Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Why We Love It

  • Country house hotel, a short drive from Durham, with easy access to the motorway
  • There's a golf course on site, offering 27 holes (a further 18 will open later in 2014)
  • The AA-Rosette Rib Room's specialty: local, grass-fed Hereford beef
  • There's live piano music accompanying meals in the carvery

"Combines the best of both worlds" -- The AA Hotel Guide

Map & Directions

The hotel is 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport by car or taxi and free parking is provided at the hotel. Durham is 10 minutes' drive away and it’s 25 minutes to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Rooms & Rates

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Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club is a country estate-turned-hotel, with a popular steak house restaurant and a 27-hole golf course on site. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the village of Carrville (just to the east of Durham) and is close to the A1(M) motorway. In spite of this, the location is surprisingly quiet. As the AA Hotel Guide says, it "combines the best of both worlds -- convenience and tranquillity".

The Bowes Museum’s art collection, which includes works by Goya and Canaletto (open 10am-5pm, daily), is just under an hour away, and the ruins of Barnard Castle, which was a favourite of King Richard III. It's 20 minutes' drive from Beamish, an open-air living museum that’s a great hit with kids.

Awarded an AA Rosette in 2013, the Rib Room restaurant is open daily for lunch (12-2pm) and dinner (6-10pm), and specialises in local, grass-fed Hereford beef (the hotel’s owner has even started rearing his own cattle). There’s also a carvery restaurant (open 7am-10pm) with accompanying piano music (Tuesday-Thursday) and live singing (Friday-Saturday). Afternoon tea is served by the fireplace in the double-height lounge from midday until 6pm (Monday-Saturday). Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout.

The hotel currently offers 27 holes of golf, laid out in three loops (Princes, Bishops and Cathedral), and there’s also a 16-bay floodlit driving range. An additional 18-hole golf course is due to open later in 2014 and a brand-new spa is under construction, with a proposed opening date of 2015.

Rooms vary in style across all room types and most were refurbished in 2013. Some have contemporary furniture with tartan carpets, while others are more traditional with floral drapes and antique-style mirrors and bedheads. Bathrooms have all been fully updated and feature showers over bathtubs or free-standing baths. Unusually, the in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities come with fresh milk. Dogs are permitted in a limited range of ground-floor room (on request).

From the press:
  • "With its proximity to the motorway and delightful parkland setting, this establishment combines the best of both worlds - convenience and tranquillity" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Facilities fee: GBP 30 per person and includes use of:

  • - Spa

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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