This is the third time we have been back to this hotel in the past 10 years. First time was on our wedding night, second time on our 5th wedding anniversay,and third time was last night. It was our 10 year wedding anniversary in July but due to our son having autism, it has taken 6 months in the planning to get away for a belated celebration. We approached a lovely member of staff just after we arrived to ask if it would be possible, if in the morning our son could come up to the room, as one of his anxieties was not knowing where we were staying and what our room was like. She said it wouldn't be a problem and he was welcome to come. We went out for the evening to return to our room, to find a bottle of wine in a chiller bucket, with a lovely message wishing us a happy anniversary. We were very touch by the thought.
That a side, the hotel is in a lovely location, near to shops, restaurants and the beautiful cathedral/castle. It is also only about a mile from the A1,which makes going to Newcastle, Metro Centre, County Durham,Northumberland or Cleveland all with in easy reach. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and the room was perfect. Due our son seeing the room, we now know we can come to the hotel on every anniversary,so we will be back in July.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the historic city of Durham, this hotel – part of which dates back to circa 1630 – boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear. The Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ideally located within this University city, a short walk away from the world famous Cathedral and Castle. Through Durham’s cobbled streets, explore this unique city’s blend of old and new with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all. No 59 Old Elvet restaurant serves a full buffet breakfast with a choice of a la carte options, along with dinner from the Source Grill menu featuring Chef’s unique signature dishes. Afternoon Tea is served daily and a glass of Champagne can be added for an extra special touch. Later in the day choose from an extensive range of classic and contemporary cocktails in the Durham Bar. Alternatively our Starbucks store, situated on the ground floor of the hotel, serves a wide variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries throughout the day. Relax with a visit to the hotel’s leisure centre, complete with indoor swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna and steam room. The hotel is also ideally located for exploring the north east and its surrounding areas. Just 15 miles (24 km) from the centre of Newcastle and 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland. Other local attractions include: Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Durham Adventure Valley to name but a few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Durham
- Durham Marriott