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OYO The Townhouse

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Indoor spa bath
Indoor spa bath
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of OYO The Townhouse

OYO The Townhouse

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
34 Old Elvet, Durham, England, DH1 3HN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDurham Cathedral9 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurham University11 min walk
  • Popular LocationCrook Hall and Gardens16 min walk
  • AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)32 min drive

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About this area


OYO The Townhouse is located in Durham. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Whitworth Hall Country Park and Waldridge Fell Country Park, while Gala Theatre Durham and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium or Karting North East. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • St. Nicholas Church - 7 min walk
  • Palace Green - 8 min walk
  • Durham Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • Durham University - 11 min walk
  • Crook Hall and Gardens - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Durham Station - 14 min walk
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 32 min drive


  • Zen - 2 min walk
  • Tealicious - 3 min walk
  • The Swan & Three Cygnets - 4 min walk
  • Tango - 4 min walk
  • Bill's - 5 min walk

About this property

OYO The Townhouse

4-star inn in Durham with bar/lounge
A bar/lounge, a library and wedding services are available at this smoke-free inn. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a garden. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and espresso makers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
OYO The Townhouse offers 10 forms of accommodation with espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

This Durham inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: GBP 10 for adults and GBP 10 for children
  • 1 bar


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily until 11:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 10 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Townhouse Inn Durham
Townhouse Inn
Townhouse Durham
The Townhouse
OYO The Townhouse Inn
OYO The Townhouse Durham
OYO The Townhouse Inn Durham

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 48 out of 107 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 42 out of 107 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 107 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 107 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 107 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel well located comfortable and with lots of character.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Good Durham option
Great location. Nice quirky fit out. Looks tired in places. Fantastic service and great breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The proprietors were very welcoming. The themed rooms were quaint. Ours was very warm - even with the window opening.The view was towards the river.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Nice stay, but needs a bit of TLC
Stayed with my husband in the Eden Lodge in July for 1 night. The lodge itself is nice but in need of some TLC - the carpet is quite stained, the bedding although clean was quite stained, and the bathroom needs a revamp (toilet very stained, shower has mould in the grout and is in need of redoing), and the door leading out to the terrace was covered in spilt drink from previous guests. The hot tub was great to relax in, but it was missing covers from the filter area inside the tub so not exactly a nice view when sat relaxing. We have stayed in this lodge previously prior to the gazebo being put up around the tub so that it is covered over, whilst this might be great in bad weather, it completely obstructs the lovely views across the fields which we enjoyed previously. The view from the hot tub is now simply the wooden cladding of the gazebo or the lodge, this is a real shame. Overall a nice stay, the bed is comfortable and the room spacious enough for two, but needs a bit of care or perhaps a revamp.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020