Seaham Hall

Steeped in history, this ‘wonderfully civilised’ coastal Georgian mansion combines ‘style, luxury and high standards’. More

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Seaham Hall
Lord Byron’s Walk
Co. Durham
0191 516 1400

Hotel information


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).

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B from £195, D,B&B from £255. Set menu £30, a la carte £50.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Five Star Hotel

Good Hotel Guide Review

Steeped in history, this ‘wonderfully civilised’ coastal Georgian mansion combines ‘style, luxury and high standards’. Just the ticket for a ‘sybaritic getaway’, say Guide readers this year. Romantic yet boldly modern styling throughout befits the former home of Ada Lovelace (Lord Byron’s daughter and the world’s first computer programmer). Have someone run your bath – ‘staff are helpful above and beyond what one should be able to expect of this level of hotel’ – and pick your meal from the pillow menu in the ‘large, magnificent’ bedroom; one has French doors opening on to a private terrace; another a bathing platform with sea views. Each is equipped with bathrobes, an espresso machine, a card bearing the name of your porter and next day’s weather forecast. Eateries include Ozone restaurant, for light, pan-Asian-inspired meals, and the Dining Room, where chef Damian Broom’s daily-changing menu highlights locally sourced ingredients: roasted Whitby sea trout and fennel with saffron mayonnaise. Alongside its Serenity Spa, this is a great base from which to tramp along nearby beaches beneath dramatic cliffs. (David Grant, P and SG)

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Special offers

Two-night Christmas Stay' Special Offer

Two Night Christmas Stay – from £699 per night. Your Christmas Package includes: 24th December 2018: Arrive and let the porter carry all your presents to your room. Enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea served in the hotel Lounge. Round the day off with a three-course dinner served in The Dining Room. 25th December 2018: Dine on a delicious breakfast, delivered to your suite. Sip on Champagne and canapés served in The Courtyard. Followed by a 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 the lounges in the evening for you and your family to enjoy. 26th December 2018: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and relax in the spa before saying your goodbyes…until next year. T&Cs: Prices from £699 per night – (Prices based on two-night stay package). Prices based on two people sharing a room. Children from £297.50 per child, per night (12 years and under). (Five course festive menu will be supplied upon request). Spa use is included from 12 noon on the day of arrival to 12 noon on day of departure. 50% non-refundable deposit paid at reservation time; final balance taken on the 1st December 2018. Package is non-transferable. Management have the right to retrieve this offer at any time. Rate includes VAT. To avoid disappointment with any cancellation charges, travel insurance is recommended. Subject to availability. Three-night Christmas Stay package also available from £649 per night. New Year’s Eve Stay package available from £699 per night. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Seaham Hall
Lord Byron’s Walk
Co. Durham

Guest comments

'That grounds are wonderful and the staff are really helpful and friendly. above and beyond what one should be able to expect of this level of hotel - a wonderful place and a delight to visit. . ' - Stephen & Pauline Glover - July, 2017
'A special place: utter luxury. Spacious suite, huge bed with wonderfully soft duvet and pillows. All fittings and public areas very stylish but atmosphere throughout relaxed. Staff very friendly, helpful and attentive Lovely spa area - large pool, too warm for a proper swim but good for relaxing. Extensive grounds, beautifully landscaped and planted, overlooked by large terrace with view of the sea. Magnificent flowers and special chocolates. They trust their guests, eg, with proper coat-hangers, not ones for thieves. Popular with all ages, especially with young people, so informal but nevertheless wonderfully civilised. ' - Pauline & Stephen Glover - February, 2016

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