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The Gala Room

Our charming Master Suite is a comfortable super-king, en-suite bedroom boasting a roll top bath and spectacular views of Durham Cathedral.

The Gala Room is a grand, bright, and airy room, with large bay windows directly overlooking Durham. The room features a comfortable super king bed, a modern en-suite bathroom with shower, a relaxing seating area, opulent chandeliers, ornate furniture and is adorned with elegant, damask wallpaper and original Victorian features.

Guests can also relax, with a decanter of whisky, in the roll top bath situated in the large bay window and enjoy views of the city and Durham Cathedral.

Prices from £240pn  ||  Check In - 3:00pm  ||  Check Out - 10:30am

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Room Amenities

Super King Size Bed  ||  Coffee / Tea  ||  Hair Dryer  ||  Bottled Water  ||  Molton Brown Toiletries - Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner , Hand Gel, Hand Cream

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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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