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I'm writing this on our second day of the tour but I don’t know when I will be sending it. The Hotel here has Wifi, but they unbelievably are charging 5 pound per hour to use it in the foyer!!!! Every other one we have stayed in has been free in either your room or the foyer and here they want to charge 5 pounds!!! Thats almost 10 dollars!!! …
So it's a bit earlier start on the tour bus for this tour, we were up around 6.30, for bags out at 7am..I had my bag out on time, but Dan brought his own bag down around 7.15am when we were heading down to breakfast. Breakfast was very nice with hot and cold buffet. The coffee was still bad, but the rest was good. We were on the road by 8am and …
Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
... We both agreed that whilst it is always nice to return home, it wasn't like a 14 day package at one place where we found ourselves climbing the walls towards the end of the holiday.
Already mentally planning for South of France next year (maybe combined with some time in London)...
... megan is the laziest dog ever. I woke up in time to put the free spuds in the oven to bake but Edward was too tired to wait and just had some toast which meant extra baked potatoes for us. They were incredible. They were so fresh and yummy that we gobbled the whole lot in record time. By this time we were all exhausted and only watched a little bit of tv before heading to bed by 9.30pm. Hopefully a goodnights sleep will do us all good and we'll be a bit more lively ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
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.
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)
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.