Myself and my wife decided to stay at Jesmond Dene House for a recent trip to visit friends. We were recommended the hotel by friends who raved about the quality.
On arrival you're struck by the impressive facade of the building which has managed to retain its historical features, and yet complimented the building with subtle contemporary details.
As we entered the hotel we were immediately attended to. The concierge organized for our bags to be taken to our room and we were personally shown to our room, with the layout and services explained to us.
The room was exquisite.
We opted to stay in one of the deluxe rooms, and the sense of occasion is impressive. The room boasted some high quality fittings, furnishings and had a great view over the surroundings gardens. Its the small details that impressed - classical music playing on the radio as we entered, a bowl of fresh fruit and personal welcolme note hand written by the management. The figs are superb that they provided.
Although the hotel has obviously been renovated - the character of the building shines through. Our room had the original panelled ceiling and architectural details that can sometimes be lost in renovation. The fittings, materials and finishes are all of the highest quality.
The bathroom was a marvel, and my wife decided to delay dinner while she took a bath! With panelled ceilings, beautiful fittings , a 12ft mirror between original panelling the bathroom was a thing to behold.
My wife pointed out again the attention to detail - organic soaps and high quality toiletries.
So the room and service is excellent.
Breakfast gives the option of a full english or a continental (or both!) We sat in the garden room for this. This garden room is a contemporary addition to the hotel, using traditional materials. Working in design I like to scrutinize the details, but this room again has been meticullously thought out.
The staff are friendly and attentive even at 7am. The food at breakfast caters for all tastes, with only the best on offer. We both liked the views out of the sun room, and thought that it created just the right ambience. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast both mornings.
There are many things that impressed us about this hotel. We didn't eat our evening meal in the hotel as we were dining with friends elsewhere, however im sure this is the same high standard.
Whilst wandering around the hotel and grounds, the sense of occasion, the fittings, the atmosphere, the staff are all superb.
We have been fortunate to stay in some of the finest hotels around the world, and i remarked to my wife that this is one of the best, and its all down to the details and the way the staff cater for the guests.
I always try and find something that is amiss during my stay at hotels. The only thing I would say is that the small shelf for toiletries inside the walk in shower, the spacings on the grate are too large to place the shampoo bottles easily, but thats it!
We would higly recommend Jesmond Dene House!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A grand house with contemporary style, a leafy setting near the heart of the city. Jesmond Dene House is neither a townhouse nor a country house hotel. It's simply 40 well-designed bedrooms and suites in a richly historic building offering understated luxury and rather good food. Overlooking the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, the privately owned hotel guarantees peace, escapism and a refreshing change. Newcastle's city centre, however, is only a five-minute drive. The hotel recently received 4 red stars and the AA Hotel of the Year 2008-2009. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jesmond Dene House Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Jesmond Dene Hotel
- Hotel Jesmond Dene