I stayed here on 14th October 2013 for an overnight business trip and booked it specifically due to it's location directly opposite the train station where it could not be much more convenient to find. Checking in was quick and efficient with no problems. I was given a room right at the front of the hotel overlooking the station (right behind the illuminated hotel sign and so quite low down). Despite the activity outside, with the secondary double glazing there was little or no noise from outside.
The room wasn't huge, however for a city hotel I wouldn't have expected anything much different to this. The bed however was very comfortable and I had a good night sleep. My biggest complaint with the hotel was with regards to noise internally which was caused due to the fact that the floors are very creaky. The noise from these from the adjacent rooms was pretty annoying. Please, next time you do some work on the rooms, pull the carpet up and put some plywood or hardboard over the boards if you cannot fix them down.
I had an evening meal there and found the waitresses to be very friendly and attentive. Food was good too with a reasonable price. I would however recommend trying the chefs special menu as it offers some very nice options which are away from the normal hotel type food.
Overall, nothing particularly special however somewhere I would certainly stay again as there were no issues with it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located across from Grand Central Station, the County Hotel is perfect for shopping, sporting and cultural events, and visiting the world-famous Hadrian's Wall. A magnificent Grade II Listed Victorian, the hotel is the ideal base for shopping, concerts and other cultural events, with attractions from Roman remains to the legendary St James' Park within a short drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- County Hotel, Newcastle Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- County Hotel By Thistle Newcastle
- County Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne