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“Centrally located hotel that aims to be different” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Indigo Newcastle
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Telford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Centrally located hotel that aims to be different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The Indigo brand is a sister brand to Holiday Inn - so what's the difference?

The decor aims to be distinctive. In this case the rooms are beige (of course) and black with a splash of colour (which starts with a preview of the colour on the door to the room) plus a mural over the bed and wooden floor and some quirky furniture.
Other than that the room was neither large nor small and well equipped - including a fridge with complementary contents.
The bathroom has a big walk in shower with a large albeit rather feeble overhead shower and very clean.

This hotel also boast a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse restaurant. I was advised that a dinner reservation was not necessary but this wasn't great advice I think because the smallish restaurant was pretty busy between 7 and 8 on a Tuesday.
The dinner was definitely upmarket hotel without being ridiculously expensive (£35 for 2 course table d'hote, small glass of decent wine with 10% service automatically added).

Breakfast was by contrast was pretty standard hotel fare.

The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient - with a charming mix of Geordie and accents from foreign shores.

This hotel is very convenient for the central rail station - a few minutes walk crossing a couple of roads. Its situated next to the Assembly Rooms albeit the view from the rooms are of car parks at the back and cars on Fenkle Street at the front. However it wasn't noisy.
Given the location a 30 walk took in a couple of bridges including the Tyne Bridge. A round trip to the Baltic Centre would be more like an hour.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank GaJ94
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Hi Gaj94

Thank you for the brilliant review.

We hope you return to Hotel Indigo Newcastle.

Kind regards

Mark Winter
Operation Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

My husband booked a stay in this hotel for my Birthday. We had a lunch in the Marco Pierre White restaurant with friends then had a few drinks in the bar. The service at the reception, bar and restaurant was amazing. The staff were very attentive and helpful. We ordered breakfast in our room and even got a call in the morning to say it was on it's way.
I was very impressed with the room and would recommend this hotel if you fancy a Newcastle hotel in a central location with wonderful food. The parking was £12 overnight which I thought was a little expensive, however it lasted until the following morning which was useful if you fancy a day of shopping.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Hi Kings36

Thank you for this amazing review.

We hope you enjoyed your birthday.

Hope to see you again at Hotel Indigo Newcastle

Kind regards

Mark Winter
Operations Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This cost a little more than I usually pay for hotels as I tend not to spend much time in the room but the location of this was spot on as I was going solo to a gig at The Academy and it is a two minute walk. The staff were great - genuinely polite and friendly (I am really irritated by fake enthusiasm in customer service) and although I didn't require any assistance I am sure they would have been helpful.
The room was large, as was the bed and the bathroom (without a bath) was also spacious. The shower was brilliant - definitely my favourite hotel shower ever and the anti fog mirror and the backlit shaving/make-up mirror very useful.
The complimentary snacks in the mini-bar went down very well after the gig but not generous if two are sharing (a pack of crisps, kitkat and two cans) maybe there is more if there is not a single occupant?
My room was overlooking the stage door of The Academy which was a bonus for me as I got a glimpse of the band I had seen, but the street was very noisy - I am a good sleeper but I was kept awake until around 3am by a deep bass/ club music sound.
Breakfast was really good - lots of coffee and perfect poached eggs.
Would absolutely stay again if I was treating myself

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Thank jooly13
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi Jooley13

Thank you so much for this brilliant review.

Apologies for the noise from the other venue. We are looking into this, but I hope this does not affect you from visiting us again.

We take pride in our customer service and we hope to see you again at the Hotel Indigo Newcastle.

Kind Regards

Mark Winter
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

10/04/14 - Arrived by train at Newcastle Central and hotel is approx. 3 mins easy walk away so off to a great start. Check in very pleasant both receptionists both very friendly, IHG rewards status acknowledged and bonus points/drink offered. Reception & bar all open plan andhad tastefully decorated and relaxed moderm look.

Room on 4th floor very although not the most spacious was very well decorated with feature wall architectural print and all furnishings in perfect condition and felt very cosy (Hotel Indigo Birmingham take note!). Well stocked mini-bar - all free of charge as is usual at all Hotel Indigos (Again their Birmingham outpost should follow Newcastle's example). Added bonus of spacious balcony with table and chairs.

Ordered room service, operator very cheery and order taken & delivered within 20 mins. Food perfect quantity & quality and very good value.

Breakfast next morning in MPW Restuarant could not be faulted although taken at 9.30, usually one of the busiest times, it was all very relaxed and the ideal way to start the day. Food again could not be faulted.

This is now my hotel of choice in Newcastle.

Room Tip: Get a balcony room, well worth the extra cost!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank EdinburghTraveller61
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi Edinburgh Traveller61

Thank you so much for this fantastic review.

I am so glad that you have enjoyed your stay at Hotel Indigo Newcastle and we hope to see you again.

Kind regards

Mark Winter
Operations Manager
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Had a twin room, was quite roomy with a strange colour scheme, never had such a mix of colours in a room before. The bed's were fine and the bathrooms were spacious and clean. Would certainly stay again. Only small hitch with the room was the air-con whistled on and off, so i just turned it off. When returning to the hotel albeit quite late at night (2.30am), the couple in front went straight into the hotel, i however got a more thorough questioning/showing of the key and was even questioned as to where i was from quoting "can't really send you in a taxi back to there" because my voice was basically gone through illness, not quite sure i'd be trying to access a hotel to sleep in the landing! The couple in front of me were noticeably older but a recurring coincidence of being treated a little different because of my age!

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Thank seanthain
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Mark W, Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Hi Sean T

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent experience at Hotel Indigo Newcastle and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the room we allocated for you and felt the room was spacious and clean.

With regards to the air conditioning, I have spoken with our Maintainence Engineer and he has rectified this issue, however please do accept my apology.

In terms of the issue with the night team and the questioning that you witnessed. Hotel Indigo Newcastle strives on creating a 'Great Hotel, Guests Love' and it isa priority of ours to ensure the health and safety of our guests is key. With regards to the couple which went straight past the night team prior to yourselves, this could have been because the couple were checked in by the night team or they had come across the couple previously, hence asking them again wouldn't have been neccessary.

It is hotel policy to ensure that all guests returning to the hotel are asked there name and this is the policy is all IHG Hotels. I can guarantee that the questioning had no connexion what so ever with your age .

I do hope that this has not put you off returning to Hotel Indigo Newcastle and Marco Pierre White in the future.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kindest Regards,

Mark WInter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my mum for a couple of nights away for her birthday. Stayed in a twin room (112 I think). Wasn't expecting spectacular views as I'd not booked a more expensive room so we got the view of another building (as expected really so no problem). I hear there are better views so I'd recommend booking this specifically if you want this.

Room was clean. As another reviewer has mentioned there's a very good hair dryer. Inclusive mini fridge (water, crisps, kit kat) stocked daily. Bed was made and towels replenished on our second (and final) day. Bathroom was clean and nicely designed. Good sized shower with waterfall head (could have a bit more pressure) and regular head (very good pressure). Shampoo, conditioner, soap, moisturiser were pleasant to use (left my hair nice and minty).

Great location, clean entrance, efficient and friendly staff. No noise problems. Can't comment on the bar or Marco Pierre restaurant as did not make use of these.

If I were to stay here again I'd ask for one of the rooms pictured on here.

Stayed April 2014
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi Girlfrommars 0

Thank you so much for the spectacular review.

We hope to see you again, and we hope you get a chance next time to try our Grainger Bar and the Marco Pierre White Restaurant.

Kind regards

Mark Winter
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I've never stayed in an Indigo Hotel before. But would do again. Great reception staff, good facilities, reasonable price, very fine breakfast included
I stayed here for two nights on a work/social trip to Newcastle. The hotel is right in the centre of town but in a quiet street off the main beat. So perfect to reach cinema, theatre, and Newcastle Arts Centre across the road. (Oh and you can get to wild clubs too if you want...!)

Room Tip: Off the main street so all rooms seem quiet
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Bernard R
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Mark W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo Newcastle, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Hi Bernard R

Thank you for this amazing review!

We hope to see you again at the Hotel Indigo Newcastle.

Kind Regards

Mark Winter
Operations Manager
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Property: Hotel Indigo Newcastle
Address: 2-8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 84 Hotels in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Indigo Newcastle 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Newcastle is just a two-minute walk from Central Station, and a ten-minute walk to Newcastle United Football Club. This upscale venue features an iconic Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, delivering to our guests a refreshing and welcoming experience.Hotel Indigo is a boutique concept by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), offering guests the luxury and individuality you would come to expect of a 4-star hotel. The design of the venue has been heavily influenced by its location within the historic Grainger Town area and will feature bold geometric forms, classical proportions and repeating patterns to mimic the architecture and rows of columns that can be seen around the local neighbourhood. Today, the Grainger town area is a hot-spot for cutting edge architecture and just a short stroll away from the city’s art galleries, restaurants, shops, bars and business district. Hotel Indigo Newcastle has a car park at the rear with charges at £12 per night. ... more   less 
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