Booked this hotel as a last minute get away; thankfully got it cheaper than what the hotel charge directly - tip; it is an "unknown" hotel near St James Park on a well known online retailer.
The hotel is nice enough; room was a good size and the kingsize bed looks good. The pillows are NOT comfortable and really were not pleasant to sleep on. Only one of the windows opens a minute amount - and as the AC isn't quiet it also impacts on sleep quality.
The wet room/bathroom would be a nice touch if it wasn't so small. You are literally flooding the place just by having a shower because there is no door. Additionally, the extractor fan in our room didn't work so the full size mirror was useless as it had steamed up.
They charge an additional £8 for parking; in hindsight I'm sure parking in one of the public bays in the same car park would have been cheaper. Staff were friendly enough; although we only really encountered the lady at check in who was pleasant enough. When I asked for an ice bucket to be brought up (to put wine in) I was told there was already one in there and that ice machines were on the 1st and 10th floors. Regrettably, it is not a wine bucket suitable to put a bottle of wine in as it is too small (plastic and cheap). Had to resort to putting ice in my glass.
For what we paid (£80 on a Friday night as opposed to £125 direct from hotel) it wasn't bad. I have stayed in other hotels in Newcastle that I would return to before this one however, notably either of the Jury's.
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- The Sandman Signature Hotel Newcastle sits in the city center of Newcastle, surrounded by key attractions in the city such as the iconic Newcastle United Football Club Stadium, China Town, city center shopping district, Newcastle University, etc. (all this within 5 minutes walking radius) In addition we are just few minutes walk away from the Theatre Royal, the Centre of Life, the city Quayside and a great selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy this vibrant city. ... more less
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