Seaham Hall

Seaham, Co. Durham

Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers . More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Garden suites with hot tubs, a state-of-the-art spa, brightly coloured sofas under gleaming chandeliers … this country-house hotel offers luxury with a contemporary edge. Ten minutes’ walk from the cliffs of County Durham, the white Georgian hall – where Lord Byron married – is a mix of classical features and modern design. With its Asian-themed spa, lounges and terrace, the emphasis is on switching off. ‘A wonderfully relaxing experience,’ reports a reader. ‘Nothing was too much trouble.’ The team has a ‘can-do attitude’. Bedrooms are huge affairs – ‘magnificent, a real suite with a separate adjoining room’ – with a contemporary country-house style of bold feature wallpapers and zinging colours. High-quality bathrooms have ‘excellent fittings’. Rooms in the hall have sea views, those in the newer wing overlook gardens; some have private gardens and a hot tub. Eat in the ‘very comfortable dining room’ on ‘high-standard food’ that could include turbot with mussels, and lamb with barbecued aubergine, or more casually in the spa’s Asian-themed restaurant, Ozone. ‘We have already booked another stay.’ (Stephen and Pauline Glover, IL, and others)

Hotel details


Lord Byron's Walk
Co. Durham


0191 516 1400


23. 21 suites, and 2 bungalows.


all year.


lift, lounge, lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining room, conference facilities, in-room TV (Sky, BT), spa (treatment rooms, outdoor hot tubs, terrace, gym, small outdoor pool, 20-metre indoor pool), 37-acre grounds (terraces, putting green), public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed, extra bed £50.


guide dogs only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £295, à Dinner Menu £65.

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Special offers

20% Discount Coastal Lodge Special Offer

LUXURY COASTAL LODGE IN DURHAM. Escape to the lodge and save 20%
FROM £792 BASED ON A MIDWEEK TWO-NIGHT STAY. Book 28 days or more in advance for a stay of two nights or longer in one of the Coastal lodges and enjoy a saving of 20% off our bed and breakfast prices. Explore the Durham Heritage coast, one of the finest coastlines in England, you can be walking along the beach in just a few minutes from the hotel; searching for seaglass and blowing the cobwebs away. This offer includes: Breakfast served from 7:30am in The Dining Room or at 8:00am as room service for the optimum lazy option in your lodge. Complimentary access to award winning spa facilities from 12noon on your day of arrival to 12noon on your day of departure. Please note check in time to the lodge is from 4:00pm, with a 10:00am departure time. See here for more info, terns and conditions and to book. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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