Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

A striking sculptural fountain in front of a white classical porticoed facade is a clue that this spa hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A striking sculptural fountain in front of a white classical porticoed facade is a clue that this spa hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. Ten minutes’ walk from the cliffs of County Durham, the Georgian hall – where poet Byron married – has startling interiors of bright colours, dark-wood floors and huge velvet sofas. To some guests the style is ‘bizarre’, to others it’s ‘amazing’. With its Asian-themed spa – accessed by an underground boardwalk over trickling water – most guests rarely leave the hotel. ‘The spa facilities are the best ever,’ enthused one. Bedrooms are huge affairs with a contemporary country house style of bold feature wallpapers, oversized headboards and zinging colours. Rooms in the original hall have sea views, those in the newer wing overlook gardens; some with hot tub. All have a ‘very comfortable’ bed and a bathroom with ‘excellent fittings’. Dine under gleaming chandeliers in the main restaurant on dishes such as sea bass with artichoke, beef with glazed cheek and mushroom gratin, or more casually on ‘very competent’ Asian food in the spa. The service is enthusiastic and attentive, too.

Hotel details


Lord Byron's Walk
Co. Durham


0191 516 1400


21. 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


lift, lounge, lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), 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, extra bed £50.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £315. À la carte (in restaurant) £50, (in Ozone in spa) £31.

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Special offers

Luxury Bungalow Retreat Special Offer

The state-of-the-art bungalows, located within the stunning grounds of Seaham Hall, are ready to welcome you to a luxurious mid-week retreat. Sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms, make the most of the summer evenings with your very own private hot tub, firepit and modern barbecue. Head over to the hotel to sample a range of tantalising dishes for dinner, crafted from locally sourced ingredients and enjoy complimentary access to the award-winning spa – the perfect mini break.
OFFER DETAILS from £1000 (£250pp)*: Your overnight stay for up to four includes: An overnight stay in a two-bedroom bungalow suite, with private hot tub. Breakfast the following morning in The Dining Room. Complimentary access to the award-winning facilities in The Serenity Spa from 12 noon on your day of arrival to 12 noon on your day of departure. Your bungalow is available to check into from 4pm and guests are asked to depart by 10am on day of departure. Limited time offer – Monday to Thursday stays only. *based on 4 guests. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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