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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 Internet
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 75 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Warm welcome once we found the hotel. Room comfortable and well furnished. Very clean.…Jun 30, 2019
  • very quirky boutique hotel with friendly staff and excellent breakfast well located with…Jun 19, 2019

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

from ZAR 2,033
  • 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


  • 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
  • Gala Theatre Durham - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) - 33 min drive
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Durham Station - 9 min walk
  • Chester-le-Street Station - 11 min drive
  • Bishop Auckland Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • 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 or cash deposit required

  • 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 wired Internet access in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily

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 wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence’s small print

Also known as

  • Forty Winks Guest House Guesthouse Durham
  • Forty Winks Guest House Guesthouse
  • Forty Winks Guest House Durham
  • Forty Winks Guest House
  • Forty Winks Guest House Residence

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 22 reviews

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, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
The best hotel ever!!!
What a phenomenal hotel. Thank you so much for looking after us. I maybe still owe you for the 3rd sandwich on the day we were leaving!!! Next time...
Chris, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Delightful Durham
Beautifully done, unique boutique hotel with a great location overlooking the Cathedral. The owner has two great restaurants in town too!
cn1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
We had amazing time staying there and do friendly and a beautiful place to stay
Tracy, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Fabulous building packed full of quirky furnishings - Loved it. Super friendly staff & breakfast was delicious - can't wait to stay again
Gina, gb1 night romance trip

Forty Winks Guest House & Residence

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