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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Pleasant hotel with many lovely original features plus resident friendly feline Oliver😻 Staff all friendly and helpful. Very pleasant stay, lovely views from the garden/patio we stayed in rms 2 and 3 and both were spacious and clean. My only slight personal disappointment was the bed was too soft for my liking

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Excellent B&B in Durham. Spacious rooms, comfortable and large beds, and very nice en suite bathrooms with a comfortable bathtub/shower. Our room had a lovely view of the Durham Cathedral. Downside is that it's about a 20 min walk from town or the train station for visitors without a car. Good range of breakfast choices.

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Booked this hotel because of the good reviews. Beautiful house, view from room 11 stunning, room good size, bed not as comfortable as I had read in previous reviews, disappointed in some wee things. We stayed for 5 days and the bathroom wasn't cleaned once, towels weren't changed and tea coffee wasn't replenished a couple of times. First day we...

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2Thank Una P
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Farnley Tower is advertised as a Hotel but in fact its a B&B but don't let that put you off unless you want the bar open all the time as the bar here is only open at set times also its not as lively as a hotel.But this place was perfect for us it was quiet and we could relax...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Staff were very welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The views from the hotel were great, and it was only a short walk into the centre of Durham.

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1Thank Lauren H
Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We booked here last minute after deciding to visit Durham and got a good deal on last minute.com. We arrived early but had a warm welcome and were allowed to check in immediately . The room was large enough and lovely and light, it was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Although it was a cold day the hotel was lovely...

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2Thank HazelH72
North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Stayed for one night, this was enough, awful bed like laying in a marshmallow, no view of the cathedral as it says unless you sleeping on the tiles on the roof, room very dated and in need of a good fettle, toilet roll holder on the skirting board of the en suite, breakfast poor and full of people in and...

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2Thank tracy b
perth
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Just in case you think you've rolled up into an episode of faulty towers. It's not that bad. We had no intention of staying in Durham overnight until the last minute so this is what we could find at short notice and its what real estate agents like to call character filled.... Although is walking distance to most things and...

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Farnley Towers on a Sunday evening in March. It was a shame that the restaurant and bar was closed and the advice to visit a local Italian was a mistake as that was closed too. However the room was immaculately clean and the breakfast outstanding. The location is also superb.

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Reviewed 2 March 2015

The breakfast staff were very pleasant and friendly. These were the only staff we really saw. The wifi would not work even though the published password was accepted. Bathroom was ok but a bit grubby in places, it was a shower over a bath with nylon curtain. A bit dated. Everything was ok but nothing to drag me back. It...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Farnley Tower Is a 4 star quality guesthouse. The current owners have sympathetically restored this prominent Victorian building, providing the facilities you would expect of a modern city centre hotel.With its elevated position you can enjoy stunning views over Durham Cathedral and Castle, as well as the surrounding Durham countryside. Savour the culinary cuisine from the award winning restaurant The Gourmet Spot adjoining the guesthouse.Free car parking on site, less than a 10 minute walk to the city centre. ... more   less 

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Address: The Avenue, Durham DH1 4DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: $113 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Farnley Tower 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Ask for a room overlooking the city”
 of 5 bubbles yarzee1traveller2017, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms seem to be on a par - very spacious. We were in room 8 which was large. Two friends were in room 2 which they said was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Quinny_A, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 on the ground floor is very nice with a lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles salpal555, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 spacious but you get the noise from above, maybe better to ask for a first floor one”
 of 5 bubbles lin1960, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles FredA937, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
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