Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers . More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers … this country house hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. Ten minutes’ walk from the cliffs of County Durham, the 
white Georgian hall – where Lord Byron married 
– is a mix of classical features and modern design. With its Asian-themed spa, lounges and terrace, the emphasis is on switching off. ‘A wonderfully relaxing experience,’ reports a reader, ‘nothing was too much trouble.’ The team have a ‘can-do 
attitude’. Bedrooms are huge affairs – ‘magnificent, 
a real suite with a separate adjoining room’ – with a contemporary country house style of bold feature wallpapers and zinging colours. High-quality bathrooms have ‘excellent fittings’. Rooms in the hall have sea views, those in the newer wing overlook gardens; some have a hot tub. Eat in the ‘very comfortable dining room’ on ‘high-standard food’ that could include turbot with mussels, and lamb with barbecued aubergine, or more casually in the spa’s Asian-themed restaurant, Ozone. ‘We have already booked another stay.’ (Stephen and Pauline Glover, Ian Larrington, and others)

Hotel details


Lord Byron's Walk
Co. Durham


0191 516 1400


23. 21 suites, and 2 bungalows.


all year.


lift, lounge, lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), spa (treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs, terrace, gym, small outdoor pool, 20-metre indoor pool), 37-acre grounds (terraces, putting green), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.


guide dogs only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £315. 
5-course tasting menu from £65, 
(in Ozone in spa) £31.

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Special offers

Indulgent Christmas Break Special Offer

Indulgent Christmas Break from £295 per person, per night. Your two-night stay includes…Christmas Eve Festive Champagne afternoon tea served in The Lounge between 1pm and 3pm. Five course set daily dinner served in The Dining Room from 6.30pm. Christmas Day: An indulgent breakfast delivered to your suite, available from 8am. Champagne and canape reception prior to lunch. A traditional four course festive lunch served in The Dining Room at 1pm followed by mince pies. Cheese and charcuterie platter available Christmas night, served in your suite. Boxing Day: Breakfast available from 8am, choose from the lazy relaxed breakfast in bed option or The Dining Room option. Terms and Conditions here: Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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