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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 9 August 2009

I stayed at this Hotel du Vin on the Quayside in July 2009, staying for a night to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We'd already stayed at the Malmaison, HdV's sister hotel, in Edinburgh on the 'Sunday Supplement' deal (which I think HdV do too), where it's £10 to stay for a night when you spend £75 in the restaurant. We stayed at this HdV on a similar deal which represented slightly less value for money - staying Monday nights for £79, with no meal.

Nevertheless, the hotel was exquisitely presented and well furnished. The room we stayed in was particularly luxurious, with a massive stand-alone bath in the bedroom and a double shower in the bathroom. We had an interesting view out of the window of a stream, the metro line and a scrap metal works, which wasn't conventionally attractive but really encapsulated the edgy, up-and-coming atmosphere of the quayside.

Two downsides were the location, which was a little bit too far outside the centre of town to really enjoy Newcastle's nightlife. The only restaurants on the quayside seem to be mainly chains. We ended up drinking at Pitcher and Piano then eating at the sister Malmaison, but we could have done that at home really. Secondly (and only a slight niggly point about the hotel itself) was the naming of rooms with bizarre and complex names, rather than numbers. Very trendy I'm sure, but I couldn't ever remember where I was staying and was a bit frightened that I'd be struggling with the key and some irate guest would open his door!

Newcastle itself is great. I'd recommend buying hundreds of stottie cakes (flat doughy geordie bread) from Greggs to bring back on the train, and taking the Metro down to South Shields to experience 'the best fish and chip restaurant in the UK,' Colmans, which is at 182 Ocean Road. Whole journey only takes about 35 minutes from Monument and is very worthwhile.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Portsmouth
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264 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2009

This hotel is new, so is in excellent condition and very clean. The staff are all local, very helpful and friendly.
Within easy reach of Newcastle centre by lovely 20 minute walk along quayside and then up steep hill. Alternatively, catch electric bus for £1 that runs along quayside and into town every 10 minutes.
We stayed in standard room but there are also various superior suites available.
Excellent breakfast. Also excellent facilities for wine/cigar aficionados though not for me!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sunny Scotland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2009

Hadn't visited Newcastle in a few years but in the past have favoured the quayside area - previously staying at Malmaison (sister hotel to the hotel du vin). Hotel Du Vin is just a further five minute walk along the quayside. We booked online and found it hard to decide on which room to choose as there isn't a great selection of photos on the website - apparenlty if you call through to central reservation they can help you out here. Anyway we stayed in the mezzanine room - split level with bedroom and toilet on one level with open bathroom with large shower and roll top bath above. The room was quite small but designed really well in making the most of the space, and as the hotel has only been opened since late 2008 everthing is still very fresh. Hotel staff were all very friendly although weren't too forthcoming when asked for local recommendations for eating out. We ate in the hotel on the Saturday night and found the food to be good with of course a great wine list - the restaurant was also busy with non residents - which is always a promising sign. Only one complaint about the food - on having breakfast the following morning I was sat opposite the open kitchen where one of the chefs busy preping chicken carcasses started helping out putting the finishing touches to the breakfasts on the pass... but that would be the only real complaint. The hotel has bar and nice outside terrace - shame (for us non-smokers) that the cigar /smoking shack complete with fire has the comfiest of seating outdoors.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

One of the best we have stayed in so far.

Service and greeting upon arrival was friendly, welcoming and helpful. Every one we meet at reception was very helpful and attentative especially one young girl with blonde hair who recommended places for us to visit and drew maps etc.

An upgrade to a suite with luxurious bathroom on mezzanine level with view to the New Millenium bridge was offered for an extra £50. We declined after seeing both rooms and stuck with our original room (Tommasi Amarone) as it was stunning.

Room had a large and deep, big enough for 2, freestanding bath next which filled in 5 minutes from the torrent like taps. Next to bath was a large walk in monsoon shower. Fixings, if we recall correctly were Grohe.

Room furniture was mahogany coloured and white sheets and all the little extras you would expect in a hotel to hand in the room but of higher than the quality we have seen.

Room was spotlessly clean. If we were to pick at something the toilet seat was a bit loose and was a bit small. Who cares…. Didn’t bother us at all.

Bed was more comfortable than we we have had the pleasure to sleep in any other hotel. May even be better than home but…no nothing is better than home. Sheets felt like 200 – 300 thread count and bed was firm yet soft probably with a featherbed below the sheets. Our room was roughly above bar area but we heard no noise at all.

Dinner was well above average and the wine list was extensive. We were taken aback by the number and choices of wine, as this was our first time to a place like this. We wanted to get the wine to match the name of our room but it was a little too expensive and more full bodied than we like. We plumped for a nice bottle of red at approx £35. starters mains and dessert were all tasty and well presented.

As a benchmark we paid £200 for the room including dinner bed and breakfast with wine separate on a Saturday night. It was one of the special deals on their website.

Fantastic place for a dirty weekend away. Our favourite by a long way until we went to Nicholas Heights in Oludeniz Turkey this summer.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2009

We spent one night in this hotel after spending two nights in Hotel Du Vin, York.
Both rooms were lovely and the staff were helpful.
We felt that one night wasn't enough to enjoy everything the room had to offer.
Although almost everything had been met to a high standard, there were a few small issues:
Complimentary milk was nowhere to be found.
Kettle which was attached to a tray (which held tea, coffee etc...) had to be transferred to other side of room as there was no power supply.
Bath was dirty.
Overall, the room was lovely. The bed was comfortable and the room which had two large bay windows was light and spacious.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2009

This hotel is gorgeous. The rooms are ultra modern and comfortable. The lounge area has very comfy leather sofas and papers to read etc. The staff were really good to us - they let us check in early after an early morning flight arrival. While we waited for the room we treated ourselves to a leisurely breakfast which was delicious (although a bit pricey at approx £30 for the two of us).

The only negative is the location. It is a bit out of the centre and while we thought this would be easy in taxis etc - they ended up costing a bit (not helped by drivers who didn't know the routes!).

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hartlepool
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2009

I booked a room at the Hotel Du Vin Necastle as a suprise for my husband's birthday. From arrival to check out everything was perfect, the room was amazing, the food delicious and the staff were freindly and helpful.
We would stay here again without hesitation and are already recommending the hotel to family and freinds.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle
Address: Allan House City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
#5 Business Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
#7 Luxury Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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