A Unique Stay in the Heart of Durham

Nestled in the City of Durham, 40 Winks Guesthouse offers guests a cosy stay in one of our individually designed rooms.

Our Victorian, Grade II listed, newly refurbished Guesthouse is situated on the banks of the River Wear, with spectacular views of Durham Cathedral and high speed satellite internet access.

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40 Winks Guesthouse

hotel in Durham
boutique hotel in Durham
Durham Accommodation Short Term
Perfect for Durham Graduation 2024
One of the Best Hotels in Durham
Considered the Best Hotel in Durham
Durham University Located nearby
Hotel Durham

Immerse yourself in a unique stay in the heart of Durham at 40 Winks Guesthouse.

The Guesthouse boasts 9 individual, stylish en-suite bedrooms that include plush King and Super King beds, complimentary refreshments & Molton Brown toiletries.

40 Winks also features a kitchen and dining room serving breakfast for guests between 7 and 9am. Guests can also relax in the embellished Snug Room to enjoy drinks and conversations with friends, family and other guests. The guesthouse also features a large feature staircase spanning 3 floors with handing light installations and bird-inspired wallpaper and décor.

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In the Heart of Durham

A short, 4-minute walk will take you directly into the city centre of Durham, giving you access to an abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs, and attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle.

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"Very Well Presented"

Very well presented guesthouse with lots of character.
Close proximity to the centre of Durham City and beautiful views from the property. Tesla Wifi is a bonus.
I would highly recommend a stay here!

Putri M


"Perfect Stay"

Made our wedding anniversary perfect.

Felt opulent and elegant.

Staff were polite, friendly, welcoming, and attentive to every need.

Room was beautiful and clean. Satellite Internet reliable. Bed was incredibly comfortable.

Molton Brown toiletries were heaven.

Excellent breakfast menu, all freshly prepared and absolutely delicious.

We’ll definitely be booking another stay.

                              Mr & Mrs Taylor – England

"Visited from Canada"

superbly located quirky guesthouse( hotel), beautifully appointed bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The sitting room and breakfast room were similarly beautiful. The staff were excellent in every way from carrying our heavy bags to the top floor where our room overlooked the cathedral to getting an uber and negotiating the difficulties of the completely blocked one way road. Starlink Internet helped with watching netflix

Mrs T – Canada

"Great room. "

Great room. Great view.

Ambassader Wolff – USA

"Perfect Location"

Perfect location, very close to the city centre and access to the cathedral via the beautiful Prebends Bridge. Room was lovely, stylish and very comfortable and plenty of space. After reading other reviews I expected it to be smaller! Breakfast was great with plenty of choice. We stayed 3 nights, would have happily spent a week there.

Commander B****



The hotel is beautiful and elegant. Everything is very clean. The cooked breakfast was quite nice. The hotel is located up a hill from the town center and overlooks a beautiful wild area toward the river. Be sure to take a walk along the river if you stay in Durham.

Mrs D.L.K


"La camera era bellis"

La camera era bellissima, con ottimi prodotti da bagno. La struttura è molto curata e arredata in modo elegante con parti comuni molto gradevoli in un ambiente raffinato. Il centro di Durham si raggiunge a piedi in pochi minuti e non è stato difficile parcheggiare nella strada dell’hotel.



Staff were professional and friendly. Nice to have a interesting conversation with the staff and other guests. Definitely will stay here again.

HRH ****



"Very Pleasant"

Loved my stay here.  I can see why they have been around for a long time.

Host Fantastic.




Sensational View – Cool Design – Love the Honesty Bar – Entertaining Staff

First time I have had a drink with a humble, yet famous footballer.

Whisky in the room was a nice touch – Jelly Beans in the room were cool.

Love the Kimono Robes.

Definitely return to this “secret Sensation” in Durham






The room, the food and the service were all exceptional – Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, exceeding all expectations – Thank you, we will look forward to coming back

RT Hon xxxx

"Our go-to hotel in D"

Great location, very well appointed rooms, comfy beds, very friendly staff, delicious breakfast.

Congressman xxxx



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The Gala Room

Our charming Master Suite is a comfortable super-k...

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The Rose of Raby Room

A spacious, floral inspired king-size, en-suite be...

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The Belmont Room

A spacious and regal king-size, en-suite bedroom w...

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The Finestra Room

A gothic styled king-size, en-suite bedroom with g...

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The Botanist Room

A cosy, floral inspired king-size, en-suite bedroo...

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Woodland Room One

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