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The Kingslodge Inn

Waddington Street Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG England
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#9 of 20 hotels in Durham
Combine the best of city living with the relaxed atmosphere of the countryside at this cosy, gem-of-an-inn in Durham. Surrounded by the peaceful woodland of Flass Vale, it’s hard to believe The Kingslodge Inn is just a ten-minute stroll from the heart of historic Durham with its UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and adjoining Castle. Voted the best venue in County Durham in the National Pub & Bar Awards in 2019 and named by The Times as one of the '20 best places to stay in the UK with a dog’, The Kingslodge Inn has all the benefits of a city-centre location but with a laid-back, relaxed vibe.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Diane R wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at the hotel for a couple of nights and couldn't have picked a better hotel.The manager and all staff were professional,friendly and helpful. There were Covid systems in place that made us feel safe.The decor of the hotel is lovely and the food was lovely and cooked just right. We were in room 13 which was spotless and clean on arrival. With a good shower and facilities. The room was a little dark but didn't put us off as we were hardly in the room as there was plenty to see around Durham. Car parking was free which was a bonus and the location was brilliant just 5 mins out of centre and a few minutes from train station. Will definitely be returning and would recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020
ELLRAY wrote a review Oct 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom154 contributions63 helpful votes
I love my food this Sunday lunch was the best I have ever had beef was tender and tasty veg cooked to perfection great service and good atmosphere well worth a visit you should try it I'm sure you will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Vintage chick wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions10 helpful votes
I booked a one night stay at this pub with rooms recently having legitimate and allowed cause during the Covid crisis to visit Durham. The hotel was extremely quiet with very few people. As a well travelled mature woman I could not believe the way I was treated being literally shouted at on arrival at breakfast in front of other guests over an issue which I had arranged previously over e-mail and with reception staff on arrival. There was absolutely no need for this. Everything I was telling the exceptionally unhelpful waitress was falling on deaf ears and was either being ignored or disbelieved with her arguing back and the (what I would assume was) the duty manageress actually sitting there letting it happen even though she had agreed things with me on arrival - she was too busy tucking in to her own breakfast. I have never had such poor service or an experience like this in my life and actually had to walk out of the hotel without the paid for breakfast as I was very distressed. I was looking for a safe quiet place to stay in Durham and I got very aggressive, poor and inexperienced service from very untrained immature staff. I will not visit again nor recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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LesMicks wrote a review Oct 2020
Weston, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We brought our dog to Durham to visit our son who’s at uni there during Covid....what an experience. This Inn was perfectly located if you have a pooch having Flass Vale at the end of the car park - brilliant! The dog was welcomed and made a fuss of. The staff were brilliant, friendly, helpful, welcoming and professional and did a great job in difficult circumstances. There’s a broad choice of food, cooked really well and to your liking. The breakfast was huge, satisfying and tasty. The room was warm, clean and comfortable. A friendly family run type atmosphere. Big thank you to Darren, Emilia, Alana and Nicola!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Gillywombat09 wrote a review Sep 2020
Chesterfield, United Kingdom34 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights at Kingslodge and it does indeed feel like the countryside within a city (Tawny owls hooting at night etc). Excellent adherence to COVID rules and spotlessly clean. Also had a lunch and evening meal which we good 'solid' fayre! All of the staff were hugely friendly, helpful yet professional. A couple of minor criticisms (hence not giving 5*) is that our room (room 14) was overlooking the kitchen fan which was rather noisy. Also there was a bright orange security light outside the window so the room 'glowed. Standard double bed where a king would have been better (probably wouldn't fit as room small). Also there was no shelves to place toilette bag in bathroom. All that being said, I would definitely return and recommend this hotel highly
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Date of stay: September 2020
US$116 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandDurhamDurham
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kingslodge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Station House (0.2 km), Wharton Park (0.3 km), and The Waiting Room (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kingslodge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Kingslodge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kingslodge Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bean Social, The Head of Steam Durham, and Jumping Bean.
Are pets allowed at The Kingslodge Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (1.0 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (0.9 km), and Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens (5.3 km).
Is The Kingslodge Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.