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Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Good quality hotel in convenient location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good quality hotel in convenient location for Durham Cathedral, Castle and town centre - all 5 minutes walk away across the pleasant River Wear. Excellent service from reception to restaurants - helpful & courteous. Very good buffet breakfast - huge selection of foods. Good, well furnished bedrooms - worth the upgrade for a river view.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed at the Radisson Blu in Durham for a 4 day visit to Durham.
Very pleased with the hotel and all the facilities it offers. Rooms are spacious comfortable beds, tea and coffee, hairdryer, iron and ironing board plasma television and free wi Fi in every room.
Only on a bed and breakfast deal but breakfast was substantial and fresh with stacks of choices.
Only complaint would be is that I can never understand why a hotel prices themselves out of the market with prices of drinks when all we had to do was walk just around the corner to Witherspoons and get the same drinks for up to 50 percent cheaper. We would have much preferred to have relaxed in the hotel and enjoy the comfort and benefits of the hotel we chose but an error in the hotel marketing forced our hand.
Having said that we will be pleased to stay in a Radisson Hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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london england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

When I go to Sunderland on business I use this Hotel like the location and the rooms are always clean and tide. The bar area is ok and staff are always friendly and helpful. The only complaint would be about the menu in the restaraunt as it can be somewhat boring after a few visits and does not seem to have changed in a long while - and I am a vegeterian and the choice is really poor so come on Radisson change the menu in the restaurant !! Great breakfats though !!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Amersham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had a weekend break here recently and it was a real pleasure. The staff were all really friendly, the swimming pool and leisure area is very good and the food in the restaurant (we only had breakfast) was extremely high quality. The Smoked Haddock and Poached Eggs were as good as we had at the Savoy!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crook, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed over 9/10 March, Business Class. The staff were extremely helpful, the room was excellent and the facilities superb. Really couldn't fault the Durham Radisson. First class service and facilities at a reasonable price.

A word of caution re: the bar. Walk into town and get a drink (unless you're business class, where there is a free bar between 17:30-1900) as the prices are not just high, they verge on extortionate. (approx £11.00 for a Vodka (single) & diet coke and a pint of beer).

In the evening, we ate in the Restaurant and although the wine was once again overpriced, the meals were very reasonably priced and of an excellent quality. Well worth a visit.

The breakfast buffet was one of the best we have experienced. It caters for all tastes and the produce on offer was fresh and of a very high quality. If you stay, make sure you book the breakfast option.

This was our second visit and we will most certainly be returning.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

The hotel was amazing, we checked in later in the evening and on arrival were greeted in a very friendly and efficient manner!

The rooms were spotless and well worth upgrading to business class. The free drinks between half five and seven were really good, the business class bar was extremely busy but the team were very quick to serve us and they told us we could take our drinks out into other areas in the hotel.

We had dinner and our server Shannon was great! She talked us through the menu and even mentioned her favourite dishes. The restaurant was fairly busy but there seemed to be plenty of staff! We also had breakfast the following morning, the restaurant manager showed us to our table and explained how everything worked, there was plenty of choice and even made to order items!

All in all a great hotel, in a great location with a great team of people, well worth a visit!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Our room was overlooking the river which was great. Car park is a little over-priced at £9 when it's not even secured. The toiletries in the room were gorgeous and well worth using. Overall we had a really relaxing break.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel Durham

Property: Radisson Blu Hotel Durham
Address: Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TL, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Durham
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#4 Family Hotel in Durham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 207
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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