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The Seaton Lane Inn

Seaton Lane, Seaham SR7 0LP England
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Seaham
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Imagine you find your ideal country pub, enjoy a fine meal and a few drinks – why move on? Well, now you don’t have to because The Seaton Lane Inn will provide you with somewhere luxurious to lay your sleepy head – at a price you can afford. The roadside inn has been extended with an 18-bedroom hotel which is attached to the main building and overlooks a paved, outdoor area. It is well sheltered from the prevailing winds and surrounded by colourful plants – including a herb garden. At night, the paved area twinkles with sunken lights and you won’t feel cold – the powerful heat lamps do their job. The hotel’s boutique-style bedrooms have been tastefully furnished by a top quality interior design team, decorated in different styles to a high standard and equipped with plasma TV, WiFi and king-size and super king-size beds. En suite shower rooms are of a high standard and hair dryers and tea and coffee making facilities are provided. There is also luxury, ground floor accommodation for disabled guests. Door entry is by card key and guests can take their choice of visiting other North East attractions – or spend a relaxing evening enjoying the culinary delights and friendly atmosphere of the Seaton Lane Inn’s restaurant, lounge and bar. Comfort, pleasant surroundings and a choice of locally sourced food and drinks to tempt the most discerning of palates – what more could you desire? For a start, you may be looking for an ideal base to savour the best of all the North East of England has to offer. That place is the newly extended and tastefully renovated Seaton Lane Inn boutique hotel. Situated by a country road through a village, it is only a few hundred yards from the A19 – making is less than 30 minutes to Newcastle upon Tyne and equally convenient for Durham City. Sunderland is just minutes away. The Seaton Lane Inn has come a long way from its early incarnation as a blacksmith’s forge; it now incorporates a stylish lounge/dining area, traditional bar and a new two-story hotel attached to the original building. The pub/hotel is run by owners who head a talented team. Their purpose is to make your stay at the Seaton Lane Inn a memorable one – for all the right reasons. These include the friendliness of the staff, the affable type of clientele you meet in a country inn, a tempting and varied menu (try the seafood) and wide range of beers, including excellent cask conditioned ales served from the hand pump, wines and spirits. You can relax in the comfort of the lounge, which has Sky TV, or join the regulars in the adjacent bar. The new hotel has 18 en suite double rooms which are tastefully furnished and have all modern conveniences including TV and radio, wireless internet access, toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.
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Tiffany H wrote a review Oct 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Genuinely one of the best places I’ve stayed in for a long time. The staff, location, food, drink and cleanliness was superb. We arrived for one night and we were so impressed by the versatility of the staff during Covid-19 restrictions. We felt safe and very comfortable and most of all the staff couldn’t accommodate us in a more welcoming and warm way. Although we only stayed for the one night, I can absolutely recommend this venue to my dearest and nearest and cannot thank everyone enough for their enthusiasm, warmth and attention to detail. The rooms were super clean, warm, cosy and extremely comfortable. We shall be returning in the not too distant future, all being well, with several more friends and family members. 10/10! Thank you to you all! The dogs, including Willow and Tink have even gave a 10/10 paw rating. 🤣
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Creisha wrote a review Oct 2020
Telford, United Kingdom55 contributions16 helpful votes
Super place. Easy booking, had to ensure i had a ground floor room as i was travelling with a giant breed dog with me who is not good with stairs. Easy check in. Lovely room and great dinner in the bar area where the dog could stay with me. On arrival the dog was brought a bowl of water and a bowl of goodies.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Laura D wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed as a family, with two dogs. All the staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough to help us. Sorry didn’t catch names but from start to finish everyone went out of their way to make our stay amazing. It is so hard to find somewhere dog friendly yet still clean, modern and welcoming. This place ticks all of those boxes! Food was incredible! Will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Petula C wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fabulous 3 night break with my hubby & 12 year old daughter. All staff were really friendly & helpful. Rooms were comfortable, breakfast great. Seaham is a lovely hidden gem, with beautiful beaches. We’ll definitely be back to the Seaton Lane Inn & The beautiful Durham coast x
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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debidoesdallas wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice indeed. Dog friendly, gave the pooch water and treats si he was in his element. Very welcoming and food was delicious 👍 Recently gone through a complete revamp. We will certainly be visiting again in the very near future
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$103 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Seaton Lane Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Seaton Lane Inn?
Nearby attractions include World War One Soldier Sculpture (3.2 km), Clue HQ Sunderland (6.7 km), and Karting North East (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Seaton Lane Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Seaton Lane Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Seaton Lane Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Seaton Lane Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Seaton Lane Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clean Bean Restaurant & Bar, Aperitif, and Yuvraaj.
Are there any historical sites close to The Seaton Lane Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Mary The Virgin Church (2.4 km), Houghton Hillside Cemetery (7.3 km), and Nose's Point (4.2 km).
Is The Seaton Lane Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.