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“One of Durham’s newest hotels, Indigo is a contemporary makeover of possibly the city’s finest Victorian civic building, mixing original features from marble staircases to stained-glass windows with funky design elements. There’s also a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and relaxed café.”

“One of Durham’s newest hotels, Indigo is a contemporary makeover of possibly the city’s finest Victorian civic building, mixing original features from marble staircases to stained-glass windows with funky design elements. There’s also a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and relaxed café.”

Hotel Review

The former Victorian County Council offices - a magnificent red-brick and stone building with copper dome, decorative columns and stained-glass windows - has been cleverly converted into a contemporary hotel that feels relaxed while still retaining the grandeur of the building and its historic surroundings. Original features of polished tilework, marble staircases and parquet flooring form the backdrop to Scandi-style furnishings, industrial lighting and framed architectural and engineering drawings. The circular oak-panelled Council chamber has been turned into the restaurant - a Marco Pierre White steakhouse. Be aware; this is fine if you like meat; fish-lovers and vegetarians are barely catered for. There’s also a laidback daytime café which is a popular locals’ haunt. Rooms are crisp and masculine with wood floors, oak furniture and smudgy colours and have a nice attention to detail to reflect the three decorative themes such as tie-striped rugs (Collegiate), tapestry cushions (Cathedral) and vintage microscopes (Science). Outside the touristy centre, yet only a 10-minute walk to the Cathedral and Castle, the hotel makes a nice retreat at the end of the day.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Great walks
  • Go for a lovely walk in Durham Botanical Garden or Crook Hall Gardens.
  • Other Activities
  • In the summer, a boat trip on the River Wear is a great thing to do.
  • Museums
  • Pay a visit to Durham's fascinating Oriental Museum.
  • Sights nearby
  • Ten minutes walk from the castle and the cathedral.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Designer
  • Gourmet
  • Contemporary
  • Disabled access
  • Chic
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Meeting Room
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Go for a lovely walk in Durham Botanical Garden or Crook Hall Gardens.
  • Other Activities
  • In the summer, a boat trip on the River Wear is a great thing to do.
  • Museums
  • Pay a visit to Durham's fascinating Oriental Museum.
  • Sights nearby
  • Ten minutes walk from the castle and the cathedral.

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