Seaham Hall

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

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Lord Byron's W alk
Co. Durham

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.

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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

'Dine and Dream' Special Offer

This special sleeping package is perfect for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy the luxurious rooms that Seaham Hall offers. Your overnight stay includes: Use of the award-winning spa facilities including Zen Garden from 12noon on day of arrival to 12 noon on day of departure. A complimentary Seaham Hall candle in the suite for arrival (take it home or scent your suite). A delicious three-course dinner in The Dining Room. Breakfast in The Dining Room the following morning. TERMS & CONDITIONS: From £295 per room per night. Subject to availability. Limited availability in school holidays. Upgrades to other suite categories. Supplements applicable for weekend stays and peak times. Full prepayment at the time of reservation. Package is non-refundable and non-transferable. Management have the right to retrieve this offer at any time. Price is based on two people. Rate includes VAT. To avoid disappointment with any cancellation charges we recommend our guests obtain travel insurance. Making reservations for dinner in advance of your arrival is strongly recommended, to avoid disappointment. If booking online, dinner will be reserved in The Dining Room for 7pm. Available until 31/05/2019. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Seaham Hall
Lord Byron's W alk
Co. Durham

Guest comments

'We were made very welcome and were well cared for. The staff are the hotel's main strength, mostly young, enthusiastic; they did their best to look after us. We thought the decors bizarre. Lighting controls too complicated. House-keeping meticulous. The dinner menu did not change but there was plenty of choice. Breakfast has an innovative range of dishes. ' - Andrew Wardrop - February, 2019
'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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide