The Royal Oak


1 Commercial Street, ,, Durham, DH7 9BN

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About the hotel

Just a 20-minute drive from historic Durham, The Royal Oak is a family-run hotel offering a traditional restaurant, a bar, and free WiFi throughout. The hotel has wonderful views of the County Durham countryside. Each of the rooms at The Royal Oak has an iPod docking station, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

The bathrooms feature a hairdryer, and all rooms have scenic views. Guests can enjoy classic home-cooked meals in the pub restaurant. The bar offers a range of light snacks, real local ales and fine wines, and there is also a games area with darts and a pool table. With free private parking, The Royal Oak Hotel is within a 35-minute drive of lively Newcastle and Gateshead. The Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park are both within an hour’s drive.

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Showing Thursday 30 July 2015 to Friday 31 July 2015

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Car parking available onsite
Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
Restaurant, Bar
Hotel services
Limited Hours Room Service, Wake Up Call Available

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From 12:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (25)

84% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Paul L

  • March 2015

Absolutely brilliant on all possible accounts

This is a little gem.

For only £35 a night, you'd expect a bit of a dive, but this B&B is absolutely fabulous. The owners who run the pub are very friendly and welcoming. All drinks go on the tab for the next morning and I was even able to order what I wanted for breakfast the night before and choose what time I got up as I was the only one having breakfast that day. WiFi works a treat unlike in most hotels and as this is in a rural area it took me by surprise that it wasn't slow. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and my plate was packed. Room was very comfortable indeed with TV with all the channels and very clean bathroom. I've been here twice now and will go again when working there next year. They even told me that if I'd have caught the train to Durham that they'd have picked me up :-)

  • rachel willetts

  • December 2014

The best b and b we have ever stayed in

Staff and owners friendly and welcoming, excellent breakfast cooked exactly to your liking evening meal prices very reasonable and of ample portion.

rooms great clean and contemporary. No excess noise level even from a party that was held during our stay. The pub area is a traditional style country pub that was cosy, ales etc. reasonably priced. Great location with nice views, their is absolutely nothing not to like or negative to say considering the nightly price you pay to stay here will definitely be going back every time we are in Durham. Thanks Sonia.

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