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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You've seen the grounds, you've read the history, you'll have downloaded a few room pictures and read a few reviews - this place is gorgeous. Attended a black-tie charity ball this weekend, and enjoyed every moment, up to a point. Alan, our humble and friendly butler was polite, informative and funny. The waiting staff couldn't have been more helpful with... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Picture looks ok, but food was vile. £14.95 per person for soggy sandwiches and cake and a very dry scone. Waitering was poor and know one asked us how it was (not surprised). We waited 15 minutes after we finished and still no one had been over so we left unhappy and feeling slightly sick.

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights with our friends recently on a good deal off the net. On arrival check was nice and easy with cheery staff. Our rooms were in the courtyard and were fine but might not be to the liking of six foot plus guests as ceilings are a bit low in places. However, room was warm... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic castle experience, this is the place! It was absolutely stunning and felt like we were truly staying in a mid evil castle...including the fact that it is said to be haunted! Our suite in the north tower was incredibly beautiful and comfortable and so unique. Our Porter Allen was fantastic. He helped carry... More 

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Thank Lindsay C
west yorkshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed here for 2 nights in one of the Castle Feature Bedrooms. We have been here a number of times and it never fails to impress. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and in the bar and Restaurant they are also attentive but not intrusive. The subdued lighting adds to the atmosphere. The Decor, furniture and ambience are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception staff were pleasant,taken to room by porter who pointed out bar,restaurant etc, had nice coffee and shortbread in bar, staff again were pleasant, drinks in the evening were a little pricey, bed was comfy, shower was nice and hot and breakfast very tasty and hot, hotel has a lovely old feel

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Thirsk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights. Nice place. Bags of character. Warm and cosy and the beds are very comfy. However, no running water on the first morning, staff can be quite rude, WiFi signal is poor, drinks are very overpriced. The restaurant attempts fine dining, but falls short, E.G. Asked for lamb to be cooked pink but was served overcooked and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had walked part of Hadrians Wall during the day- Portgate to Chollerford.Grey day but dry and quite warm for November. Booked in at the Castle for Evening meal and B&B. Very good room , large bed and all the facilities. Good evening meal , good sleep and good breakfast. Will do it again.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a birthday present from our friends. Lumley Castle looks a bit tired but it gives it an "old and mysterious" charm. Staff was really nice. Variety of tea to select from. I have a sweet tooth, love cakes but these cakes weren't really to my taste (sandwiches and scones were nice).

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here some eight years ago, and as in the area, booked again. The place looks tried. The costumes the staff are in look old and if they have been around for ever. And look a bit silly. The food in the black knight was not as I expected. Table booked for 8.15 sat a table at 8.45 food... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Lumley Castle Hotel

Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range: $86 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lumley Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Lumley Castle Durham
Hotel Lumley Castle
Castle Hotel Lumley
Castle Lumley
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
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“check the bathroom before you accept the room, some may find them tyoo quirky.”
 of 5 bubbles simonw314, 4 days ago | Read review
“We stayed in a courtyard room which are very nice and quiet. It was dark by 1630 hrs that sunday ,so views not important.”
 of 5 bubbles stevebD8071JC, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Try the themed rooms- you pay a little more, but its worth it.”
  • Secret bathroom Hidden behind/Through the Wardrobe
  • Four Poster........
 of 5 bubbles 930ianm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid the turret rooms very steep stone spiral staircasem they are definately not for the faint hearted.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH413, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in the George Lumley room (86) 4 poster bed excellent sized room”
 of 5 bubbles Tartanclipper, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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