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34 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 149 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Gadds Town House.
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Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 1 per hour.
Luggage storage, Daily maid service, Fax/photocopying, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Heating, Non-smoking throughout, Air conditioning
15:00 - 23:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Gadds Town House accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
Based on 149 reviews
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Excellent hotel. Been wanting to stay for ages and were not disappointed. Lots of nice little touches.
Excellent. All I would change is the background music.
I stayed in the loft suite and it was beautifully decorated and it had the comfiest bed i've ever slept in. The breakfast was always lovely. The hotel waa right in the centre easy to get to the shops and the cathedral. I Definately recommend staying here if you go to durham for the night.
A quirky hotel with interesting decor and friendly staff. Great location for exploring Durham
No car park, so had to pay to use public parking. Found some at 60p an hour.
Stylish room which was extremely comfortable. The staff could not do enough to help and made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was very, very good. We will definitely go back
location near to city centre
occasional banging of doors but this quietened down at night. Paying to park car
Bedroom rather cramped
Loved the originality and quirkiness. Friendly staff.
Would be nice to have an out of hours room service...potential for up selling here!
Location breakfast very good
Excellent central accommodation .. Beautiful room .. Lovely extras ... Fantastic sole use of hot tub... Beautiful bathroom and amazing power shower. Comfortable bed with quality clean bedding .. Excellent food and drinks ..
Staff at breakfast inexperienced !!! A smile here and there too would have made a difference. A better hair dryer in the room ...
So friendly and helpful .. Staying on my own.. They allowed a friend to join me for breakfast with no notice .. Kindly didn't charge .. Super staff.. Amazing location.. Steak was fab ..
Chips not quite triple cooked..they were attentive in dealing with it
Each room had a theme which we liked. The breakfasts were very good with lots of choice. Didn't have an evening meal at the hotel but the menu seemed good.
The only problem is the parking, having to feed the parking meter but it's clear on the booking form that this is the case, so it was expected.
Gorgeous hotel in a great location, room was fantastic & staff were very pleasant. Would definitely stay again/recommend.
Only slight negative is that although the terrace for the hot tub is a private terrace it is overlooked by 3 windows so it is not entirely private
One of the receptionists was extremely welcoming and very helpful( don't know her name but she has a relative in Morpeth).Food good and reasonably priced.Great decor with themed rooms-a breath of fresh air from the bland ,corporate look of so many chain hotels now.
Ringing in advance of arriving (due to changes in circumstance) these guys couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. When we did finally arrive, the welcome was wonderful - this set the tone for an amazingly hospitable stay. The room (Ruby) was just as described; a lovely mixture of opulence, style and comfort. Even with incredibly warm evenings, at the height of summer, the aircon unit was up to the task. We ate in the restaurant first night, enjoyed it so much, we ate there a second night - good food with a sufficient variety of wines to suit courses. Breakfast, maybe a little slow on service, but freshly cooked local produce, fresh fruit, pastries - set us up for the day - perfect. So, in order of excellence - staff friendliness, comfort, food, wine, location - in fact, it's difficult to say which was better.
There were builders next door when we sat outside for afternoon tea and strawberries . . .nothing to do with the hotel, so moot as to whether this is relevant
Me and the hubby stayed in the Edwardian express. The 2 receptionists that were there during our stay were lovely. Our morning breakfast was fab!!!! 10/10. The lady who served us was so warming and welcoming, She called us angel all the time, did not catch her name but all in all the stay we had was fab!!!
The bed was really creaky and kept me awake all night nearly, as every time me or the hubby moved the wood would creak. Also it's not good if your on the tall side like me, and like to sleep with legs straight lol, that's the only bad point I had
pillows were lumpy! arrived for breakfast at 9.30 and felt our full English breakfast had been cooked an hour before, had to ask for our eggs and bacon to be redone!!
we had a garden room , which was very peaceful, and a hot tub ! we had a very good dinner in the restaurant, Very easy to walk into the sights in the city centre, good location
the breakfast was a bit of a let down , a packet of Alpen let down the decadent style of Gadds town house, We would have liked a pot of tea , rather than a tea bag each
The breakfast was really nice and the location was ideal.
The sheets were stained and had slight tears in them. (Amytheist room).
Nice decor, excellent location.
In the le Jardin lodge we stayed in with the hot tub there was no fridge in the room to keep a cold drink which I think totally let's this down from being an excellent place, also the air con in the hotel is a bit dated
The hotel was easily found, the staff were very nice and the room was lovely with an extremely comfortable bed.
The food was a bit of a let down. We both had steak and it was a tad on the very tough side. The breakfast was a real disappointment. Not sure what are exactly in Durham sausages but far too spicy first thing in the morning.
Good location and decor
Room very small and hot Breakfast not great Expensive for what you get
The look of the hotel
The staff were simply not up to the job, we were not briefed about the room features when shown our room, the cleaning staff kept the noisy and smelly washing machine room door open all the time that we had to pass on the way to our room; the breakfast staff were less than helpful, felt like the hotel was being run by students doing Saturday jobs.
Ideal location and friendly staff
Great place to stay. Friendly welcoming staff.
Little bit dusty
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