We stayed in apartment 1 from 28-30/03/2010. We stayed to watch Nottingham Forest play Newcastle United at St James Park.
The apartments were quite a distance up the Quayside from bars and pubs - about a 10 minute walk, then another 10 minute walk up steep hills into the city centre. We got a taxi back as the weather was awful and this cost £6.
The apartment was quite basic, with no wardrobe. The dishwasher had a notice on it saying it was out of order, and this was not fixed during our stay, and staff never mentioned it. It seemed to have been out of action for sometime, and I washed all the cutlery and crockery before using it, as it did not look clean. The wine glasses even had lipstick marks on them. The bathroom was nice and the bed comfy. It did feel a bit like being in a cave though, as we had to keep the blinds closed all the time, the window in the front room looked straight onto a busy main road, and the bedroom window looked straight into the lobby area that lead to all the other apartments. When I booked the apartment it said 1 bedroom, with balcony. However after asking for the key to the door at reception, we opened the door to find there was not balcony, just a pathway past the other apartments to the main road - so this was disappointing.
Secure parking under the apartment block was provided free of charge.
Overall, it was ok, but I don't think I'd stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- City Apartments Newcastle - Quayside Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne