I chose this hotel, primarily, for its location: easy access to shops and restaurants; the university; and all the main sights. On these counts the hotel is ideal.
I do understand the hotel has recently been bought and will soon undergo refurbishment. the corridors and public spaces certainly need this; they are shabby and grubby. We booked two rooms - a double and a twin - both overlooking Grey Street on the second floor. The rooms here have a sunny aspect and are very light. They are compact, but adequate, with basic comforts and facilities.
I can't help but feel that this hotel could be so much more special, individual and characterful; especially given that it is not a chain ( although it feels like, and is 'dressed' like, one). The decor is currently very plain, in the manner of a Premier Inn - but could be rich and textured - setting off and complementing the buildings georgian nature and listed status.
I'd stay here again, however, if I got a good price - mainly because of the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shop, party, relax or dinein the heart of Newcastle city centre. On Newcastle’s most prestigious street, The Grey Street Hotel Newcastle (in association with The Living Room Restaurant chain). The historic Grade II listed hotel is boutique and chic in style and cleverly merges the old with the new keeping many of the impressive Georgian Terrace’s original features and adding modern touches, making the hotel an interesting find for people looking for a unique place to stay. Adding to the prestige of the Hotel, is the magnificent restaurant which is part of The Living Room chain which can only be found in cosmopolitan city centre locations across the UK. The Grey Street Hotel is the only hotel association to the chain. Facilities■There are a choice of room types available at the hotel from standard rooms to suites■An intimate bar located in the cellar (available for private hire)■Meeting and conference rooms■Venue hire for weddings or special occasions Finishing Touches■Play station & docking station available■dvd and cd player & library■Crisp, white, Eygyptian percale cotton bedlinen■cafetiere coffee and herbal teas■broadband internet access ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Grey Street
- Grey Street Newcastle Upon Tyne