Novotel Newcastle Airport
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Newcastle Airport Newcastle upon Tyne
I don't normally associate the Novotel brand with cheap and cheerful but this one is, the decor in the halls is depressing but the rooms are a pleasant surprise, clean, large and modern. Little expresso machine in the room. Negotiate hard on the price we got 50% off just by asking..........a little out of town but at least that means a quiet nights sleep.
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