Our room was lovely with panoramic picture windows that filled an entire wall - with a superb view of The Millennium Bridge, The River Tyne and some other ultra-modern waterside buildings which made for a great stay. Staff are friendly and efficient - this is a well run, modern city hotel. We would choose to stay here again.
The Jurys Inn at Gateshead Quays is on the South Shore Road. It's a part of the old riverside area which is gradually being completely redeveloped. The hotel has a small car park for about 35 cars. It's first-come basis, pull up at the barrier, push the button and the hotel reception staff raise the barrier for you as it's right by the side of the hotel. It costs £6.50 per day and they add it to your bill when you leave. If it's full then you have two other choices: the public car park next door at Baltic Quay (£3 for the first two hours and then £1 per hour thereafter, so not cheap) or on the single yellow line outside on the road - which is fine after 6pm and before 8am or all day on Sunday.
The hotel is in good decorative order and everything worked well. The reception team are professional and friendly. We booked a superior triple room with breakfast. The room was great and was on the third floor. I would suggest a high floor and away from above the bar & outside seating area as I suspect this could get very noisy on a warm, summer evening at the weekend. There are lots of stag & hen parties (although I read somewhere that the hotel have a strict limit on the number of such parties they'll accept at any one time). We stayed on Friday & Saturday night and there was only a little noise for a very short period - it did not detract from our good experience.
The fit-out in the room was good, the beds very comfortable and the superior rooms come with iron and ironing board too. If you're a member of the Jurys Inn Clubcard then you get free high speed wifi for up to four devices, otherwise the free version is just for one device and is just standard speed - so since joining their club is free just do it beforehand! You get a free coffee too included in your stay!
Our room had aircon which was silent in operation and effective. The bathroom was a bit dowdy which was a shame as the rest of the setup is first-class. It's clean and modern but the suite is a bit cheap and the lighting is the same - reminded me of a Travel Lodge rather than a hotel. That's my only criticism. The 'rain' shower is decent but not hugely powerful.
Breakfast is lovely with a wide choice. It's self-service buffet but everything was hot and tasty. The design is good with no pinchpoints for folk taking food or using the toasters. Hot full English, cold meats & cheeses, fruit, yoghurts, cereals, toast etc.
So we enjoyed our stay. The view is probably what made it for us so, if your room didn't have the amazing views, the experience could be less uplifting. We had a meal in the restaurant on one night - you can choose from either the bar or restaurant menu. The service was fine but, like many hotel restaurants, it lacked a great atmosphere. But the food was good, pricing was fair and we would eat there again - although I am not raving about it.
So well done to the team running this Jurys Inn. Thank you for a nice, pleasant weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jurys Inn Newcastle Gateshead Quays offers an excellent city centre location just south of the River Tyne, featuring beautiful views overlooking the waterside. The hotel is within a walking distance via the beautiful Millennium Bridge from the plethora of restaurants and bars that form Newcastle's vibrant nightlife. Newcastle Central Station is under a mile away and the popular Sage Gateshead venue is only a pleasant 10 minute walk away, making the hotel the ideal base to explore all that the city has to offer. The hotel features an all day Costa Coffee bar and a stylish onsite bar to relax in after an eventful day in the city. You can enjoy a great selection of seasonal food and drink in our riverside restaurant with terrace which is open from 6:30am to 10:00am for breakfast and 6:00pm to 10:00pm for dinner. Laundry and dry cleaning service is available. If you are arriving by car limited car parking is available at the hotel on a first come first served basis with an overnight rate of £6.50. Alternatively you can avail of the Baltic car park adjacent to the hotel. Our 203 comfortable bedrooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. All bedrooms are furnished with large soft beds, spacious bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a hair dryer, a flat screen TV with Freeview, and Free WiFi. Guests who book direct with us enjoy Free Premium WiFi, best price guarantee, no booking fees and also earn points and get rewards with our loyalty programme, Jurys Rewards. Enjoy a warm welcome, comfortable bedrooms, seasonal menus and a memorable visit to Newcastle Gateshead with Jurys Inn. ... more less
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- Jurys Inn Newcastlegateshead Quays Hotel Gateshead