20. 1 suitable for disabled.
lift, 2 lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, spa (treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs, sun terrace, fitness suite, 20-metre heated swimming pool), 37-acre grounds (terraces, putting green).
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £195, D,B&B from £255. Market menu £30, à la carte £50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.
VisitEngland Five Star Hotel
Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking Durham’s heritage coast, this Georgian mansion, all sea views and sofas for sinking into, is ‘a wonderful place, combining luxury and style with a friendly, relaxed approach’. Styling throughout is contemporary – bold going on audacious. Spacious bedrooms, each equipped with bathrobes, slippers and an espresso machine, are individually styled; some have French windows that open onto a private terrace and garden. ‘Our large suite had a huge bed with a wonderfully soft duvet – utter luxury.’ Pick among a choice of eating places. Ozone restaurant serves light meals of pan-Asian fare; in Byron’s restaurant – where the rich colours are inspired by a portrait of the mad, bad poet, who entered into an ill-fated marriage here – chef Damian Broom’s daily-changing menu places the emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. A typical dish: aged beef sirloin, celeriac, mushroom tapioca, fondant potato. Beaches and rugged cliffs await, with walking and cycling routes along the coast (and bicycles to borrow), but choose to dilly-dally: an atmospheric walkway leads to the Serenity Spa and its swimming pool, ‘lovely just for relaxing in’. (P and SG). Seaham Hall is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.
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'Autumn Awakening B&B Stay' Special Offer
Autumn Awakening B&B – from £199. Your stay includes: Sublime suite based on two people sharing. Use of the award-winning spa facilities from 12 noon on arrival until 12 noon on departure, including NEW Zen Garden. Map of the local area on arrival with bike and walking routes and lots of hidden gems. Delicious full English breakfast the following morning. Terms and Conditions: Available 9th September – 14th December 2018. Price based on junior suite with two people sharing. Pre-payable at reservation time; non-refundable and non-transferable should you wish to cancel. Spa use is included from 12 noon on the day of arrival to 12 noon on day of departure. Management have the right to retrieve this offer at any time. Please note package must be booked 7 days in advance. Rate includes VAT. To avoid disappointment with any cancellation charges travel insurance is recommended. Subject to availability. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.