Reserved a standard double. Asked for an upgrade at check-in. They gave us an Executive Suite for 40 pounds more per night. With an Executive Suite you get free breakfast buffet (excellent) for two, free newspaper, twice the room size with sofa, wine each evening, water, free parking, etc. Wow! What a deal. On river close by Durham University, Rail Station, Restaurants, Bars. The Best.
Very friendly and accommodating staff, they were very welcoming as It was a last minute booking and the booking had not yet come through to them, very comfortable room for my quick visit. Although located on the outskirts of Durham it is only a quick taxi ride into Durham
This was our 4th stay at the Ramside our room was very comfortable and had a nice décor. It was just the bathroom that let it down a little ( A little tired round the bath taps and door handle)
But the reception staff are some of the most helpful we ever encountered (we stop in hotels a lot with my husbands business)
The bar food was excellent good value and very good quality
Only stayed one night. You get what you pay for in this world and for what I paid to stay here it was worth it. Rooms are out the back of the inn, in a courtyard style type area. The room was clean and tidy. Bed sheets were clean and the beds quite comfy. The place could do with a bit of touch up here and there but all in it was good enough for what I needed and that was a place too sleep. Breakfast was included, a choice of cereals, toast or full english if you desire.
My daughter & I stayed for one night to visit the University on Open Day. This is a guest house & not a hotel and the facilities/services are in line with this. Checking in after 9pm was not a problem. Maureen kindly arranged a taxi for us from the station & we were greeted with a warm welcome & much appreciated fresh pot of tea. The bedroom and shared bathroom were comfortable & immaculate and English breakfast was served promptly prompt at the time requested.
Transport into the City is available on public transport, although we took a taxi for £7.50.
Would definitely recommend this guest house & would not hesitate to stay here again.
"Authentic castle with comforts of 1st class hotel"
Fabulous. My visit coincided with a Wedding Fayre so I was able to view many of the rooms normally occupied by guests. It is a credit to the establishment that they are able to offer such a high class service without losing the 'Old-World charm.
Marilyn from North Notts
Located just 11 miles South of Newcastle, 8 miles North of Durham, and 12 miles West of Sunderland. The Hotel boasts 74 …More
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