Royal Station Hotel
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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.
Sub standard and poor quality
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.
Depressing, dirty Hotel!
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
TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Station Hotel Newcastle upon Tyne
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... Rouge with a coffee. This chap called Neil, who was also having a coffee, was happy to tell us all about Durham and its history, the bridge we were beside is called Framwellgate Bridge, and it's Durham's oldest, and...it's a Grade 1 listed building! We went back to the Hotel to fetch the car, then off we go for a cuppa and chat with Pat. ...
... and Pat and I joined Dave in the garden. There are so many starlings here, it's so nice to see them flying over, and on someone's roof, near Pat there were loads. Apart from a couple of heavy showers it's been a beautiful day, but windy. Later we all got changed and went to the Rose Tree pub for her birthday dinner. Pat didn't like her goats cheese salad much but apart from that it was a success. We had arranged for a birthday cake for ...
... s leading park designer. It has a large boating lake, play areas for children specific to their age group and a mini zoo. Unfortunately, the weather reverted to type and we had to beat a retreat to the cafe in the former mansion for refreshment. An interesting afternoon ...
... the harebells were plentyful this year. We then cut back down across the grassy field to the road, then followed that back to the Carpark. It was now lunchtime so we retraced our steps back to Greenhead and the cafe there. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they were really set up for people with food allergies, so T had no difficulty in finding something to eat for once. It still being relatively early, John ...
... a car park. Since that time, through the efforts of volunteers, the garden has been resurrected although not to its original design as Health and Safety issues affect public spaces these days! It's not a large garden and we were very lucky in meeting Dave Peacock and we had a long chat with him. Apart from funding issues the main concern is the age and number of the remaining volunteers and the need for new blood. After lunch in the onsite cafe, we returned ...