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.
Lord Byron's Walk
0191 516 1400
21. 1 suitable for disabled.
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.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
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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Sanctuary Spa Getaway – save 25%. Think clear skies, walks on the beach and relaxation in the amazing award-winning spa. This hotel is offering an outstanding 25% discount from the bed and breakfast pricing when booking on the four-night Seaham Sanctuary Spa break. As we head into the longer nights, allow the team at Seaham Hall to tickle your taste buds with Afternoon Tea served in The Lounge on arrival, sample the best of modern British cuisine dining under the 14 carat gold chandeliers in The Dining Room with dishes inspired from local region, and ease away the tension and aches of every day with a 60 minute treatment in our spa. There is everything you need to create long lasting memories. Priced from £1532 for a 4 night midweek break. 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.