Three Tuns Hotel - Durham

New Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3AQ  show map
 3 stars
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Three Tuns Hotel - Durham

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The 3-star Three Tuns Hotel offers classic rooms in proximity to Marsden Beach, Tynemouth Park and Durham Cathedral. The excellent hotel in Durham attracts guests with its medieval architecture.

The venue is placed in the heart of Durham, a stroll away from Durham Castle, Durham Magistrates Court and Bill Bryson Library. A 10-minute walk to the center of Durham.

The hotel boasts close proximity to nightclubs, restaurants and golf courses.

Guests can reach Three Tuns Hotel by car from Newcastle airport in 35 minutes.

Rooms

Three Tuns Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, heating, a telephone, a trouser press and a safe. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The good restaurant offers light meals. The hotel invites guests to the Pleasant bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Guests are welcome to use free parking, a cloakroom and a safe deposit box for general purposes and a business center, an internet terminal and a conference room for business needs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

New Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3AQ

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City Center
  • Durham
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Durham Train Station
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Rooms and availability

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Three Tuns Hotel - Durham Durham location
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    Hotel Address:

    New Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3AQ

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Durham
      3300 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Durham Train Station
      3000 ft
    • Bus stop
      2700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamThree Tuns

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Durham Art Gallery - 4000 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 3000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Durham Magistrates Court - 700 ft
    • Durham Crown Court - 1000 ft
    • Palace Green Library - 1000 ft
    • Town Hall - 1400 ft
    • Bill Bryson Library - 2000 ft
    • Institute for Computational Cosmology - 2700 ft
    • Durham Cathedral - 3000 ft
    • Durham University - 3700 ft
    • Ustinov College - 1.1 mi
    • University Hospital of North Durham - 1.3 mi
    • Lanchester Road Hospital - 2.4 mi

    Train stations

    • Durham Train Station - 2300 ft
    • Durham Train Station - 2700 ft

    Shopping areas

    • durham castle - 1000 ft

    Amusement

    • Crook Hall and Gardens - 4000 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Palace Green - 700 ft

    Museums

    • Oriental - 4000 ft
    • Old Fulling Mill - 1.9 mi

    Theaters

    • The Assembly Rooms Theatre - 700 ft
    • Gala Theatre - 1400 ft
    • Durham Gala Theatre and Cinema - 1.9 mi

    Galleries

    • Mount Oswald Golf Club - 1.0 mi

    Local attractions

    • Hamsterley Forest - 1.7 mi
      Durham Dales, Hamsterley
    • Herrington Country Park - 8.6 mi
      Chester Road, Sunderland
    • Hardwick Park - 9.2 mi
      Sedgefield TS21 2DNEngland
    • Beamish Open Air Museum - 8.2 mi
      Beamish DH9 0RGEngland
    • Beamish Wild - 8.8 mi
      Stanley, Beamish
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamThree Tuns

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    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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    Three Tuns Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Three Tuns

    Average guest rating

    6.4out of 10
    Good
    Based on 42 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Value
    4.0

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The size of the bedroom, plus a sitting room which we were not expecting, loved the exposed beams in parts of the building and the quirkiness of it. Loved the fact we were 10mins from center of town, and plenty of pubs, bistros, and restaurants to choose from.

      It was very dated especially dining area and corridors.but what I felt let it down. I left a pair of reading glasses in the room only discovered this when I got home to hamilton phoned that night was contacted next day to say no glasses were found I know for a fact I left them in bedside drawer. So disappointed in that respect

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Wonderful building, enjoy staying in traditional historical hotel with character and interesting layout. Staff helpful/excellent. Service very good. I would recommend others use this hotel.Nice sitting area in lobby towards bar.Walking distance of durham cathedral and old town centre. Only £135 for 2 nights very reasonable.

      Barmaid lacked knowledge of drinks. No real ale, but loads of wonderful pubs within walking distance so no real problem. Lick of paint needed here and there.

    • Couple
      7.8

      Communal areas are well maintained and decor has a lot of character - charming and quaint. Breakfast was also very good, as were the staff.

      The room was quite 'tired' and the bathroom was very old. Everything was clean, but the bathrooms need refurbishing to bring the fittings into the 21st century!

    • Family with children
      7.0

      Clean and bed was comfortable. Room was warm.

      Very noisy during the night from people on the street. Badly in need of refurbishment particularly the bathroom, didnt make me want to use the shower/bath. Floor basic lino and no bath mat. Unable to turn tap off properly on sink.

    • Family with children
      5.0

      traditional building with character breakfast staff extremely attentive and friendly would reccomend after for-warning re-cleanliness issues of room

      room in need of through deep clean soiled walls and bathroom cabinet had dirty stains no protective covers on pillows or matresses. ( not very hygienic) no childrens menu or option for any form of child friendly choice in resteraunt

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      good location and good price

      hotel needs updating. Big holes in the curtains and mould around the inside and outside of the shower cubicle, burn holes to lamp shades and paint work flaking and light bulbs needing replaced, this is the 4th time we have stayed there and we can see how run down it is

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      the staff. The breakfast room had very interesting carved doors, a lovely original old room. Our bedroom on the front was huge with double glazing so quiet.

      no meal at lunch time and bar not open till 6 pm. We arrived about 12.30 so had to go out to eat. The decor could do with a refurb.

    • Single
      3.2

      The run down state of the whole hotel I stayed in the hotel in 2001 when it was very run down The same wallpaper is even more run down now. The acoustic ceiling tiles in the corridors are falling down due to water leaks The bathroom mastic sealant around the bath is black with mildew and grease As a business traveller all over the world including third world countries this is the worst hotel I have stayed in over the last 15 years

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Very friendly hotel and staff and has more character than chains like the Radisson. very good value for money. Very pleased to have been upgraded to a suite.

      The hotel is very tired and needs a good lick of paint, warmer colours and a littel tlc. Carpets need changing to make it more welcoming. The net curtains in our room were very dirty.The breakfast was not good, very cheap bread used for the toast which was soggy. Poached eggs were tasteless.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Staff are always friendly and helpful. Rooms are really clean and bright. Really good breakfast. Location is excellent for seeing Durham. We always stay here when bringing our daughter to and from university.

      Our room this time was a little smaller than usual, but not a problem. The carpets could really do with replacing, not so much in the bedrooms but elsewhere in the hotel. The taps in our room were leaky.

    • Older travelers
      5.8

      The spaciousness of the room, with enough seating and a desk to work at. After some hotel rooms we have experienced, this was very welcome.The fact that there was an iron and ironing board in the room. The beds were very comfortable. The staff were generally helpful.

      The decor was tired, the bathroom needed a complete makeover. But that did not outweigh the good points of our stay.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Spacious room, comfy bed and great location for the city with free parking!

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff were local and extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was large,well-equipped and ideally located for the town centre with some good real ale pubs within 100 yards. Although the exterior could do with a spruce-up the interior is lovely,dating back several centuries with lots of little nooks and crannies where you could sit quietly with a drink and a book if that's what you wanted. We would definitely recommend the Swallow Three Tuns as a place to stay in Durham.

      Not much apart from the rather faded exterior which is not a reflection of the lovely interior.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      spacious rooms and spacious restaurant

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      The bed was the most comfortable bed I have slept in. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food was also very good. It is in an excelent location and has parking.

      The decor in the room was a little in need of updating.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Three Tuns Hotel - Durham Durham location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    New Elvet, Durham, United Kingdom, DH1 3AQ

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Durham
      3300 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Durham Train Station
      3000 ft
    • Bus stop
      2700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDurhamThree Tuns

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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