This upscale hotel is set on the banks of the River Wear, and offers sensational views of England's famous Durham Castle and Cathedral. This establishment, part of which dates back to the 17th century, offers modern amenities while preserving historic charm and exquisite features such as antiques and original prints. A full refurbishment of all the bedrooms was completed in March 2008 and guests have the choice of 150 rooms including 144 doubles, 2 singles, 4 junior suites and 1 disability-friendly room. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-in/check-out service, a hotel safe, a lift, a cafe, a restaurant and Internet access. Guests may also take advantage of the room and laundry services. Known for its event facilities and catering services, the hotel offers a unique meeting space for conferences or intimate gatherings and certified event planners to make any event memorable. Limited complimentary on-site car parking is available.
This hotel is located in Durham city centre, within easy walking distance of the world-famous Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. Guests will find shopping venues right on the doorstep and the Beamish Museum (25-minute drive) and the Bowes Museum (45-minute drive) are both nearby. It lies only 5 minutes off junction 62 of the A1 motorway and 10 minutes from the mainline railway station. Durham-Tees-Valley Airport and Newcastle International Airport are both 50 km away.
All rooms are fresh and inviting, with an elegant and charming feel. They are in keeping with the style and traditional feel of the building and indeed the city of Durham, whilst offering all mod cons. All rooms boast the Marriott Revive bedding package and include a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub, as well as a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio and high-speed Internet access (fees may apply). They are also equipped with a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and a king-size or double bed. Furthermore, a dedicated workspace, adjustable climate control and a safe are provided in all accommodation as standard.
The hotel features a heated indoor pool with a sun terrace, set in relaxing surroundings overlooking the River Wear. There is a sauna, a steam room, a tropical shower and sunbeds and a fully equipped gym (fees may apply).
Guests can enjoy a full breakfast and lunch is available at the Cruz Brasserie and Durham Bar. Dinner may be taken at The County restaurant, Cruz Brasserie and Durham Bar for those wanting a lighter snack.
American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
Guests coming from the North/South should turn off the A1 motorway onto the A690 to Durham. Continue for 3.2 km until the 1st roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout and at 2nd roundabout (411 metres further on) turn left over the bridge and continue up to the traffic lights. Turn left and the hotel is immediately on the left.
Limited complimentary on-site car parking is available.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed