Everything about the Premier Inn Quayside turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The location was even better than I’d thought – right at the foot of the Tyne Bridge a lovely view of the Tyne. The welcome in reception was the sort you’d hope to get at a full service hotel, with a really friendly and helpful approach. The room was huge, with a view of the Tyne Bridge – I understand the Family Rooms are the ones with the best view. I was on the top floor, and didn’t have any noise problems at all.
Although the breakfast was rather pricey, it did really deliver what was advertised – a wider selection of good quality food than you’d get in most hotels – and you are free to pick what you want. Add to that a table with a spending view of the Quay and the bridges etc, and it would be difficult to beat.
There was a full Freeview service on the TV, and the hotel wi-fi was one of the fastest I can remember (although perhaps I was lucky that it was an off-peak time). A useful feature was that you could have 30 minutes for free, and then decide if you wanted to pay £3 for 24 hours. Given it was so quick I paid for it even though I had a smart phone / mobile broadband with me.
You can step out of the door for a nice walk along the Quayside, with easy access to the Quaylink buses which run either side of the river and can take you up the hill to the shopping, rail station, the bus station or a few choices of metro station (only £2 for an all-day ticket).
I used to use Premier Inns a lot, going back many years and a couple of name changes, but hadn’t visited one for a couple of years as their rates had gone so high, and they didn’t offer the sort of discounts you might get at a Travelodge, but clearly they have continued to improve such that they seem well ahead of what you might expect at Travelodge.
The Family Rooms are the ones with the best view of the Quayside. The top floor rooms (level 5) are...
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