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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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New Malden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended on 19th September for afternoon tea in the Black Knight restaurant, we arrived 1445 and were shown to our small table, nothing more was said, no food arrived until 1520, tea did arrive before. The room was like a library, nice ambience, good service, value for money for what you would pay for the same in the south... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok lets start with my rant- £3-00 for 4 chips ! excellent chunky chips but £3-00 for 4 chips ! Breakfast £15-00 for 1 sausage and 2 bits of bacon and an egg ! Had my rant - so what else ? the room i had in the Mews was great, comfortable and surprisingly as it was probably a few... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at this lovely hotel before and when asked if I wanted to go to the elizabethan banquet night I jumped at the chance. All dressed up in our finery we were escorted into the great hall where we had an excellent evening with excellent company, good food and good entertainment - only downside for me being the drinks... More

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Leeds
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just returned from a two night stay at Lumley Castle - and yes, I would agree with other comments that the setting is beautiful. Our deal was a North East Heritage Break, two nights bed and breakfast, one night of dinner and cream tea on one of the afternoons. We stayed in Room 29 in the courtyard area. It... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Lumley Castle with my wife and 3 business colleagues for dinner on 3rd September.We had a drink in the lovely little bar and moved into the restaurant which is always cosy and inviting. The starters ordered were curried crab roll, duck scotch egg,honey and goats cheese granola risotto all of which came with a Lumley twist and were all... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel on a two night North East Heritage break. Although the hotel is spectacular, and set in a quiet location surrounded by a golf course, the service just does not live up to the hotel's logo which is 'no ordinary hotel'. Some members of staff were very polite, however some were indifferent, impersonal and it was... More

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75 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1390 and retaining much of the original character but with some adaptions to modern living. I stayed in Room 46 – yes I had a real 4-poster bed and a cast iron roll-top really deep bath within the room. The 10 x 6 feet high fireplace was installed in 1660 so a rather modern addition. I loved the... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day celebrating friends wedding. Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect stunning venue great food and polite friendly staff. Car park was easily accessed and was close to our room. We initially took in the wonderful views then made our way to the bar which was not as expensive as we imagined and was quite atmospheric with its 'dungeon'like walls and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a castle room overnight for my partners 40th birthday.... Lovely grounds.... Comfortable double bed.... Fabulous breakfast.... & 1st class service.... Beautiful castle.... Tastefully decorated! Highly recommended! :)

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 2 days at Lumley Castle for a friends wedding. We were very impressed with the venue, the helpfulness of the staff and excellent food. We had a room in the court yard which was well equipped. Our only complaint was the internet didn't work very well.

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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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