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55 reviews
Spacious lounge with doors leading to riverside decking.
Dining area
Fully equipped kitchen
Master Bedroom with hairdryer
Main bathroom
Durham Castle
Riverside location
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Durham, Durham, England

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Gillian B
Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment, perfect location for city centre break.”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Met by Chris and Wendy who were fantastic hosts. Explained everything we needed to know about the apartment and places of interest in he city.
The apartment was first class could not fault a thing. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise, we enjoyed the wine whilst sitting on the balcony watching life go by on the river.
Would certainly recommend to anyone visiting Durham, and hope to return one day.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
2 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.

Many thanks
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AndyFran
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Absolutely excellent”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This apartment is absolutely perfect for a visit to beautiful Durham. It is located centrally and yet is beautifully quiet. The views from the apartment are lovely and it was a pleasure to watch people rowing by peacefully on the river each day. The apartment has everything you would expect and need and is beautifully and tastefully decorated - as well as being spotlessly clean. We can't fault it. When we stay in Durham again we will definitely check to see if this apartment is free. We can recommend this apartment without hesitation.

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Liked best: Very difficult question to answer - everything about this property is lovely.
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy
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Sylvia C
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent riverside apartment presented with care and attention.”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have really enjoyed our stay in the historic city of Durham. We chose the apartment specifically, for its riverside location and was not disappointed. The accommodation is badged as 'luxury' and delivers on all levels including transport from the railway station, treats on arrival and a warm, clear introduction to the apartment from Chris. Steeped in history and culture, mostly, centred around the University, Durham also makes a good base to explore Newcastle and the coast, via South Shields. There is a good selection of franchised and independent restaurants and if your tipple is real ale, try out Head of Steam on North Road, or a blast from the Victorian past in the Victoria pub, a short walk from the apartment.

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Liked best: The location and quality of accommodation offered.
Liked least: The banging bass music from the Library Bar on the opposite riverbank was present while sat in the lounge of an evening, it did not however, disturb our sleep. Consider reducing the number of scent diffusers on the ground floor.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
6 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy
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Christoph...
King's Lynn
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
Reviewed 28 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This accommodation really is as good as it gets. Brilliant location, with a 5 minute walk into the centre of Durham and gorgeous views from the apartment over the river and towards the Elvet bridge. The apartment itself is beautifully furnished, decorated and equipped and spotlessly clear throughout. Secure parking a real bonus and brilliant service from the owners as well. I couldn't recommend this property more highly.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: N/A - everything was superb
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and such kind words. We aim to provide a personal and individual service to meet the specific needs of all our guests. We appreciate all comments with a view to constantly improving our service and apartment facilities for everyone.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy
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Stephen S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We would highly recommend a stay in this apartment, it is really well placed and a pleasure to stay in.
Everything you need is provided and is pleasingly set out, tastefully furnished and well thought out.
The owners Chris and Wendy are really nice people and helpful, the views from the veranda are quite something plus you are only 2 or 3 minutes walk from the lovely city of Durham.
Thank you for a wonderful visit, we will definitely visit again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments.
We endeavour to make your stay as relaxing as possible and attempt to meet any guest requests that will deliver the most enjoyable time spent in Durham with us. Thank you ever so much for such fantastic feedback and we look forward to your return.

Many thanks
Chris and Wendy
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