We stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago and liked it but it's better still, now. Clearly it hasn't moved, so being so close to the train station is still a real plus point. Near to attractions too (LIFE is great) making it easy to see the city without buses and taxis.
Our room wasn't palatial but very clean and more than adequate for the 2 of us.
It appeared that the hotel had had some money spent on a new restaurant and lounge area, which are both nicely contemporary without the "IKEA" look.
I'm not "that good on my feet" but never felt the need to rush around the hotel with the staff being most helpful and patient. A member of the housekeeping staff even helped with a bag to the lift on checkout. It was nice to see that level of helpfulness and service from a department which you might not expect it from.
Checkout was great - invoice all spot on (not always the case in some hotels we've stayed in!) and a cheery smile to send us back to the station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opposite Newcastle’s Central Rail and Bus Station, this beautifully preserved 19th-century building is now a modern hotel. The County Hotel by Thistle, located in the heart of Newcastle city centre, is just minutes from restaurants, bars and theatres as well as the Quayside area. St James' Park, home of Newcastle United FC, is a 10-minute walk away. The Metro Radio Arena, O2 Academy and Sage Gateshead are located within walking distance of the hotel. With a flat-screen satellite TV, an in-room safe and tea and coffee making facilities, the rooms also have 24-hour room service available. Private bathrooms each feature an over bath shower and a hairdryer and ironing facilities are available. Rendez Vous Restaurant provides a range of British and international cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The relaxed lounge bar shows sports on large LCD TVs. The County features 11 meeting and event rooms - suitable for a 1:1 meeting or a conference for up to 220 delegates. All rooms have natural daylight, air conditioning and come equipped with all of the equipment needed for a perfect meeting. Weddings, formal dinners and family celebrations are a speciality of the hotel.The hotel offers complimentary off-site gym facilities within walking distance. Limited car parking for 19 vehicles is also available at a small daily charge. Wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- County Hotel, Newcastle Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- County Hotel By Thistle Newcastle
- County Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne