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Royal Station Hotel
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

This hotel was no doubt absolutely fantastic back in the day. Still a fine building today but needing up dating. Expensive for what you get from the actual hotel, ie the rooms are pretty small and the bed was rock hard and if anyone above walked about the floorboards creaked like a scene from a horror movie. The place had a bit of a stale whiff about it too, maybe I'm being picky ? but it is such a lovely old building and deserves better imho. Don't expect nice views, our window lifted 6 inches, most of the panes were cracked and all we could see were dimps and a slate roof.
What you do get is the location which is unbeatable when visiting Newcastle. Newcastle is a fantastic city for a weekend break, highly recommended for a husband and wife getaway. Straight off the train and in to the hotel. Loads of great bars and restaurants literally right outside and the shops a 5 minute walk away. We stayed for one night, a Saturday and the location was perfect.
Hotel 5/10
Location 10/10

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Lovely hotel with character, less than a minute from Central Station.
Bit pricey, but that weekend was especially busy. Nice room, nice bathroom which was very clean and had a great shower.
Check in was efficient, lovely staff who were very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Stayed one night in a superior room. Booked online and it was significantly cheaper than local Premier Inns or Travelodges that weekend, and in many ways much nicer.
Check-in friendly, room was a good size with very high ceilings and nice warm decor. Bed was very comfortable, large wardrobe, good iron in room, good sized television (but with limited channels) and a small bathroom with shower over bath. It was all extremely clean. Unlike some reviews I did not experience any external noise. The room had no view what-so-ever though, located on the first floor and the window blocked by the station roof to the rear.
Didn't try the bar or restaurant but it seemed reasonably priced for this sort of hotel.
Only a few small problems. The floorboards of the room abover were extremely squeaky and the noise from the guests above moving around disturbed an otherwise quiet stay. The shower head is not adjustable and quite low. The desk was a bit small. The room did not have air con and was slow to cool down / heat up. And the corridor to the room was very long and contained many steps and narrow, heavy doors, so getting large amounts of luggage to/from the room may prove challenging.
Otherwise pleasant, would definitely consider staying again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

we stayed for one night over the weekend at the royal station in room 300 which was very spacious and clean with a huge bathroom & dressing area. the beds were very comfortable and we slept well with no noise disturbance despite the central; location of the hotel.

The staff were all friendly and helpful , the breakfast was great a good selection and hot.

the building is magnificent and well maintained we would deffinately stay again.

Room Tip: room 300 was fab
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

I stayed at the Royal Station Hotel for just one night on business. It is very convenient to the train station and the centre of town, but as other people have said this does mean you can hear train announcements if you are at the back of the building.
The building itself looks like it has recently been refurbished, and my room was great for a short stay. The bathroom was lovely, and the free wifi, and flat screen tv, along with complimentary drinks and kit kats was a nice touch.
The breakfast was included, and pretty standard, but plenty of it!
It was all very nice except for dinner! The dining room had approx 3 tables eating, and 3 tables waiting when I arrived, so very quiet! After placing my order I waited 40 minutes for a stuffed chicken breast with tagliatelle! and to add insult to injury, the chicken was overcooked! It was tasty enough, but really I would never expect to wait this long for such a simple meal.
A lady nearby had been waiting as long for a rare steak and then had to send that back as it was overcooked... This really clouded my enjoyment of the hotel, as the kitchen incompetence made me over half an hour late to meet a friend! The wine by the glass was not great either.
So all good except for the dining room - eat out in town

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Close to the station and handy for the metro Arena and the town center, both a five minute walk. We paid £80 for the night via the internet instead of £114 when booking direct.
This has been a lovely city building and no doubt costs a few quid to maintain to its current reasonable standard.
The room was ok for the money and had digital tv and free unlimited wifi. We visited on an unseasonably warm day and and the rads were on full so we had to sleep with the window open. The smokers outside the pub opposite were very drunk kept us awake untill 3am. The view northward is horrid. I dont know what the Southward view offered.
If you do stay at this hotel make time to walk to the riverside to admire the fantastic bridge strucures close by.

Room Tip: Try South facing rooms if you have a choice.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I stayed here for two nights this month with my boyfriend. The hotel has a great location, we came off the train and the hotel is right next to the station. Also only a few minutes walk to get right into the town centre. We stayed in a superior double room which was lovely and spacious - had everything we needed. The shower was really powerful although it took a few minutes for the water to run hot but that wasn't a problem. We also used the pool facilities which were great. Hotel staff were friendly and really helpful. Overall a lovely stay - i would definately recommend!

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Property: Royal Station Hotel
Address: Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Station Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of the city adjoining Newcastle Central Station and metro system, just 10 minutes walk from the bustling city centre with its shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The Royal Station Hotel Newcastle was built circa 1850 and is a grade 1 and 2 Victorian listed building which boasts elegant architecture and was opened by Queen Victoria. We offer spacious rooms, a fabulous bar and restaurant, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and limited free car parking. ... more   less 
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