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“A Mixed Bag”
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Dene Hotel
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Reviewed 22 October 2007

I stayed one night while attending a function, the locations great for Jesmond and the metro isn't too far away. I found all the staff friendly but there were problems with my room. It was furnished reasonably well and had a comfortable bed but the TV had been there since the seventies, cigarette burns in the plastic, no remote control just buttons 1-8 on the front to change channels. These contained the five main channels in no particular order and espn classic. The other two were just interference.

The bathroom was pokey (probably not 6 feet by 6 feet) with the main light flashing on and off in a manner that could induce an epilectic fit and with no natural light it made for an interesting experience. The shower was in need of a really good clean and although I'm a little bit chunky a tight squeeze to get into through the sliding door which I then found was jammed hence half an inch of water all over the floor when I'd finished. The sink was also interesting as hot water came from both taps, a bit of a concern when your looking for a drink.

Breakfast was fine if basic, although the waitress forgot to bring me my promised coffee and toast even after she'd delivered the main breakfast.

A little bit of work and it wouldn't be a bad hotel but at the moment I wouldn't stay more than one night and it's a little expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 January 2007

I stayed here on account of good reviews on this site but will be sure to do more research next time. It has all the worst aspects of dated, British hotels and makes Fawlty Towers look like something from Blade Runner.

It reeks of pine air freshener, has mould, peeling wallpaper, dirty toilets with seats that don't fit, shabby, smelly pub-carpets and the decor is old enough to be in a museum for forgotten tastes with those tatty old polyester covers that look like they've not been washed since the 80's and tatty, MFI chipboard furniture. The beds are uncomfortable and the food is pretty much what you might expect after staying a night there.

The website advertises as having satellite TV but the reality is that the hotel has Sky but you have to watch whatever the security guard / receptionist is watching that night. If you like Snooker and you get a colour TV, you might be in luck.

If I thought I was just unlucky, a noisy family staying in an adjacent room were complaining the next morning and tried to leave a night early resulting in an open argument in the breakfast room. This proved to be an unexpected bonus in fact - far better than the snooker, as the hotel owner in the kitchen kept shouting to the security guard / receptionist (now waiter), to stop having arguments in front of other guests! There was enough material in one night for another 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers!

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 December 2006

A small party of us stayed here recently - chosen because of good reviews. This hotel has a very run-down and unstylish ambience despite the presence of some new wallpaper. Rooms very pokey, no soundproofing, uncomfortable beds, antiquated televisions, ancient wall-mounted hairdryers and radios. Downstairs there is a pervading odour of cigarette smoke and chip fat. In my room, the strong smell of chemical air freshener and bleach did not mask the smell of mould from the shower room - the shower cubicle was so mouldy I decided not to use it. Fortunately we were only booked for one night - there is no way I would have stayed another. Not very expensive but not nearly cheap enough for what we got.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled on business
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Thank Academic-traveller
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Reviewed 26 September 2005

We stayed there for the night. The hotel is ideally situated near the city centre, near some local shops, and close enough for a cheap taxi.

The hotel itself is lovely, and the staff, especially Big Mick, were fantastic. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who prefers a homely hotel compared to the mainstream brands.

11 out of 10

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed 12 June 2003

Really enjoyed my overnight stop, excellent room, full en-suite with tv and satellite. friendly staff and an excellent breakfast!fully reccomended, would stay again!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dene Hotel

Address: 38 Grosvenor Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2RP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 82 Hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price Range: £51 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dene Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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