Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa County Durham

“With a modern sense of glamour, this Georgian country house knows how to spoil, from the super-large suites to the Asian-inspired spa. Plus there's parkland to wander and a choice of eating options. Receive the celebrity treatments in large suites and modern bathrooms. A stylish stay. ”

Photo of Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa

“Wrapped in 37 acres of parkland and offering just 22 suites, the bold contemporary style of Seaham Hall is an unexpected find on the County Durham coast. A startlingly white Georgian mansion - wedding venue of poet Lord Byron, and the home of the third Marquess of Londonderry - its handsome proportions have been given a sparkling makeover; think big velvet sofas, rich purples, modern art and dramatic chandeliers. The bedrooms - all suites - are generous to a fault with soft carpets, lobby areas, big bathrooms and fresh flowers. Glamorous but not fussy, they are rich with feature wallpapers, modern art and cool country colours. Some have private hot tubs.

The focus throughout the hotel is on pampering and relaxation from the 44,000 square-foot Asian-inspired spa (17 treatment rooms, organic pool, outdoor hot tubs) to the purple pool table in the sports lounge. Eating options range from the glamorous, fine-dining Byron's restaurant (expect inventive dishes such as halibut with seaweed tapenade or milk jam mousse with puffed rice) with a 400-plus wine list, to the more relaxed Thai-inspired Ozone with its open kitchen.

There's little need to leave the hotel, though, should you choose to, there are blustery beaches and coastal walks within 10 minutes' stroll while Durham City is a half-hour drive. A luxurious oasis where indulgence is encouraged.”

Written by  Helen Pickles

Other reviews

Ultimate 100 British Hotels

It cost £20m to build and, back in 2004, was the UK’s hottest spa..

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Wifi
Free wifi
Parking
Bar
Sauna/Steam
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Meeting Room
Massage
Concierge
Spa
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Indoor Pool
Garden
Gym
Disabled access
Suites
Hot Tub

Activities

Yoga
Yoga classes can be arranged.
Cycling
There are bikes available for guests to use free of charge.
Golf
Seaham Harbour Golf Club is moments away.

Book this hotel

20 rooms from $405 per night

Call us Why book with us?

Recommended for

Total relaxation
Foodies
Byron's Restaurant and Ozone cover a whole range of gourmet dishes.
Spa breaks
The award winning Serenity spa features 17 treatment rooms and an extensive menu.
Romantic Break
Perfect for a relaxing and romantic couples getaway.

Activities

Yoga
Yoga classes can be arranged.
Cycling
There are bikes available for guests to use free of charge.
Golf
Seaham Harbour Golf Club is moments away.

Other highlights

Romantic
Free wifi
Remote
Gourmet
Luxury
Spa
Restaurant
Gym
Disabled access

Hotel size

20 rooms
See all facilities
Your shortlist (0)