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 £295. 
5-course tasting menu from £65, 
(in Ozone in spa) £31.

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Special offers

'Dine & Stay' Special Offer

Dine & Stay. From £375 per room. Tantalise your taste buds with delicious ingredients served from the five-course tasting menu, whilst relaxing in the extravagant surroundings of The Dining Room at Seaham Hall. And what’s even better is you will be saving 20% off the usual five course menu price. All bookings made between January and March 2023, will receive a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner. As part of your stay, you will enjoy: The five course daily Tasting Menu served in The Dining Room between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Breakfast from 7.30am the next morning in The Dining Room or opt for the breakfast in bed option for no extra charge. Full use of the award winning 5 luxury bubble spa facilities from 12noon on your day of arrival through to 12noon on your day of departure. Your advised to have your swimwear in hand luggage if you expect to arrive before 3pm. On arrival at hotel reception the concierge will take of your luggage. Your suite is available to check into from 3pm and guests are asked to depart by 12 noon on your day of departure. See here for more terms and conditions: Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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