Farnley Tower

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In a peaceful pocket of Durham, swathed in trees, Farnley Towers is an attractive Victorian manor house with a sweeping staircase, stained glass and panelling. You're just out of the centre, in an elevated location, so there's a country-in-the-town feel, bolstered by the style of the 13 rooms – updated country-house about covers it, with handsome beds and coordinated fabrics. Some rooms have castle and cathedral views too. There’s a bright cream-and-white dining room that makes a bit of a statement, and a very decent breakfast spread that's cooked to order. Dining otherwise is at the rather fine Restaurant DH1 (after the local postcode), which takes up the whole of the lower ground floor – you can spill out on to terrace and lawn from here. For Durham's other restaurants, it's just a ten-minute stroll down the hill to the centre.

Price

Singles £65, doubles/twins £95, family room £120.

Opening Times

Open all year.

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Location

Farnley Tower, The Avenue Durham DH1 4DX

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The rooms above had guests arguing for four hours and another room fighting. The management refused to visit the property and sort it out. They told us if we wanted to leave at 4am in the morning they would refund and compensate us. We left and drove home after a ruined weekend. Both Booking.com and the hotel have refused to refund and compensate us. Basically we were thrown out of the guest house due to other guests behaving badly and because the hotel management did not want to get involved. I will neither book with booking.com or this hotel again. They claimed that it was pointless dealing with the problem after we left when trying to get a refund. I asked why they still did not go down in consideration to other guests but got the same response. Probably other guests to frightened to complain.
Jan 20, 2019 by Mark Lynch

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