We went here for my stag do, it was cheap and you pretty much get what you pay for. I was actually expecting it to be much worse at only £40 a night (pp), so was surprised when there weren't any farm yard animals living in my room.
Good points: Location is perfect for a stag trip, you are 25 metres from tiger tiger & sam jacks and a batch of clubs and bars, you have Mc'D's to the left, kfc to the right and pizza hut to the front and rear ! 20 minutes walk from the quay and you will not need to worry about a taxi anywhere, which was our main plan for staying here. Staff were all pleasant and we had no issues over our 3 days.
Bad: In my opinion (not being snobby as me and the miss's usually go for 5's & 4'S) this is as far removed from a 3 star that I have ever stayed in, its not one for a romantic weekend. Its clean ish and could do with a lick of paint and the walk to reception is through a mass of other derelict rooms is a bit daunting, im imagining if you were a female at night with a load of drunk lads running about. Also the bar, well, I wouldn't call it a bar, a fridge with a few beers in it and no pumps, but we weren't it in, we came to Newcastle to go out and you'll do the same when you see the bar. Rooms were really really warm as well, we had the window open the whole time and still felt like the heating was on. The lift buttons kept us entertained as they are not near the lifts, but this was a plus as it kept us laughing.
Summary: Not for the average traveller who is looking to sight see or have a relaxing weekend, or the romantic couple. This is geared up for stag and hens (id say more stags as I only say 5 women the whole time we were there) and at this it was perfect, 2 seconds away from the nightlife and everything you need for a good stag weekend. Not the cleanest but didn't expect it to be and would only use it for a lads weekend again and I would use it again for that purpose.
Gave it an average as we did have a good weekend and the hotel was a stopping point just to sleep and the location was perfect, if I had come with the her it would be a lot less and I probably wouldn't be getting married for booking it !
Oh and avoid the chicken shop directly below, that isn't no chicken !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated right in the heart of the city centre with plenty of FREE car parking making it the perfect choice whether visiting on leisure or business. Staying in the heart of Newcastle you can really enjoy this lively city. Local attractions include; great shopping at the MetroCentre, Hadrian's Wall and not forgetting the breathtaking Northumbria Coastline and Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Newgate Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Quality Hotel Newcastle