Royal Station Hotel
Travel Blogs from Newcastle upon Tyne
... Tynemouth Village, a sweet little place dominated by a castle and priory ruin om the headland (just the place to make one despair if sent here unwillingly).
The Captain and Navigator used the lunch break for some serious cartography.
Cath has been searching for the last bus to Wallsend but is still to find it. None of them seem that full here. (Bernie can explain - its a rhyming slang type thing from the Hunter - "as full as the last bus to Wallsend"
Ferry is definitely the way to go to Europe (saves that long drive South plus cost of fuel) providing you can go out of season and early in the week (price doubles nearer Friday)
Very relaxed at both ends, Wait in the queue, have a sandwich lunch and tea in the van and be guided in by ...
... as the bit we looked at didn't look like hogwarts. Wandering back to the festival there were a number of stalls but it was all pretty busy so I bought some baklava and a big lollypop and then I discovered they were handing out free potatoes. I like a freebee but Iccouldn't find the woman who was handing out free canvas bags but instead I found a giant potato. He did rush at Edward a little at the beginning which probably scared the living daylights out of him but ...
The holiday didn't start off too well with Emma being in A&E the night before with an allergic reaction to a wasp sting and me throwing up Saturday morning so my throat hurt all day (not sure what that was about but it passed as quickly as it arrived). We packed up the car and managed to get going before the alloted time, which may be a first for my sister who works on emma-time. Megan the dog was jammed into her crate with a cone on her head and we all set off. Just as ...
We managed to get to Newcastle in good time after a reasonably late start. Mandy came to visit and we popped to the Skiff pub close by to have a drink and a catch up. Lovely to see her but not a lot to catch up on really. David and Caitlin arrived around 6pm so ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Station Hotel Newcastle upon Tyne
Absolutely shocking. I stayed here on new years eve 2003 and it was down to our usual hotel , the holiday inn on new bridge street being fully booked, what i walked into was a room like an ice box , heating turned off , heated towel rail broken , no mini bar , no sky sports , a gaping hole in the wall that faced outside that let in draughts , a celing that had more cracks than an Amsterdam brothel. The staff were also inept and really unfriendly and should either consider a career change or maybe have their management put them through training. Their attitude upon check in was shocking until they seen the credit card clear. Poor Poor Poor
Staff service very poor!!!
A very nice hotel from first impression. The room we stayed in was ok, but could have been better. The bedding looked in need of a change. The hotel had good qualities, however the service provided by staff was not so good. It seemed there was only one person there who knew what they were doing, and really cared about our stay. . On my visit prior i satyed at the copthorne hotel and compared to that, this hotel was well off the mark.
I have stayed at this hotel twice, the second time because there was other choice. Whilst breakfast was acceptable the other facilities are sub standard to say the least. The foyer, stairs and corridors are dirty, and both rooms I have stayed in are also dirty. One of the rooms had all windows nailed up, incapable of being opened to let in fresh air. thankfully I wasn't there this summer. 0n using the bathroom on the last visit I was horrified to find a used durex behind the bathroom door, so much for the attention to cleaning by the housekeeping staff. On complaining I was given a twenty five pound reduction from my bill as a form of compensation but having been subjected to this incident I am certain I will never want to stay at this hotel again. The majority of the staff are lacking in motivation and the reception staff certainly need re-training in how to deal with customers. A dreadful place obviously lacking strong and focused management. By the way cleanliness costs little.
Could do a lot worse
I read the previous reviews and was fearing the worst when I checked into this hotel. I must say that you should take as you find and I found the staff very helpful, the room I stayed in was basic, but no problem. Best aspect : Breakfast, very nice Worse aspect : TV channels, No Sky movies or Sky sports
Dirty, Grubby Shocking
I expected a top class hotel from the information on the web site and the prices charged. what we got was a dirty, filthy place. The bathroom was disgusting and the general decor filthy, avoid this place at all cost.
I stayed in this hotel on my very first visit to Newcastle and was bitterly dissapointed! The staff looked angry and were extremley unhelpful. It was very obvious they were watching the clock for their escape home! This surprised me as Geordie's are renowned for their friendliness and great fun! The rooms were cold and damp, with shabby decoration. Our room was also very small, unfortunatley the price we paid was not! The place looked as though it had never been cleaned. One good feature I did find in this hotel was the leisure facilities which were attached to the train station. After this trip I went home dissapointed with Newcastle as a city. I have since returned 3 times and discovered its a great place with loads to do and see but unfortunatley if you don't book into the right hotel with the right staff you can be left with a very bad experience!
The service and the room were terrible. At reception they ignored us and then indicated that they had lost my reservation -- the e-mails regarding which I had with me. Whilst they found a room, the night manager seemed to make a point of tracking me down while we were trying to go out for a social. Upon being confronted, upon the glorious staircase, I tried to keep my cool as he tried to prove the hotel had been correct -- so much for the customer always being right. I did speak to the day manager who offered, but did not follow up with restitution, and my subsequent letter went unanswered.
This hotel has a feeling of former elegance. The best bit is the stairway which is broad and sweeping. There are HUGE chandeliers to light you down. The rooms are very adequate and clean but ours didn't seem to have such a thing as a colour scheme. Beware Room 437 where the TV comes on at precisely 7 am even though you didn't time it to do so or anything. The reception staff didn't believe us. Very nice leisure facility. The button to work the jacuzzi is not obvious. I believe it is on the wall. Do ask attendant, since many people don't find the button (like me). Very varied breakfast. Just about anything you could think of. Coffee not great.
Not impressed by Royal Station Hotel
Substandard housekeeping (grubby, smoky room, worn sheets, chilly) In need of refurbishment Breakfast OK though. Public rooms fine, bedroom corridors very scruffy.
Royal Treatment at the Royal Station!
Great value for money, Service second to none. Great location.
I will be stopping here again on my next visit to Newcastle