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Lumley Castle Hotel
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Wickford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“EXCELLENT HOTEL”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My wife found the hotel on the web and on arrival we were not disappointed.

The location and atmosphere of the hotel is great and staff very welcoming.

Dinner in the restaurant was great and VFM.

Will go again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

The rooms are quite unique unlike anything I've stayed in before, a very different place to stay and quite wonderful.
The staff, food, cleanliness were excellant
we stayed for 1 night on the midweek special, dinner bed and breakfast for an unbelievable £65 per person, and I would definitly stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Sorry for the late review Lumley Castle have just returned from a trip.
Stayed, dinned and was perfectly entertained at the masquerade ball on new years eve, we stayed in a castle feature double and it was very comfy indeed.
the masquerade ball was fantastic with masks around the room with reception drinks and canapés. the meal was first class with very attentive staff, the entertainment was a bagpiper a Michael bubble tribute and a grand finally at 12 midnight and a disco until I could remember !!!
thank you Lumley castle we will be returning.

Room Tip: would recommend upgrade into castle
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

My fiancée stayed at lumley castle for an unexpected overnight break just before Christmas.
Although we only stayed in a courtyard room our experience was fantastic, and a return is imminent.
The staff are very friendly, and efficient. The rooms were extremely clean and very comfortable, and the food was very very good.
We had a great afternoon tea, a wonderful evening meal, and a very tasty breakfast.
Lumley castle is a wonderful atmospheric medieval experience, and is a fantastic place for all ages whether on a romantic break, shopping, or a group meeting for golf or business.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We stayed in room 59 at the top of the castle, lovely view and the room was warm all the time we stayed. Breakfast and dinner in Black Knight restaurant was brilliant, staff very welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stopped here at a wedding we were attending. Our room itself was in the court yard and not the castle itself. The room was small but well decorated and immaculate. The castle itself was brilliant and the staff were lovely. Breakfast was a bit hectic and I tend to judge a hotel on its breakfasts and I was disappointed. Both my wife and I had eggs Benedict (a favourite of ours) and it was a total let down. Would I stop here again? Yes but only in the castle.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

We went on a Friday night dinner, bed and breakfast deal and had a brilliant time. The reputedly haunted castle certainly looks the part and is grand, if a little eerie. The decor is kept in an according style and has real atmosphere. There is loads of parking in and around the castle and we parked in the nearly empty overflow area, as the main part can get a bit snarled up at times. We were greeted with a room upgrade, to a castle room, which was a nice surprise. The room was fab - comfortable bed, very warm, tea and coffee, small wardrobe, nice view - although to keep the review fair and balanced, it was on the small side, noise travels in the creaky corridors, and the cold water stopped once after a bath (maybe a small water tank). Also, don't expect minibar or ironing board - these aren't in the room. We had dinner in the Black Knight and the food was delicious - the duck hash to start was fab (but quite filling) and the beef signature dish was super tasty (again very hearty). The atmosphere is great in the restaurant, but may be worth asking for one of the raised, curtained booth areas, if you want a bit more romantic seclusion! Service was faultless throughout for us. This place is different and something a bit special. We loved it and would definitely return!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lumley Castle Hotel
Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Lumley Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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