I spent one night at this establishment and really couldn't fault it. My single room was cosy and beautifully decorated, with everything I could have wished for. The en-suite was stylish and spotless. The breakfast was delicious and served in a delightful airy room. The service was friendly and attentive and the food itself was superb - I was even offered a fruit smoothy.
The only slight downside (and it wasn't an issue for me on this occasion) is the on-street parking. I parked easily and as I was leaving in the morning the voucher I was given lasted for the duration of my stay. At peak times (summer weekends) I should imagine parking could be tricky and work out expensive. However, I certainly wouldn't let it put me off returning - there are plenty of carparks nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17 century English Heritage Listed Building with origins going back to the 14th century - restored and decorated to the highest standards.6 en-suite rooms - 2 with views of castle and cathedral the others looking over the historic street of Crossgate - one of the medieval routes where the ancient road from England to Scotland forded the River Wear and on which the city was originally founded - this unprepossessing street predates the castle and cathedral.The house is the closest residential property of all to the town centre and is only a few minutes walk from the castle and cathedral , the historic centre , shopping streets and restaurants. This can mean that the street is sometimes lively and noisy at night usually at weekends due to the fact that we are a prestigious university city with many boisterous young people out and about. We do however have double glazing and the highest quality beds to help you have a goodnight sleep before a full English breakfast cooked fresh to order with cereals , juices , and freshly cut fruit salad. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle View Guest House Hotel Durham