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Lumley Castle Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for family afternoon tea today and it was disappointing. The sandwiches were not fresh, the ham was cheap 'smart price' and the cheese savoury non existent. The scone was the only saving grace as the desserts were very disappointing. The blackcurrant panacotta was warm as was the raspberry mousse. We will not be returning and would rate the whole... More 

Thank dixie441
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon in beautiful surroundings. The castle is well kept and is an amazing sight. The staff were very attentive and ensured we had plenty of drinks. The food was lovely and very well presented. We spent over 3 hours in the restaurant and at no point were we made to feel uncomfortable. A very relaxing day

Thank Stephanie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle was very amazing and the staff was really nice. Our room was royal and more than we could ever think off. I can honestly recommend this amazing place with fairy outdoor places. Five stars, absolutely!!

Thank Tiina K
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in room 27 in the courtyard. Luckily we left our cat at home as we wouldn't have been able to swing him! The room was clean but very cramped. We had a very small wardrobe which was not fit for purpose and only just enough room to walk around the bed. One very important thing for... More 

Thank _angieheal
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to Lumley Castle for several family events over the years and have always enjoyed it. This time we stayed just one night on a Dinner bed and breakfast basis with a courtyard room. The room we were initially given was no.4. It was quite small, with a very small bathroom and it smelt musty and damp as... More 

Thank PhilC00
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our night's stay. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, the room was lovely and breakfast really set us up for the day. Also had a cream tea in the restaurant with warm fresh scones as good as you will find anywhere. Being used to the sister hotel, Coombe Abbey, we were well prepared for the quirks and... More 

Thank MICK0950
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whole experience poor. Greeting at reception rushed and not interested, I was sent on crutches to one restaurant for our pre booked afternoon tea only then to be told that we were in the Library Bar so had a walk back the way we had come. Why did reception not have this info to direct people where they need to... More 

Thank Sue M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just had 4 super nights at this most unusual hotel, high on a hill just outside Chester Le Street, Co. Durham. The welcome was very warm and this typified all the staff who are just lovely and just could not do enough to make your stay relaxing and memorable. We needed to order diner each night as the... More 

Thank RogerM9000
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just love this delightful 14th century castle with gorgeous period decor, and furniture plus showcases of jewellery and other items. My husband and I went again today for a cider shandy, a cappuccino and a snack, choosing the Lumley tripple decker as quite adequate for both of us. The staff are always polite and friendly. The other week we took... More 

Thank Jennifer E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful hotel, maintained to a very high standard, with great attention to detail. We were delighted with everything...the bedroom, the restaurant, the courtyard and the surrounding grounds. The staff were also very efficient and helpful. We had a traditional bedroom with a four poster type of bed high up in the castle itself, which inevitably meant climbing... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Lumley Castle Hotel

Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Price Range: $97 - $284 (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 Lumley
Castle Hotel Lumley
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
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