Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

A striking sculptural fountain in front of a white classical porticoed facade is a clue that this spa hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A striking sculptural fountain in front of a white classical porticoed facade is a clue that this spa hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. Ten minutes’ walk from the cliffs of County Durham, the Georgian hall – where poet Byron married – has startling interiors of bright colours, dark-wood floors and huge velvet sofas. To some guests the style is ‘bizarre’, to others it’s ‘amazing’. With its Asian-themed spa – accessed by an underground boardwalk over trickling water – most guests rarely leave the hotel. ‘The spa facilities are the best ever,’ enthused one. Bedrooms are huge affairs with a contemporary country house style of bold feature wallpapers, oversized headboards and zinging colours. Rooms in the original hall have sea views, those in the newer wing overlook gardens; some with hot tub. All have a ‘very comfortable’ bed and a bathroom with ‘excellent fittings’. Dine under gleaming chandeliers in the main restaurant on dishes such as sea bass with artichoke, beef with glazed cheek and mushroom gratin, or more casually on ‘very competent’ Asian food in the spa. The service is enthusiastic and attentive, too.

Hotel details

Address

Lord Byron's Walk
Seaham
Co. Durham
SR7 7AG
England

Telephone

0191 516 1400

Bedrooms

21. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), 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.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £315. À la carte (in restaurant) £50, (in Ozone in spa) £31.

Other reviews

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Special offers

Spring Break Special Offer

Celebrate spring at Seaham Hall and experience the best of true northern hospitality. Relax in the award-winning Serenity Spa and delight your taste buds with a three-course dinner from the Signature menu in The Dining Room. If you’re looking for the ultimate short spring break this season, look no further than Seaham Hall. OFFER DETAILS from £395. Your overnight stay for two includes: A one night stay in a Junior Suite. Three course dinner from the Signature menu in The Dining Room with a complimentary pre-dinner glass of Taittinger champagne. Breakfast the next morning served in The Dining Room. Full use of the award winning five luxury bubble spa facilities from 12 noon on your day of arrival through to 12 noon on your day of departure. Your suite is available to check into from 3pm and guests are asked to depart by 12 noon on your day of departure. Available for stays Monday to Thursday, subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply. See them here. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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