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With a stay at Lumley Castle Hotel in Chester-le-Street, you’ll be within the vicinity of Adventure Valley and Washington Old Hall. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Penshaw Monument and Herrington Country Park.


Stay in one of 73 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Lumley Castle Hotel
Ropery Lane
Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 2295 Reviews
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Lovely hotel staff very good, fantastic food in the restaurant but the service is slow in fact very slow.
Housekeeping came at 08.45 needless to say we were stilling dressing and on our last day they did not put any clean towels out, not a major issue.
there is no noise at all on the site very very quiet

We love the atmosphere at the hotel and cant wait to go back.

Lovely hotel, shame about the food
Reviewed 1 day ago

On first impressions when driving up through the golf course to this wonderful looking hotel, your expectations rise. Parking for hotel guests is ample and close to reception. I’m here is where the magic ends.
From receiving your room key, your given vague directions to your room. It’s very easy to get lost going in and out of corridors into different courtyards to find your room. When you do finally get to your room your met with an ok room that is decorated for the period of the castle. It’s looking a little tired and could do with a freshen up. Black out curtains would also be of use rather than the piece of flimsy material used as a blind.
Trying to navigate your way around the castle is not easy, but when you do finally locate the restaurant, it just doesn’t seem to meet your expectations for the venue. The food was ok and lacked flavour. It certainly wasn’t worth the price. Expect to pay around £120 - £150 for 2 people to have 3 courses and a bottle of wine. I left feeling hungry and unsatisfied. Breakfast wasn’t much better. I was expecting locally sourced food, but it was easy to see and taste this wasn’t the case. It’s a real shame as this hotel promised so much, but failed to deliver.

Superb different hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a fantastic hotel, my wife and I stayed here for two nights to celebrate her birthday.
The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and offer a relaxed but tentative service.
The hotel offers a glimpse into times gone by with courtyards, winding spiral stone staircases and a warren of dimly lit narrow corridors opening up to various function rooms. We managed to get lost a couple of times, but this just added to the whole experience. Our bedroom was a Castle room which was really spacious and had a very comfortable four poster bed, with a separate large bathroom. Breakfast was served in the Black Knight restaurant, good choice of buffet, continental or full English cooked breakfast. We also had dinner one night in the Black Knight restaurant which i will review separately.
As they say this is "No Ordinary Hotel", we had a fantastic stay here and would highly recommend. Thank you to all the staff for making this such a lovely stay.

A bit different
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here with my partner for two nights on a cheap break through Travel Zoo. We booked a Castle room and the walk to the room was interesting as its up a very narrow spiral staircase but the room was lovely and the view excellent. Breakfast was ok but the service was slow, didn't have diner so can't comment on that. Overall highly recommend this hotel

Beyond expectations
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a night at Lumley Castle whilst we were visiting Durham.
We had the most wonderful time - the welcoming staff were very friendly, polite and helpful throughout our stay.
Our room was a step back in time with a comfortable four poster bed.
The real treat was the restaurant - we had a fantastic meal - the restaurant has so much atmosphere and the guitar player was terrific.
Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations - the hotel is individual and a real break from the norm. Can't criticise anything - thank you for a memorable evening - for all the right reasons.