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“Believe the hype, brilliant b&b, great service and immaculate decor” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Metropolitan
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Whitley Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Believe the hype, brilliant b&b, great service and immaculate decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

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!

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Hessle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I was also one of the 36 hens who stayed at The Met and others next door, this B&B was by far the best B&B I have ever stayed in, we were made so welcome from the moment we arrived, the rooms were immaculate, modern, and had everything that you could need for your stay, but if anything was missing, Stephen made it very clear that he would do his best to provide it for us - even down to taxi's in the early hours if we needed them!!
The breakfast was amazing, so much choice, so accomodating, and very tasty!!
Thank you so much for making the weekend so memorable.
****I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE NEEDING TO STAY IN A B&B IN WHITLEY BAY EITHER AS A COUPLE OR A GROUP THAT THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY****

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lynne L
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Thank you for your review i appreciate you taking the time to leave feed back . We had a great time having you all at The Metropolitan and am pleased you enjoyed it so much i hope to see you again in the future
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Bridgnorth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

What a fantastic B & B !!! Booked for a girly weekend. Couldnt find one negative would definitely recommend the stay to anyone wishing to book.
Well worth a visit. Stylish throughout !! Splendid Hosts!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank jackie c
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
thank you for taking the time to leave a review . i am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . hopefully we will see you next time you are in the area
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I've just returned from a stay at The Metropolitan with 35 other hens and all I can say is wow!

It's one of the nicest bed and breakfasts I've stayed in. The owner Stephen and his team made us feel very welcome right from the offset. Every room was immaculately clean, stylishly decorated and had every guest need catered for - nothing was too much trouble. He was even on hand to take a group photo before we left for the evening!

The breakfast was tasty, with plenty of tea and toast alongside - even meat-free sausages for my vegetarian friend!

The Metropolitan is perfectly placed in central Whitley Bay (the beach is just at the bottom of the street) and I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay with friends or family.

Room Tip: The family room that slept five was amazing, so much room!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
thank you for taking the time to leave a review . i am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . hopefully we will see you next time you are in the area
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Hull
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

My daughters bridesmaids booked the whole of this B and B and part of the next door B and B. They were given maximum help by Stephen who's organisation and constant updates made it easier for them. We were greeted with a friendly welcome. The rooms were beautifully clean nicely decorated, and the extra touches made it feel home from home. There was an abundance of food to eat at breakfast nothing was too much to ask for. Stephen was willing to arrange what ever we requested.This hotel is well worth checking out if your ever in Whitley Bay. My thanks to Stephen for making our stay a happy one and going the extra mile.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Anne C
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
thank you for taking the time to leave a review . i am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . hopefully we will see you next time you are in the area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

This place is fabulous!

Just returned from a great hen weekend and Stephen you and your place was the icing on the cake!
Stylish rooms, mega comfy beds, tasty breakfast and the little finishing touches....
You could not do enough for us and made us feel so welcome.
I would recommend this place in a heartbeat, this place is THE best! X

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank Missjennywren
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
thank you for taking the time to leave a review . i am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . hopefully we will see you next time you are in the area
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

I have just returned from a hen do in Whitley Bay with 35 other girls. We booked out the whole of the B&B and part of next door. Stephen organised everything for me and nothing was too much.
You should be really proud of yourself. I know you have not been open long but what a gem!
You went out of your way to make our stay with you enjoyable.
The whole of the place was really clean and beautifully decorated. All of the extra touches added to the stay....cotton wool and buds in the bathroom, Ipod docking stations and the Hen got a bottle of Rose wine.
There was plenty to eat at breakfast, cereal, fruit and a full english which was yummy.
Thank you Stephen x x x

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Jayne T
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TheMetropolitan, Owner at The Metropolitan, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
thank you for taking the time to leave a review . i am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . hopefully we will see you next time you are in the area
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Property: The Metropolitan
Address: 13 Esplanade, Whitley Bay NE26 2AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Whitley Bay
#1 Luxury Hotel in Whitley Bay
#2 Romantic Hotel in Whitley Bay
#3 Family Hotel in Whitley Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Metropolitan 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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