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The original part of the hotel is steeped in history with Grade 2 listed buildings dating back to the seventeenth century. The city centre location of the hotel makes it an ideal base to visit the historic City of Durham.
The most recent addition to the hotel stands proud on the banks of the River Wear. With some bedrooms affording a riverside view - its a great place to watch the world go by.
Lobby Seating Area
Newly refurbished, our lobby seating area is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Take a look at the historical images on the surrounding walls and watch our hotel story come to life.
These bedrooms are ideal for family use. They are typically larger than our deluxe guest bedrooms and include exactly the same features as our supreme guest bedroom.
Supreme Guest Room
With a king or queen size bed, the room features all standard room facilities plus an additional lounge area, still and sparkling mineral water and complimentary Internet access from within the room. Bathroom features upgraded amenities, soft towelling robes and slippers.
Deluxe Guest Room
This room offers a king or queen size bed, two single beds or one single bed. It features all of the standard room facilities plus air conditioning. All deluxe rooms are situated within the main hotel building.
Standard Guest Room
Enjoy our guest room with a king or queen sized bed or two single beds plus a work desk and chair, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, TV with digital channels, direct dial telephone, chargeable Internet in the room. Internet is complimentary in hotel public areas.
The ultimate in luxury and space, the Presidential Suite offers a king size bed, separate living room including a sofa, comfy chairs, TV, coffee table and dining table with four additional chairs, along with a self-contained kitchen, guest cloakroom and spacious bathroom including a large spa bath.
The restaurant exudes warmth and charm through the use of rich, vibrant colours, whilst high-backed leather chairs and oak flooring emphasize its classical roots. Our team has an in-depth understanding of all the dishes they serve and are pleased to share their recommendations.
No 59 Old Elvet - Appetizer
As featured in the Relish; North East and Yorkshire publication, hot craster smokies with sourdough cards are best enjoyed with a glass of Robert Mondovi Twin Oaks Chardonnay.
Route 59 - Smokehouse BBQ Ribs
Our Route 59 Smokehouse BBQ menu draws its influence from all of the great states through which it passes. Choose from grazing starters, BBQ boards, ribs, wings, burgers, desserts and traditional American beers.
The Starbucks Coffee Shop is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Serving a wide variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and pastries along with specialty offerings throughout the seasons, the store is open seven days a week.
Starbucks - Seating Area
Eat in or take away, the choice is yours at our on-site Starbucks.
Starbucks – Coffee
Enjoy free Wi-Fi available throughout the store and in the public areas of the hotel.
Our breakfast buffet is served Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on weekends.
Breakfast Buffet – Specialty Meats
With our continental breakfast buffet selection the choices are endless.
Breakfast Buffet – Specialty Cheeses
A selection of cheeses are served at our breakfast buffet until 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our newly refurbished and re-named Bar 1815 opens daily at 12:01 p.m. Serving an extensive selection of International Tapas, traditional and bespoke afternoon teas plus a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails - it is a great place to meet and relax with family and friends.
Bar 1815 - Miner's Afternoon Tea
Combining our mining heritage with a twist on afternoon tea, our Miner's afternoon tea consists of a selection of sandwiches served with pickled onions, sausage roll, corned beef pasty, apple filo crown, cinder toffee coal and of course, a selection of Ringtons teas.
Bar 1815 - Traditional Champagne Afternoon Tea
We offer a selection of salmon and lime crème fraiche, ham and grain mustard, egg mayonnaise and mature cheddar and pickle sandwiches along with plain, fruit and Wensleydale Blue scones. Served with vanilla panna cotta, lamington, coffee macaroon, marsala butter cream and chocolate rum cup. Add a glass of Pommery Champagne for an extra treat.
Pommery Champagne Terrace
Our Pommery Champagne Terrace provides the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind whilst enjoying the views of the castle and cathedral. Open from 12:01 p.m. daily its a great place to enjoy international tapas, afternoon teas, classic and contemporary cocktails and of course, a glass of Pommery Champagne.
Pommery Champagne Terrace – Afternoon Tea
Why not try an afternoon tea with a difference? Our Miner's and Foreman's Afternoon Teas have been specially created with the hotel's link to the Miner's Gala in mind.
Durham Cathedral is the greatest Norman building in England. It is cherished not only for its architecture but also for its incomparable setting. It was inscribed together with the Castle as one of Britain's first World Heritage Sites. Its image is instantly recognisable to people who love this part of Britain. Photo courtesy of Visit County Durham
Durham City Skyline
At the heart of Durham City itself sit the Castle and Cathedral steeped in ecclesiastical and university traditions. The Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site was one of the first ever to be designated and the Cathedral is one of the finest surviving examples of Romanesque architecture on the planet.
Visit Durham Cathedral, one of Europe's most cherished architectural sites, which is within walking distance of the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County. This image shows the Cloisters of the Cathedral which you may recognize from the recent Harry Potter movies. The Cathedral is almost across the street from the hotel. Image Courtesy - One North East.
The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Photo courtesy of Visit County Durham
Bowes Museum - Long Gallery
The museum’s extensive dress and textile collection is now housed in a brand new, permanent Fashion & Textile Gallery. Embroidery, lace and quilts can also be access for study – by appointment.
Crook Hall & Gardens
The 13th Century Grade I listed medieval hall provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens. Visitors from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idyllic English theme gardens. This attraction is less than a mile away from the hotel meaning it is in easy walking distance. Image Courtesy - One North East.
Beamish - The Living Museum of the North
Meet the friendly costumed staff waiting to welcome you in Beamish. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of 300 acres and see what life was like in the Northeast during Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. A two-night Beamish accommodation package is available including dinner on your first evening and attraction tickets. See our booking page for more details.
Sharpley Golf & Leisure
Just a 15 minute drive from our hotel is Sharpley Golf Course. Set in the countryside with panoramic sea views, this challenging par 71 with unusual water features is a pleasure to play. Facilities include a 14 bay driving range with power tees and fully licensed golf lodge with shower and changing facilities.
Sharpley Golf & Leisure
Other facilities at Sharpley Golf Course include massive attack paintball, Sharpley Springs, corporate team building activities, archery, off road driving, mud buggies, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and animal encounters.
The Bowes Room is an intimate room with elegance and charm. With space for up to 70 guests for a wedding ceremony and 40 guests for a wedding breakfast it is ideal in every way.
The Cromwell Suite
Become part of our unique hotel story - start your new life together with a wedding perfectly created just for you. The Cromwell Suite, at the top of the sweeping Edwardian staircase this stunning, is a versatile suite transforming easily from day to night and featuring its own bar and dance floor.