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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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 2 days ago NEW

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
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, it was a hike to Room #52, but worth it when we got there. Beautiful views of the grounds and a very well decorated if a little tired large room and bath. Comfortable bed and adequate heat. The complimentary robes were soft and warm. The only thing that this room would greatly benefit from is a mini-bar. We brought...

Thank Joni L
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night not a bad stay but not a great one . Arrived to a picturesque building must admit great first impression. Nice reception staff. We waited a few moments while the porter came he was a churpy character who i tipped for carrying our bags up 3 flights of stairs to the top floor. Our room...

Thank SkeatsEats
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is huge and there are of course no lifts so make sure you pack lightly! Our room was probably the furthest away from the reception possible but worth the hike once we were there. Gorgeous four poster bed, nice size bath/shower out in the main room but with a curtain should you want privacy, writing desk, seating area...

Thank Renee W
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed one night. Lovely huge comfortable emperor bed. Lovely surroundings. Most of the staff on hand were knowledgable and helpful except when we asked to check out 30mins later & were told we'd be charged £25 for the privilege (so we declined) Restaurant food and service was superb. Lovely steaks! Highly recommended. Overall and good stay

Thank James B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is fairytale from the outside but rather a hotchpotch inside: beautiful tapestry curtains hang alongside fake flowers and some dodgy neon lighting, as well as some rather nasty cheap 'art'. On the plus side, the staff are delightful and the beds comfortable. On the downside, the bathrooms are reminincesent of a Premier Inn (without the budget price tag...

Thank ElLeuname
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely place, full of character, great ambience. Artwork, antiques, statues etc created a lovely old-world feel.Very friendly and accommodating staff.Bed comfortable and the bedroom was warm (although the bathroom was a tad chilly).Good choice for breakfast,which was served in the Black Knight restaurant, again it was very atmospheric with subtle lighting and decadent decor, we would definitely come back.Access and...

Thank Margaret F
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited Lumley Castle for New Years Eve as a party of 7 to see in 2017. The food in a medieval style was surprising very good with copious amounts of mead and slightly rough red wine. The in house entertainment was excellent and very enjoyable. Worth a visit

Thank Cloughie1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from an overnight stay at Lumley Castle for Valentines. First impressions beautiful castle and lovely staff at check in, quick and easy and we were in our room within a matter of minutes. Room was cosy and comfy, situated in the castle mews. It wasnt very big with not a lot of floor space around the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf course
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: £71 - £166 (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 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#5 Family 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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