My partner and I stayed here over the New Year period. The room was fantastic. I upgraded to a business class room which entitled you to free drinks between 5:30 and 7, and it was quite worthwhile as the price of alcohol was rather expensive, as per any hotel. It was a great location, overlooking the river and the castle/cathedral. The only problem we had during this stay was the restaurant associated with the hotel was closed during the Christmas period, which I think was rather odd. Luckily Durham has an abundance of restaurants so we were not disappointed.
The breakfast was also a little disappointing. Not because of choice, as there was a large selection of foods, but the service was rather strange. I asked for a poached egg which took 15 minutes and the lady had forgotten where she took the order from as there were no table numbers, so she kept going around the tables looking for my "face". This should be improved, as many guests did comment on this. However, there were sufficient staff to cope with all guests needs and they were attentive, albeit a tad slow. I would however stay here again.
- 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