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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice place to visit , plenty to look at and decor very good. However I would have expected Sunday lunch to have had better quality. Roast & mashed potatoes were not hot. Pork which was served was flavourless and not tasty at all.

Thank JazzBoro
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I need to counter the poor review posted earlier. I think reviews are subjective and very much depend on your state of mind at the time. That's possibly why more people complain than those that praise. The hotel is a 14th century Castle with all the expense of the 21st Century to overcome e.g. Health and safety, energy charges (...

Thank TonyS0191
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our trip to Lumley Castle was a gift from our son - and in truth, it probably wouldn't have occurred to us to book here. Not having visited Durham before, the area has some gems to offer and, while the hotel was a different kind of accommodation for us, it was a pleasant experience. Staff were friendly and helpful from...

Thank Sharon V
Reighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from an overnight stay at this wonderful hotel. The room was spotlessly clean & very comfortable. The staff were dressed in period costume which added to the experience. Our first visit but will definitely be back.

Thank shirley1929
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked with a Groupon voucher which included Cream Tea, Overnight Stay and Breakfast in the morning. The room was impressive and comfortable, staff were lovely and the food was very good. Overall a great stay- would recommend if you wanted to spend the night somewhere special.

Thank Kate195
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A feast to behold , fantastic night ... Good fun and lively , well looked after .. good entertainment to Food was fab , in keeping with the time , mead was pleasant , wine not too good ... but good variety in the courses , Tasty , ribs to die for ... Chicken fab to , entertainment was funny...

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just spent three nights at Lumley Castle. Fantastic luxurious experience. Staff are all really helpful and friendly. Our room was magnificent and just what we expected. Breakfast was a feast. History of the castle is felt all around and location is great is visiting Durham, Newcastle or Beamish. We ate in the restaurant on the first night which was nice...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice place to stay, rooms comfortable and staff very friendly, bar area too small and during the day full of people having afternoon tea so no room to sit with friends during day for quiet chat so we eneded up back into 1 of our rooms for the chats,

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have thoroughly loved our stay here. Just a little breakaway and feel really refreshed. Beautiful surroundings. Lovely, friendly staff. Great nights sleep in comfortable room with fantastic rainfall type shower. So much history with leaflets to read up about the castle. The staff wear costumes and it's a total change from a standard hotel break. Unusual location for a...

Thank gilloco
lyme regis
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a 2 night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed our time.The 1st room we had was quite small with an amazing bathroom being bigger than the bedroom itself ! we asked if we could have a different room but the reception were unable to move us for that evening but moved us for the 2nd night.(larger bedroom with a...

Thank julieLyme

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Lumley Castle Hotel

Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: $122 - $273 (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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“room 44 has a huge shower without a bath very comfy”
 of 5 bubbles julieLyme, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we had a courtyard room ground floor with 4 poster bed 10/10”
 of 5 bubbles bobandmichele, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms provide the most cost effective option and are very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles BNik2014, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a different room if the one allocated is musty. Try to be proactive in the restaurant if you are being ignored . . . . .”
 of 5 bubbles 777juliea, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are different and all seem very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles lasvegas-marmalade, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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