Travelodge Newcastle Central
Travel Blogs from Newcastle upon Tyne
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" - Edmund Burke
Geopolitical events may seem abstract and far away when watched on the news, but in the age of globalization their impacts can reach across the world. Who knew a small protest movement in the heart of Kiev would, in just a few short months, change the map of Eastern Europe? Earlier last month brave men and women gave their lives on the Maidan protesting ...
... of the Baltic Gallery. In the afternoon we walked around downtown, and explored Newcastle's New Castle. The Castle was built during the Norman Period to defend the river Tyne, although a fort had existed on the sight in the past. Although once a sprawling defensive complex, only the keep and Black Gate remain as the rest was demolished to make way for the train tracks during the Industrial Revolution.
In the evening, we returned to Durham to have dinner ...
Thanks to the suggestion of our good friend, Peter Chadwick, John and I had a fabulous day viewing a once in a lifetime event - the coming together of the last remaining 6 fastest steam locomotives of their time.
If you've never heard of an A-4 steam engine, here is the story: Seventy five years ago, the Mallard, a streamlined A-4 locomotive, became the fastest steam engine in the world, being able to achieve speeds ...
... one on Counter-Terrorism, which completely revolutionized the way I saw the issue, as well as introducing me to some world leaders in the field. My hopes were high for my negotiation seminar -and it did not disappoint.
The module began on Thursday evening with a quick introductory session and then a three-course group meal. Just like last time the food did not disappoint, and while it wasn't a steak dinner it was still quite delicious. I spent the meal talking with my course ...
... experience to meet the kinder, and to share a bit of Jewish culture with them. I told the kids a little bit about myself, answered their questions about Judaism, told them the story of Noah's ark and we all did a make your own paper dreidel craft.
Over the weekend I indulged in a different type of UK culture - drinking culture, as it was Barfest 2014 at Grey College. Every year the College brings in beers, ciders and spirits from around the world for students to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Newcastle Central Newcastle upon Tyne
My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights because we were going to a concert nearby. The hotel is very well situated for the Quayside - and that's the only positive thing to say about it! You have to pay to park in the hotel's carpark; you need to pay for breakfast - which is not worth the money, especially when the coffee machine was out of order as it was for my visit. The phone in the room wasn't working; we had to ask for more towels (they only gave us towels for 1 person); on the second day the room wasn't made up until almost 5pm which meant we had to rush to get ready for our early pre-concert dinner, and they hadn't left any hand towels! The bar is AWFUL, very bare and right at reception as you can see from my photo - my wine was warm and very nasty; there was no ice or lemon for the gin and tonic, which the barman couldn't see was a problem! The water pipes made a terrifying banging noise, the shower curtain was lined with black mould, there was no fan in the bathroom. I could go on but you get the idea.
I stayed at this hotel for a week due to work commitments in the area, but I shall never set foot in it again.
Hotel in good location
Stayed just one night as we were going to a concert in Newcastle. We checked in with no problems. Room was clean and comfortable. We stayed on a Friday night and they were quite a lot of groups of stag parties. We were in a room on the lower ground floor and we were not disturbed at all - maybe this is the part they put couples! It was very well located just two minutes from the Quayside and approx ten minutes from the town centre.
I would certainly stay they again, it is a good budget hotel. Newcastle is my favourite city in the UK, the people are warm, friendly and very helpful.
Stayed there Monday to Friday so can't comment on weekends, but apart from one noisy group getting back to their room at 2am we didn't experience any noise problems.
Stag night heaven
This is a stag/hen haven! I however I was not on a stag night and it ended up being a bit of a nightmare! I can only presume that this is not a problem midweek. Avoid at the weekend if you are wanting piece and quiet
The place is run like a complete and utter joke!
place was brilliant , atmoshere was class , staff were fantastic .....cant wait for the next wee break
You get what you pay for...
Relatively new, but looks like it's already had a very hard life. Great location, walking distance from the quay side bars and restaurants.
Free car parking on site. I booked a none smoking room in advance, but the room I was given smelt terribly of stale tobacco. Good for a stag weekend but not for business again.
I came to stay in the hotel due to a friends birthday. It was in a perfect location right next to the famous newcastle entertainment scene. The hotel was clean and the staff were friendly and most of all helpful. The accomodation was more than i expected. The room was large and fully equiped with the usuall amenities. I am planning to stay again soon.
Pass on the Travelodge
Clean and relatively new, but not for the business traveler. No real working area in the room, just a small countertop. You have to swipe your credit card through the phone even to make toll free calls. I will have to check my AMEX bill to see what the rates were! There is not even a way to call the front desk. Phone has a modem connection but again, you pay even for toll free calls. No non-smoking rooms were available and the place reeked. Be prepared to pay for your stay in advance.