I've stayed in Newcastle loads of time - mostly on business - and have been in loads of hotels in the town. Some were good and have faded badly (Copthorne) and others are just too expensive now (Jury's). So I was looking for a central location and a decent hotel. Came across this hotel and gave it a try for 1 night. I was thrilled with my find! It is a very comfortable hotel. Good sized rooms and very clean. Comfortable bed and nice shower. Good location - 10 minutes walk down the hill to central Newcastle - or a very short taxi ride (and free parking!) The real bonus is a superb Punjabi restaurant on the premises. Obviously very well regarded by the locals the restaurant is busy, but in a nice way.
Service has been excellent from check-in to departure. Friendly and respectful. Having read some of the earlier reviews and criticisms I wonder if a) the hotel has sorted the problems or, b) the guests were 'hard to please'? I travel in my job and stay in hotels 2-3 nights per week - and this is a very good business hotel
On my next visit to Newcastle I'll be booking the Ryokan Best Western - you should too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Western Ryokan Hotel is just a stone's throw from St James Park. Within a short 10 minute walk to the City Centre, to the many shops, theatres, bars and sport venues. 4 Miles from the Metro centre. The hotel is a Grade II listed building dating back to 1840, opened in 2010 and has a modern design inside, offering underfloor heating, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel FREE to all hotel guests. We pride ourselves in offering a warm and friendly Newcastle welcome to all guests, and with being a small hotel that most personal of service. While staying at the hotel you might want to try our restaurant LuigiKhan's which offers a mouth watering selection of Punjabi cuisine which is Halal. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, HotelTravel.com and Agoda so you can book your BEST WESTERN Ryokan Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.