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The Seaton Lane Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the room was ok but the electric switches are not convenient same as the bathroom, the toilet in bathroom is not flushing well. So the many little things not really convenient. The entrance door is not well fit in the frame so the light from the coridor go to the room,

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this review. We have taken everything you have commented about on board! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place nailed the great pub food offering (before becoming a hotel) but now I think the attention to detail is simply not there. Plenty of choice on the menu but a little too ambitious when the basics are far from spot on. A warm welcome and service absolutely fine. The childrens battered fish goujons, with limited fish inside, were...

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this, did you inform anyone about the issues? We would have happily changed your meal for you, please do come back and give us another try.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today for lunch - quite full but still got a table service was good - all though a standard menu food was good & would recommend. Garlic Mushrooms Goats cheese taurine Cider & chips Seabass

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this review, please do come back and try some more food of the menu!

Stanley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read good reviews about the hotel as well as the restaurant so we thought we would visit the restaurant on Boxing Day evening. When we rang to book table we asked about the set menu advertised on the website & were told it would be available when we visited. When we arrived, the young staff members were friendly...

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, really sorry about your meals. Please do come back and give us another try.

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I have been fortunate to travel the world with my job and I have, consequently, stayed in 5 and 6 star hotels. The seaton lane inn ranks with the best. Their service is excellent and efficient without being overindulging. All requests are met quickly and without a fuss. The food is of the highest standard and reasonably priced. The rooms...

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for the 5*! Hope to see you again in the future.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for work, staff were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to help me when I had a small car accident and had to get in touch with the AA. Rooms are comfy and clean, breakfast really good too. Would more than recommend.

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Honour W, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much, hopefully next time there will be no accident! Hope everyone was OK, hope to see you again soon!

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here for a night out with my fiance my cousin and his partner.i had the chicken liver pate then breaded chicken it was lovely as were all the meals.Will return as the food and service was really good.our waitress was middle aged and she was very pleasant

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PRO76, Public Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions now. Excellent accommodation with super friendly staff. Food in the restaurant is tremendous. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The best thing about this hotel though has to be the staff. You are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.

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PRO76, Front Office Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to welcome you! Thank you very much for a great review and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My partner treated me to a night away to celebrate a special birthday landmark!!!! We were both delighted with our modern, spacious room close the bar and the restaurant. We had a tasty meal at night and listened to a local band performing that evening. Breakfast was very good and we had a good chat to the friendly staff before...

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PRO76, Guest Relations Manager at The Seaton Lane Inn, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay - and a very happy birthday again! Be sure to come back again soon - we're the perfect place to stay pre and post match!

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I stayed here for one night and found the inn to be very welcomimg. The rooms are clean and have a modern decor,....overall I had a good nights sleep. The staff are friendly,....My only gripe is the questionable 80's pop music playing at breakfast time!

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Thanks for your review! We always value feedback - and will pass on the breakfast music comment! Hope to welcome you back again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
\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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Seaton Lane Inn

Address: Seaton Lane, Seaham SR7 0LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Seaham
Price Range: $100 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Seaton Lane Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
The Seaton Lane Hotel Seaham
The Seaton Lane Inn Seaham, Durham
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