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

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
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court

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 area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • 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
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Garden furniture
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle

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

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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)
    30.2 km
  • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
    31.0 km
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

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds
Size: 20 m²
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    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)
      30.2 km
    • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
      31.0 km
    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 - 1.1 km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 800 m

    Places of interest

    • Durham Magistrates Court - 200 m
    • Durham Crown Court - 300 m
    • Town Hall - 300 m
    • Palace Green Library - 300 m
    • Bill Bryson Library - 800 m
    • Institute for Computational Cosmology - 900 m
    • Durham Cathedral - 1.0 km
    • Durham University - 1.2 km
    • Ustinov College - 1.9 km
    • University Hospital of North Durham - 2.0 km
    • Lanchester Road Hospital - 3.7 km

    Train stations

    • Durham Train Station - 700 m
    • Durham Train Station - 700 m

    Shopping areas

    • durham castle - 300 m

    Amusement

    • Crook Hall and Gardens - 1.1 km

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Palace Green - 300 m

    Museums

    • Oriental - 1.4 km
    • Old Fulling Mill - 3.0 km

    Parks

    • Durham University Botanic Garden - 1.7 km

    Theaters

    • Gala Theatre - 200 m
    • The Assembly Rooms Theatre - 200 m
    • Durham Gala Theatre and Cinema - 3.0 km

    Galleries

    • Mount Oswald Golf Club - 1.7 km

    Local attractions

    • Hamsterley Forest - 2.5 km
      Durham Dales, Hamsterley
    • Herrington Country Park - 13.8 km
      Chester Road, Sunderland
    • Hardwick Park - 15.0 km
      Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
    • Beamish Open Air Museum - 13.1 km
      Beamish DH9 0RGEngland
    • Beamish Wild - 14.1 km
      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
    Fabulous
    Based on 342 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Service
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    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)
      30.2 km
    • Durham Tees Valley (MME)
      31.0 km
    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