An older-style Holiday Inn, in need of general updating and refurbishment (as echoed in a few other reviews on here). Room fairly small (double bed style) with minuscule bathroom but view from 4th floor is pretty good!
Food was quite good really, however the restaurant has NO atmosphere at all and feels like a school canteen with soft-furnishings. Breakfast in the morning is buffet-style and quite acceptable.
The room didn't seem to have any way of adjusting the temperature (apart from opening the window). I may have missed it if it did however!
The hotel requires more than 1 terminal at reception as when leaving there was a 5-deep queue for the 1 receptionist. It would have helped if she had apologised (which she didn't) for the waiting time - possibly because she is so used to customers waiting!
Got a free Crunchie on departure which I thought was a nice/slightly weird touch
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Washington is an ideally located hotel, just off the A1M junction 64. Centrally located between, Historic Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle City The hotel offers a 'Go Green' Environmental Room in association with Tree Appealplanting trees on site and across the UK. This is a well established, comfortable hotel, with free car parking, noted for its friendly staff. The Hotel has a Traders Restaurant a newly refurbished lounge and bar area.Kids Stay & Eat Free*. The hotel has 136 fully air conditioned bedrooms, including family and accessible rooms. Only a short drive from Europes largest Shopping Centre - the Metrocentre, Newcastle City Centre, the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, Sunderland Glass Centre and Durham County Cricket Ground. The North East coastline and Angel of the North are also within close driving distance.*Terms & Conditions apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Washington Hotel Washington
- Washington Holiday Inn