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Lumley Castle Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not sure of what was so wonderful about Chester le Street in Durham that someone went to the trouble of building a castle but I'm sure if I'd read some of the leaflets or asked one of the tunic wearing staff, they would have enlightened me. Full of authentic castle stuff and twisty corridors, it's just so not premier Inn...

1Thank Nigel R
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got a late booking here for a Sunday night. Found the reception hidden round the side. Being a proper castle all the door ways are defended and not suitable for the usual large lobby. Good welcome and sent me off with a porter to my room. My sense of direction is good but I was soon lost. With four sides...

Thank TinbumNorthWales
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here again and as usual had a great relaxing time. Our room was in the main hotel and was large with big en-suite. Was a bit worried with it being freezing outside that parts of the castle would be cold but not an issue at all. The bar area has a couple of great open fires and comfy chairs...

Thank DereknSue
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fabulous place. You feel as though you are staying with friends in their sumptuous castle. I sat in the library having a sandwich when I arrived and I was able to read the 1848 Encyclopedia Britannia beside a log fire. In the evening I had the signature dish of fillet steak which was the best and in the...

Thank jlowe2468
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked for just one night stay at Lumley Castle but could have stayed longer. The castle is beautiful and it's great that all of the original features have been kept. It's so quirky it's unbelievable! I love this hotel and will definitely be back. The staff are great so friendly and helpful

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cross Game of Thrones with League of Gentlemen and set in a beautiful castle in Durham and it only half describes this magical place! Wonderful setting and great traditional English food from kippers for breakfast to pheasant and venison for dinner - magic! But the staff make this place!

Thank Mark C
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb venue for the medieval banquet they offered but it was not what you would expect !! service was very poor and food extremely basic on the night. Waited in a que for dinner and packed in like animals. Waited in another que for breakfast for 35 minutes. The hot breakfast choice was either full English or kippers. Told no...

Thank gerryjwatson
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A little difficult to find but an evening with a difference. Beautiful setting Stunning castle Staff in periodic dress Polite friendly service Great set menu on our Friday night visit Steak night £25 three course £20 two course Separate menu available as well Good food We loved our evening

Thank 305lynb
north east UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived well in time for our afternoon tea, which was booked for 3pm. We were shown to our table then waited for 15 minutes before the waitress came over with the menu. We ordered a standard afternoon tea, then waited a further 45 minutes before our Tea arrived and this was after asking how much longer it would be....

1Thank squillian
LumleyCastleHotel, Public Relations Manager at Lumley Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that you did not enjoy your experience at Lumley Castle recently. We will pass on these comments for review and I hope that this does not dishearten you from returning in the future. Kindest regards, Lumley Castle Hotel

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend took me here for my 23rd birthday and I adored it! Felt like a true princess. We arrived here in august and it was a beautiful day. Got straight up to our room and oh my god ... you opened the wardrobe and walked into the bathroom. It was so so special! We never ate here on an...

Thank Bejb
LumleyCastleHotel, Public Relations Manager at Lumley Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again. Kindest regards, Lumley Castle Hotel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Lumley Castle Hotel

Address: Chester-Le-Street, Durham DH3 4NX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Price Range: €75 - €183 (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
Lumley Castle Hotel Durham, England
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Durham
#5 Family Hotel in Durham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#7 Business Hotel in Durham
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“Take a ball of string to find your way back”
 of 5 bubbles TinbumNorthWales, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are good and the luxury suites are worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles jlowe2468, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When booking a room just check if there is a wedding on as you can always ask for a room in a quieter part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaH41, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dont go...period!”
 of 5 bubbles gerryjwatson, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is a lift in the castle if you have a problem with stairs but it was under maintenance at the time of my booking.”
 of 5 bubbles 171katec, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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