Have stayed in the past at a few Holiday Inn's in the Newcastle area and this is by far the best. The rooms are quite modern and nicely furnished, could be better but certainly better than the other hotels mentioned above. But by far, the best aspect to the hotel is the Italian restaurant situated within the hotel. Superb food and good service. There's also a nice bar within the hotel to relax and enjoy a drink. Breakfast was also very good. Free Car Parking is also available.