No way is this a luxury hotel. The whole place needs to be renovated. The room was very small and hot and the tiny plastic electric fan was of little use. The bar outside was noisy. I didn't notice any security outside the bar but I do have to agree (after visiting other cities in the UK) that Newcastle was the rowdiest in terms of drinking. I read that Newcastle has a ban on drinking in the streets and from what the previous reviewer stated, if the City dictates that some pubs and bars require security for customers, I assume it can get pretty bad. The city does have some nice architecture, a mixture of old and new. Didn't spend much time in Newcastle but there weren't a whole lot of child-friendly activities, apart from visiting the Angel of the North in Gateshead. Staff at reception were a bit robotic and the concierge was useless. Not that I expected him to kiss our feet but some basic service would have been nice. Honestly, we couldn't wait to leave. I also don't think that it's appropriate to pre-authorize guests' credit cards. I wouldn't want to be charged for something that is already falling apart. I felt sorry for the reviewer who got charged for breaking the elevator after he got trapped in it! In fact, the elevator wasn't working properly when I was there so I avoided it.. And after reading some of the other reviews, I better check my credit card statement and make sure I haven't been charged for any services I haven't actually used!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Few hotels can boast a more enviable city centre postcode than the Vermont Hotel, for this imposing structure is located in the heart of the City of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, not only next to the Castle Keep and opposite the historic Moot Hall, but also just two minutes from Newcastle's Central Station. Combining old character in the form of 1930s grandeur with contemporary elegance and four-star luxury, the landmark building is your base from which to discover the many bars, shops and attractions of the town centre and wider area. Look outside your window and you might see such sights as the River Tyne, Millennium Bridge or stunning cathedral, and it's not the only mark of the sheer inspiration of the Vermont Hotel experience. That's because the reasons for the hotel's reputation become clear with a stay in any one of its sophisticated bedrooms, which are finished in soft relaxing colours while also coming with a wealth of facilities for your pleasure and comfort, including - among others - private en-suite bathrooms, a mini bar and free Internet access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vermont Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Vermont Newcastle Upon Tyne