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Lumley Castle Hotel

#7 of 19 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 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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essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This castle is beautiful and ideal for a wedding as it was for us. However the bedrooms in the courtyard are very small and therefore overpriced. The most comfortable room is the library. Drinks are expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though we only live 4 miles away we took advantage of a good deal for Afternoon Tea and B&B! We stayed in the castle itself which is so beautiful! The rooms were clean and well decorated - appropriate for the historical nature of the castle! Afternoon tea was a delight - served in the library bar - it was... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a quite stunning venue - from the outside and inside. Amazing state rooms with tall ceilings and corridors full of historical objects. You can't fail to be impressed with it. However they need to do some work with the drinks and prices. House wine £16.95 is undrinkable - something you'd pay £3 for in a supermarket. £4.90 for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I fell for a groupon deal with upgrade a while ago. The location is beautiful and the castle is very impressive but I don't think it was worth the money. The rooms are small and lacking in basic amenities, like somewhere to put your cup of tea or hang your clothes. I wish we'd stayed elsewhere and called in for... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was pre-book as part of my sons wedding as Iwas travelling from overseas. When i made the booking, I was promised a good room, but this did not materialise. When i arrived i and my partner where booked into a courtyard room on the upper floor. Well to say the room was small would be a compliment to... More 

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durham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we only live 10 mins away from the castle.we have been to it for weddings etc but this is the first time staying there. everything first class.staff fantastic food exellent .nice warm bedrooms,comfy bed.whot more could you want

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Yorkshire lass
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel on 3 occasions now, but the last one was several years ago when the new Courtyard Rooms had been built. This time we booked through Groupon, so expected one of these rooms again as they are cheaper, but instead we got an old Courtyard Room, the entrance to which was next door to Reception.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 14thC Lumley Castle is now a 4* hotel. The exterior and part of the interior still echo the medieval castle. Some of the state rooms and the main facade were redesigned in the 18thC by Sir John Vanbrugh in the opulent Georgian style. A wonderful location for a quiet get-away, although apparently they also offer Elizabethan banquets. We had... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Twice this month I have had lunch at the castle. £35 for two 4 four course special menu.good choice excellent food sufficient portions. Service was just timed right and the medieval decor like no other. Unfortunately the special offer finishes at the end of the month but there will be another I'm told. Best ring to find out.

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Afternoon tea today at Lumley Castle was lovely. What a fantastic place to spend the afternoon on our anniversary. Had read some mixed reviews regarding afternoon tea and was a little unsure. I should not have been. The staff were friendly and helpful, always polite and the actual food was fresh and really delicious. It looked the part and did... More 

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