I recently stayed with my girlfriend for a Friday night in the Newcastle CBD. Phone/internet communication was prompt & informative.
Check-in was fast & friendly, the only downside (probably not the fault of the receptionist) was all the locations & venues she suggested were closed. I was honestly suprised the CBD was so dead in a Friday night. Only a few places open after 830pm with a handfull of patrons.
The room size was moderate for 2 people, the bathroom funtional if a little when 2 people tried using it at the same time. The exhuast fan continuosly operates disturbing our sleep with a high pitched whistle.
After reading previous negative comments about breakfast I'm happy to stay there was plenty of food served, & all hot food was hot. The coffee machine was handy but the hot chocolate was terrible - alot of hot water & milk but no chocolate. I appreciated the complimentary cold cordial available 24hrs.
I disagree with previous comments about parking fee being included in hotel price. We came by train a short walk to hotel & wouldn't appreciate paying extra for a feature we didn't use. So I thank management for having the parking fee seperate.
Overall a great place to stay, here's hoping the CBD nightlife improves & council remain honest about public transport improvements to satisfy the community not real estate developers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Newcastle is in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of the Regional Museum, Art Gallery and Civic Theatre. Guests also have easy access to the many boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs in the popular Queens Wharf and Honeysuckle foreshore precinct. The hotel has 98 rooms, a restaurant, bar, Internet access and was winner of a 2005 Tourism NSW award for excellence in accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Newcastle Hotel Newcastle