We have just returned home from a bank holiday weekend in Whitley Bay for a friend's birthday, which we spent at The Metropolitan b&b due to the fantastic reviews that were already on tripadvisor. There were 12 girls between the ages of 36 and 40 years old and we all agreed on how good this place is.
The rooms are lovely, light and airy and immaculately decorated. Each room has a wall mounted flat screen TV with free view, ipod docking stations, powerful hairdriers, tea making facilities (with hot chocolate too!) and ensuite bathrooms. The beds are luxuriously comfortable and the decor is stylish.
The service you receive from Stephen and his team is above and beyond normal customer service. They catered to every need, quickly, efficiently and always with a smile. Stephen was always on hand with advice about the local area, without feeling intrusive at all.
The breakfasts are delicious! You preorder the night before with a little tick list of what you do and don't want and the time you want it and it's all freshly made, along with cereal, coffee and tea. He cooked for all 12 of us with our individual requirements and we still managed to all eat around the same time! As my friend said, 'there's not many men who can make 12 girls happy within 20 minutes'!.
We had arranged for them to put on a mexican buffet on the Sunday night before going out and they decorated the diniing room with tasteful balloons and put on the most amazing spread which could have fed the 5000! They also arranged for a birthday cake, made by someone they know, which was fabulous and delicious.
The location is perfect too, the beach is at the end of the road, with some lovely restaurants along the front (which Stephen is happy to help assist with choosing and booking) and the bars are on the street parallel so only a 2 minute walk away (start at the top and work your way down!). A word of warning though, bank holiday sunday's are very quiet, though I believe August bank holiday is meant to be very busy)
This place is worth every penny. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Metropolitan bed and breakfast is situated in the heart of Whitley Bay, We provide our guests with quality bed & breakfast accommodation in a modern setting at an affordable price. Centrally located, The Metropolitan is a few minutes walk from the blue flag beaches and Whitley Bay town centre. The Metropolitan is positioned in a quiet street which is close to all transport links, restaurants, theatre, bars and nightlife. It is the ideal place to stay to enjoy all that Whitley Bay and surrounding areas have to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Metropolitan Hotel Whitley Bay