Spent one night at the Marriott on business.
This is a large, rambling hotel in an excellent location near Durham city centre.
Check-in was a very pleasant experience, with friendly, smiling staff. My room, which was a very long way from reception in the new extension, was large, with a very comfortable king-size bed, flat screen TV and, best of all, a Corby trouser press.
Bathroom was also large, with a big bath and shower and good quality toiletries.
Housekeeping was very good, with high standards of cleanliness.
I had dinner in the hotel restaurant. It was well cooked and service was both friendly and efficient.
The hotel kindly provided complimentary drinks to all guests at the comfortable bar.
I very much enjoyed my short stay at the. Marriott and will certainly return.
- 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, 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 Brew 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