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Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

4-star4 stars
Frankland Lane, Durham, England, DH1 5TA, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Durham Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar could improve

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham

from A$147
  • Room
  • Premium Room
  • Superior Room, River View
  • Junior Suite
  • Family Room
  • Room, River View

What’s around Radisson BLU Hotel Durham


  • Durham Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Durham Castle - 11 min walk
  • Durham University - 26 min walk
  • Crook Hall and Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Gala Theatre Durham - 6 min walk
  • St. Nicholas Church - 6 min walk
  • Durham Indoor Market - 7 min walk
  • Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) - 33 min drive
  • Durham Station - 9 min walk
  • Chester-le-Street Station - 10 min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 207 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Lime House Spa has 4 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and detox wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Collage Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Bar - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch and lunch. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Radisson BLU Hotel Durham’s small print

Also known as

  • Radisson BLU Hotel Durham
  • Radisson BLU Hotel Durham Hotel
  • Radisson BLU Hotel Durham Durham
  • Radisson BLU Hotel Durham Hotel Durham
  • Radisson BLU Durham
  • Radisson Durham
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham Hotel Durham
  • Radisson Durham
  • Radisson Durham
  • Radisson Blu Durham Durham


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 14 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.90 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.6 From 679 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good, but could be great with improvements!
We visited Radisson BLU for three days/two nights as a surprise trip for my partner's birthday. When we first arrived, we were shocked to find the hotel is located right next to a half-demolished building which is an eye-sore and noisy during the day. We parked on the hotel car park and were shocked again that the hotel charged an extra £9 a day to do so - although we were aware of an additional charge, we found this extremely expensive. A friendly young lady at reception greeted us and explained the facilities the hotel had to offer and gave us directions to our room. We didn't have breakfast here so can’t comment on this, however the spa/pool looked lovely. We stayed in a standard double with en-suite at the rear of the hotel, which was very modern and clean - apart from the pair of false eyelashes still stuck to the bedroom mirror from a previous guest! Each time we passed reception to tell someone all the staff were busy, so they remained there throughout our stay undetected by any cleaners. Everything else however was spotless, and the bathroom was one of the nicest I've used at a hotel. We unfortunately also experienced a fire alarm at the hotel which we believe was a false alarm, but since we didn’t see a single member of staff during this until we were told to come back inside, it will remain a mystery. Despite the hiccups, we had a nice time overall and would consider returning although we didn't find it to be the best value for money at this time of year.
Katie, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pros:Customer service is great and tries to meet all your needs. They are so helpful! The room we had was huge and fit the baby crib they gave us easily plus our stroller and lots of space. We had a great view of the river and castle. The gym was so nice and huge. The pool was nice too but the water was pretty cold and our baby started shivering instantly. The whole hotel is really nice and modern. It is just a 5 minute walk along the river to the center of town. It was 4 pounds for us to take a taxi up to the train station. We walked down since it was all downhill. They also seem to allow late checkouts often. Cons: The bathroom is small and the shower is a half glass door. I hated this because you are left cold since it doesn't close all the way. I don't know why they didn't make the whole thing glass. No real thermostat! You can't really control the a/c or heat. We had a temperature reader and couldn't get our room under 73 so we would sweat at night under the comforter. No refrigerator in the room. No outlets on both sides of the bed. If you are handicapped or have a stroller the ramp into the hotel is maddening. It goes in the opposite direction of the ramp for the bridge across the river so you have to backtrack.
Christy, usOther trip
Fair 4.0
Radisson Blu Durham
The hotel is very pleasant however the service was poor. Maintenance confirmed that the heating wasn't working because all guests were trying to get increase the temperature in their rooms. It was -1 degrees centigrade. We were then going to be charged a surplus for a complimentary drinks voucher at the bar - we had ordered 2 glasses of wine. Waited 20 mins to be seated for breakfast. Staff in the respective departments seemed unsure of their own and other available facilites i.e: we were room only and wanted to buy breakfast. We were wrongly told by one member of staff that A La Carte was not available for breakfast. He said he was going to check and provide a menu, but sent a manager over instead. She also said there was no A La Carte but when asked to check, she subsequently provided one ! Very disappointing !
gbOther trip
Good 6.0
2 night stay over Easter weekend, river view, very comfortable room. Terrible weather meant we spent more time in the room than normal. Issue with TV meant we only had 2 or 3 channels. Reported it at least 4 times. On Saturday afternoon maintenance were eventually called and sorted out the problem. Unfortunately when we returned to the room at 9.30 the problem had recurred. Reported at least twice more but maintenance clocked off at 7.30 so the problem remained unresolved. We were eventually offered a move to a different room at about 11.00pm. Not an option at that time. When checking out staff were aware of the problem but had to be prompted for an apology. No recompense was offered. Bar offers cocktails but unless it is on their list staff have no idea how to make them. Martini espresso was a hot coffee with Baileys in it presented in a martini glass. When advsed this was wrong, barman said "that's how we make it".
Leslie, gbOther trip
Fair 4.0
Premier inn next time for me!!
The room was nice just let down on the dust and large cob web above the bed. I was charged £9 for an overnight parking even tho there were no parking spaces! (I Parked at the end of a lane) but the worst part for me was the customer service. Meeting a group of friends at the hotel bar and the full group of 8 of us waited 25min to be served. Three members of staff queuing to use one till. When I asked if they could not open the other till to help speed things up for both them and people waiting... I was purposely left to wait even longer... When going for breakfast the following morning the lady taking our room number whispered "you do know it's £17.50 each for breakfast" however luckily the breakfast was really nice... not worth £17.50 but still good.
Gary, gb1 night romance trip

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