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The Townhouse

4-star4 stars
34 Old ElvetDurhamEnglandDH1 3HNUnited Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near Durham Cathedral
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
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Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Could use a good cleaning
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The Townhouse

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What’s around The Townhouse


  • Durham Cathedral (12-minute walk)
  • Durham University (20-minute walk)
  • Durham Indoor Market (7-minute walk)
  • St. Nicholas Church (8-minute walk)
  • Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre (9-minute walk)
  • Gala Theatre Durham (9-minute walk)
  • Durham Heritage Centre and Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Palace Green (9-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) 32-min drive
  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 34-min drive
  • Durham Station 17-min walk
  • Chester-le-Street Station 15-min drive
  • Heworth Station 21-min drive
  • Discounted off-site parking
  • On-site parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 56 reviews

The Townhouse
Very Good8.0
Quirky hotel, very pretty room, breakfast was excellent
Debra, gb1 night trip
The Townhouse
Perfection !
Amazing , the best hotel I have ever stayed in. People were so friendly too. Not a negative thing to say, will be back soon!
Rebecca, gb1 night trip
The Townhouse
Ideal for City Break
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the location ideal for enjoying Durham on foot. We were in the Biijoux Loft room and obviously realised it would be at the top of the house. Being active and fit three flights of stairs were not a problem but I don't think there is any mention on your site of which floor other rooms are on and the fact that there is no lift. Local people spoke well of the restaurant and seeing that breakfast was £15 when charged separately we thought it would be exceptional. It was pleasant but could have been more carefully prepared.
Jane, gb3 night trip
The Townhouse
Proposed to my partner. Could have been more perfect and the food was absolutely fantastic. Will be returning more than once and now has a very special place close to my heart !
Alexander, gb1 night trip
The Townhouse
Very Good8.0
Exceptional value for money
Exceptional value for money. Interesting boutique style room. Fantastic breakfast. Easy parking and easy walking to all the highlights of the city.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip

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