The Gables Hotel is a small family-run establishment located 5 miles east of the city of Durham. John and Dorcas Milner have run The Gables Hotel for the past 23 years and the host can provide after dinner entertainment. The small restaurant is quaint and provides an intimate dining experience, and The Gables has a very good reputation for its fine English foods, having been recommended by the AA and Les Routiers. The lounge bar is welcoming with a relaxed atmosphere. Rooms are furnished to a high standard with some being en suite.
This hotel was good value for money and on the outskirts of Durham city. From the outside the hotel looks pretty with lots of nice flower arrangements. The staff were warm and welcoming and we found them to be very approachable. Our room was comfortable and well equipped to meet our basic needs. We took a taxi into the city in the evening and enjoyed a nice meal at Nandos and a wander around the bars, my favourite was The Champagne bar! - NinaT