Modern Holiday Inn close to Newcastle city centre. Free parking. Free and reliable wifi, though limited download for Sky Go etc. Hotel on main Jesmond Road so there is a little traffic noise at the front in the morning though not bad. Friendly reception staff. Bar doesn't have much atmosphere although there are petty options within short walking distance. There is a Fratelis restaurant next door but also plenty small Italians in the area. (We used Pizzeria Santana at 500 yds).
Will certainly stay here again. Would be a good option for a weekend away.