County Hotel, Newcastle

Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE1 5DF, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Of Tyrants and Travel Plans

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... Grey College's student led seminar series. I got to see some excellent presentations on Genetic Engineering, the history of Chinese Dragons and the Politics of the Sochi Olympics. The presentation on the Sochi Olympics was especially controversial, as the presenter attempted to portray the Russian perspective on the Olympics and the Ukrainian crisis, which certainly sparked heated discussion.

Last week our Social Secretary Katy organized an awesome ...

Dad in Dunelm

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... The story goes that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were visiting Durham and having dinner in the Castle's Great Hall. The head chef had an appointment to catch, but unfortunately Charles was taking forever to finish his meal. The chef politely asked Prince Charles to hurry it up, which the Queen found so funny that she bestowed upon him a title (not a knighthood but close).

The tour was given by a Durham history student, who kept things lively with ...

Awesome Steam Trains

A travel blog entry by soniasjourneys

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... the Woodcock, and traveled from London to Edinburgh. It was withdrawn to be sold as scrap and was saved and preserved by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association.

Sir Nigel Gresley was the chief engineer for the London Northeastern Railway when he designed the A-4 class locomotives. He also designed the A-1 class which included the Flying Scotsman, the first passenger train to travel more than 100 miles an hour.

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Aggressive Negotiations

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... The story of our species is one of fire and blood.

But that is not the whole story. Diplomacy and negotiation also have a long history, and for as long as there have been soldiers there have also been emissaries and negotiators. It is into this role that I stepped last weekend, completing a three-day intensive module on the topic.

As I have mentioned previously my course involves the completion of three, intensive three day modules throughout the year. Last term ...

Cultural Exchange

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... I learn about the various cultures of the United Kingdom and its surroundings, while simultaneously sharing parts of my culture (or should I say cultures) with the people I meet.

This theme is particularly salient considering the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games kicked off on Friday. The Olympics are an excellent example of nations coming together in sport to share elements of their culture, and one has only to look at the opening ceremonies to see this in action.
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, is near Grainger Town, St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Andrew's Church, and Newcastle Information Centre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews County Hotel, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne

    Don't do it

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    Do not stay at this hotel. Thank goodness that it is opposite the railway station. A night under cardboard with a bottle of White Lightning and the company of the local tramps would be quieter,more comfortable,have better views and be cleaner than the Thistle Hotel. My room on the fourth floor was dark,dingy,small and had a view of a grey brick wall and kitchen extractor fans. The decor of the public rooms and bedrooms was disgusting and the staff unhelpful. The only bonus being that my company paid.

    Horror story

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    I have just read all the highly critical reviews of this hotel - I especially liked the one from the contributor who lives in Kent (about three reviews ago). Following my trip, I was left wondering how Thistle have the gall to keep it going.

    Glad I wasn't paying the bill!!

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    After a horrible three hour train journey I actually walked past the hotel mistaking it for a building site! I then nearly broke my leg slipping on the very polished marble floor, but I was very grateful to be able to leave my luggage until I could check in later in the day.

    Central, but not up to much

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    Stayed in this hotel in mid April. Some renovation work is ongoing, but unfortunately this had not reached the room I was in.

    Let me out

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    We all think we know which is the worst hotel we ever stayed in. We all think that if it was that bad then we should complain to the management.

    It is fine

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    I was so grateful when the Thistle was able to accommodate me at short notice recently. I had left an other hotel in the immediate vicinity due to appalling conditions and the Thistle provided me with a pleasant room at an excellent rate, and with an upgrade to 'double'.

    Staff were uniformly efficient and friendly.

    My room was spotlessly clean, the bathroom bright and modern and everything that the brochure offered seemed to be available. Breakfast was plentiful with good quality ingredients.

    Just Don't!!!

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    Stayed here when Diana Ross was performing in Newcastle & you couldn't get a room for weeks, everywhere was fully booked. Then all of a sudden The Thistle advertised rooms available at a hiked up price?? Had they opened a floor that was earmarked for refurbishment perhaps, judging by the state of the room I think this may have been the case. Upon entering the room the smell just hit you, a mixture of cigarette smoke(was meant to be non-smoking) stagnant water and cooking. The room was small, no tiny, pleased we didnt have much luggage as there was nowhere to put anything. The decor was very eighties which makes me think they must be due for a refurb. The bed covers were frayed and had cigarette burns, 5 in mine, yes I did count them!!! and there seemed an abundance of hair on the carpet where the vacuum cleaner hadnt reached, bearing in mind I had paid £119 for a 1 night stay I felt so disappointed and ripped off. This hotel is in a prime postion in the centre of Newcastle opposite the Central railway station and is architecuraly magnificent, as is the rest of the area. Thistle is a huge hotel chain and should spend some money to keep in line with the other competing hotels, this must be an embarrasment for them. My advice if you are considering a stay here is to phone ahead and ask if the rooms have been refurbished yet, if not do not pay your well earned money to stay in a dump. I make no apologies for calling it that either.

    An embarrasment to a lovely city

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    I had the unfortunate experience of staying at this hotel for 21 nights! (On business) And it was 21 nights of shear terror and horror. The room was small even by European standards. I could not use the blanket as it had holes and hairs all over it, the pillows were like pancakes, and upon checking in after a long flight the shower knob broke and spewed water and flooded the bathroom. The rooms were old, dirty and charm-free. Twice during my stay in the middle of the night we had to evacuate due to fire alarms (both false alarms). Apparently the system is old and a little sensitive. On one evacuation I went down a back staircase that was definitely a fire trap and something out of a haunted house. Front desk staff not at all helpful. Restaurant/bar staff satisfactory, but the food was unappetizing. I could go on and on but you get the point. Wish I could have moved, but it was high season and other properties were full. Stay anywhere but here.

    Terrible

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    Was given a very shabby room overlooking the taxi rank. Also road works outside at the time.Spent until 2.00am listening to drunks from all over Newcastle converging outside to get taxis home. At 8.00am the road works started.The state of the room was so appauling I felt like I was staying in a dos house rather than a £100 a night hotel. Window painted over so wouldn't open. Grimey net curtins. Black and white Newcastle shower curtain. Stains in the bath...Appauling value for money.

    Not on a Snowy Night in January

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    The hotel could be charming with some money and imagination spent on it - it's a classic Victorian station hotel. As it is, its rooms are small, shabby, noisy all night from (presumably) repairs to track and trains in the Central Station opposite. There were no non-smoking rooms left. The Gengis (sic) restaurant was a bizarre mixture of bleak, cold and dark, trendy tableware and food that promised a lot more than it delivered - personally I like at least some dressing on my salad. We were worried about the Japanese curry "flavoured with chicken" too! We got a special internet winter discount for DBB but at 99 per person it was substantially overpriced.

    TripAdvisor Reviews County Hotel, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good