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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked last minute for an Easter weekend getaway, for some much needed R&R. My husband and I have stayed at Lumley Castle before, hence our return visit. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful in guiding us to our courtyard accommodation; which was just as well, as it was a fair distance from reception. One of the main...

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is absolutely superb. Our four poster room was large and spacious with great views fromboth of our top floor windows. The bed was extremely comfortable and the food (dinner and breakfast) was excellent. Dinner was very reasonably priced, the Wi-Fi worked really well and there was plenty of on site parking available. The staff in this hotel are...

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Sunderland, England
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This isn't the sort of meal I'd normally go for or this sort of venue but as was a gift...why not? The Castle is so grand looking on driving up to it that the history of it goes through your mind. Entering the building through the residents car park, the receptionist takes your name then advises which bar/dining room you...

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Co Durham, England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked one of the private dining room - Sceptre Room - for 11 people, for my Mam's 80th birthday lunch time meal. The room was amazing - very comfortable and very cleverly dressed. The food was fantastic - there was a good choice on the menu and it all tasted and looked delicious. The staff made a big fuss of...

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wolverhampton
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I really think this place is trying to be something it's not. All the women staff are dressed like something out of Harry Potter trying to add to the mystique of the place, but it just serves to add to the out-datedness of it when you consider that the men are not required to 'dress up'. Don't get me wrong,...

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Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We picked the Queen Anne room but a few weeks before got a call to say we couldn't have that one as maintenance brick work was going on outside the room. Picked the Earl of Somerset instead room 51. Room was dark. Bathroom small. Mattress on bed was really uncomfortable. There was a dip in it. Wires exposed on iron...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Headline news - you're unlikely to be disappointed. That said - we weren't totally blown away. Taking into account the cost - that fact was however slightly disappointing. The castle is great - unique, interesting, historic. By and large the staff were great - and the room service was quick when we ordered drinks. I could only really fault my...

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Lanark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here at the start of this week with family and friends as part of a birthday celebration. Everything was just great, we couldn't have asked for more. The castle itself is quite spectacular, situated in magnificent grounds. Our rooms inside the castle as well as in the courtyard were fantastic, each so full of character. We had a wander...

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Lincs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in a courtyard room. Pleasant enough and the bathroom was ok but with a sloping roof. Not helpful as I am tall. The shower was more suited to a hobbit than a human, the shower head was fixed at a height much too low for me and I had to stoop! The bed was comfy and we had...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is clear from the pictures that this place is somewhat unique. You don't book here and expect contemporary luxury. Instead, you come to enjoy the surroundings and the ancient feel of the place. Management has had to work within the constraints of the building and inevitably compromises have to be made and provided you accept this, then the hotel...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf Course
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Additional Information about Lumley Castle Hotel

Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: $141 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lumley Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Lumley Castle Durham
Hotel Lumley Castle
Castle Lumley
Castle Hotel Lumley
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
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“Try to get a room in the castle, and wear low heeled shoes, as castle corridors and courtyard paths are all uneven levels.”
Mumgle34, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room inside the actual castle.”
G6740QKandrewe, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best to stay in a castle room”
RoverP, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I have had 5 different rooms here and all were beautiful. Castle rooms are really special.”
pschof1, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room in the courtyard is quieter than the castle”
Caroll2361, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
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