This is the third time I have stayed here; all of which were on business. The rooms are comfortable, the bar area is fine and the breakfasts very good. There was a little noise from the nightclub across the road (room 404) but I slept well anyway. The cost is very low if you book in advance and it is close to where I was visiting, so it ticked all the boxes. There is also discounted car parking next door. Would probably pick a different hotel if visiting Newcastle as part of a couple for pleasure.