We stayed a night in the Cathedral View Room at the Indigo Hotel Durham. I liked the hotel and would stay there again. Hotel Indigo is located in the former Old Shire Hall building, which dates back to the 1890s. It opened as a hotel in 2018. It is in the city centre, making it perfect for someone on a tight schedule, as we were.
We didn’t book breakfast as their vegan options were not great. That being said, there were 2 desserts in the hotel’s cafe. There are lots and lots of places to eat in the centre and, while none are 100% plant based, there are options none the less.
The hotel looks so beautiful with its gorgeous late Victorian architecture and so wonderfully embellished.
We booked the Cathedral View Room. As the name suggests, it has views of Durham Cathedral.
Of course, my first stop after entering was to check out the view. Which, as you can see, looks pretty amazing.
The room is very big, as expected from a hotel like this one.
The room had tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron, and ironing board. That little place within the closet is where the coffee making facility was. It had a selection of teas and coffees, some biscuits (not vegan), but a lovely surprise.
Miner’s coal! I didn’t expect that. I know that in Scotland is given as a welcome gift, but there are places where it is given to naughty children at Christmas time. Either way, it was fun and unexpected.
How lovely is that light, great for reading in bed.
The bathroom is so big and beautiful.
There were Elemis soap & cream at the sink and in the shower. They are selling to mainland China, so they have to test the products. I wouldn’t buy their products for this reason. Otherwise, the products are made in Britain, very high quality.
There was a luxury toiletries set for guests. The hotel also provided bathrobes, as expected.
The LCD Smart TV transmitted in the bathroom too, through a really good sound system.
The desk was good and must be useful if guests are staying for more than a day, as we did.
Overall I was happy with our stay. It is expensive, but is to be expected, as it is in a Victorian building and they have high-end facilities.