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Lumley Castle Hotel

#6 of 20 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment our family gathered in the Library Lounge for drinks at Lumley Castle Hotel to celebrate our 50 years of marriage - everything was made special by the warmth of the staff. Our appreciation of the excellent meal and service was made more so as three of our family have severe food allergies. On arrival we were advised... More 

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March, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle it's self is located very well ,it's quite and secluded set in its own grounds .Visually stunning.we stayed in a court yard per room which was unique and very different to any other hotel you are likely stay at.now the but ,but it was tired and really quite cramped .the bathroom was large and very nice ,I feel... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting for the hotel, magnificent building, afternoon tea in the library - intimate friendly relaxing - good food good drinks very reasonable lovely afternoon - better if you book can get busy - ask for the tour it's free when available - very interesting and worth doing

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A family party of 6, we made a stopover at Durham the way to York, to see the Durham Cathedral and stayed at Lumley Castle for 1 night. The rooms are very nice and beautifully decorated. very special experience in a castle. Breakfast was great too.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our overnight stay at Lumley Castle. Warm welcome by all! We are sorry we didn't have enough time to explore the castle a little more, due to our time restriction. We met up with some friends who had stayed the night before. They informed us of the friendly staff, especially TONY! He greeted us at the bar and couldn't... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned to this hotel after not having stayed here for many years. The staff couldn't be more helpful, they are proud of where they work and are an asset. The hotel is clean despite the high levels of drapery and furnishings and the setting is lovely. The medieval theme however is jaded and care worn, the costumes and the overall... More 

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york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

loved our stay in a castle room , bed comfortable and huge, large bedroom and bathroom , shower disappointing just a trickle, breakfast good, staff good , we had afternoon tea included with our deal which was good but disappointed that there was a poor choice in tea and not loose tea , but would definitely like to return .

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous 2 night experience with cream tea, evening meal, sumptuous breakfasts and full day at Beamish. Accomodation in the courtyard was perfect and all the staff were very helpful. We'd love to go again and perhaps experience the medieval banquet l

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had one night in the courtyard which was fine the staff are happy & friendly but the castle is depressing & dark as you might expect. But the music that's playing constantly on a loop must be so demoralising for the staff . We had to leave the bar after one drink god knows how they live with it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was not what we expected, the dark rooms the constant playing of background music (if you can call it music) in all the public areas. We had afternoon tea which was delicious as was the breakfast.

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