We stayed at the Double Tree on Christmas Night 2012 as we were flying out to Sharm in Egypt the next morning for a weeks holiday.
The hotel was very quiet due to the time of year.
The welcome at reception was great & we were given warm chocolate cookies on arrival to have in the room which was a nice touch especially after 2.5hr drive from Glasgow.
The hotel room was very chic & contemporary with an amazing king size bed- which was really comfy!
There wasn't a bath in the bathroom but they did have a great power shower which I loved. Only problem was the shower was leaking so I managed to flood the entire bathroom & nearly broke my neck when I got out the shower.
We reported this to the reception who assured us that they would get engineering to fix it.
The breakfast the next day was brilliant- loads on offer.
Due to it being boxing day & the hotel was very quiet there was no hot buffet but the chef made hot breakfasts to offer- very nice ;-)
The parking is quite expensive if you don't book before hand. You can get a week parking included in the room rate for £10 if you book in advance.
Would definitely stay here again if flying from newcastle.