Skip to main content.
All properties in Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

4,5-star4,5 stars
40 South Street, Durham, England, DH1 4QP, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Durham Cathedral
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Room nicely decorated, breakfast was good. Room is a bit small, but it’s acceptable.Dec 12, 2019
  • Amazing stay for a couple. We booked a junior suite and the room had everything we needed…Dec 10, 2019

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

from ZAR 2,071
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View
  • Premium Double Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub, City View
  • Second Floor Suite
  • First Floor Suite
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Forty Winks Guest House & Residence


  • Heart of Durham
  • Durham Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • Durham Castle - 9 min walk
  • Durham University - 17 min walk
  • Durham Indoor Market - 7 min walk
  • St. Nicholas Church - 7 min walk
  • Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology - 8 min walk
  • Palace Green Library - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) - 41 min drive
  • Durham Station - 9 min walk
  • Chester-le-Street Station - 17 min drive
  • Heworth Station - 25 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 51 reviews

Very good 8,0
Very enjoyable stay. Bedroom was spotless and nice in-room extras (Molton Brown smellies and Nespresso coffee always go down well!). The breakfast of very high quality, but I have to say that although they were very interesting, some of the decor in the communal areas may be off-putting to some (taxidermy, quirky antiques from yesteryear etc)... but will let you judge for yourselves. Also a lovely location overlooking the cathedral but be prepared for a quite steep climb up the hill to the Guesthouse from the city centre.
Justin, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Quirky one-off indoors . Recommended
Amazing place to stay- quirky . Good location. Excellent breakfast . Friendly. A bit difficult to find , but fine once we used our phone app !!!
Lesley, gb1 night trip
Very good 8,0
Warm welcome once we found the hotel. Room comfortable and well furnished. Very clean. Excellent breakfast. Hosts warm and friendly. Quirky entrance lobby, full of unusual objects, but room very plain. Would certainly stay again.
Ian, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
great teip
very quirky boutique hotel with friendly staff and excellent breakfast well located with great bedroom facilities
Louise, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing Room
Stayed at the forty winks guesthouse with my partner and chose the room with the bathtub. The room and view was incredible. Exceptionally comfortable bed. Breakfast was fantastic. Would highly recommend
Lorna, gb1 night romance trip

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us