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Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN England
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#12 of 20 hotels in Durham
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Located in the heart of historic Durham, United Kingdom, this hotel – part of which dates back to circa 1630 – boasts views of Durham Cathedral and Castle and is situated on the banks of the River Wear. Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is ideally located within this University city, a short walk away from the world famous Cathedral and Castle. Through Durham’s cobbled streets, explore this unique city’s blend of old and new with shops, bars and restaurants to suit all. The hotel is also ideally located for exploring the north east and its surrounding areas. Just 15 miles (24 km) from the centre of Newcastle and 11 miles (18 km) from Sunderland. Other local attractions include: Beamish – The Living Museum of the North, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Durham Adventure Valley to name but a few.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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gene hunt wrote a review 8 Jun
10 contributions21 helpful votes
arrived here on Friday 4th June, stayed 2 nights, got to say what a refreshing feeling from the reception, from parking the car, to checking in, advice, room, procedures, all well organised, and a mention for the barman, forgot his name, but under pressure at times, well mannered and delivered every-time-well done, will be back
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: ask for a room near to reception or if u want further away for peace
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Joseph K wrote a review 3 Jun
Wigton, United Kingdom40 contributions26 helpful votes
Our third visit over the years always great it was my wife’s birthday which I mentioned when I booked and they upgraded us to a suite which was a lovely touch breakfast was brilliant although different with a full table service many thanks will see you all soon
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Anna G wrote a review 1 Jun
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Very average, not great value for money. They were obviously suffering from understaffing, so it took about half an hour to get some drinks at the bar. The TV in the room was temperamental and didn't always work, and their was not any shower gel in our little set of complementary toiletries in our room despite another room (we were travelling as a grouo) having some. Parking was an extra £11 a night, which felt like a rip off considering the price of the room. The positives were that he room was clean and the beds were comfy, and the location was ideal. But overall, we left feeling underwhelmed and didn't feel the rooms were good value for money, probably wouldn't book a second stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is extra, £11 per 24 hours. Bring your own toiletries, as the complementary set may be...
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Nigel B wrote a review Oct 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom924 contributions269 helpful votes
While the bridge works change the route to arrive this was fine. The car park was large and costs £11 per night. The staff were friendly and efficient. The room was large and well equipped with a comfortable bed giving a good nights sleep. Nice clean bathroom. Good breakfast table served. Located very near the city centre for easy walking. Good leisure centre too.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J29windsong wrote a review Oct 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights as part of a coach party from Norfolk. Lovely room,well maintained. Info provided when we arrived explained that the room would be serviced after the 3rd night, but in fact this was done after the 2nd night. Plenty of tea and coffee provided as well as toiletries in the bathroom. We found the food offering was very good quality and always served cheerfully and efficiently. We think the choosing dinner menus for the following evening was useful in these difficult times. Peter was there in the mornings and Jade served us at dinner, they and others there at the same time made dining a pleasure. Reception was always most helpful and Stuart was friendly and efficient. All in all, we found all staff to be helping to make our first nights away from home since the start of lockdown a very enjoyable break. Thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$111 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
Which popular attractions are close to Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Durham (0.2 km), Durham Cathedral (0.5 km), and Durham Castle (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shaheens Indian, Cafedral Durham, and Tealicious Tearoom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Durham.
Does Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (0.5 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (0.7 km), and Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens (6.3 km).
Does Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.