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Gateshead Swallow

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High West Street, Gateshead NE8 1PE, England
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Ranked #16 of 20 hotels in Gateshead
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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co durham
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

dated but clean...reception very helpful, breakfast good.....just needs a good update...went to watch a show and reception helped with advice regarding food and taxi etc...thank you for your help. did sleep very well

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This hotel a landmark in gateshead for over 40yrs has now closed down and sold to the jewish commuity it went down hill when it's name change from the five bridges to swallow sent many years sitting out side getting autographs of all the athletes who stay there when major athletic events were on at gateshead stadium

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone prices are good for the standard of hotel service was excellent, room was good beds was brilliant and breakfast was the crowning glory. we was also treated brilliantly by the staff and that wasn't just because it was our anniversary they were just simply fantastic people we even got a box of... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Budget hotel. Budget priced. Great location. For all it's bad reviews it's really not that bad! The staff are great and there's an onsite handyman to fix anything that's broken. This is really a stag and hen do hotel or for those just needing a bed for the night and it caters for these persons exactly. It's not fancy but... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from this hotel, appearance shabby but clean - but could not believe our eyes at breakfast when I went to get a slice of bread out of the container, the underside was covered in black MOULD!! Put it on the table beside my plate, the waitress removed it with the breakfast plates. No apology, nothing - unbelievable. Hotel... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Myself and my brother paid £84 for one nights stay at this hotel on the 3rd May 2014. Immediately upon arrival, we realised we had made a terrible, terrible decision. The hotel looked dated, the sign was falling off, the paint on the walls was peeling, and I felt more like I was entering a prison, than a hotel. The... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The hotel is located in a good location, it is surrounded by takeaways and restaurants the city centre isn't far either. The reason I've stated that is because one would rather stay out then stay in the room. Whilst the room is clean it does need an update to a bit modern and contemporary. Once all that's done this has... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

… as the large notice outside the breakfast room warns… The Gateshead Swallow is somewhat of a throwback – Corby Trouser Press and ironing board in each bedroom, old-style massive colour TV taking up a third of available space on the ‘desk’ area, accompanied by a generally shabby atmosphere, presumably because it’s in ‘Administrative Receivership’ (according to the slightly worrying... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very basic in need of a makeover but it was cheap, cheerful and clean. Breakfast was fine with a small selection. Fresh fruit would have been nice. We got a free dinner on the first night which was very average. Lifts needed fixed, only one was working but was still a bit dodgy. The employees were nice and its in... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We have just returned from a superbreak saturday to monday break at this hotel with rail travel 2nts dinner bed and breakfast included, O.K its a little tired and the rooms could do with some refurbishment, However the staff were polite helpfull & attentive, The bed was comfortable the room warm, the view from our room was great with a... More

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Address: High West Street, Gateshead NE8 1PE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Gateshead
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gateshead Swallow 3*
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The Gateshead Swallow is located just one mile from the famous Newcastle quayside, making it an ideal base from which to explore the local area. We offer a buffet breakfast and the restaurant and bar are open daily. ... more   less 
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