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Lumley Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
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Ranked #7 of 19 hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A real mixture of a hotel /castle was the overall feeling after an overnight stay, Staff are friendly and helpful, but at times appear a little lost or as was found in the restaurant maybe they are all searching for the food to serve. Setting and views and the general ambience are what you would expect from a castle stay.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
56 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lumley Castle needs to up it's standards, if it wishes to meet the aspiration of being 'no ordinary hotel'. In our visits over the past thirty five years the fabric of the building hasn't changed much apart from the installation of lift access to some of the function rooms and the beautiful building has retained it's historic charm. The areas... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a stressful couple of weeks at work, my partner and I were looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend away. Given our (almost perfect) weekend stay at Langley Castle a couple of months prior; I thought we would once again treat ourselves and go for the castle experience... It was a wet and miserable day, and as we rattled... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I recently visited Lumley castle Hotel to relax for the weekend. A few months prior, we had a wonderful stay at the nearby Langley castle and decided to relive the grand castle experience, but unfortunately Lumley did not live up to expectations. On approaching the castle, you would not be disappointed. It is everything you would expect... More

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Albany, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As our GPS directed us to Lumley Castle, our expectations were exceeded ! The castle is well kept, the grounds are lovely and the staff are all very helpful. We stayed for 2 nights and our courtyard room was fabulous! We felt quite Regal upon entering, as the room was spacious, tastefully decorated, immaculate, and so very comfortable! We just... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent a night at Lumley Castle with friends and would not go back. Poor value for money. I booked a courtyard room and it was really small. Because it was a previous stable block had authentic beams but you could hardly get out of one side of the bed out of fear of banging your head. There were standard... More

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In what is obviously an interesting building, the castle theme park experience hasn't been stinted upon even to the staff in medieval costumes. I visited as a non resident diner and took the opportunity to look around the castle. The food was fine and priced fairly. Also the wine. However, what could have been a very sophisticated experience was lessened... More

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Sunderland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying at this hotel the views around the place the time spent with family and the gorgeous rooms I haven't been back yet but I intend to come back I had a very enjoyable stay you can't go wrong the grounds are so beautiful the building also beautiful

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed here following a visit to the cricket just 10 mins down the drive. For me the location is perfect. Staff are always very polite and helpful and will always try to oblige. We have had room 56 for both visits (just a coincidence) and have been very comfortable both times. It's great... More

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Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed in a themed room,it was the best room ive ever stayed in.loved how you walked through the wardrope to get into the bathroom..free choccys was a plus :) met a great helpful members of staff called pamela gusstard who showed us around the castle.she didnt have to as she works for the weddings side,but did anyways,told us lots of... More

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Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lumley Castle Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Lumley Castle Durham
Hotel Lumley Castle
Castle Lumley
Castle Hotel Lumley

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Durham #5 Romantic Hotel in Durham #5 Family Hotel in Durham #7 Business Hotel in Durham
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