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.
- 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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