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
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