything that you need from a modern hotel. I would certainly stay again.

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Meggan S, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear ppol0209, Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed our city centre location. It certainly is positioned well for enjoying the sights of the city. Myself and the team will look forward to welcoming you back when your travels next bring you to the area. Best Wishes, Meggan More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in this typical Raddisson, efficient check in though unimpressed with 'we will take £30 from your card for room purchases which will be refunded'. I objected and the amount wasn't taken. The room was spacious and immaculate as well as comfortable. Strange arrangement for the kettle, with no socket adjacent to where it was located, then having... More 

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Meggan S, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear Dunelm59, Thank you for your feedback, i am sorry to hear you weren't impressed with leaving an authorization for any extras at check in, the team offer this to ensure you can benefit from the use of all facilities throughout the hotel. However, this is completely your choice to decline this option. I am sorry to hear you felt... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Address: Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range: $115 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 207
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Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Hotel Durham
Radisson Durham
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#2 Spa Hotel in Durham
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#4 Family Hotel in Durham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durham
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