We booked the Moonlight Apartments for the weekend to attend a wedding. I was very happy with the efficiency of the owner in giving directions and meeting us at the apartment. On our arrival we found that not only was the apartment beautifully decorated but also everything was thought of from providing basic ingredients for our first breakfast to leaving a bottle of wine in the fridge for our stay. In addition the apartment couldn't be closer to the city centre and was very quiet due to the secondary glazing.
We will definitely use this company again on our return to Durham.
We stayed at Moonlight apartments for one night Jan 21st 2012 - A xmas box form our son and his fiancee -Warm welcome from Ray - Lovely apartment - nice touches - wine,chocs ect - very welcome - it is home from home and so nice we did not even go out in the evening preferring to enjoy our surroundings. A little noisy but would not put us of going back to this very unique place in a great location -we hope to be back soon - thankyou ray.-
I can recommend Moonlight apartments, with some small caveats. If you are prepared to deal with some quirks, and the fact it is on a main street, it is a good place to stay on your visit to Durham.
Is the location good?
Yes. Brilliant. It is a really short walk into town, including to the cathedral and anywhere you want to go. Further, with secure parking, it is very easy to get in and out of town from where the apartment is located.
What is the apartment like?
I say quirky, others would say modern. It is one of those places that is very much setup for a couple – though we stayed with kids and it was fine for that. The furniture was nice. The kitchen was setup well (though could do with some more practical crockery), and clearly well setup for a party! I loved the light and the way that the windows all opened for air. The upstairs loft room where the kids stayed was good though be warned: the stairs up are narrow and steep!
But are the beds comfortable?
Well, not great, but not bad either. The main issue is the noise from the street, in particular the police sirens from the police station up the street. Bring ear plugs and you’ll be fine.
Was there Wifi?
Was it Quiet?
No. This is on a main street. Be prepared and you won’t have any issues.
Were the appliances ok?
Fine. The dishwasher is small, and like a lot in England the combined washer/dryer s-l-o-w. Overall everything functional.
Ray is a nice host – happy to meet, happy to fix stuff and help.
Ray Broadbridge has created an oasis in the Durham. Location is fabulous, opposite the Marriott. Parking available. On the edge of the pedestrianised walk way to the Marketplace and Cathedral.
Contemporary decor. Huge windows which give the view of the high street.
A start up kit is provided which really helps, unlike a number of UK serviced apartments I have stayed in.
Ray is available on phone, in case we run into trouble, which I did, as I could not figure out how to run the dishwasher.
Be careful to always display your parking permit in the basement parking. We got a ticket, imagine - in a private parking area, as I forgot to dislpay the ticket.
Bathroom is luxurious, with a shower panel and a Victorian tub.
The bed in the master bedroom is quite small, and it gave my husband a chance to snuggle up and sleep with me. So we are not complaining.
A spiral staircase leads to the 2nd bedroom which can actually sleep 3 more persons.
Kitchen is really nice and compact.
Convenience store are close by, very easily walkable.
I would not stay anywhere else, if Moonlight was available.
My only advice the Ray: Please provide refills of toiletries, bulbs and tissues as some of us just done carry them.
A very nice apartment in the centre of Durham. Everything you needed was there and nice touch of croissants and wine provided.