Hotels - Newcastle - Tyne
The hotel market in Newcastle Upon Tyne has never been as competitive or diverse as it is now. New hotels open in the city-centre each month, and here are a few of the very best.
The Malmaison hotel right on Newcastle's popular Quayside, overlooking the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, has been a Tyneside favourite for over a decade. Located in a converted co-op warehouse, the luxurious hotel features plush furnishings, an impressive range of suites, and an in-house restaurant. Double rooms start at £180 a night.
The newly opened Eurohostel on Carliol Square is a great option for budget travellers and back-packers, and is perfect for those travelling in large groups who just need somewhere to crash for the night. The Eurohostel even has a smart new bar, The Ware Rooms, on site, for late-night drinking, or just a morning coffee. Shared rooms start from as little as £16 per person per night.
The Copthorne at the western edges of the Quayside area has long been the businessman's choice of residence when in Newcastle. The hotel is 4-star and is more than happy to accommodate your every business need - from internet access, fax machines, secretarial services and meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates. Rooms are available from £65 per night.
Staybridge Suites, a stone's throw from the Quayside, was recently voted the best city hotel in the U.K by Tripadvisor. The hotel differs from others in the city in that it offers serviced apartments with kitchen facilities rather than just standard hotel rooms. This type of accommodation appeals to those requiring rooms for extended stays, though the hotel is more than happy to take short term guests. Room prices begin at £78 a night, with discounts if you stay for over a week.
Finally, The Hotel Du Vin, between the Ouseburn and Quayside districts of Newcastle, offers finely crafted bedrooms, each individually styled. Beds offer handsprung mattresses and Egyptian linen for a great night's sleep, while downstairs there are individual wine tasting sessions for hire. Double rooms with a Queen sized bed cost from £110 a night,
The hotels Newcastle Upon Tyne can offer mean the city is ready to accommodate you, whatever your needs, whether you are visiting on business, for a city-break, or with friends on a Stag or Hen night.
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