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Ericandpaula stayed here on May 21, 2014 during their trip titled: Eric and Paula's Great Adventure.
... appetites further and we are already thinking about our next adventure to Scotland. Edinburgh and the North of England have been very interesting and provided the cultural and historical elements to our trip. All that remains now is to thank you all for reading and commenting on our blogs and to Len for providing the taxi service between Taunton and Bristol and of course a very large pile of washing! Until the next adventure... ...
... forest roads. We then moved out of the forest into two miles worth of peat bog, which on another day would have been very heavy going. Thankfully it has been so dry these past three weeks that this bog was child's play compared with what we crossed in the Flow Country for example. We cracked on at a reasonable pace so much so that we caught up with the Australian Peter who is also ...
And so, the end is near... Our last full day of travelling has arrived (don't worry there will be one final blog entry tomorrow to wrap everything up). Being the lazy people that we are, we didn't actually hit the road until 0850, which wouldn't usually be that much of a problem except we had planned to visit Holy Island first thing (a small island with a single road that gets cut off from the mainland when the tide comes in) and we were racing against the clock. The drive up to ...
... Worm Pub. For those of you who are keeping tabs on our song titles, this title is a song, my mum used to sing it! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BcZcOoP_v 2k. We had a great night out at the pub and Lesley's husband, Dave (who is 6'8") and Jen's husband Terry, came along. We had another great chinwag about the family. All to soon it was past midnight and, "time for bed" said Zebedee! Our first real late night of the holiday. Ka kite ...
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Convenient for train station
I stopped for one night in March 2005. Room clean and spacious, plenty of towels. Breakfast - good selection with excellent fresh fruit salad. Very convenient for train station.
Good value for money
Nice new hotel 5 minutes away from the main train station. I stayed for one night in February and was fully satisfied. The room was spacious and clean and the location excellent, 10 minutes by foot to the Bigg Market. Standard English breakfast was served, nothing fancy, but fully in line with my expectations.
One problem I had was my keycard being deactivated before the check-out time. Because I left my bags in the room, I almost missed my train while having it sorted out.
Another small gripe was that the window could only be tilted, but not fully opened (thus making shooting photos out of the window difficult).
I would definitely stay here again.
New hotel, modern, clean functional
I stayed for one night in February 2005. The hotel is part of a bigger building complex which is still being built and I would imagine rooms facing the building work, across the courtyard, would be noisy with the windows open (not sure what time the workers start, but certainly before 8am when I went down for breakfast). Most of the heavy work seems to have been completed and this should not be an issue by the time we reach summer '05.
I was at the back of the hotel facing the river and a busy road. 7 floors up and traffic noise was still always present with the window open, but not unduly troubling.
The hotel is almost brand new and looks it. Everything works, is clean and presentable. Rooms are reasonable in size. Mine had a double bed and a sofa which could open into a further bed. Bed was firm but comfortable, pillows were a little flat. I slept better than I have done in many hotels.
Reception staff were friendly and reasonably capable. Did not dine in the hotel, other than to take breakfast, which is self service. Collect a tray, find a table or wall facing bar seat (like in a McDonalds) and serve yourself. Tea/Coffee machines, fruit cold/hot breakfast items all available. Good quality. Only person you will see is the greeter and the person who clears away your tray. There is no room service.
The hotel displays AA 3 star sign. I paid a corporate rate of £67 (1 person) for one nights stay in a double room with breakfast. Very acceptable for the price. Only downside and a small one, is that the rooms do not offer any product. No shower cap, toiletries or biscuits to go with the tea and coffee. not something I usually notice, until you find you don't have any.
The hotel does not itself have a car park, but just around the corner is a multi-storey car park that costs £6.40 overnight. There is a cut through to the car park at the side of the hotel that only takes a couple of minutes to reach.
Overall, a modern and very clean and functional place to stay without any luxuries. Ideal for short business trips or weekends away when you know you will be out and about for most of the time. Think of it as a high-rise city centre Travel Lodge without the car parking.
Have just returned from a stag weekend in Newcastle and I feel the need to point out the down falls of our weekend at the Jurys Inn. The hotel readily advertise the fact that it accepts stag parties, but being part of a stag party means you are treated differently... I arrived ahead of the rest of the party and was greeted with a warm welcome, as you would expect from such an establishment. However, this was not the same story for the rest of the group. We had a very causal evening in some of the pubs, but didn't get into the clubs as a few of the party were wearing trainers.. (Be warned)
Saturday night out was not as good and we ended up back at the hotel by 1.30am to find the bar closed, much to our disappointment. Not what you expect from a hotel who accepts stag parties.
On checkout, we were not asked how our stay was nor was there any interaction from the reception team. We felt as if they didn't want us there.
It was not all disappointing however. The rooms were spacious and clean and breakfast was good.
Cheerfulness and competence
Warm welcome on arrival. Clean decently-equipped rooms: some quiet, but those with a view tend to be noisy if you open the window.
The fusion restaurant is certainly reasonably priced. The food we were served was not really what we ordered, but was OK. The house wine was a very very basic French vin de table. Breakfast was an ample buffet and perfectly OK.
The price of rooms is set to rise in early 2005, we were told.
We stay at jurys, newcastle every xmas time, as were in our late 30s we still like a bit of everything being good pubs, good accomadation, and good restaurants all are within walking distance, first class hotel would not consider any other
Stayed here a couple of days ago - the hotel has a good central location and is keenly priced. But there are some limitations - no room service and the bar food despite the menu advertising as open till 10.30 was reduced to just sandwiches before 9.30pm. The coffee/smoothie bar wasn't quite up and going either - no smoothies available at all.
The room was clean & spacious with tea & coffee facilities but the shower was very weedy and one of the windows in my room wouldn't close properly which meant my room was very noisy (despite being on the 6th floor) from the busy road beneath. Also the window cleaners appeared at 7.30am to clean my windows - you don't expect to be overlooked on the 6th floor - this could have been awful and some warning would have been appreciated.
Very central location
Marvellous location, within 5 minutes walk of the Central Station. A new hotel with excellent facilities and good value for money.
Enthusiastic and very helpful reception staff who readily gave me advice on the location for the building I needed to walk to for a meeting, and good room facilities for the type of hotel.
I will definitely stay there again for my next visit to Newcastle.
Well worth a visit
Very Clean, central location, just to note: the bars just outside the door of the Hotel are gay bars but a short walk away you will find all different types of pubs and clubs that will cater for all types. Also the hotel bar did close very early which was a pain as we were are a stag party, actually might have been a good thing that they did close it. Hotel staff also gave us excellent advise on the pubs and clubs to go to and they were spot on. Would use it again.
Ususal jurys quality
four of us stayed at the newcastle inn in november 2003. the inn was the usual good quality you get from the jurysdoyle group. the location of the inn is typical of the other jurys inns and hotels i have used, in that they are always centrally located. it is easy to walk from the train station to the inn, a distance of less than one mile. the inn was close by the local newcastle united football stadium and the telewest arena, two venues we were visiting. the rooms are the usual jurys standard-clean, spacious and comfortable. the staff were friendly and helpful and able to advise us of the best nightspots to go to. should you find yourself in newcaslte, make jurys your first choice for accomodation.