The hotel is excellently located being over the road from the airport terminal with its metro station. It's about 25 minutes via metro direct into the centre of Newcastle and 55 mins to Sunderland/Stadium of Light should, like I did, you have tickets for the football over there.
Room was fine with a nice bathroom. Heard plane noise once or twice but no major problems.
Breakfast in the restaurant was very nice. For some reason Sunday morning there was no hot part of the buffet but without any prompting they offered to make up to order anything that I would like so I had some very nice poached eggs. Staff from reception and elsewhere in the hotel were very friendly and pleasant throughout and I received my complimentary warm cookie.
Highly recommended overall.