Just spent one night there but we had booked two rooms, unfortunately no family accommodation available so price was pretty steep and no discount for second room or upgrade as some other hotels offer, same for breakfast too , no family deals.
Both rooms were ready on arrival , quick service at reception. Large, clean and roomy, with view over the river (despite all the building work across ) it was quiet at weekend and the view of the cathedral is a plus !
We really enjoyed a good size pool (although not deep , you can do a few decent laps), sauna , jacuzzi and steam room. All amenities around and in hotel , perfectly maintained to a high standard. The hotel seems busy at times with a wedding on that particular Saturday but it did not bother us. Large group of sporty looking ladies too ,with huge bags in the lift at times.
Excellent location, 10mn walk down from train station if you travel light (save you a £5 ), use the stairs past roundabout and traffic light straight on, just before the bridge you can hear the water, take the stairs on your left to 'passport office' and down to river level, it's further along on your left, just by the white bridge. From the hotel, use the white bridge to cross over and get to the castle or cathedral. Everything is very close.
I love the pool and I know that there is a clothes hanging facilities in each bathrooms upstairs in the rooms but why not purchase a spinning machine in the changing room so we don't use plastic bags with our wet swimming costumes ? That would be more eco-friendly ? Also the rooms would do with a bit more selection for hot drinks .
- 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:
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