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Reviewed 17 July 2018

We stayed at the Highfield Hotel at Houghton Le Spring, we’re a party of 3, booked into one superior double room and a twin standard room. This hotel exceeded our expectations in all manners. My wife and I had the Superior Double room, it was so comfortable, excellent standard. The other member of our party was in the twin room. We were all surprised on how good the Highfield Hotel was, excellent service, staff so helpful and good rooms.
The hotel bar was well stocked, again service was superb again. On our first night we dined in the Thai Restaurant(Star of Siam), the food was excellent, a good menu and good service. For the other 2 evenings we dined by having food off the bar menu, again excellent high standard well cooked food, and a good variety. We had our breakfasts there too, again nothing missed with a good selection of hot food or cereals etc.
The hotel is very functional as well, a lift is installed, the hotel is over 3 floors, again a good standard of decoration throughout.
This hotel is well positioned, has a good size car park, also there is a good bus servive, stop directly outside the hotel. There are 3 buses per hour into Durham but also 3 buses per hour to Sunderland and South Shields.
In conclusion this hotel meets high standards, we are definitely returning there next year as we attend the Durham Miners Gala.
We can recommend this hotel, good quality at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Go for the superior rooms, worth the little extra cost
Stayed: July 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Kentref
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great location on main bus route and A1 access,agree with other comments and would use again .The Hotel was full with a combination of workers and holidaying people some going to the Miners Gala at Durham which we were not aware of but went and had a look and it was very busy.We used the Day rover bus service to go to Durham and the Tall ships as the bus stop is out side the hotel and all the roads were closed off in Sunderland and Durham.We could have used the park and ride but it seemed daft to drive miles away when the frequent bus was door to door and no hassle with the traffic.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank ArnieHudds
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we could not have felt more welcome. The hotel is well situated and easy to find. The bar is well stocked and spacious and the Thai restaurant is worth a visit. An excellent base for exploring the region.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank RedRobbly
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Always get a friendly greeting and homely atmosphere. The food in the restraunt is second to none and after going there for many years will continue to visit. Everything is authentic Thai with atmospheric surroundings throughout. They cater for every occasion from bed and breakfast to wedding receptions.
I recommend Highfield Hotel/Star of Siam with confidence.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
Thank Joyce G
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Premium room has balcony with a great view for miles . Room absolutely lovely clean and spacious . Thai restaurant food gorgeous , prawn curry to die for . Set meal in with our reservation booking - starter , main (4dishes) rive & desert . Bar nice and traditional and the locals are really inclusive . Overall a fab stay and we will be coming back

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank JueKev
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