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Bay Eden Arms Hotel, Durham


Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Customer Rating: (17 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • The historic city of Durham is just eight miles away
  • Historic former Coach Inn, built during the 17th century
  • Local attractions include Barnard Castle, Hadrian's Wall and more.
  • Leisure facilities including a gym, pool, sauna and spa
  • Conference and Wedding facilities are also available

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Hotel information

With over 630 listed buildings and a conservation area that covers the entire city centre, Durham is a must for history lovers. The Angel of the North in Gateshead is a modern wonder to behold and the vibrant city of Newcastle is within easy driving distance.

The Eden Arms Hotel is another one of our great character hotels. The building dates back to the 17th-century when it was a coaching inn. The location, just eight miles from the historic city centre, is the ideal place to relax and unwind for both leisure and business travellers alike. The Eden Arms offers comfortable accommodation and the added bonus of a leisure club featuring a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa. It is also a popular venue for conferences and weddings.

Bay Eden Arms Hotel has a car park.


Great for

  • Walking
  • Food
  • Gardens

Bay Eden Arms Hotel Premier Room

Typical Premier Room at Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.

  • En-suite with separate bath and shower
  • Luxurious four poster bed
  • 32 inch digital flat screen television
  • Large bedroom with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Eden Arms Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Eden Arms Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


This one-time 17th Century coaching inn has long been considered a warm and welcoming setting. The hotel is only eight miles from Durham City Centre, allowing you to visit Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the many excellent shops and boutiques.

How to get there

By Car:

Leave the A1M at Junction 60, follow the A689 for 2 miles to the Rushyford roundabout. The Hotel is clearly visible at the second exit from this roundabout.

Bay Eden Arms Hotel

Bay Eden Arms Hotel


County Durham

DL17 0LL

Res: 01388 720541

Tel: 01388 720541

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Durham:

  • Durham Cathedral
  • Angel of the North
  • Durham University Botanic Gardens
  • Washington Old Hall
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands
  • Durham Castle
  • Durham Heritage Canter and Museum
  • Beamish Museum
  • Hadrian's Wall

Local Insight

Durham and the surrounding areas offer many attractions

  • Crook Hall and Gardens
    Medieval hall with Jacobean drawing room, turret and gallery, set in 4 acres of gardens including 2 walled gardens, a silver and white garden, an orchard, courtyard fountain, large moat pool and a maze. The hall is haunted by the White Lady. Ruskin and Wordsworth visited Crook Hall in the 1800s.
    Visit their website

  • Durham University and Botanic Gardens
    Don't miss all that the Botanic Garden has to offer, attractions that appeal to young and old alike. Wander through the Alpine Garden, Winter Garden, Bamboo Grove and our recently developed Woodland Garden and wild flower meadow. With many places to just sit and muse, view the Modern Art or watch the bees in action in their hive. There are wonderful glass houses. Walk through the desert house to see the collection of cacti that thrive in this arid climate. Into the tropical rainforest house, see and feel what it is like to be in such environs, you can even make it rain! It contains a unique collection of plants and just beyond see some of its indigenous inhabitants, bugs, scorpions and tarantulas! There is even a rare breed of Manx Loghtan sheep that can be seen enjoying the parkland in spring. One visit isn't enough, the views change throughout the year with vibrant poppy and cornflower displays in the summer to rich warm colours in the autumn, all this in 18 acres of parkland, just minutes from Durham city centre.
    Visit their website

  • Beamish Museum
    Take a tram ride into the past at Beamish, an open air museum vividly recreating life in the North East in Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian times. Stroll around the shops and houses of the Edwardian Town or go underground at a real drift mine in the Pit Village. Visit the miners’ cottages, pop into the Co-op shops, see the animals at Home Farm and relax in the cosy farmhouse kitchen. Explore Pockerley Old Hall, set in the beautiful Georgian landscape, and ride on a recreation of an early steam train at Pockerley Waggonway. Enjoy the fun of the fair with a ride on the newest attraction, the Steam Gallopers, a beautiful steam carousel. Above all, meet people who lived and worked in the past. Talk to the dentist, school teacher, miners, a pitman’s wife and discover what life was really like. Beamish is no ordinary museum. This is a place where visitors meet history face to face. Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, from a Georgian Fair to the Great North Steam Fair and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas! There really is something for everyone. What’s more, there’s no extra charge for these events - entry is included in the admission charge to Beamish.
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  • Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon
    Locomotion was the first national museum to be built in the North East and opened in 2004. Sited at Shildon, the home of the first ever steam hauled passenger train which operated during the opening ceremony of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. Visitors to the museum can see Timothy Hackworth's pioneering locomotive "Sans Pareil", built in 1829 to compete in the Rainhill Trials. This family friendly attraction is now home to over 70 vehicles from the National Collection. A variety of special events throughout the year. Visitors may also enjoy a ride on our passenger steam train service, on special event days throughout the year.
    Visit their website

Great for

  • Walking
  • Food
  • Gardens


Entertainment Programme

On Monday Evenings
Bridie White
Stunning Vocalist

On Tuesday Evenings
Steve Conroy
On Wednesday Evenings
Instrumental/Vocal duo
Wett 'n' Wild
On Thursday Evenings
Nik Martin

On Friday Evenings
Music, song and comedy with
Dave Ferry

On Saturday Evenings
Instrumentalist & Comedian
Dave Davis

On Sunday Evenings
An evening of entertainment with
Bridie White

The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.

Ron and Maureen Sargeson


rating is 5 stars

6 February 2014

Great Value

We really enjoyed our stay at the Eden Arms. Our room was very comfortable, Food was very good. The nightly entertainment was very good. Especially, Dave Ferry the comedian. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Marilyn on reception was particularly friendly and helpful We look forward to returning soon.

Jeff Hamilton

Hastings, East Sussex

rating is 5 stars

15 November 2013

Our Stay

To all concerned thanks for a great week. I can recommend this hotel for those of you who want a relaxing time. The rooms are comfortable and each have their own character as you would expect from a building of its age. We found the leisure facilities excellent, the food was more than adequate. Friendly staff and local people who use the leisure complex. Hopefully we will be back soon.

Linda and Steve Gaudion


rating is 5 stars

16 October 2013

Good Value

We had a good time, very good value, nice comfortable room, needs an up to date TV though everything else was great. The staff were friendly and helpful, I would like to mention Hilda on reception thank you. The pool was lovely, not too many hotels have this facility and it was all in with your stay, plus we had breakfast and evening meal, so this was very good for the price we paid. Many thanks to all at the Eden. We look forward to next year when we stay again.

Michael Taylor

Sharlston Wakefield

rating is 5 stars

3 September 2013

Great stay good value

We enjoyed it so much we are going back 4th October. Staff excellent food excellent hotel excellent what more can I say. Would recommend self drive lots of places to visit. Thank you see you soon



rating is 5 stars

23 June 2013

Great Value

I had a lovely 4 night break at this hotel through Shearings. It's not cutting edge modern, more sort of well maintained vintage which I prefer and is very in vogue anyway! The staff were super friendly and genuinely welcomed any queries. I especially loved the fitness area because it was clean and had a bit of everything. The pool was big enough to get a good swim in, the steam room perfect for a deep cleanse, the gym had enough machinery to get a good workout and a TV to watch while you're doing it and the Jacuzzi had the strongest bubble effect I have ever experienced! I was in there every day and it sparked of a health kick when I got home. Every meal was enjoyable and served really quickly considering the amount of people there. Great country walks nearby if you walk to the other side of the village. This isn't a five star hotel but it is incredibly good value for money and probably a lot friendlier :)

Derek and kate Cook

Kidderminster, Worc's

rating is 5 stars

21 April 2013

Ran out of space to say "Thank You All"

Couldn't fit all our comments on previous review. Thank you Russell, Mandy, Beatrice, Becky, Neil, Brett, Susan, and everyone else whose names we didn't manage to remember. You are all wonderful, and made us feel so very welcome. Your kindness won't be forgotten, and we will try to come up to see you all, as soon as we are able. You all went far beyond the call of duty, and we are so very very grateful. Thank you so much! Will definitely recommend The Eden Arms! Brilliant!!!!

Derek and Kate Cook

Kidderminster, Worcestershire

rating is 4 stars

21 April 2013

Hospitality at it's best!

We can't speak too highly of our stay at The Eden Arms. The hotel was full of character and lots of original features, and we enjoyed a very spacious, comfortable and warm en-suite room. The food was very tasty and well presented, and the portions were good. In the early hours of our departure morning, Derek was rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a stroke. We thought all the staff were great before this happened, but the kindness and help we received from everyone was truly unbelievable!

P and A


rating is 5 stars

9 April 2013

Very enjoyable 4 night stay

Lovely comfortable clean hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was very spacious and cosy, the bed was also comfortable. The food was also very good with plenty of choice, When my husband wasn't too well one evening they offered to send a meal up to him, but I asked if he could just have cheese and biscuits, the waitress came back with a lovely presented plate which he really enjoyed. The pool and spa was a bonus. We would certainly come back to this hotel, it was really good value.

David Reid

Edinburgh, Scotland

rating is 5 stars

6 March 2013

1st timer at Bay Hotels, superb

Had a wonderful weekend break here last weekend. Rooms were spotless, very comfortable, beds were a dream to sleep in, Food was of a very high standard, compliments to the chef. Service in restaurant very good (thank you Brett). Entertainment on Friday/Saturday was good. Decor needs updating and showers were almost impossible to control, either hot or cold could not get a happy medium. Other than that I would HIGHLY recommend to all. Thank you Eden Bay for a great weekend.

Christine McArthur

Edinburgh, Scotland

rating is 4 stars

5 March 2013

Another good Bay Hotel

Just back from a weekend stay at the Eden Arms Hotel, Durham. Had a very enjoyable weekend. Very nice room, clean and spacious, lovely food with a very varied menu, good entertainment on Fri and Sat. Overall had a very good stay and had a lovely waiter named Brett. Couple of negatives, hotel a bit tired and in need of a spruce up and showers in bedroom bathroom were very very difficult to control (either scalding hot of luke warm). However this did not spoil our overall experience.



rating is 5 stars

1 October 2012

1st Timer

Had a great weekend staying at the Eden Arms we had a lovely spacious room which was really nice and also spotless. It was also nice to see such cheerful, friendly and helpful staff especially the girl on the bar. We had a 1st class entertainer on the Friday, I think he was called Nicky Martin. Compliments must also go to the chefs the food was very good, Hope to return again soon.

Hazel Burton

West Yorkshire

rating is 5 stars

2 May 2012

Better then expected

We read some very unkind reviews about this hotel before we went and was dreading it. So glad we ignored them, room was very comfortable, lots of space and lovely en suite. Parents also catered for on the ground floor. Food was good and portion sizes just right. Staff were friendly in particular Susan in the restaurant. The manager made a point of talking to his guests for feedback on the hotel. Excellent value for money would definitely revisit and recommend to others.

F Holmes


rating is 5 stars

20 February 2012

4th Timer

As I have said above my wife and I have stayed 4 times at the Eden Arms and would recommend to any one lovely staff good food pool and spa sauna steam room excellent



rating is 5 stars

25 October 2011

Great Short Break

Brilliant hotel, staff good especially Amanda. Room and food good except for Liver and Onions. Will definitely go back.

Julie Kerry


rating is 5 stars

16 August 2011

Summer 2011 Visit

I would fully recommend to others. Comfortable and clean rooms, food excellent and plenty of it, with a good choice of vegetarian options. Staff kind, helpful and couldn't do enough. It was a lovely hotel and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day/4 night day stay.

Mrs K Fletcher


rating is 5 stars

25 March 2011

Perfect Weekend Break

Good job we didn’t take any notice of the unkind reviews. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights stay. Rooms, beds, food, staff and entertainment are most satisfactory. I would recommend to others.

Anne North


rating is 3 stars

18 November 2010

Spring Visit to Durham

Had a comfortable stay here in April, large room and good food. We were in easy driving distance from the park-and-ride facility, which was free to oldies with bus-passes and saved the hassle of taking a car into Durham. I would recommend it to others.

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