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Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We were visiting a friend at Durham University and we were looking for somewhere to stay a bit different than the usual. Located just on the outskirts of the city but still only a ten minute walk to the centre. Very pleasant, decent size rooms. Not very friendly welcome but we ignored that. Free parking which is a plus in...

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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

My colleague and I stayed here on a business trip recently. A very grand looking building conveniently located for a short walk into the city but far enough out not to be disturbed by the city's noise (huge student population in Durham) The rooms are large and pleasant but do feel a little "dated" by modern standards. Powerful shows and...

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Staffordshire Moorlands
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

4 day break with 15 friends all members of an MG car club.Found the hotel on trip advisor so we were expecting it to be of a good standard. The hotel is situated about 15 mins walk from the town centre or 5 mins in a £4 taxi. The hotel was built in 1870 for a prominent local architect. It...

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bradford
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Don't go here if you expect all the facilities of a city centre chain hotel. My daughter and I booked this mainly for its location, but it proved to be quite a peaceful sanctuary. The Victorian house and its garden don't feel like a modern hotel at all, though the room was larger then average, the beds comfortable and the...

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Reviewed 5 May 2015

Visiting family in Durham we booked up this B & B after seeing it on Tripadvisor. Beautiful house in lovely grounds and very quiet. We had a lovely room (11) with a view of the castle, and the cathedral slightly hidden behind trees. Breakfast is served in a delightful dining room also with a great view, and we found the...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

A wonderful welcome by everyone who worked there. High on a hill so walking down into the town is good but a taxi back is a must unless you are a fitness fanatic! No view from the room but then we were out and about so didn't care about that too much. My only gripes are small - cheap loo...

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North Yorks
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We had 3 rooms booked, all doubles of which 2 were standard doubles and 1 (room 12) was really lovely - incredibly spacious and a very large king size bed - and the view over the cathedral. We had a number of friends unable to attend, and the hotel were fantastic by automatically changing the pricing from double occupancy to...

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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Pleasant hotel with many lovely original features plus resident friendly feline Oliver😻 Staff all friendly and helpful. Very pleasant stay, lovely views from the garden/patio we stayed in rms 2 and 3 and both were spacious and clean. My only slight personal disappointment was the bed was too soft for my liking

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Excellent B&B in Durham. Spacious rooms, comfortable and large beds, and very nice en suite bathrooms with a comfortable bathtub/shower. Our room had a lovely view of the Durham Cathedral. Downside is that it's about a 20 min walk from town or the train station for visitors without a car. Good range of breakfast choices.

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Booked this hotel because of the good reviews. Beautiful house, view from room 11 stunning, room good size, bed not as comfortable as I had read in previous reviews, disappointed in some wee things. We stayed for 5 days and the bathroom wasn't cleaned once, towels weren't changed and tea coffee wasn't replenished a couple of times. First day we...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Farnley Tower Is a 4 star quality guesthouse. The current owners have sympathetically restored this prominent Victorian building, providing the facilities you would expect of a modern city centre hotel.With its elevated position you can enjoy stunning views over Durham Cathedral and Castle, as well as the surrounding Durham countryside. Savour the culinary cuisine from the award winning restaurant The Gourmet Spot adjoining the guesthouse.Free car parking on site, less than a 10 minute walk to the city centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Farnley Tower

Address: The Avenue, Durham DH1 4DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: RM346 - RM636 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Farnley Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a room overlooking the city”
 of 5 bubbles yarzee1traveller2017, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms seem to be on a par - very spacious. We were in room 8 which was large. Two friends were in room 2 which they said was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Quinny_A, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 on the ground floor is very nice with a lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles salpal555, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 spacious but you get the noise from above, maybe better to ask for a first floor one”
 of 5 bubbles lin1960, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles FredA937, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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