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Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

4.5-star4.5 stars
40 South Street, Durham, England, DH1 4QP, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Durham Cathedral
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free Internet
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Stayed at the forty winks guesthouse with my partner and chose the room with the bathtub.…Jun 3, 2019
  • What a phenomenal hotel. Thank you so much for looking after us. I maybe still owe you…May 13, 2019
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Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

from £110
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View
  • Premium Double Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub, City View
  • Second Floor Suite
  • First Floor Suite
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Forty Winks Guest House & Residence


  • Durham Cathedral (9-minute walk)
  • Durham Castle (9-minute walk)
  • Durham University (17-minute walk)
  • Durham Indoor Market (7-minute walk)
  • St. Nicholas Church (7-minute walk)
  • Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology (8-minute walk)
  • Palace Green Library (8-minute walk)
  • Gala Theatre Durham (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 33-min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) 34-min drive
  • Durham Station 9-min walk
  • Chester-le-Street Station 11-min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station 17-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

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 (17 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence’s small print

Also known as

  • Forty Winks Guest House Guesthouse Durham
  • Forty Winks Guest House Guesthouse
  • Forty Winks Guest House Durham
  • Forty Winks Guest House
  • Forty Winks Guest House Residence

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50.0 per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 15 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We had amazing time staying there and do friendly and a beautiful place to stay
Tracy, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous building packed full of quirky furnishings - Loved it. Super friendly staff & breakfast was delicious - can't wait to stay again
Gina, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic stay
What can I say - am amazing experience from start to finish. Quirky place with so much to discover; made even more special by the fact this used to be the family home. Complimentary upgrade with a view of Durham Cathedral, comfy bed, lots of room/wardrobe space and huge bathroom. Breakfast menu was extensive and served to your table - I had eggs Benedict which was lovely. All in all, couldn’t have asked for a better stay. Thank you 😊
Helen, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely room, welcoming host.
Lovely room, welcoming host, great breakfast, convenient for Durham centre. My wife and I enjoyed our stay at 40 Winks. We received a warm welcome and were given parking permits for the onstreet parking. Our room was small (we knew it was one of the smaller rooms), but furnished in a clean, modern style. At 6 foot tall, I found the toilet in the ensuite a little cramped. There was a quality coffee machine and kettle. It's only a short walk into the centre of town. The hills are quite steep in Durham! We enjoyed an excellent breakfast. It was not huge but fantastic quality. BUT... The shared areas are decorated with a large number of stuffed animals and mannequins. If you have delicate sensibilities be warned.
Richard, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A fantastic find in a beautiful city.
Very quirky but charming hotel in a lovely location in Durham. The room was spotless, had great facilities and the bathroom was very stylish. The bed was super comfy as well. Breakfast was included and it was really nice. The staff were friendly and they didn't mind that I checked out a bit late. It was a little more expensive than other places but the value for money was great. I can't fault it.
Rosalind, gb1 night business trip

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

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