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Lumley Castle Hotel

4-star hotel in Chester-le-Street with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX, England, United Kingdom
  • Ok stay but pretty expensive. Service indifferent, staff seemed overwhelmed. Food…

    Oct 16, 2021

  • Overpriced to be honest as needs a lot of money spending on property to match price paid…

    Sep 30, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Pet-friendly
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 73 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • Business center
    • 24-hour front desk

    What’s around

    • Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
    • Birtley Golf Club - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    • Mini Moos Adventure Farm - 5 mi / 8 km
    • Herrington Country Park - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
    • Adventure Valley - 5.4 mi / 8.8 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Courtyard Classic
    • Courtyard Superior
    • Castle Classic
    • Superior Double Room (Castle Superior)
    • Castle Deluxe Room
    • Single Room
    • Standard Double Room
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Standard Double Room
    • Superior Suite

    What’s around


    • Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium - 3 mi / 4.8 km
    • Birtley Golf Club - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    • Mini Moos Adventure Farm - 5 mi / 8 km
    • Herrington Country Park - 5.1 mi / 8.3 km
    • Adventure Valley - 5.4 mi / 8.8 km
    • Penshaw Monument - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
    • Beamish Open Air Museum - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    • Washington Old Hall - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km
    • Houghton le Spring Golf Club - 6.2 mi / 10 km

    Getting around

    • Newcastle Intl. Airport (NCL) - 27 min drive
    • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 39 min drive
    • Chester-le-Street Station - 26 min walk
    • Durham Station - 11 min drive
    • Heworth Station - 12 min drive
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    Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX, England, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 73 rooms


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • No cribs (infant beds)


    • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Free onsite self parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service (during limited hours)

    Working away

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage


    • Elevator
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Library


    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
    • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Freshen up

    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi
    • Phone


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.95 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night

    PetsPay at property

    • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
    • Service animals exempt from fees

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Eurocard, Switch, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Lumley Castle Hotel
    • Lumley Castle Hotel Chester-le-Street
    • Lumley Chester-le-Street
    • Lumley Castle Chester-le-Street
    • Lumley Castle
    • Lumley Castle Hotel Hotel
    • Lumley Castle Hotel Chester-le-Street
    • Lumley Castle Hotel Hotel Chester-le-Street

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Lumley Castle Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Le Raaj (2 mi), The Chester Moor (2.1 mi), and The Church Mouse (2.2 mi).
    • Lumley Castle Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.
    • 8.0.Very Good

      Fabulous but needs more attention to detail

      Have stayed here twice before. A marked difference from previous visits. Staff exceptionally nice and friendly but under-trained. Room was still not serviced at 4pm on last day but was immediate attended to when reported. Two dinners booked there. First one had a marked lack of attention to detail. Items missing off plate, the 'steak and kidney suet pudding' had one piece of kidney some dry, tough beef, not eniugh gravy and over thick suet pastry. I did point it out to the maitre d' as I could not eat it and he immediately took it off my bill. The second meal and all breakfasts were beautiful. None of the above comments would stop me returning to this fabulous hotel. Just needs a few tweaks with staff and chefs.

      Helen, 3 night trip with friends, Sep 1, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Bad service

      Room #58 shower and toilet flush wasn't working properly which made me delay and when notified and requested for an hour late to 12pm for check out, gentleman at the reception couldn't care less and told me £25 for an additional hour

      Diviyesh, 1 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely overnight trip, splendid venue. Room overlooked courtyard car park which normally wouldn’t be an issue, however there was a wedding on that day and some guests were noisy as they left. Breakfast was lovey, good selection to order Super close to Emirates Riverside Stadium for cricket and approx £5 taxi fare to station / town

      Alan, 1 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair


      Not happy when we got there they said that our room was not ready, when I had rang up before hand and ask and they said it would be ready for us at 3 then I was told that we would get an upgrade which we didn’t. Sorry but there’s no excuse for what happened and the price I paid for the room.

      Joanne, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 20, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Couldn’t sleep

      Couldn’t sleep - certain was too thin Could hear others all night

      Holly, 1 night trip, Aug 14, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The place was lovely to stay the only problem was dirty toilet Broken hair dryer not enough milk and sugar breakfast was lovely but waited a while for our toast we had nearly finished our breakfast when toast arrived and scrambled egg was freezing

      Jill, 1 night trip, Aug 12, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Beautiful castle, lovely stay.

      Stayed two nights at the hotel, the room was small but cosy, in converted stables. The hotel was well maintained and the staff were very friendly. Had breakfast both mornings we were there, first day was a better experience as we were in the main breakfast area. The second day we were in a small offshoot room and service was very slow, this was a small detail, which did not detract from our lovely visit.

      2 night trip, Aug 11, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very Good

      Lovely castle but noisy at times

      I stayed here as it was close to Durham cricket ground at Chester le Street. It is a fair walk from the town so if you do not have a car I would recommend a taxi from the town or there is a bus that stops at the end of the nearby golf club bridge at the end of the hotel drive. I stayed in a courtyard room which was not ready at the stated time but it was well appointed and comfortable. Like most large hotels this one has many functions and there were two wedding parties during my brief stay. The first night there were some noisy guests returning to their rooms and somebody decided to knock on my door despite the "do not disturb" sign. The second night was better after the noisy plumbing in an adjacent room had settled down. Perhaps the plumbing needs repair and/or the walls are not thick. The best part of my stay was the well prepared breakfast with pleasant and efficient service.

      Trevor, 2 night trip, Aug 7, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Stunning, fabulous food and serving team,

      Incredible castle, excellent food and bar and breakfasts staff wonderful.reception staff really let the place down with the exception of the guy who booked us in . We had asked in advance of arriving about about eating options as we would be eating at 9 and their restaurant was closed, we were told room service was available yet when we asked at 9.00pm at reception were all but ignored by man at desk, he grudgingly said room service was available till 9.30 and disappeared to get a menu and never returned. Hungry and a bit bemused a lovely bar server arranged sandwiches although she thought room service ended at 9.00. Check out was also unnecessarily complex as despite pre authorizing our credit card there is no key drop. The castle itself is stunning, the room we had was large, comfy, and the grounds are lovely with Incredible flowers !

      Joanna, 2 night trip, Aug 3, 2021

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Refund Required As there was no room Available.

      Could not be more frustrated with this booking. I turned up at around 10pm after working all day in Gateshead. When I arrived at the reception I was informed that there was no room as there was an error with the system. I got back in my car and found a hotel in Sunderland. My booking was paid In full and trying to get a refund is turning out to be a nightmare. I have contacted the hotels reception on about 10 occasions. I leave my details I never get a call back. have contacted the hotel who have said I stayed when I didn’t. When I have evidence that I didn’t stay in the hotel that night. The whole set up Is a joke and I need a refund as soon as possible. They have literally robbed me of £125.

      Lewis, 1 night business trip, Jul 31, 2021

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