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Farnley Tower

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Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We pulled up at this lovely looking hotel and were very impressed with the building. Fabulous entrance and beautiful stonework and windows. Gorgeous large double room at the front with double aspect windows, lovely and light. Great to have a proper full size bath as well as the shower. It would have been nice to be on the other side...

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have just spent the weeken here and the mantra for the weekend in Room 6 became mind the step and mind your head. The bedroom was small the bed almost touching the radiator on one side with the other up against the wardrobe. The bathroom could not have been smaller A main concern was arriving back on Saturday afternoon...

Thank MiddlesbroughMelody
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It's always hard to find a hotel that ticks all the boxes but when I came across Farnley Tower I thought I had. Nothing is free in this world so to advertise parking free, breakfast free, WiFi free I thought you mean included in the price. I liked the pictures and the idea of an old Victorian building that was...

1Thank John D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a nice big twin room at the front of the house. (Room 9).Large bathroom with everything we needed. It was all very clean, and the rest of the house gave a good impression as well. The beds were very comfortable. There are two dressing tables and enough hanging space. The room was warm and cosy and yet the...

1Thank CarrigeenYorkshire
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Have stayed here before ,this time found it very disappointing.Room adequate apart from noisy floorboards.Had a leak in the bathroom,and had to ask for towels. The elderly man who we saw previously was very polite and attentive .Otherwise there was very little management I put,and any complaints were dismissed and the Manager who I finally managed to speak to on...

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very deceiving from photos. Set in a residential area with a long walk into Durham and even longer coming back as up a really steep hill. Claimed to have magnificent views of cathedral but not sure where from unless you are stood on the roof. Room was small, bathroom tiny, and very dated. Not particularly clean. Not very inviting at...

Thank nuncio62
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed at this property on a last minute booking over New Year. It is billed as a 4 star rating on booking website info. The hotel is in a good location, a short walk from the city centre, which it overlooks, and has good parking facilites. On arrival we were told the double room we had booked was not...

Thank yarzee1traveller2017
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place with very good breakfast. Good prizing and a lovely building. The room was a bit old but the place was clean. The hotel is connected to a nice restaurant. The hotel is up a hill butt still a short walking distance from the town center.

Thank Björn S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a lovely welcoming hotel and only 10 minutes walk into the city centre. The staff are very welcoming and the rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. Great breakfast with a weath of choice from full english to continental to suit. Lovely breakfast room. The hotel does have a restaurant (DH1) but as we found it is popular and...

Thank Quinny_A
Oxenhope, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

An interesting building designed by and lived in by a leading Victorian architect, now with a separate top notch restaurant in the basement! The spacious room overlooking the lawn had a comfortable King size bed. Victorian height ceilings allowed for air circulation and the room was very warm even though the outside temperature was 6 degrees C. The small car...

Thank morecustard2016

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: €86 - €139 (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 view of the catherdral, being on a hill there's a great view from the right room.”
98lizh, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the city”
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.”
Quinny_A, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 on the ground floor is very nice with a lovely view.”
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”
lin1960, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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