Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

Readers ‘felt they had done their very best to look after us’, after a week-long stay at this Georgian mansion. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Readers ‘felt they had done their very best to look after us’, after a week-long stay at this Georgian mansion. It stands in landscaped gardens overlooking the North Sea. It has been lavishly made over in a style that some find ‘bizarre’, but ‘that’s a matter of taste’. A Garden Suite, although ‘really a large room whose windows open on to an external seating area’ (with hot tub), had an ‘enormous, very comfortable bed’, lighting controls so sophisticated that ‘in a week we barely mastered them’ (but did get decent reading light). The Ada Lovelace Suite, with twin slipper baths in the window, nods to the hall once hosting the wedding of her parents, Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Millbanke. A portrait of Byron in Albanian dress hangs on the dining room wall, where Damian Broom’s appealing menus include poached day-boat fish, girolles, broad beans, shrimps, elderflower. Near the spa, guests can eat Ozone’s pan-Asian dishes, ‘mainly curries and stir-fries, done very competently’. ‘We were the only customers not in bathrobe and slippers.’ Breakfast brings a ‘wide, imaginative’ choice. The young staff manifest ‘infectious enthusiasm, a genuine desire to please’. (Andrew Wardrop)

Hotel details


Lord Byron
Co. Durham


0191 516 1400


21. 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, 2 lounges, bar, 
2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs, sun terrace, fitness suite, 20-metre heated swimming pool), 
37-acre grounds (terraces, putting green), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B £209–£425, D,B&B £299–£510. Set menu £30, 
à la carte £50.

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Special offers

Three Night Christmas Stay Special Offer

Delight in luxury this Christmas with this three-night package. Choose to arrive on the 23rd December or make Christmas last that little bit longer and stay an extra day on the 26th December. Spend three days filled with glorious Christmas traditions, indulgent food and much needed R&R. OFFER DETAILS. Your Christmas Package includes: 24th December 2019: Champagne Afternoon Tea served in the hotel Lounge. Three course dinner served in The Dining Room. 25th December 2019: An indulgent breakfast delivered to your suite. Champagne and canapés served in The Courtyard. Five course traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings served in The Dining Room as well as a visit from Santa to make the day extra special. Light bites and snacks served in our lounges in the evening. Choose your third night either 23rd December 2019 or 26th December 2019 which will include: A tranquil 45-minute treatment (choose either a facial or a massage). Delicious two-course lunch served in Ozone Restaurant. A decadent three course dinner served in The Dining Room. TERMS & CONDITIONS: See here for further details and terms and conditions: Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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