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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Seaham
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Another fab night at Lumley as always beautiful room fab food good staff and attention to detail well done Lumley until the next visit I would recommend to couples family and friends al a Carte restaurant is 1st class staff dressed in costumes and all rooms have a theatrical theme just love it here

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staying in a real old castle is very cool. Rooms were very comfortable despite the restrictions of such an old building. Little disappointed with the restaurant. It was still good but seemed to promise something better. Proved very hard to get a drink in the residents bar after hours. But in general reception staff were great and we had very...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked Lumley for my daughters wedding, we have stayed there as a couple over the last 20 something years, everything was booked over the phone within 8 weeks. we were very nervous but everything was spot on and just as we had planned and hoped it would be, small family wedding with children. very relaxed and not rushed with...

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Thank beverleychapman
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I purchased last minute tickets for a black tie dinner and ball in the castle. Before the tickets were ordered and paid for - I checked that the lift in the castle was in working order as I am disabled and unable to climb stairs. On the evening of the event I was distraught to find that...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night on a business trip. Room nice and clean, i had a lovely view. Went down for a drink met some lovely bar staff. Checking was very good reception staff very polite. Thanks for Lauren who made my booking overall lovely stay will be back.

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Thank Marcus D
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Castle lived up to our expectations, on arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady on reception called Helen, she was efficient and helpful, and more than happy to help with directions to where we wanted to go.. Our room was lovely and spacious, we stayed in the court yard and had a four poster bed bedroom.. We had...

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Thank elaine r
Reviewed 1 week ago

You've seen the grounds, you've read the history, you'll have downloaded a few room pictures and read a few reviews - this place is gorgeous. Attended a black-tie charity ball this weekend, and enjoyed every moment, up to a point. Alan, our humble and friendly butler was polite, informative and funny. The waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful with...

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3Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picture looks ok, but food was vile. £14.95 per person for soggy sandwiches and cake and a very dry scone. Waitering was poor and know one asked us how it was (not surprised). We waited 15 minutes after we finished and still no one had been over so we left unhappy and feeling slightly sick.

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights with our friends recently on a good deal off the net. On arrival check was nice and easy with cheery staff. Our rooms were in the courtyard and were fine but might not be to the liking of six foot plus guests as ceilings are a bit low in places. However, room was warm...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic castle experience, this is the place! It was absolutely stunning and felt like we were truly staying in a mid evil castle...including the fact that it is said to be haunted! Our suite in the north tower was incredibly beautiful and comfortable and so unique. Our Porter Allen was fantastic. He helped carry...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $111 - $261 (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 Hotel Lumley
Castle Lumley
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
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“check the bathroom before you accept the room, some may find them tyoo quirky.”
 of 5 bubbles simonw314, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a courtyard room which are very nice and quiet. It was dark by 1630 hrs that sunday ,so views not important.”
 of 5 bubbles stevebD8071JC, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try the themed rooms- you pay a little more, but its worth it.”
  • Secret bathroom Hidden behind/Through the Wardrobe
  • Four Poster........
 of 5 bubbles 930ianm, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the turret rooms very steep stone spiral staircasem they are definately not for the faint hearted.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH413, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the George Lumley room (86) 4 poster bed excellent sized room”
 of 5 bubbles Tartanclipper, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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