Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

NE66 3UN

01665 576111

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We are a family-run hotel offering high standards and excellent facilities, with the added warmth of our own personal service.

Commended by the AA and the English Tourism Council, all our rooms are comfortably furnished with en suite facilities, colour TV, radio alarm and tea/coffee hospitality tray.

Our two superb restaurants are renowned for using only the best of local produce, cooked in the finest tradition. Guests can unwind in our fully licensed bar, relax by an open fire in one of our cosy lounges or enjoy the tranquil surroundings of our beautiful country garden.

Find us in the pleasant unspoilt village of Embleton, just 10 minutes walk from the magnificent golden sands of Embleton Bay and the noble ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Northumberland is famous for its many castles, keeps and country houses, all within easy reach of the hotel. The pristine Heritage Coastline and Northumberland National Park sustain a rich abundance of wildlife and are perfect for walking, bird watching, cycling and many other outdoor pursuits. 15 first class golf courses lie within 30 minutes of Embleton, many offering specially reduced green fees to our residents.

Early spring breaks with complimentary dinner, spring and autumn special  breaks - excellent value. Standard Breaks available throughout the season. 3 new luxury suites available as serviced hotel accommodation or self catering.

Please contact us for a brochure and further details.


Room information for Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
3 4
B&B per person per night
Min: £72.00 - Max: £77.00
3 2
B&B per person per night
Min: £77.00 - Max: £82.00
Single ensuite room
(Single en-suite room)
2 1
B&B per person per night
Min: £72.00 - Max: £77.00
Twin ensuite room
(Twin en-suite room)
6 2
B&B per person per night
Min: £67.00 - Max: £72.00
Family ensuite room
(Family en-suite room)
3 5
B&B per person per night
Min: £56.50 - Max: £65.50
Double ensuite room
(Double en-suite room)
6 2
B&B per person per night
Min: £67.00 - Max: £72.00
Total capacity: 59

Children half price when sharing with 2 adults

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Child / family friendly at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Car parking available
Licenced premises at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Television
Ground floor bedrooms at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Dogs / pets allowed at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Pet friendly
Log fire / Open fireplace at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Residents lounge at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Residents lounge
Cycle friendly at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel Hotel Accommodation Walker friendly
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A well kept secret

Jacksparrow21, Berkshire
Our objective was to beach walk in Northumberland and found, perhaps being unfamiliar with the area, this is not easy. Access is through villages, harbours, road side car parks far from the beach but this charming, traditional, attractive hotel is only a 20 minute walk from a magnificent beach, backed by grass swept sand dunes overlooking dunstanburgh castle - look no further. It mentions this in passing but perhaps modestly doesn’t emphasise you’ll need to look hard to beat it. The freshly individually prepared food at breakfast and dinner was excellent.

P king

Pamela K,
Found this hotel by accident as needed somewhere to shelter from the heavy rain so popped in for a cuppa. The atmosphere was lovely and staff friendly. The place was immaculate. So even though it was a quick visit will go back to sample the menu

Favorite stay ruined by new staff

Zorah G, Houston, Texas
This review is a bit of a mix of what I used to love about this place and what has now spoilt the whole experience and will have me not returning. I have stayed at this hotel in one of the cottages every year for the past few years. The person who always greeted me was Michael, and he was fabulous. I always stayed in a cottage which was clean, spacious, and cozy. The breakfast was top notch, and I would usually have dinner in the pub for the great food. This past trip was awful, however. Clearly a new chef and new staff, although I did spot Michael in the background once. When I first arrived, a young boy was at the desk, and although it was only 7pm, and I had called in advance to warn of late arrival, he scolded me on arriving “late” and said he had given away my cottage. I was so upset. How could he give away a room that had been reserved for a year just because check in was at 7? I’ve never heard of this absurdity. He had another cottage he could give me, but it hadn’t been prepared for guests, so it was hot and stuffy and half the size I had originally booked (although the amount I paid wasn’t adjusted). The breakfast was burned, and they charged for it even though it was supposed to be included as part of the b&b experience. When I returned for dinner, a young girl greeted me at the door and asked if I had a reservation (the room was empty, by the way). I said no, becaus I hadn’t realized I must have a reservation. She was quite rude when telling me the dinning room was for reservations only, so I’d have to eat in the pub, but oh sorry, the pub was full. So I went to the reception desk to reserve for dinner for the rest of the week. An older man who reeked of alcohol made the reservations. I showed up the next day for another burnt and overcharged breakfast (and although two members of my family did NOT eat, they were charged for breakfast because they sat at the table), and then again for dinner. When I went to the dining room for dinner with my reservations made, the same girl made a big fuss that she didn’t have my reservation written down anywhere and I would have to eat in the pub again, but this time there was a table. The chips were soggy and the mushy peas were clearly canned. Even the fish had soggy batter. I didn’t return for any of the remaining meals and booked my stay for the remainder of the trip elsewhere. I have loved this hotel for years. Their food has always been superb, the staff has always been welcoming, and the cottages have been awesome homes away from home, but a change in staff has ruined the whole experience with me. I want to be assured I have a room when I arrive, the food that is promised, and a friendly welcome, not the rudeness I received. I will not return after this, and it is most disheartening given how much I loved it here. But the new young staff I had to deal with were unacceptable. Staff should also not be on post when intoxicated. Given how great this place was, I hope they will rethink their new hires.


788sls, San Diego, California
I stayed here one night on a last-minute, solo adventure to visit Holy Island, Dunstanburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle. The hotel is tucked away in a tiny town of Embleton, which was very easy to find with my rental car’s gps map. I toured Holy Island during the day, and then drove to the hotel, arriving just in time for dinner. I had a delicious meal and a good glass of wine. I then drove to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and took a short hike around the castle, which is right on the beach. I didn’t have time to tour the ruins, but the walk was pleasant. Then I drove back to Embleton and walked around the pleasant grounds and cemetery of Holy Trinity Church. Upon retiring back at the hotel, I experienced a hot shower in an upgraded bathroom and an extremely comfortable bed. Breakfast (included in price) was superb! I left there refreshed and ready for a day at Alnwick Castle. I highly recommend this hotel. The staff was efficient and polite, the food was excellent, and the room was perfect.

Weekend away

pologreyhound, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrived Saturday late afternoon. Check in was quick and efficient. A tradional hotel with a well balanced modern mix. The bedrooms are on the first floor so there was a stair to climb. The en suite room was well furnished and very comfortable. The weather was very hot so we opened the windows. The bathroom was tiled with a shower over the bath and Arran Aromatic toiletries.The towels were lovely and soft. The hotel is dog friendly with a separate dining room for dog owners and their pet..The bar separates two other dining areas. Across the road is the beer garden. The staff were warm and friendly and helpful. Parking is on the street. The hotel also runs self catering cottages. The hotel operates a discount for the local golf courses and a nice environmental touch of a 5% discount if you leave your car keys at reception and use the local bus service. A lovely relaxing weekend.

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