Honest Lawyer Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Honest Lawyer Hotel

Honest Lawyer Hotel

3.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Croxdale Bridge, Croxdale, Durham, England, DH1 3SP

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMount Oswald Golf Club2 min drive
  • Popular LocationDurham University3 min drive
  • Popular LocationDurham Botanic Garden4 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)36 min drive

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About this area


Honest Lawyer Hotel is located in Durham. Beamish Open Air Museum and Oriental Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Mount Oswald Golf Club and Brancepeth Castle Golf Club. Adventure Valley and Mini Moos Adventure Farm are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Mount Oswald Golf Club - 2 min drive
  • Durham University - 3 min drive
  • Oriental Museum - 3 min drive
  • Durham Botanic Garden - 4 min drive
  • Brancepeth Castle Golf Club - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Durham Station - 8 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 36 min drive

About this property

Honest Lawyer Hotel

3-star hotel near Durham University
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk.
Honest Lawyer Hotel offers 46 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. 32-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: GBP 11.95 for adults and GBP 11.95 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Baileys Restaurant
  • Bailey's Bar

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 4 February 2022 to 25 February 2023 (completion date subject to change).
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 7.50 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 11.95 for adults and GBP 11.95 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 7.50 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 182 out of 459 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 202 out of 459 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 54 out of 459 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 459 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 459 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Unless you have a car there is no easy access to the city or anywhere else. Just off a dual carriageway so walking is not a safe option
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We’ve stayed at the Honest Lawyer quite a few times The rooms are perfectly acceptable and the staff are very good The food on the other hand is fantastic, the chef(s) really know their craft and Saturday , May 14th was no exception. Will be going back in the very near future.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
If you are looking for a dated, completely ill equipped, near absolutely nowhere that sells decent food, is right near a main road, has paper thin walls so you can hear everything the noisy 3am residents do (thanks to the police visit to really ensure sleepless night) *and this was the second room I was given after I requested a move from the first room with a used toilet/grimy bath/dirty and grimy room* hotel….Then this is the hotel for you…..Given I booked this room by viewing the ‘exceptional’ reviews, I feel the need to comment. AVOID AVOID AVOID this place….
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Super friendly staff, comfortable accommodation.
Two day stay. Free upgrade to suite during covid which was a pleasant surprise. The rooms are clean and comfortable but the bathroom could do with some improvement. The staff are extremely friendly, they went over and above to help wherever possible. They even provided bacon sandwiches delivered to our room for breakfast due to lockdown which again was unexpected but very welcome. Covid regulations are adhered to with hand sanitiser stations in the lobby area and staff wearing masks, NHS track and trace scanner etc. We love staying here wherever we visit Durham because it's so friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020