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The Honest Lawyer Hotel

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Croxdale, Durham DH1 3SP England
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#9 of 21 hotels in Durham
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The Honest Lawyer Hotel, a 46 bedroom, 3* hotel and AA rosette restaurant is a modern hotel offering a friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and a variety of dining options. We are just 3 miles from Durham City Center and only 2 miles from Durham University,7.5 miles from Kynren,12 miles from Beamish living Museum and 10 miles from Emirates Riverside Stadium. The Honest Lawyer Hotel is a 3* hotel and AA rosette restaurant, ideally located for exploring County Durham, as well as being an ideal base for doing business in and around Durham City. We have also lovely walking areas within 50 meters of the hotel. We are a pet friendly hotel. 7.50 per pet per night chargeable at the hotel. Only selected courtyard bedrooms available for pets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Interconnected rooms available
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Telephone
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Matt B wrote a review Nov 2021
Spennymoor, United Kingdom28 contributions26 helpful votes
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We had our wedding reception here. From initial engagement with the venue to the morning after, the staff were amazing. They set the room up how we wanted, arranged the DJ & set up the buffet which we all really enjoyed. (I recommend the pies!!) Fantastic time had by all.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon. Thank you for you review. Congratulations on the big day. I'm pleased you all had a great time. I'll pass this on to all the staff. Regards Jennifer.
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Lottiesamormskirk wrote a review Oct 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom17 contributions14 helpful votes
Myself and my husband stayed here for one night visiting our son at Durham. We paid £70 for the night which I guess was reasonable. It was 10 minutes away by car to Durham which was good. However the room was on the small, dull and tired side. It was on a super busy main road and the traffic noise was very loud. They sell ear plugs at reception with good reason. The bathroom fan that came on with the light was super loud as was the toilet flush!! The room itself seemed reasonably clean and the double bed was just ok. Would I stay here again or recommend it? No sorry. There are cheaper, more modern places to rent without the noise.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Good Morning. Thank you for your review. I'm sorry on this occasion your stay wasn't what we would have hoped. We are due to start a refurb of the hotel in Jan 22. This also includes modernizing all of our courtyard rooms. I hope we can still welcome you back in the future to see the new look honest lawyer hotel. Regards Jennifer Reception Manager.
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Sherpa828049 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We only stayed the one night, had room 47 which was clean and comfortable with excellent views across the front road and wide open countryside. We had booked an evening meal which was excellent with plenty of food. I tried the Chicken Parmo for the very first time. it was excellent, very, very tasty but as hard as I tried just could not finish it. Just too much. All of the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. The only downside is the WIFI is a bit iffy. All in all it was an excellent stay, not 5 star but neither are the prices. We would definitely stay there again if we were in Durham
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 13 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at the honest lawyer. I'll pass your comments on to our team. regards Jennifer. Reception Manager
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jacqui3744 wrote a review Oct 2021
Cheshunt, United Kingdom1674 contributions344 helpful votes
Nice rooms, tea & coffee making facilities, bathroom a bit small good breakfast, friendly staff. Convenient by bus for town. All spoilt by dreadful wifi whicb was mo better in nain building or courtyard rooms. Courtyard can be a bit noisy but good parking very close to rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from , Owner at The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Good Morning. I'm pleased you enjoyed your overall stay with us. I'm sorry on this occasion the wifi let us down. I will speak to maintainece on the issue. Work to get the problems resolved. we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Jennifer. Reception Manager.
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Susan M wrote a review Sep 2021
Formby, United Kingdom21 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed Monday to Thursday with work travelling up from Liverpool I couldn't fault this hotel the staff are absolutely fabulous can't do enough for you, my room was lovely room 48 comfy bed right fluffyness of pillows... I know sad but these are things you need when you are away from your hubby and family. Food was delicious both breakfast and tea and I consumed the largest kippers for breakfast I'd ever seen! Met the manager who overheard me thanking the staff for being so accommodating welcoming smiley and helpful he was also a lovely bloke and you could see the team was happy working there. Keep up the good work see you in about 4 weeks I will never stay in a large chain hotel in this area again xx thank you xx
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 13 Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Jason the team will be pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Jennifer Reception Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$69 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Honest Lawyer Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Durham (4.4 km), Durham Climbing Centre (2.4 km), and Durham Cathedral (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shaheens Indian, Turtle Bay Durham, and Thomas Wright House.
Are pets allowed at The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Honest Lawyer Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Honest Lawyer Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Durham Cathedral (4.0 km), Crook Hall & Gardens (5.1 km), and Durham Castle (4.3 km).
Is The Honest Lawyer Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.