Stayed here at the end of September visiting friends in Newcastle after having a good experience at the Manchester MEN/Printworks hotel.
Room: quite small but had 2 chairs to put stuff on and a few hangers to put clothes on. It had a nice big mirror but the curtains didn't pull across the full way so left a gap for sunlight to stream through and the net curtains were grubby. Bathroom moderately clean, though not to the same standard as the Manchester one (the bath sides were clean but the bottom was distinctly tired and could've done with a good scrub). Lighting and mirror in the bathroom was good, but in the bedroom itself you only had 2 lamps he bed and a little desk lamp. This made getting ready for a night out a challenge!
The toilet wasn't very clean when we first came into the room (I won't go into details...) but while we were out for the day it was sorted and the beds made (though this business of tucking the duvet under the mattress gives me the heebie jeebies, anyone else?)
The beds were nice and clean and the room had extras and spare towels which was good. There was a tv but we didn't really use it and the heating was easy to use and made the room nice and toasty, albeit being a little noisy.
We didn't have the breakfast or use any extra facilities other than the vending machines in the foyer (which were a little overpriced but a godsend while you were between meals. I liked that there was security on the doors after coming in during the earlier hours, having our names checked off meant that you wouldn't get anyone sneaking in and wandering around.
The location was great for us, being a 5/10 minute walk from the city centre shops and Monument Metro station. There is a club right outside the entrance but we didn't feel intimidated getting back to the hotel and as we stayed around the side of the building, didn't get any noise.
For a cheap weekend away as a base it's great, though it doesn't match up to the standards set by the Manchester one!
Pros: price, location, basic facilities.
Cons: needs updating, size of room, poor lighting (if you're going for "seductive", may I suggest installing a dimmer switch?)
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