The hotel is located a five minute walk away from Newcastle Central station and has lots of food outlets nearby. Its also only a short walk to the main shopping area. despite its really central location its pretty quiet and i got four decent nights sleep.The hotel is very clean but basic - exactly what you'd expect from a holiday inn express. The staff are friendly and polite. Breakfast is basic and the ingredients aren't of a fantastic quality but it's fine and is filling and fresh.I was here for work and am booking to return again soon.