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

'Winter RetrEAT' Special Offer

The team at Seaham Hall await your arrival for the ultimate Winter RetrEAT. Relax and make full use of the award winning 5 Luxury Bubble spa facilities from 12 noon on your day of arrival through to 12 noon on your day of departure. Enjoy the opulent décor of The Dining Room where your three-course seasonal dinner will be served with a pre-dinner drink in The Lounge. With breakfast served in The Dining Room the next morning, leave the hotel feeling refreshed. Price from £300 per suite, based on two sharing a Junior Suite. Terms: Available for stays Sunday to Friday until 3rd April 2020, with limited availability. Price is based on two sharing a Junior Suite with upgrades for higher category suites and weekend days. Dinner is three courses served in The Dining Room and is not transferable to The Ozone. Please note that sides and sauces carry a supplement. Please note that this is a pre-paid rate and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. If booking online please specify a preferred time for dinner between 6.30pm and 9pm, the time for dinner will be confirmed in your pre-arrival email. When booking online, please advise if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. All prices quoted inc VAT at the prevailing rate. Management have the right to retrieve this offer at any time. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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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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