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). This hotel is also a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details


Lord Byron's Walk
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

Summer Staycation Special Offer

Book 4 nights for the price of 3 on this Summer staycation package and experience all things luxury on the Durham coastline at Seaham Hall. Available for a four night stay from a Sunday to Thursday from 26th July through to 30th September 2020. Prices start from £1215 for two sharing a Junior Suite. Start your stay the right way and enjoy the frightfully British ritual of afternoon tea on arrival in the hotel, tuck into a delicious three course Pan-Asian dinner in the theatrical setting of The Ozone restaurant each night and with a picnic to enjoy on one day of your stay either in the grounds, or to take to explore the local coastline or simply enjoy in the comfort of your suite you can truly relax at Seaham Hall. Your stay will include: Afternoon tea for two served in the hotel on your day of arrival. A three course dinner each evening served in The Ozone restaurant in the spa. Full English breakfast – this can be served in The Dining Room the next morning or taken in your suite which must be pre-booked with reception on arrival. Use of our award winning spa facilities from 3pm on your day of arrival until 12noon on your day of departure including access to the Zen garden. Your suite and spa facilities are available to you from 3pm with departure by 12noon. Please ensure times for afternoon tea and dinner are requested at booking to enable us to adhere to our Covid19 control measures. If times are not selected the team will allocate times and these may not be changeable on arrival. This is bookable via the Seaham Hall website using this link Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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