I have stayed at this hotel 3 times already while travelling on business and therefore the benefits for me might be different than for other people. What I like about this hotel is that they remember my name, they pay attention to the small details like freshly baked cookies in the reception area and cool Michael Buble on the radio. The view of the castle while walking up to the hotel is just gorgeous. I have had the pleasure of staying both in the Castle Suite (which is to die for with the huge tub and view of the Cathedral) and normal rooms. What I can say about any of them is that the beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms are clean.
I agree with others that there is room for improvement in the restaurant. The breakfast is great but dinner is a bit overpriced for the quality offered. That is not an issue though as the hotel is so central. Just take a lovely stroll into the town centre and eat at any number of places. No big deal!
Definitely worth staying here and the staff are just lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly a private residence, on possibly the best street in Durham City, Grafton House has been created with love, care and meticulous attention to detail. Not only is the interior stunning, but it is situated in a conservation area and enjoys breathtaking views of Durham Castle and Cathedral. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grafton Hotel Durham