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The Kingslodge Inn

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Waddington Street Flass Vale, Durham DH1 4BG England
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#8 of 21 hotels in Durham
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Combine the best of city living with the relaxed atmosphere of the countryside at this cosy, gem-of-an-inn in Durham. Surrounded by the peaceful woodland of Flass Vale, it’s hard to believe The Kingslodge Inn is just a ten-minute stroll from the heart of historic Durham with its UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral and adjoining Castle. Voted the best venue in County Durham in the National Pub & Bar Awards in 2019 and named by The Times as one of the '20 best places to stay in the UK with a dog’, The Kingslodge Inn has all the benefits of a city-centre location but with a laid-back, relaxed vibe.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
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Room features
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

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27Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
9Attractionswithin 0.5 km
454Reviews5Q+A83Room tips
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FloraFlamingo wrote a review 2 Dec
Newton on Ouse, United Kingdom46 contributions20 helpful votes
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My friend and I have just visited for a 3 night winter break. Cost £217 each dinner bed and breakfast. The hotel was warm in the very cold snowy weather. Manageable walk into the shopping area of the city. The Inn was nicely decorated and clean. The rooms were welcoming. We had twin room 8 upstairs at the back. It was reasonably quiet, warm and comfortable. Some noise from delivery vehicles in the morning. The shower worked well. There is no shelving in the bathroom whatsoever so if a lady with lots of toiletries it is a slight annoyance. The lighting in the room was dire, the lights should be much brighter. Food was good although cooking varied from chef to chef, plenty of variety and a lovely choice for dinner or breakfast. The staff were friendly and helpful. Particular thanks to Alex Clark and Tom at the bar who went out of their way to help us two elderly ladies. The weather during our stay was horrid, but the staff at The King's Lodge were the sunshine!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AFF wrote a review Nov 2021
Wakefield, United Kingdom35 contributions24 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights mid-week break and opted for the Winter Warmer package. Hotel is in a lovely spot 10 min walk from centre of Durham, we had a front facing room and it was lovely and quiet. Bed really comfy, slight problem with shower but this was rectified on the second day after we informed reception. Room was fairly compact but we don't go away to sit in our room so didn't bother us at all. Breakfast was spot on, order from menu for hot food and continental all laid out to help yourself. Evening meal was average pub food, nothing spectacular but OK (apart from the Retro Nut Tart pudding - this was basically crunchy nut cornflakes covered in caramel on top of a pastry base that was welded to a pie dish, very odd and would not recommend). All the staff were very welcoming and attentive - maybe some of those moaning in reviews should crack a smile themselves once in a while and make the effort to be polite to the staff. For what we paid we couldn't fault the Kingslodge, we only wish we'd have taken our Cocker Spaniel as we've never stayed in such a dog friendly place before and we felt guilty that we'd left him at home!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your feedback It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Paul S wrote a review Nov 2021
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom13 contributions16 helpful votes
Just stayed 3 nights at the Kings Lodge cannot praise the hotel enough, staff was brilliant especially Annalese who looked after us through out, cleaners excellent and rooms spotless, food was great especially the Whitby Scampi, Durham a great place to go visit 10 minutes to the town centre plenty to do, will certainly be back well done Kings Lodge
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Inn Collection, Other at The Kingslodge Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is truly appreciated. I will ensure your kind words get passed on and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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vivienne a wrote a review Nov 2021
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Room 15 obviously is above kitchens resulting in constant noise from radio and staff from 7am-10pm. Complained about noise, girl on reception acted surprised .. should’ve read reviews as it’s a common complaint going back over 2 years but they obviously haven’t bothered to rectify the problem. Breakfast portions were small and a lot of the food barely warm. Rooms are poky and the shower cubicle size is a joke! At nearly £400 for 3 nights it’s a complete and utter rip-off. Still awaiting the email we were promised when our complaint had been looked in to!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don’t mind wasting your money make sure you avoid rooms 14, 15 and 16
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Response from Inn Collection, Other at The Kingslodge Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time and passing on your feedback. Being known for our great customer experience, I am sorry to hear about your stay wasn't as expected. Your feedback will be picked up and re-evaluated at training level. We hope you will give us another chance to show our high standards.
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harvo57sh wrote a review Nov 2021
Wrexham, United Kingdom24 contributions9 helpful votes
Just returned from 3 nights at The Kingslodge. Great location with about 10 minute walk into the heart of the action,then back to this quiet retreat. Staff are superb,friendly and efficient with lots of advice on places to visit. Room was comfortable and the whole hotel was spotlessly clean. Food was of a good pub standard and had a selection of game dishes available which were very tasty.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Inn Collection, Other at The Kingslodge Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We could not be happier you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$116 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCounty DurhamDurham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kingslodge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Station House (0.2 km), Wharton Park (0.3 km), and The Waiting Room (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kingslodge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Kingslodge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Kingslodge Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bean Social, The Head of Steam Durham, and Alishaan Indian Cuisine Durham.
Are pets allowed at The Kingslodge Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kingslodge Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (1.0 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (0.9 km), and Durham Castle (0.8 km).
Is The Kingslodge Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.