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Spacious lounge with doors leading to riverside decking.
Dining area
Fully equipped kitchen
Master Bedroom with hairdryer
Main bathroom
Durham Castle
Riverside location
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Durham, County Durham, England

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pacifika2...
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is about as good as it gets for vacation rentals”
Reviewed July 20, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A very pleasant, modern and well appointed two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, two-floor apartment, about 200 m from Elvet Bridge, with a balcony looking straight down onto the River Wear and less than five minutes walk from the Durham Market Square. In addition to a full kitchen, dishwasher and combined clothes washer/dryer, there are a lot of thoughtful extras like an espresso machine, and a welcome basket of local goodies. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms include lovely soaps and shampoo. This is about as good as it gets for vacation rentals (we were there for a week); and is strongly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone and are so pleased that we met your high standards.
Kind regards Chris and Wendy
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Jonathan...
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb location, spotless flat”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Superb location on the river right in Durham City.
Friendly host on arrival. Great safe private parking in the underground car park. Splendid arrival pack - I won't spoil the treats.
Entire place spotlessly clean, very well appointed. Comfortable beds.
I couldn't recommend this place enough. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Durham.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Hi Jonathan,
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words which we appreciate so much. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Kind regards
Chris and Wendy
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seb024
Bristol
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay for exploring Durham City World Heritage Site and surroundings.”
Reviewed June 20, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We booked a three night stay in the apartment.

The accommodation was exceptional. Clean, spacious, comfortable , warm and we'll equipped. There were generous supplies of tea ,sugar, coffee milk and orange juice, as well as a welcome basket of wine, high quality biscuits, nuts an crisps. There were plentiful supplies of toiletries and fluffy towels.

The apartment was in a very central but peaceful location and convenient for exploring Durham without using any form of transport.

Unfortunately the weather did not allow us to use the terrace overlooking the river but the view and privacy the terrace gave us was very much appreciated.

Chris and Wendy were so, understanding and accommodating when we had made an error in our booking times, turning a crisis into a mishap by extending our stay, without our asking.

Words are inadequate to express our thanks and relief at being able to stay on and enjoy an outing to The Botanic Gardens and further explore the city before heading north.

Thank you

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Liked best: There was no one thing it was just a complete luxury package
Liked least: Nothing
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 21, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Kind regards
Chris and Wendy
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Margaret...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“First class”
Reviewed June 16, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Absolutely lovely apartment fantastic location on the river, beyond expectations. Loved sitting out on the decking watching the boats go by. Although it was in the centre of Durham you wouldn't think so as it seemed so peaceful and quiet. Everything you needed was there, Chris who greeted me on arrival was lovely and showed me round the apartment. I would highly recommend this apartment. I enjoyed it so much that I have booked another 3 night stay.
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Liked best: Location on the river and the view.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Kind regards
Chris and Wendy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paul B
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for better”
Reviewed June 1, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just returned from a four night break at this fabulous apartment. Beautifully furnished and fantastic view over the River. So close to the City but really peaceful, never heard a sound any night. Would recommend to anyone looking for a break in Durham.

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Liked best: The view over the River and the tranquillity
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Kind regards Chris and Wendy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fraser D
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location and amazing apartment”
Reviewed April 26, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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If you want to explore the centre of Durham this is the perfect place to choose.Close to every major attraction yet still in a quiet peaceful spot by the river.The apartment was spotless,furnishings of a very high standard and offered everything--and more--you need for a really pleasant stay.The owner met us on arrival to run through heating,water etc and couldn't have been more helpful.

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Liked best: The effort put in by the owners to please
Liked least: Really no complaints
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Apr 26, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone. Many thanks
Chris and Wendy
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Rod P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed April 11, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Owners were efficient to deal with and there to welcome us when we arrived. They went out of their way to help us with our particular needs. Lovely accommodation, bright and spacious, which made our stay very enjoyable despite the weather!

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 12, 2016
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.
Kind regards
Chris and Wendy
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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