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4.4 out of 5

"Enjoyed our stay here, clean quiet accommodation and are able to park outside your room " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 12 Oct 2022

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Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£54* Per night/room 5 Mar - 6 Mar

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Honest Lawyer Hotel's great location gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be close to Durham Botanic Garden. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls.

  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Baileys Restaurant
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a playground
  • Guests have great things to say about the location and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Just a 3-minute drive from Durham University and a few minutes from Oriental Museum
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Honest Lawyer Hotel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Honest Lawyer Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Enjoyed our stay here, clean quiet accommodation and are able to park outside your room

Posted by on 12 Oct 2022

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5 out of 5
Generally very good. Bathroom was a little cold compared to the rest of the room. Breakfast excellent.

Posted by on 26 Nov 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5

Hotel just outside the hustle and bustle of Durham

Only stayed the one night but room was clean and we'll set out, quiet and far enough from main road for a good nights sleep. Staff were very polite and helpful and will definitely be using this one again!

Posted by , from newcastle on 19 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

Fine for one night stay

Pros: Ease of parking
Cons: New bed and furniture
Location: Good location near Durham
Check in fast and friendly. The room was small and bed not that comfortable and there was a constant humming noise in the room. The bathroom was fine nice hot shower and large bath plenty of towels. Wifi was good. Plentiful supply of tea and coffee. Parking right outside the room.

Posted by , from Milton Keynes on 19 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5
Have stayed a few times and enjoyed every one. Lovely clean and comfortable, friendly and efficient staff

Posted by , from berkshire on 4 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent hotel

This hotel is very comfortable with a very nice restaurant and bar. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and were well stocked with coffee/tea and biscuits. It is suitable for disabled people as the rooms are in a court yard and there are ramps into the main building. The staff were very courteous and accommodating. I would definitely recommend it.

Posted by on 8 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Worth a visit

Pros: See above. Lots of hot water.
Cons: Brighter lighting or better positioning of reading lamps in rooms. Bar designed for eating, comfortable seating for drinkers would be nice.
Location: Chosen for location, close to university to visit family.
Clean comfortable hotel, helpful staff, resolved a problem with the room promptly, good food, value for money.

Posted by , from manchester on 27 Nov 2016

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Renovations + 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.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at Honest Lawyer Hotel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Durham hotel.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Durham Station (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)

Room Amenities

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.

  • In-room dining
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Baileys Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bailey's Bar – This bar serves lunch and dinner.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Playground on site

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 7.50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines We're Good To Go (UK)
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • Online penalty collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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