I booked this hotel through Shearings and on a drive yourself basis. The booking was easy and straightforward and at a good price.I booked myself and my wife and two friends in on a 3 night h/b basis. We arrived at the hotel and first impressions were good, it is easily accessible from the A1 and is a well refurbished old coaching inn with a large car park. On entering we were greeted by the smart Reception staff and immediately felt at ease, they were friendly, polite and very helpful. We had booked a Superior room ( an upgrade available on booking) and were immediately pleased with what we saw, it was situated on the first floor at the front of the hotel and even though there is a busy road not so far away, the double glazing kept the noise out. The room was of an excellent size and had everything you would normally get in a four star hotel, the bed was large and comfortable. Downstairs the hotel has an excellent leisure section, small but attractive pool, steam room and sauna, and a fantastic hot tub type whirlpool.
The dining room was light and airy and tables well spaced out. The menus for evening meal were interesting, and the restaurant staff again kept up the same excellent and friendly service, though the meals could do with improvement. The size and quality of the food was small and basic, which for the cost of the break considering all factors made them just acceptable, this was the only area our party found disappointing. The breakfast in the morning though was excellent and of different quality, obviously budgets hit the evening meal.
The hotel had entertainment, this consisted of aged cabaret acts though they were very competent and entertaining.
Overall this hotel is an excellent choice for a short break, the hotel is spotlessly clean and a fantastic location for Beamish and Durham which we visited, we would love to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eden Arms Hotel is another one of our great character hotels. The building dates back to the 17th-century when it was a coaching inn. Many of our guests use the hotel as a base to explore the city of Durham and the picturesque countryside around. The location, just eight miles from the historic city centre, is the ideal place to relax and unwind for both leisure and business travellers alike. For those who are keen to explore further afield, the city of Newcastle with its regenerated riverfront and great shopping and hospitality is within easy driving distance. The Eden Arms offers comfortable accommodation and also boasts a leisure club featuring a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa. It is also a popular venue for conferences and weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Arms Durham
- Eden Arms Hotel
- Hotel Eden Arms