Recently was in Newcastle for business and meetings. I stayed here for 10 nights, and my room was great. Stayed in a king suite with LR and kitchen. Some colleagues came in later and stayed in the regular king rooms. Understand that these were very small. So, if you can upgrade - do it! I was fortunately upgraded upon arrival. The hotel is still under construction - floors 9 and 10 are still under construction. I was on floor 8, and just twice when I got back to my room before 5pm, you could hear some of the construction going on. But, at 5pm, it stopped and they did not begin until 9am in the morning. Floor 9 is to be completed by the end of June 2012 (this month). The restaurant was great and the breakfast was perfect each day. Only ate dinner here one time as there are many fabulous places within walking distance.
Only downside was their "gym." This is located on floor 1, and is in what appears to be a regular king room. There were two treadmills positioned right next to each other, a bike and a few weight. Fortunately, each time I used the gym, I was in their by myself. The TV is one the wall, so if you are on the treadmill (which I used), you faced the door, and had to listen to the TV. No worries, just plugged into my ipod! Most other days, the weather was perfect, so I just ran down to the Queyside and back. Way more enjoyable that being closed up in a small room!
Will also mention that Holly, manager of the restaurant, was very helpful and greeted us everyday, making sure we were having a good time; did we need anything, etc. Kudos to having Holly on board there as she is a great ambassador for your hotel!
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- The Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel sits in the city center of Newcastle, surrounded by key attractions in the city such as the iconic Newcastle United Football Club Stadium, China Town, city center shopping district, Newcastle University, etc. (All this within 5 minutes walking radius) In addition we are just few minutes walk away from the Theatre Royal, the Centre of Life, the city Quayside and a great selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy this vibrant city. ... more less
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