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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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed over for one night in a castle feature room. Upon entering the reception which is tucked away around the side of the hotel but easy to find following the signs, we were amazed how lovely the place looked from the inside and outside. A lovely young gentleman checked us in, he was very polite, offered to carry our... More 

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65 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a return to my roots- and we decided to stay in the Lumley castle. Our room on the second floor was small- I'd estimate 4x4 metres maximum- meaning it was >£10/square metre- I really expect a lot more when paying £200/night. The Lumley castle experience is probably in line with what you'd expect- but it does feel as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my partner stayed the night here. The hotel is really lovely. But as vegetarians we found the breakfast limited in choice. And we sent our eggs back as they were overcooked. The hotel has a lovely olde world feel to it and we would stay there again.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely wedding anniversary treat - afternoon tea in the longe on arrival, a lovely and quirky castle roon, a nice evening meal and ample breakfast in this lovely catle hotel. What's not to like - apart from the expansion on your waist line! but nice to have a little treat now and again. This wasn't our first visit and... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Elizabethan Banquet for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary (40 yrs) and were surprised when we were selected to be Baron and Baroness for the evening which added to the medieval atmosphere. It certainly was good value for money with the constant entertainment and audience participation and plenty of good food and wine!

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Connecticut
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building dates back to the 14th century. But Lumley is not just a facade. The interior is still a maze of hallways and rooms and it has all been meticulously decorated in period designs. The artwork is not reproduction, but tapestries and paintings on loan from museums to add to the authentic feel. The rooms must span a range... More 

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a courtyard room (castle mews) for one night with the Elizabethan Banquet. The room was small but beautiful and very clean/fresh. My girlfriend loved the smell of the bath towels and we both loved how incredibly comfy the bed was. Only minor complaint with the room was noise when a neighbouring room used their ensuite shower; their... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a courtyard room which was comically small - a logistical nightmare attempting to manoeuvre 2 people and 2 overnight bags around the very limited floor space. The bed was pushed up against the wall, which of course meant there was only one bedside table. There were tea and coffee making facilities but only enough for one cup and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked afternoon tea with frozen sisters for my autistic daughters 5th birthday. Event staff for booking were very friendly and accommodating for our daughters needs, I had explained that our daughter was a fussy eater and this was no a problem and they went out of their way to help us. When we arrived we bought drinks at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were nervous about traveling with an under 1 year old baby but tge hotel made it easy as there was staff at hand 24 hours a day. We wanted something different and it was better then expected. The staff were always professional and bery helpful. I would definitely love to stay again. The only thing was the rooms were... More 

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