Just out of the city, but with great transport links, this modern four star hotel offers its guests great value for money in cosy surroundings. A convenient 15 miles from Newcastle Airport this hotel is a good choice for business guests as well as tourists who prefer a quieter spot out of the thick of the city. With its tranquil 9 acre gardens this place is a real oasis of calm after a hectic day.
All the comfortable guest rooms are thoughtfully decorated and turned out, featuring air conditioning, room service, bathrobes (on request), complimentary toiletries in the en suite bathroom, daily housekeeping, cable and pay per view TV, free internet access, a trouser press, a hairdryer, and iron and ironing board and kettle.
Our top picks close to this hotel
Set in a dominant position on the banks of the mighty River Tyne, The Castle, built by Henry II between 1168-1178 provides examples of Norman architecture as well as exhibits on the history of Newcastle Upon Tyne spanning several centuries. Many archaeological finds dating from the English Civil War in the mid-seventeenth century are on display. Kids will love the tales of ghostly goings on, its turbulent history – a real crowd pleaser.
Often called the best cinema experience in Tyneside, with an original and Grade II listed building, this cinema is one of the country’s oldest surviving examples of a Newsreel Cinema. Varied films, current and from yesteryear, are all shown in stylish 1930’s art deco surroundings. A great place for a date.
Wallington Hall is a National Trust property and has the picture perfect exterior of a dolls house. Everything about this place is lovely from the large, sweeping grounds and walled garden to the lovingly restored and cared for interior. There is often a craft or food fare or show on in the grounds for an added interest.
Attica is tucked away just off the cobbled Old Bridge and sells a riot of vintage gear from Victoriana to 1930’s smoking jackets. A treasure chest of a find for people in the know.
For eating out
The Black Door is a stylish brassiere inside the Biscuit Factory art gallery and space. It has a buzzy atmosphere, great food and is always busy so arrive early or book ahead.
Tokyo has a classic roof terrace for warmer nights, a glitzy candle lit interior and cocktails to die for. Defiantly a place where the young trendy set like to stay and party the night away.