Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County
4 4 Star:
Per Person Per Night
- Ideal for exploring Durham at your leisure
- Sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi
- On-site bar & restaurant
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Superbly located in the heart of the beautiful and historic city, the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is an excellent choice for your short break in the North-East. With terrific views to Durham Castle, and perched upon the banks of the pretty River Wear, the hotel is nearby to many of the city’s top attractions and is a stone’s throw from the striking Cathedral. With Newcastle a mere 15 miles away, and vibrant Sunderland and the fabulous Living Museum at Beamish both within easy driving distance too, the region is primed for exploration.
The four star luxury at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is self-evident; parts of the building date from 1630, and an easy elegance characterises the hotel’s interior, perfectly complementing the impressive surrounds. The hotel’s accommodation is both plush and modern - the spacious guestrooms come equipped with satellite TV, writing desk, telephone, Wi-Fi access for a nominal fee and tea & coffee making facilities for your comfort and convenience. Supreme rooms also come with air conditioning, drinks vouchers for the bar and Starbucks, upgraded toiletries and complimentary still or sparkling water.
Dining at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is a real treat; the onsite No 59 Old Elvet restaurant serves a buffet-style breakfast and dinner from a traditional menu offering a selection of starters, mains, sides and desserts – all individually priced and changing on a two weekly basis. The Brew bar, along with The Terrace, opens at 12:00 daily, and serves an extensive selection of sandwiches, lighter bites and hot dishes, traditional and bespoke afternoon teas plus a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails along with an Indian Pale Ale produced exclusively for the hotel by Sonnet 43 Microbrewery of Coxhoe.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 3
- Total Rooms Number: 150
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Pay Movies
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Sofa Beds Children Only: 16
- Parking at Hotel Cost: £7.00 Per 24 Hours
- Indoor Pool Free: No
- Treatment Rooms
- Jacuzzi Free: Yes
- Sauna Free: Yes
- Solarium Free: No
- Steam Room Free: Yes
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: DURHAM
- Distance: 0.5 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
- Interconnecting Rooms
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:00
- Monday to Friday: 06:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 11:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Highchairs available
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Durham Distance: 0.5 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 5.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 5.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 5.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1473 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great stay at Marriott Hotel Durham
Stay Date: 07/08/2016, a customer aged 45-64 from United Kingdom who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Hotel in good location. Room large and clean. Lovely swimming pool. See more
Hotel in good location. Room large and clean. Lovely swimming pool. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
- Crook Hall: 5 out of 5
- Durham Cathedral: 5 out of 5
- Bills: 4 out of 5
- Vennels Cafe: 4 out of 5
- Cafe Rouge: 4 out of 5
A lovely stay
Stay Date: 07/2017, traveller67Chorley wrote this review.
A group of 6 friends came for the weekend. We had 3 riverside rooms which were very spacious and clean. The only downside was how hot the rooms were (even with two fans blasting!) We opened the windows as wide as we were able but the room was still t… See more
A group of 6 friends came for the weekend. We had 3 riverside rooms which were very spacious and clean. The only downside was how hot the rooms were (even with two fans blasting!) We opened the windows as wide as we were able but the room was still too hot. Two of us took advantage of the leisure facilities and had a swim in the lovely pool. Breakfast was very good and a special mention to the lovely friendly Ellen in the breakfast room (in fact all the staff were friendly and efficient) We ate in the bar one night and the food was good. The hotel is ideally located as across the road is the bridge leading to the old town. We were able to park 2 cars for the whole weekend at a very reasonable price. On returning home, I realised that I'd forgotten a couple of things in the wardrobe. A quick phone call to housekeeping and my two items of clothing arrived in the post the next day. A big thanks to Karen Richardson! I would definitely recommend the hotel and would stay again but would make sure the room had aircon! Collapse
Great riverside view, no a/c
Stay Date: 07/2017, CaribbeanFan79 wrote this review.
I bookesd this hotel for a great price and received great value. On checkin i requested a river view room and Sean accomadated me for no charge. That act of great customer service made my trip. There is no A/C in the riverview rooms and it can get … See more
I bookesd this hotel for a great price and received great value. On checkin i requested a river view room and Sean accomadated me for no charge. That act of great customer service made my trip. There is no A/C in the riverview rooms and it can get quite hot. Opening the windows helped but also let in insects. The view of the river from the 180 deg bay windows was beautiful Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, Doug O wrote this review.
Stayed 2 nights during work trip to the university. Big room (I was in an outbuilding, bit of a pain in UK weather!) Huge comfy bed. Good facilites in the room and out. OK speed free wifi. Had breakfast included and this quite good. Usual options … See more
Stayed 2 nights during work trip to the university. Big room (I was in an outbuilding, bit of a pain in UK weather!) Huge comfy bed. Good facilites in the room and out. OK speed free wifi. Had breakfast included and this quite good. Usual options done to a good standard. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, UKMabel wrote this review.
Lovely hotel, very friendly helpful staff. Only criticism is the heat in the bedrooms, far too hot. The breakfast was really good with lots of choice and bar snack meal was adequate. Would stay again. Pool brilliant.
Lovely hotel, very friendly helpful staff. Only criticism is the heat in the bedrooms, far too hot. The breakfast was really good with lots of choice and bar snack meal was adequate. Would stay again. Pool brilliant. Collapse
Maintenance and Staff issues
Stay Date: 05/2017, hummernator wrote this review.
First let me set the stage. It was hot (28C or 82F) when we stayed at this hotel. The hotel was fully booked with hot air balloonists and bicycle racers. These are not excuses. When we checked in, our room was stifling hot. The AC wasn’t working … See more
First let me set the stage. It was hot (28C or 82F) when we stayed at this hotel. The hotel was fully booked with hot air balloonists and bicycle racers. These are not excuses. When we checked in, our room was stifling hot. The AC wasn’t working in our room or several other rooms in that wing. The windows in the room had rotted frames, were limited to 4” opening, and were painted shut anyway. The hotel staff told us at first that they couldn’t make other accommodations for us since the hotel was fully booked. We started looking for another hotel on line, but they finally moved us to a room with a queen bed and a (hopefully) working AC. It took the AC a long time to cool the room, and again the windows were limited to the 4” opening. The room had only a queen bed instead of the king bed we reserved, but we were too tired to make a fuss. We had dinner at the hotel since it was raining. I had Caesar salad with tough beef and a glass of wine, and my spouse had a burger and chips with a pint of Guinness, total £53.78 including a 12.5% gratuity which they added for a party of two. Service was average, food was average, price was too high. A bottle of still water was £3.75. We also had two breakfasts at the hotel at £10 per person per day. It was all buffet, and the food was average. It was very crowded and noisy. We had to flag down servers for more coffee more than once. Several staff seemed to be just wandering around. We were not the only guests with issues. People who were staying in the annex with rooms on the floor above the swimming pool complained that their AC could not overcome the heat coming from the pool. The Marriott has maintenance issues: AC, rotted window frames, windows painted shut, etc. Staff service attitudes were uneven. Some staff were very good, some not so good. The CEO of Marriott needs to visit this hotel incognito, or have one of his/her minions do it. This place is not up to what Marriott likes to claim are their standards. Collapse
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