Having spent a good 10-15mins trying to find the hotel we eventually realised this was under full scaffolding and on a double yellow line & therefore could not stop. We found a space further in the town in which to call the hotel & were advised by a friendly receptionist to just park up on the pavement beside the scaffolding & come in for a pass to allow us to park across the street. Not only was this dangerous but totally illegal & could have resulted in a ticket. Luckily for us I was able to go leaving my husband in the car in case the police arrived. Then did I find the reception was on the first floor so was away from the car 10 mins. Not great if you are a lone driver. There was a smell of damp but not too bad and as the receptionist was so friendly said nothing. When we arrived in the room we were so disappointed. It was so dull & dingy it reminded me of a prison cell. A damp patch on the ceiling with paper starting to come off, very chipped paint on the skirtings & so stuffy. The original windows were stuck shut & if you opened the secondary glazing fitten you could then not use the wardrobe or bedside table as they hit off both as there was no room so make your choice! The room felt so hot we used an app on the phone to record it... 85 degrees! We found a rickety old cooler fan which we turned on & left on 3pm until we left the hotel the following morning about 10 & still the room was too hot. All it was doing was circulating stale air. On a positive note the bed linen seemed clean as did the bathroom but as it was so small with a half sized bath which was a joke. The TV also worked but the room furniture was dreadful & looked like something left over from an office flitting. With the toilet being so near the wall & loo roll holder just above I kept knocking it off when trying to use the loo & at one point the whole roll fell into the loo. I decised to leavce it sitting on the ledge & nearly took my shoulder out when I sat on the loo the next time as the holder jabbed right into me. There was no one at reception again until we left so couldn't raise any issues. The breakfast was ok but served on chipped crockery. The best of all was the fact that you had to keep the curtains shut most of the time during working hours as there was a stream of work men walking past the window constantly. In a room af this temp not good at all. feel we are being conned as these rooms are being sold as good deals. This is not the case at all. If you get a good quality room at a reduced price due to late booking this is a deal, not a substandard room at supposed reduced cost. I think the room was worth no more that about £25 & that was only because thw TV worked & the bed & bath were clean. This is probably the worst hoteal I have stayed in & will never return. Luckily we were moving on the next day. I do feel that Late deals should check & monitor hotels registered with them for quality & cost as this was very misleading. I plan to contact them. I would say STAY AWAY not worth £49.95 a big con!!! Sorry for the long review but forewarned is forearmed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Newcastle’s famous and picturesque Quayside and just an 8 minute walk to the city centre. The hotel occupies a handsome Grade II listed building steeped in history and includes free Wi-Fi, parking and the funky and lively late night bar "Jimmyz" open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays . The city centre plays host to an excellent choice of shopping and also plays host to the Theatre Royal, which brings in talents such as opera North and The Royal Shakespeare Company. The bar is located on the ground level or if it’s dancing you prefer, then look no further than Sea nightclub. The hotel aims to go that extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful stay.Each bedroom has a unique style; the layout of the hotel lends itself to well-appointed rooms with the privacy and intimacy of a boutique hotel. Rooms offer all modern facilities guests would expect plus some rooms have extras such as plasma screen TV and DVD player and air conditioning.At the Waterside staff believe it is important to start the day right with a delicious freshly cooked Full English Breakfast or tasty Continental Breakfast which is served every day from 7:00am – 10:00am Monday – Friday and 8:30am – 10:30am Saturday and Sunday. Although the hotel doesn’t serve lunch or evening meals the immediate area boasts an excellent range of restaurants and cafes in which to enjoy any variety of meal.The famous Jimmyz Bar has been a landmark venue in Newcastle since the major re-development of the Quayside in the early 90’s. The bar has recently had a makeover of its own and this opulent cosmopolitan venue now boasts an extensive cocktail list and the sort of hospitality which makes Newcastle a popular choice.Newcastle and the wider area is made up of a diverse variety of towns, cities, coast and countryside offering a huge selection of things to do whatever your tastes. From relaxing at the coast to soaking up world-class culture in the city centres, from getting back in-touch with nature at a woodland retreat to shopping at Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex, (Metrocentre). It’s rare to find anywhere so diverse that amazes visitors at every turn with its dialogue between ultra-modern and ancient, with award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture makes up a destination like no other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Waterside Hotel Bed And Breakfast
- The Waterside Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Waterside Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne