The Honest Lawyer Hotel

CroxdaleDH1 3SPDurhamUnited Kingdom
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About The Honest Lawyer Hotel

Located only three kilometres from the centre of Durham, The Honest Lawyer Hotel features a restaurant and comfortable, modern guest rooms at affordable prices.

Each non-smoking guest room a private entrance and features an LCD television, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer and power shower.

The hotel offers a guests a wide range of amenities including a children’s playground, complimentary Wi-Fi, room service, free newspapers, 24-hour front desk, free parking, a sun terrace and laundry facilities.

Guests enjoy a wide variety of quality meals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Bailey’s Restaurant.

The The Honest Lawyer Hotel is centrally-located and close to many attractions including Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle, Beamish Museum and The Gateshead Metro Centre. A golf course is located within three kilometres as well.


Croxdale, DH1 3SP, Durham, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(191)3783780 | Fax: +44(191)3783782 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Meals provide Excellent Value for Money

The food in the restaurant is of high-quality and cooked to perfection with many items to choose from. There are no long waits and the atmosphere is comfortable and laid-back.

Staff at the Honest Lawyer is Exceptional

Staff in all departments at the Honest Lawyer are friendly, accommodating, helpful and efficient in their dealing with guests. Guests have reported incidences of when staff members went out of their way to make special arrangements for them at the last minute.

Guest Rooms are Private and High Standard

With private entrances and nice views, the rooms provide guests with a quiet and relaxing stay. The rooms are very clean, tastefully-decorated and large with very comfortable beds and furnishings.

Negative Reviews

Hard to get a Good Night’s Sleep with the Noise

The guest rooms are not at all soundproof and there is a lot of noise around the hotel. Guests have reported hearing noise coming from other rooms and hearing cars and big trucks driving down the road Also reported were tapping and dripping sounds coming from pipes.

The Meals are Disappointing

The meals in the restaurant are of low-quality with lots of deep-fried and unhealthy options, hot items arriving cold and undercooked meat. Breakfast is served cafeteria-style and the service is slow. Some guests reported waiting a long time just to be seated.

Motel-style Rooms are not as Pictured Online

Although The Honest Lawyer is made to sound like a hotel, it is more like a motel with guest rooms separate from the main building with their own entrances The walk to the rooms at night is a little scary Guests have also reported some issues with the rooms including dust on and behind some of the furnishings, loose taps, windows that don’t close, dirty coffee mugs and no fitted sheets on the beds.

Rating Overview

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8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 969 reviews