We stayed at this hotel for the weekend when attending a wedding at another nearby hotel. It has been recently refurbished and looks modern, bright and welcoming. The staff at reception were very efficient and courteous and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Our room was great for our needs, typical for a Holiday Inn. The room was clean and of a usual corporate hotel size.They provided complimentary bottled water which was a welcome relief in the early hours, after a night out!!
The location was excellent if you are there to explore what the city has to offer and Jesmond itself has a good range of bars and restaurants.
We had breakfast on both mornings. It was standard buffet fare but was replenished frequently and there was quite a good variety.
We did not eat in the restaurant, Fratello's, but it did come highly recommended. The bar was definitely worth a visit. Zio bar is a destination bar as well as being in the hotel. They served great cocktails and there was a nice 'buzz' about the place.
On the whole it was very enjoyable stay and we would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The contemporary 4 star Holiday Inn Newcastle-Jesmond is conveniently just 2 minutes by Metro from Newcastle's City Centre. The quirky bars and restaurants of affluent Jesmond are right on our doorstep, and we're only a 10-minute stroll from the atmospheric terraces of St James's Park, home of Newcastle United FC. Located only 20 minutes from Newcastle International Airport. The hotel's well-equipped meeting rooms are ideal for conferences, and complimentary wireless Internet throughout makes it easy to stay in touch with the office. Unwind after a day of meetings and socialise over drinks in the stylish Terrace Bar. Jesmond Metro station is right next to the hotel, providing easy access to Newcastle's fine shopping, dining and entertainment. Closer to the hotel, Newcastle's vibrant Quayside is renowned for its nightlife and overlooks the River Tyne. Stroll down to Fratello's, Holiday Inn Newcastle-Jesmond's street-side Italian restaurant, and watch as chefs toss the dough to make our delightfully crispy pizza. In the adjoining glass-fronted Lobby, colleagues and friends meet and mingle. After a busy day, retreat to your contemporary Guest room which features wireless internet connection and a TV that allows you to save programmes for a time that suits you. The hotel's Fratello's restaurant is popular for its wood-fired pizza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Newcastle - Jesmond Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne