I had an overnight stay on business here. It's featured as a piece of history & it did live up to that with the whole Elizabethan type period effect. The building is a reconditioned former castle with some interesting views.
The reception experience was vague & rather out of date for a modern hotel - it was usually unmanned as far as I could see although occasionally an elderly lady popped out from somewhere to point me in the right direction.
The room was adequate although smallish but bathroom & overall functionality was fine. Decor was old fashioned but not just thrown together, quite well done but not my style, too "frilly" & cluttered really. Grounds etc were pretty & there's a golf course.
Breakfast was quite nicely done, full English went down well & I heard the salmon scrambled eggs were good. Need a better cereal choice though.
Overall it would be nice for a leisure break if you are not too picky and the prices seem reasonable. The hotel needs to upgrade the customer facing side of things though - staff were quite thin on the ground & the reception needs bringing into the 21st century.
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- Also Known As:
- Lumley Castle Durham
- Hotel Lumley Castle
- Castle Lumley
- Castle Hotel Lumley