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“fantastic hotel, restaurant and spa..” 5 of 5 stars
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Seaham Hall
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG, England   |  
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Newcastle
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“fantastic hotel, restaurant and spa..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

i have been to Seaham hall a number of times for many occasions,but my Favorite by far is the serenity spa.. upon arrival I'm always greeted by friendly staff who check me in and gave me a guide of the spa, the Ozone restaurant and locker rooms. once settled in, i had access to a swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, which seems tobe set in a glass house ,there are steam rooms, saunas, 2 outdoor Jacuzzi's and a wave pool. once relaxed, I sat back, relaxed and unwind away. drinks can be ordered by poolside by a waitress/pool attendant.

spa treatments vary in price but I always go for a deep tissue massage and a body scrub and each time, i have fully enjoyed being pampered. The masseuse and beauty therapist are very efficient, professional and will help answer any questions. Lunch at the ozone is always delightful and filling.

on a separate occasion I stayed at the hotel as a birthday treat followed by a meal at the white rooms. The suite we booked was very spacious, modern and stylish. The stay was very pleasant and comfortable. The full English breakfast was delivered the next morning to our door right on time. check out was smooth and very fast.

our meal at the white rooms.. not one thing i can fault.. the service was fast, the staff was very friendly and the food was fantastic.. worth the value.

I have attended a few weddings at Seaham and again.. could not fault how the day went and how professional and helpful all staff are. Definitely a location to consider and visit if you are planning a wedding.

overall.. I think Seaham hall is a beautiful get away, even if its just for a day at the spa. highly recommended as a hotel, a restaurant and a get way at the spa.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

A former favourite of ours, we thought we'd give it another try after switching to the Rockliffe Hall near Darlington for our occasional weekend breaks. I deeply regretted paying a large chunk of cash for a very mixed experience.

As always, the rooms were comfortable, clean, tidy and nicely styled. The recent makeovers worked well.

The spa has thankfully been looked after a lot better than on a previous occasion, everything seemed to work this time and the place seemed tidier than a few years ago.
The drinks waiters seemed reluctant to venture out to the outdoor hot tub to take orders, a shame as the feature is quite a nice signature for the spa.

The White Room was (being kind here!) thoroughly disappointing. An inexperienced waiter didn't fill us with confidence, and we were right to be concerned. With the appetiser aside, the food was no better than pub food. A steak was left untouched. I could not cut the steak easily with the equipment supplied. Admittedly, they apologised, and deducted it from the bill, claiming that they would 'have a word' with their supplier, but, what decent chef would turn out food like that from a once 'michelin star' restaurant?

Breakfast at Seaham Hall was always a great spectacle. The in room trays were a fantastic way to start the day. Generally speaking, the breakfast was ok, but, spoiled by a horrendously 'over vinegary' poached egg. If vinegar is used for poaching, it should not be at the sort of levels that make you cringe!

Would we go back? No, definitely not, unless there's a huge change in ownership or management.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

My stepdaughter took me for a surprise treat here. On arrival it is a lovely lit path to meet the giant elephant statue and then up to the reception area. Our information was taken and a soft drink and fruit offered and then we were taken through and shown where everything was and given dressing gowns and towels. we had a lovely swim and steam first, then for our massages. Finally after getting changed we had a tasty meal...although the medium green Thai chicken had a real kick, all was freshly prepared. A lovely treat and I would return again :)

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Took my mother in law for her birthday 3rd December 2012 this was my first visit and I must say i was not really impressed with the hall itself, the reception area is pretty ordinary, i imagined it to be a bit more grand!! however we were greeted with a nice friendly smile and as my mother in law is 84 she commented on how far she had to walk from the car park in the cold, and the staff immediately suggested they would bring our car around to the front door when we departed which they did. the waiter who brought our tea was really attentative, everything was very nice although nothing out of the ordinary for the cost, we couldn`t eat it all and were offered to have it wrapped to take home but declined, overall my mother in law really appreciated the outing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I had a lovely relaxing spa day here followed by a champagne afternoon tea with friends. The staff were very professional, from taking our booking to explaining what our treatments were and what our spa day entailed. The hotel is in a lovely location and was easy to find. When we arrived we were greeted and given lovely soft robes and slippers to wear. The changing area was very clean, with large mirrors and hair dryers. The pool was large and it was easy to find a quite spot to relax. We enjoyed the outdoor jaccuzzi and it's warm temperature, because even though it was a sunny day it was still rather cold ! We enjoyed trying out the different steam rooms, plunge pool etc and then we relaxed in a lovely area before we had our treatments. We had a lovely relaxing time in the spa and then we went for our champagne afternoon tea. We had a wide selection of cakes which were all delicious. The room where we enjoyed our afternoon tea in the main house was lovely, high ceilings, a lovely fireplace and comfy sofas. We really enjoyed the day and would recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We took advantage of a deal the hotel had on for bed and breakfast, we also booked in a treatment (massage ) in spa.
The hotel is a fantastic location, we were able to use the spa from 12pm on check in to 5 pm on check out ...fantastic.
The staff every single one were lovely I cannot fault them.
We enjoyed a meal in the Asian restaurant, we had a coupon which enabled us to have a main course and bottle of wine, we indulged in a starter and dessert, overall the dishes were lovely but expensive for what we got. We could not complain though as we only paid for part of the meal.
The rooms are all suites and fantastic very well done.
Spa fantastic and the staff there clearly well trained and absolute stars.
Breakfast cooked to order beautiful selection, I felt a bit sad for the staff who were extremely busy as everyone had gone to breakfast at the same time which delayed it ( took an hour to get food) this did not bother us as it made a change not to rush, however check out time was 10am so luckily we had asked to extend it to 11.
If you are after a night to relax and treat yourself here is the place.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

my wife and i visited seaham hall [for the 1st time] whitch was recomended by the couple we were with. we were very impressed and would love to go back maybe for our wedding anniversary and spoil ourselves with a spa treatment. The meal we had was very nice and we would reccomend it to any one, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. charlie inparticular made us feel very welcome while having coffee and late night drinks. a nice change from having to travel to newcastle or durham for great food and great surroundings and only 5 mins from sunderland.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham SR7 7AG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Seaham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Seaham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Seaham Hall 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaham Hall is a beautiful and exclusive luxury 5 Star boutique hotel with fascinating history, located on a cliff top on the wild and romantic Heritage Coast. Seaham Hall is celebrating the success of their £2m investment after winning the prestigious 'Small Hotel of the Year' award at the 2013 North East Tourism Awards, with the judges recognising the first class facilities and upgrading which has taken place under the hotel's new ownership. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Seaham Hall Hotel And Serenity Seaham
Serenity Spa Seaham
Hall Hotel Seaham
Seaham Hall England

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