We stayed for a couple of nights last weekend. Its a nice, modern hotel, with good facilities just a short walk over a bridge from the centre of Durham. You have to pay for parking (£7 per night for hotel guest), but i suppose that is more and more the norm for city centre hotels. Our welcome at reception was friendly and check in efficient.
Our riverview room was spacious and well equiped. If we were being nit picky we could have said that it would be nice to have some more tea bags, as there were only 2, so 2 people couldnt have a cuppa in the afternoon and in the morning, and also in hotels of a similar standard there is often a couple of complimentary bottles of water in the room. However, the room was spotlessly clean, there was a huge comfy bed, iron, safe, minibar (empty unless requested), toiletries and all the other things you would expect.
The gym is one of the best hotel gyms ive used. Lots of good quality equipment. I would image it may be well used by non residents, but it was quiet when we used it late Friday afternoon.
We didnt eat in the restaurant or have breakfast. There are lots of local restaurants and cafes which, without being presumtious, im sure are better value
Probably most negative thing we could say is that the hotel bar prices were extortionate!
Overall a really good, comfortable and convenient hotel. Would definately recomment
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the River Wear, Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham presents a prime location for a visit to England. Voted "Best City in the UK" by Conde Nast Traveller, Durham has all the culture and charm you're looking for in an English town. Find UNESCO World Heritage sites and attractions Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Durham University less than 3 kilometres away. The 207 well-kept, modern bedrooms and suites offer 4-star amenities. Collage Restaurant offers a unique twist on the British Brassiere with a range of signature dishes and British fare. The Bar serves a food menu, great drinks and classic cocktails early into the morning. Unwind at the fitness and wellness facilities which include a swimming pool. Enjoy helpful services like on-site parking, express laundry and One Touch Service. The conference space houses 11 meeting rooms which can be used for all types of meetings and social occasions for up to 500 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Hotel Durham
- Radisson Durham