Royal County Hotel - Durham

Old Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3JN  show map
 4 stars
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Royal County Hotel - Durham

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Featuring a spa center, a leisure center and an indoor heated pool, Royal County Hotel offers comfortable rooms overlooking the cathedral. An example of Georgian architecture, this hotel opened in 1630 and was fully restored in 2008.

Guests can reach such landmarks as Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum in a 5-minute walk. The property is located 1 km away from Durham city center with museums, the palace and the castle nearby.

The hotel offers privileged location close to a valley and parks.

35 minutes' drive from Newcastle airport and 10 minutes' walk to Durham train station.

Rooms

There are 150 guestrooms featuring Deluxe Guest Room, Supreme Room and Standard Guest Room equipped with climate control, free Wi-Fi, pay TV, satellite TV and a minibar. Many guestrooms offer views of Durham Tees Valley. They feature family bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

An extensive breakfast is served daily. British dishes are offered in the relaxed on-site restaurant. Guests can unwind at the contemporary Durham bar serving a wide range of cocktails, spirits and mineral water.

All visitors are offered a full english breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The excellent property features a meeting room, a business center and a photocopier.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a health club, a Jacuzzi and a sauna as well as Turkish steam bath and reflex massage.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at GBP 10 per day.

Wireless internet is available in the business center at GBP 15 per day.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   150.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Royal County Hotel - Durham Durham location
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Hotel Address:

Old Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3JN

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City Center
  • Durham
    900 m
Airports
  • Newcastle Airport (NCL)
    30.2km
  • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
    31.0km
Train Stations
  • Durham Train Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    800 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    150

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Rooms and availability

Royal County Supreme Room
Supreme Room
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Royal County Standard Guest RoomRoyal County Standard Guest RoomRoyal County Standard Guest RoomRoyal County Standard Guest Room
Standard Guest Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Queen or 1 Double bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 20m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
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Guest room, 1 King or 1 Queen or 1 Double or 2 Twin/Single Bed(s)

Room facilities
    Royal County Family RoomRoyal County Family RoomRoyal County Family Room
    Family Room
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 14m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
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    These bedrooms are well-suited for family use, featuring two double beds. They include all of the standard room facilities plus mineral water and complimentary WiFi. These rooms are all situated within the main hotel building.

    Room facilities
      Royal County Superior Double RoomRoyal County Superior Double RoomRoyal County Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
      Size: 38m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      With a king or queen sized bed, the room features all standard room facilities plus air conditioning, mineral water, complimentary WiFi and an additional lounge area. Bathroom features upgraded amenities, soft toweling robes and slippers.

      Room facilities
        Royal County Deluxe Double RoomRoyal County Deluxe Double RoomRoyal County Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or Double beds
        Size: 20m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Bathtub
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        This room offers a king or queen sized bed, two single beds or one single bed. It features all of the standard room facilities plus air conditioning, mineral water and complimentary WiFi. All deluxe rooms are situated within the main hotel building.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Royal County Hotel - Durham Durham location
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          Hotel Address:

          Old Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3JN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Durham
            900 m
          Airports
          • Newcastle Airport (NCL)
            30.2km
          • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
            31.0km
          Train Stations
          • Durham Train Station
            800 m
          • Bus stop
            800 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            150

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamRoyal County

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Royal County Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Durham Art Gallery - 1.1km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 800 m

          Places of interest

          • Town Hall - 300 m
          • Durham Cathedral - 1.0km
          • Palace Green - 2.7km

          Train stations

          • Durham Train Station - 700 m

          Amusement

          • Crook Hall and Gardens - 1.1km

          Museums

          • durham castle - 300 m
          • Oriental - 1.4km
          • Old Fulling Mill - 3.0km

          Theaters

          Local Attractions

          • Hamsterley Forest - 2.5km
            Durham Dales, Hamsterley
          • Herrington Country Park - 13.8km
            Chester Road, Sunderland
          • Hardwick Park - 15.0km
            Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
          • Beamish Open Air Museum - 13.1km
            Beamish DH9 0RGEngland
          • Beamish Wild - 14.1km
            Stanley, Beamish
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            150

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamRoyal County

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Royal County Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal County

          Average guest rating

          8.2out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 342 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Service
          8.0
          Value
          8.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children
            7.8

            Very good breakfast

            Have provisions for children e.g. children's menu but could look into children's cutlery. When able, an refurbishment and update would be nice (in comparison with Edinburgh Marriott - November 2008)

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            Position of hotel,friendly,helpful efficient staff.

            Hotel is looking dated and sad.I know the hotel from it's pre Marriott days.In dire need of a revamp,shabby paintwork,dirty carpets.The formerly vibrant piano bar now resembles a retirement home.

          • Couple
            10.0

            The staff at the hotel were great! As we were checking in we were given a complimentary glass of wine and offered some Victoria sponge cake. The room was lovely with a king size bed. We ordered breakfast in bed the next day and it was gorgeous. The late 12pm check out was a bonus.

            I had actually booked a river view room which we didn't get it was over looking the car park. I didn't want to complain at the time as it was for my hubbys birthday so I mentioned it when checking out. The staff were very nice about it and said they didn't receive that information whether this is true or not I don't know but they gave us 20 off for the night - nice touch.

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            The staff were very considerate and friendly. The food was great.

            The heating was overpowering on the hottest few days of the year,with the radiators and towel rails all turned on. To be honest this spoilt our stay. It was uncomfortable and unpleasant and no air conditioning was available.

          • Couple
            7.0

            good quality accommadation with good spa facilities with excellent breakfasts.Good city location

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The friendliness of all staff, who were excellent at suggesting places to visit and interesting things to see.

            Nothing! Loved it

          • Single
            7.4

            Excellent location and friendly staff.

            Air conditioning in room a bit noisy and not easy to regulate temperature. Food in restaurant average.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Good location and they didn't charge us for late checkout!

          • Couple
            10.0

            We stayed at this hotel as a birthday treat. The hotel is very central to all the Durham sights. The rooms were clean and comfortable. All staff were very friendly and courteous. The spa was lovely. We spent a very relaxing time there! We would definitely return.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The location and the service were excellent

            The hotel in parts needed decorating/minor improvements

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            We thought we had lost our bottle of wine. We had a bottle brought up to our room, free of charge. On our return home we found our bottle in the Hall! Many thanks for a superb stay.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            everyone was very helpful, cheerful, courtous, and the food was very good. room was good size very clean and of a high standard.

          • Couple
            3.8

            I had possibly the worst nights sleep in a very long time and being 8 months pregnant that is something I can't afford to lose. The staff were very slow leaving me standing in the bar waiting to be served for almost 20 minutes despite it not being busy without so much as acknowledging me. The room was very dusty, I would say it hadn't been dusted for 2-3 weeks. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and our room was not ready when we arrived and when we did check in some time later it was very close to the lift meaning this was all I could hear all night. That dnd a lot of shouting and screaming from other guests which should have been solved by hotel staff. Ultimately I will not stay here again.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Very nice hotel with a good selection for breakfast. Good location 2 mins from shops and castle.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            friendly staff on reception and in the dining room free upgrade to a double double with a lovely view of the castle and cathedral bedroom decor

            the lift needs a bit of tlc - it's shabby and worn compared to the rest of the hotel

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Royal County Hotel - Durham Durham location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Old Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3JN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Durham
            900 m
          Airports
          • Newcastle Airport (NCL)
            30.2km
          • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
            31.0km
          Train Stations
          • Durham Train Station
            800 m
          • Bus stop
            800 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of rooms:
            150

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamRoyal County

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge