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Preston, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel on the banks of the river and easy access to the Town Centre via the new footbridge. Parking available at £8 a night. The room was well equipped but the only disadvantage was that although the road outside is very minor with little traffic, what traffic there is generates sufficient noise inside to disrupt sleeping - and... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a business traveller, I want good service, good facilities and good location. This ticks all the boxes. Staff always very helpful. Will stay again if in the area. All the klittle touches that other chains simply don't match make the RadissonBlu a great place to stay.

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Thank DPR15
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very positive review of Radisson Blu Durham. I am delighted to hear you constantly find the hotel provides everything you could need during your stay with us. Please be assured your comments have been passed over to the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Kind Regards,... More 

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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location but quite an average experience. The rooms are large but no better than a Premier Inn. The beds were a lot more uncomfortable than a Premier Inn. The room was also extremely hot (in winter) and there was no way to make it cooler. Breakfast was good. The lobby/cafe area is completely devoid of atmosphere. So...just OK

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Thank Westy1208
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear you found you could not regulate the temperature in your room during your recent stay with us, the team are available 24 hours to answer and resolve any queries from our guests. I am also sorry to hear you found our lobby area to lack atmosphere during your... More 

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great stay here with girlfriends. Spa treatments were good. Try Natalie (Back,Neck & Shoulder massage). Pool very clean as was steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Good breakfast. Would be nice to have pot of tea bought to table though - the coffee is..Just a little touch that would make it a better experience. Very friendly staff and good... More 

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Thank lakessb
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and were able to take advantage of our Lime House Spa during your stay. Please be assured that your comments have been passed over to Natalie. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Regards, Tom More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit Durham to see friends and found this hotel does everything that is asked. Room looks fab with a great size bed. Restaurant has great food and wine so overall a great nights sleep and a great stay.

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Thank joeyjojo1507
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Regards, Tom More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a weekend escape from the busy city. The hotel is in easy walking distance to the train station, and less than 5 minutes walk from the city centre. Durham is a picturesque bubble in the North East which I would recommend to anyone to visit. The hotel room was spacious, modern, and topped off by a... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us in our picturesque bubble away from the busy city centre life, I am very pleased you were able to take advantage of our leisure facilities during your visit. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of days in Durham on a midweek break, staying at the Radisson Blue Hotel. The hotel is spacious, modern and beautifully decorated, with large gym and indoor pool. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. My room was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The view of the Millennium Bridge was... More 

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Thank Emmy4480
Management response:

Dear Emmy4480, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found the team to be friendly and welcoming throughout your visit and you were able to take advantage of the facilities the hotel has on offer for our valued guests. Please be assured your feedback has been passed over to... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed due to visiting for passport. Building and hotel decor very nice. Rooms good but bed uncomfortable not on par with Premier Inn or Marriott, Breakfast average not quickly replenished, coffee in jugs good idea but not hot, did notice staff member emptying unused coffee into other jugs to fill - not good for guests to see really.

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Thank thomptower
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to hear you did not find your recent visit up to the standard you would expect for Radisson Blu, I am sorry to hear of your experience during breakfast service, please be assured this is not usual standard and your comments have been passed over to our Food and Beverage... More 

Durham, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just eight years old, an imposing site next to the River Wear; A loyal staff on zero hours, working tirelessly to bring us all good cheer. A sneaky drink and light repast in the foyer was our order; Alas the comfortable seating was in very drab disorder. The 'Shared Platter' was delicious but the tea was cold and tasteless; One... More 

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Thank Graeme H
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I am very sorry to hear of the issues you encountered from our function bar. Please be assured that your very positive comments about Wayne have been passed over. I am very pleased you were able to take advantage of our... More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Handy location that is a short stroll into the bars and shops of Durham. Staff all seemed friendly and happy to help, be that at reception, bar or breakfast. Rooms are of a good standard with easy to access electrical outlets which is not always the case.

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Thank Mark C
Benjamin T, Guest Relations Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, responded to this review

Dear Mark C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Benjamin More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Address: Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: $135 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham 4*
Number of rooms: 207
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Also Known As:
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Hotel Durham
Radisson Durham
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Durham
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#4 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#4 Family Hotel in Durham
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“Note my comments about traffic noise on the river side”
 of 5 bubbles astroian, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother asking for a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles Olneyossie, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view across the river”
 of 5 bubbles katherineb429, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The views from back of hotel are concrete and car park so ask for room at front”
 of 5 bubbles Mary67, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a business class room overlooking the River Wear”
 of 5 bubbles legend14, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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