Good Hotel Guide Review
Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers … this country-house hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. Ten minutes’ walk from the cliffs of County Durham, the white Georgian hall – where Lord Byron married – is a mix of classical features and modern design. With its Asian-themed spa, lounges and terrace, the emphasis is on switching off. ‘A wonderfully relaxing experience,’ reports a reader. ‘Nothing was too much trouble.’ The team has a ‘can-do attitude’. Bedrooms are huge affairs – ‘magnificent, a real suite with a separate adjoining room’ – with a contemporary country-house style of bold feature wallpapers and zinging colours. High-quality bathrooms have ‘excellent fittings’. Rooms in the hall have sea views, those in the newer wing overlook gardens; some have private gardens and a hot tub. Eat in the ‘very comfortable dining room’ on ‘high-standard food’ that could include turbot with mussels, and lamb with barbecued aubergine, or more casually in the spa’s Asian-themed restaurant, Ozone. ‘We have already booked another stay.’ (Stephen and Pauline Glover, IL, and others)
Lord Byron's Walk
0191 516 1400
23. 21 suites, and 2 bungalows.
lift, lounge, lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), spa (treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs, terrace, gym, small outdoor pool, 20-metre indoor pool), 37-acre grounds (terraces, putting green), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.
guide dogs only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £295, à la carte £65.
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'Autumn Nights' Special Offer
Autumn Nights. Available until 22nd December 2023. Cosy up this Autumn at Seaham Hall and tuck into a two course dinner from the new a la carte menu in The Dining Room, retreat to the suite of your choice and drift away in the king-sized Hypnos beds. Enjoy crisp walks along the beach or borrow the hotel bikes for a cycle along the north sea coast, or relax in the award winning facilities of The Serenity Spa, followed by a delicious hearty breakfast the next morning. As part of your stay, you will enjoy: Two courses from the new a la carte menu in The Dining Room. Breakfast the next morning. Complimentary use of the award-winning spa facilities from 12 noon on your day of arrival until 12noon on your day of departure. For more deatils and T&Cs, see here: Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.