As I cycled the 2 miles from Newcastle centre up to Clifton House Hotel, I started to become a little apprehensive. The area seemed quite run down - not exactly rough but just not looked after. But Clifton House is like an oasis in a desert, a lovely stately old building. Caterina was so warm and friendly and immediately upgraded me to a very pretty en suite room, made even cosier by well placed lamps which were on as I entered the room. Even though it was June (but a cold evening), the coal fire was lit in the cosy sitting/dining room. Again, in the morning, a coal fire and lamps on every table made the dining room cosy on a rainy day.
I stay in B+Bs a lot. Some are run down, and some are so posh I can't relax. Clifton House was perfect. I would go so far as to say it's the best I've ever stayed in - and fantastic value for money as well. Just waiting for another excuse to go to Newcastle so I can go back there.
- Also Known As:
- Clifton Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne