In need of a city break where top food, riverside walks, plenty of heritage and culture and a spa day are on the menu? Radisson Blu Durham has all these ingredients and more.
The hotel and restaurant in Durham city centre provides the perfect staycation for couples looking for a weekend away, and families in need of some downtime. Plus, it has suites that sleep up to six people if you’re looking to gather the ladies together for a catch-up or hen-do!
With its own spa including facilities and treatments; Collage Restaurant, which serves up European inspire favours; afternoon tea menu; bar area and a terrace overlooking the river, guests have all they need for a relaxing weekend away.
Plus, on the doorstep of Radisson Blu Durham is plenty to see and do. From the historic Durham Cathedral and Castle to the National Trust’s Crook Hall and Gardens; walks around the riverbanks; shopping or even a river cruise – there are plenty of places to explore during a two-night mini break.
Accommodation at the Radisson Blu Durham
Overlooking the River Wear right in the city centre, the Radisson Blu Durham is the ideal place for a city break. Each of the 207 bedrooms and suites offer contemporary design and stylish décor. Choose from a variety of bedroom types including Standard, Superior, Premium and a selection of Suites – some of which can sleep up to six guests for hen parties or group gatherings.
If you’re travelling with family, stay together in one of the Family rooms or interconnecting bedrooms. No matter which style or room type you choose, all rooms come with flat-screen TVs and high-end toiletries.
Collage Restaurant at The Radisson Durham
When it comes to dining, Radisson Blu Durham’s Collage restaurant serves up a top menu that’s been created by head chef, Chris Atherton. He’s taken inspiration from Asian and European cuisines and guests can enjoy ‘small plates’; ‘big plates’ of dishes ‘from the land’ or ‘from the sea’.
Whether you’re staying at the hotel, enjoying a day trip to Durham or live locally, Collage Restaurant is open to all guests – and Chris’ menu packs a punch with flavours and is very reasonably priced. Guests here can certainly expect top-notch cuisine that won’t break the bank.
Small plates include falafel and hummus (£6), served with chimichurri and pickled onion; and smoked salmon with pickled fennel, chive cream and sourdough crisps (£10). The big plate dishes feature pan-roasted chicken breast with potato gratin, pea puree, asparagus and red wine jus (£17). From the land, there’s a wagyu cheeseburger served with red onion jam, crispy onions and truffle mayo (£17) and ‘from the sea’ expect tuna tataki, with sesame crust, wakame, coriander and ginger ponzu.
Dinner is served every evening from 6pm to 9.30pm and Collage Restaurant also offers a bar menu featuring sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and mains including fish and chips, from 11am to midnight Monday to Thursday and 11am to 2am Friday and Saturday.
Nuspa at Radisson Blu Durham
At the Radisson Blu Durham, wellness lies at the heart of Pace Health Club and Nu Spa offering an array of indulgent treatments.
“We aim to provide relaxing therapy in a tranquil setting so you can rejuvenate and revive. Our highly skilled therapists are extremely passionate about the well-being of both the body and mind. Therefore, a place has been designed and created where both men and women can be pampered with a wide range of heavenly spa treatments. We provide a blissful range of spa packages tailored for your every needs,” says Hayley Cooper, regional operations director.
Visit the website for all package options: www.nuspadurham.co.uk
The state-of-the-art facilities include the fitness suite, heated swimming pool, sauna, eucalyptus steam room, jacuzzi and relaxation loungers, which hotel guests can use as part of their stay.
For those who live local to the area, make the most of Pace Health Club with one of the membership offers. There are a variety of membership options available, which have been tailored to suit all schedules. Whether you prefer to train in the morning or have a leisurely swim at the weekend, there is a membership to suit you.
To see all membership options and join today, visit: pacehealthclubdurham.co.uk
Afternoon Tea at The Radisson Durham
From pink lemonade mousse to mango and passionfruit torte, scones with clotted cream and plenty of savoury delights – afternoon tea at the Radisson Blu Hotel Durham is a must.
Served in the lounge or on the outside terrace (while hopefully basking in the sun), this afternoon tea experience is priced at £15 per person; or £19.95 with a glass of Prosecco or a Gin and Tonic.
The Perfect Destination for Hen Parties
For those planning a hen party, Radisson Blu Durham offers everything you need for a memorable celebration. The hotel’s spa facilities, comfortable accommodation, and dedicated event spaces provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable party. The attentive staff ensures that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on creating cherished moments with your friends.