Well not quite Durham. This is in no way a bad hotel but because my expectations were so high I felt let down. After the grand drive to the castle you thread your way through an unimposing courtyard, through a garden area and in through an uninspiring door. Into a dungeness type reception. Welcoming staff, lead to room, back outside into another courtyard, in through another unimposing door and into the castle. Impressive features and fittings, up the grand staircase to the third floor and along to the room. Small, crowded with furniture, compact bathroom, creaky floor. On the positive the room was lovely and warm and had all we needed. Drink in the Library bar was nice, friendly staff and quaint surroundings. Restaurant staff helpful with my Gluten allergy. Nice three course meal to value £30 included in deal but had to go over to get sweet. Black Night Restaurant is the right name for it. Good nights sleep, not disturbed by others. Breakfast was a noisy disappointing affair with a below average meal, saw others send theirs back. Juice and cereals in entrance corridor which is dark and crowded.
Been there, seen it, done it, wouldn't bother again.
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- Also Known As:
- Lumley Castle Durham
- Hotel Lumley Castle
- Castle Lumley
- Castle Hotel Lumley