I stayed here for two nights on business while visiting the university. It was a very convenient hotel for the train station, which is literally about a minute's walk away, so no need to spend money on taxis. It was also very reasonably priced when booked through laterooms.com, and the staff were polite and helpful.
There are some nice touches that made my stay extra special - wifi was fast and free, and there were complimentary drinks and snacks provided in the room fridge at no extra cost. It was only a short walk away from most of the city's restaurants and bars and the university, although there is a restaurant and room service menu available as well. Breakfast was not included in the price, so I chose to pick something up nearby rather than pay the full whack for continental breakfast - there are plenty of sandwich and coffee shops within a five minute walk.
The bed was very comfortable but unfortunately I didn't have a very good night's sleep. Because the hotel is right next to the station you get the noise of the trains until very late at night - even though I was five floors up I still noticed it. The train noises stopped at about midnight but I still woke up in the night, because being quite an old building I could hear people walking around in the corridor and the rooms above - it was quite creaky!
I'd definitely recommend this hotel if you need to be near the station (e.g. visiting the university, travelling for business) because of its convenient location and friendly staff, but light sleepers should beware!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Station
- Royal Station Newcastle Upon Tyne