Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast. In its time it has been a military hospital, whisky smugglers’ HQ and TB sanatorium, but today it is a tip-top, cliff-top hotel and spa with heritage, made over in contemporary, colourful style. An award-winning spa is seamlessly attached to the main building; the pool has hydrotherapy jets. Housekeeping is ‘meticulous’: attention to detail includes a choice of bedding. The enthusiastic young team are ‘a particular strength’. The Ada Lovelace Suite (recalling Lord Byron’s daughter) has twin slipper baths in the window; garden suites have an outdoor hot tub. The dining room features gold-plated chandeliers and Damian Broom’s imaginative dishes: day-boat turbot with salsify cooked in dulse, and mussels; for vegans, slow-cooked sand carrots, oat and millet porridge, with smoked carrot sauce. If you prefer pan-Asian cuisine, head for Ozone in the Serenity Spa. ‘We were made very welcome and were well cared for.’ (AW, and others). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details

Address

Lord Byron's Walk
Seaham
Co. Durham
SR7 7AG
England

Telephone

0191 516 1400

Bedrooms

21. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, 2 lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), 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.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £315–£725, D,B&B £415–£825. À la carte 
(in restaurant) £50, vegan £40, 
(in Ozone) £30.

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Special offers

Four Night Staycation 25% Discount Special Offer

Look forward to breaking free from the four walls of your home and enjoy a four-night staycation in one of our the luxurious suites with complimentary use of our award winning spa facilities throughout your stay, a 60-minute treatment each, a mud rasul to share, dinner each evening and breakfast each morning served in the decadent Dining Room. This is the perfect way to escape everyday life! Prices start from £1615 for a junior Suite. Offer subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. 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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