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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Condo/Apartment
On the doorstep of history, in the vibrant centre of Durham: Moonlight Apartment is on the second floor, overlooking the historic streets of Durham and next to the River Wear. The Cathedral and Castle are a 5-minute stroll away, which will take you past the city's interesting shops and wide variety of restaurants. There's plenty of room to relax in the exceptional quality furnishings in this light and airy apartment. It has a 5-star designer interior, and free secure parking. This is the perfect place to revive yourself after a hard day attacking the culture, shops and restaurants of Durham. There's a Victorian-style free-standing slipper bath, and a separate hydromassage shower enclosure. The main bedroom has a spacious Art Deco-inspired double bed, complemented by a generous wardrobe an...On the doorstep of history, in the vibrant centre of Durham: Moonlight Apartment is on the second floor, overlooking the historic streets of Durham and next to the River Wear. The Cathedral and Castle are a 5-minute stroll away, which will take you past the city's interesting shops and wide variety of restaurants. There's plenty of room to relax in the exceptional quality furnishings in this light and airy apartment. It has a 5-star designer interior, and free secure parking. This is the perfect place to revive yourself after a hard day attacking the culture, shops and restaurants of Durham. There's a Victorian-style free-standing slipper bath, and a separate hydromassage shower enclosure. The main bedroom has a spacious Art Deco-inspired double bed, complemented by a generous wardrobe and chest of drawers. There's a flat-screen digital television so you can laze in bed and watch TV. A spiral staircase leads from the living area to a second bedroom upstairs. Here you'll find ample space for two further guests, who can choose to sleep in two single beds, configurable as a double if they're feeling friendly. The brand new kitchen facilities are second-to-none. There's everything from a freezer to a fish slice. When night falls, you can set the mood and have a candlelit dinner at the elegant glass dining table. The friendly local owners of this boutique-style property provide everything you could require for ultimate relaxation. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Ray B
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe meet and greet guests, explaining concisely the facilities within the property. We are always delighted to share our knowledge of Durham. We can be contacted 24 hours a day using the telephone in the apartment.
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Reviews (112)
PeterReigate
PeterReigate
Otley, United Kingdom359 contributions
Exceptional
Having travelled extensively around the world for the last 60 years it is rare that I award 5 stars to any property but this first class (NOT de luxe) apartment ticks all the boxes. Booking Procedure is seamless. A 10 page information pack accompanied the confirmation by e-mail. Location is superb right by the Elvet Bridge. Check in worked perfectly as the host met us on arrival and showed us to our reserved parking space. He then took us to the apartment and explained all of the facilities in detail. (There is an extensive information book permanently left in the apartment) Delightful lounge and fully equipped kitchen. One good double bedroom and one slightly smaller room. Two bathrooms. One has a superb hi-tec shower, - the other has a hot tub bath. I would not think of staying anywhere else if I return to Durham. If I had to find a fault it would be the television which is so hi-tec it was beyond the capabilites of an old duffer like me.
Visited September 2022
Written September 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Diana H
Diana H
18 contributions
Very comfortable apartment in extremely convenient location
Moonlight Apartment is a well furnished, comfortable apartment very close to the city centre with its cathedral, castle, river, shops and restaurants. The railway station isn’t far either. There is also underground parking. Perfect for a stay in Durham. We also took the train up to Edinburgh from Durham for a couple of days there.
Visited September 2022
Written September 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rachelg_7
rachelg_7
Wiltshire, United Kingdom260 contributions
Good location and facilities
The apartment is very centrally located and we'll equipped. We really enjoyed our stay. There are two things to be aware of. Firstly as the Elvet bridge is closed ther e is only one way to approach the flat without a massive diversion. This is for at least the next month. Secondly the flat has parking...great in the city. But the entry to the parking is over a large metal bar. If you have a low sprung car this will be a big problem. If you have a 4x4 you will struggle to fit in your allocated space !!
Visited October 2021
Written October 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

M G
M G
3 contributions
Exactly what it says on the tin
Met by Sharon, who showed us to our apartment which was exactly as described. Decor is superb and both the secure car park and lift from same are a bonus, especially considering my wife's health requirements. Both bedrooms are ideal with TVs in both. Lounge also has its own TV and sound system. The kitchen is well appointed, ie ideal should you wish to cook? The city is literally just round the corner, with both bars and restaurants aplenty. The only problem being, due to Moonlight's popularity, we couldn't book for longer. However, that means we have to come back!
Visited August 2021
Written September 4, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DRLYSAGHT
DRLYSAGHT
2 contributions
Perfect base for visit
This charming apartment in the centre of Durham is an excellent place to stay for a short city visit. The flat is comfortable, clean and well equipped. Plenty of space for four people to stay. The beds were really comfortable ( which in my experience is quite rare) and it provides so many extras for entertainment and self catering purposes. Ray the host is very friendly, accommodating and the extras are very generous and thoughtful. It is a stones throw from the river and a multitude of stylish eateries and pubs. A beautiful apartment in a stunningly beautiful city
Visited May 2021
Written May 12, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

gourmet_ou_gourmand
gourmet_ou_gourmand
Manchester, United Kingdom259 contributions
Excellent accommodation in the centre of Durham
Excellent apartment in a very convenient location for visiting sights. just a few minutes by foot and you are at the Cathedral, the Castle, lots of restaurants etc. Parking was secure and without any problem. Loved the nice touches of the host, like fresh flowers, crisps, chocolate and a bottle of wine (which we left untouched, because we don't drink). Everything was spot on, no flaws whatsoever. Of course slightly on the pricey side for two guests, but we intended to actually travel with four, which in the end did not happen. Highly recommendable.
Visited August 2020
Written August 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AlexMan1284
AlexMan1284
Glasgow, United Kingdom63 contributions
Disappointed with a dirty apartment
I hate to write such a negative review but we were exceptionally disappointed with our stay at the Moonlight Apartment. The worst factor of the stay was how dirty the apartment was, this is bad enough at any time but during a global pandemic it really isn’t good enough. This apartment is not as described; it is not luxurious nor boutique. We had our 5 month old baby with us and had we not needed to settle him down I would not have stayed here but I would have found alternative accommodation. I will begin with the positive points: providing snacks and milk is a help when on the road. The towels were nice. The location is fantastic and we booked because of this and the car parking space. The size of the apartment is great and the large windows were lovely to look out of. The negatives: as mentioned, the place really was filthy. I first noticed that inside the fridge was dirty as well as needing to be defrosted; the fridge was also not very cold. Then I noticed that the cooker hood was thick with grease and all the kitchen handles were clearly never washed as they had dirty finger marks everywhere. We cleaned the draining board and oven glove which were both disgusting. There was dust on most surfaces. The bath had several hairs, the bathroom windowsill was dirty, there is a clock above the toilet which was thick with dust. The shower was covered in water stains as was the picture next to the sink. We had to cleanse all touch points such as handles and taps. The description says the kitchen is new and ‘second to none’. The kitchen is neither new nor second to none. I know that decoration is subjective, but the décor and furnishing in this apartment are eccentric at best. It was not comfortable and was not somewhere we wanted to spend any time. Despite providing additional extras, it would have been helpful if the host provided a cot for families. This would have been much more helpful than the electronic curtains. We had to bring the travel cot for this apartment but most other places are happy to provide this. It was difficult for me to open the windows. We arrived on a hot day and all the windows were closed, despite the recommendation of airing properties to reduce the risk of covid-19 infection. The bed is not art deco inspired, the only similarity with art deco is that the bed is very old. It was uncomfortable and very creaky. I am sorry to say that we did not enjoy our stay and I hope that some improvements will be made to make the accommodation better for others in the future. It is not too much to ask that accommodation be clean.
Visited August 2020
Written August 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Glenn Urwin
Glenn Urwin
2 contributions
Trip to Durham
Recently spent a few nights here, and what a wonderful experience. We were greeted by our host,Ray, and he immediately made us feel at home, with a warm welcome, guided us to the allocated,secure parking space, and explained everything we needed to know about the apartment. The apartment was spotless, and extremely well appointed, with the added bonus of lots of little goodies. The location was perfect for exploring Durham, a ten minute walk to the cathedral, on the opposite bank of the river. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and we can't wait to return. .
Visited July 2020
Written July 21, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jtravel29
Jtravel29
2 contributions
Perfect location, immaculate apartment
Ray's communication before the stay was excellent and he was very understanding when our train was late, delaying arrival. Breakfast supplies and snacks were very welcome. Apartment was as per (if not better and a little larger) than photos and in perfect condition. Very comfortable for our one night stay. Only 15 to 20 mins walk from train station with all of Durham centre a short stroll away. Cannot fault it and will recommend to friends.
Visited December 2019
Written December 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bob R
Bob R
8 contributions
Great Position
Lovely apartment in a fabulous position, with the convenience of underground parking. The only problem was we were asked to pay cash £500 which we did and then our credit card was debited for the amount. Luckily it was rectified in a couple of days but it was a concern at the time.
Visited June 2019
Written August 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator/Lift access
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Garage
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • City Getaway
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Durham City, home to the iconic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, sits at the heart of an extraordinary county where breathtaking countryside and dramatic coastline are dotted with cultural treasures. Escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to relax and unwind or get outdoors and active. Or experience the rugged beauty of High Force waterfall and the Durham Heritage Coast. Step back in time and discover Durham's fascinating history and heritage at award-winning attractions including Beamish Museum and Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon. And if you crave culture, you can't get much better than the incredible collections and contemporary exhibitions at The Bowes Museum. Durham has a packed year-round calendar of events to enjoy too, with tickets for the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition going on sale in March, and Durham also plays host to The Ashes in 2013 at the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground. Take a short break in Durham and discover the cobbled streets of the city, where stylish boutiques and quirky craft shops jostle for attention alongside big name brands, whilst our lovely market towns offer their own unique shopping experiences. Take some time out in a cosy pub next to the open fire, or blow the cobwebs away on a walk through the changing landscape. And just when you think you've seen it all, Durham will continue to delight with hidden gems around every corner.
Getting around
You're right in the centre of Durham City, so everything is within easy walking distance. The nearest pub is 100m away; the nearest restaurant 200m. They're both worth a visit!
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
We supply full directions and maps to our visitors to help make your journey hassle-free. There is free, secure parking for one vehicle in our underground car park, directly accessible via a lift to the apartment floor. Durham train station is 1 km away. Newcastle airport is 30 km away.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonlight Apartment Durham

Moonlight Apartment Durham is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Moonlight Apartment Durham has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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