Half a mile from Newcastle Central station, this apart-hotel in a grand Georgian building has 14 smart spacious apartments with fully fitted kitchens, and a separate eating/living area. Maxima suites are ideal for families, having two bedrooms, one with bunk beds. Essentialzzz in reception holds, er, essentials, and day passes for nearby Pure Gym cost £4.99. Prices from £79 includes a grab and go breakfast.
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Part of the Accor chain, this three-star hotel close to the airport has rooms from just £80. Predictably reliable, rooms are comfortable, if unexciting, but facilities include an indoor pool. It’s 12 minutes into town, but the hotel has its own bar and restaurant, plus a shuttle to the airport. There’s also hotel parking available.
Hotel Indigo is a funky four-star in a converted neo-classical building with a contemporary extension. Inspired by local architecture, there are glass and iron columns in the lobby, and signature walls depicting stone arches or neo-classical columns in the bedrooms. Rooms start at around £77, but upgrade to The Room for a terrace and city views. The Grainger Lounge serves craft beers and there's a Marco Pierre White steakhouse.
So the exterior is a bit bland at this chain three-star, and the rooms could do with a bit of love, but with prices from £47, who’s looking that closely? You’re a short walk from Newcastle Central station and savings can be splurged in the nearby town centre. There’s also an onsite restaurant and coffee lounge, and the wifi is free.
A centrally-located converted Victorian building with a contemporary bit added on offers rooms from around £70. MO’s MO is pared-back but well designed accommodation, with a clever use of space (ie not too much furniture and a weeny shower) and a smattering of modern stylings. Breakfast is extra (£9.50) but wifi is free and there’s a handsome lounge bar with courtyard area for pre-prandial aperos.
We’re talking no-frills (as in, breakfast and wifi are optional extras) but at £31, Tune’s a no-brainer for those who are happy with small, spartan rooms (with AC) that are just fine for collapsing into – after all, this Tune’s bang in the centre of town, so who’s sleeping? There’s a 24-hour front desk and an on-site snack bar too.
Smart boutique-style rooms at this independent riverside hotel come with free wifi and free parking, and it’s a short walk to the train station and the Baltic Centre. It’s only an eight-minute walk to the town centre but, as the hotel also has its own restaurant and even nightclub, you may not need to bother. Prices start from £49.
Just two miles from the city centre, Corner House in Heaton has plenty to recommend it, not least the fact that the simple, spacious rooms are above a pub. There's also a restaurant, beer garden, free parking, breakfast and wifi, and the hotel offers discounts to nearby golf, tennis and squash clubs. Accommodation starts from £62.
In nearby Jesmond, a five-minute drive from the town centre, and ten from the airport, Dene offers simple rooms, with bath or shower, in a quiet street. An ample breakfast is included in the price, from £45, and the on-site Caspian restaurant serves Turkish food. The pubs and bars of Osborne Street are close by and parking, though limited, is free.
Premier Inn The Gate
Functional rooms start at around £30 at this budget chain opposite Eldon Square shopping centre and close to St James’ Park. A sensitive conversion of a former Co-Op store has retained the classic art deco brickwork exterior, clock tower and impressive staircase inside, and old black and white photos allude to the area’s industrial past. Check-in is self-service, as is breakfast (an additional £8.99), and there’s free wifi and a restaurant.
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