Travelodge Newcastle Central

Address: Forster Street Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE1 2NH, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Forster Street Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, is near Newcastle University Museums, Seaton Delaval Hall, The Shefton Museum, and Watch House Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Newcastle Central Newcastle upon Tyne

    The extras are expensive and annoying


    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.

    Don't try the food.


    I stayed at this hotel for a week due to work commitments in the area, but I shall never set foot in it again.

    Booking in took about 3/4 of an hour due to trainees being left on their own with about 20 people trying to get booked in.

    The Room was clean enough, the TV only had 4 channels and a remote control that was not for that set so only a few of the buttons worked. I had to ask for the towels to be changed after 2 days, otherwise I would have had them for all week.

    How can I describe the food? TERRIBLE is the only word without swearing.

    After ordering the meal at 6o'clock I got my starter about 6:40 then my main course about 7:15. The pastry on the pie was rock hard on the outside and uncooked inside. It was the same all week, you spend more time waiting on your meal than you do sleeping in your room.

    Breakfast was not much better, scrambled eggs were like rubber, bacon all stuck together and sausages over cooked. The milk for the cereal was warm if you were lucky to get some.

    So please take my advice and do not stay there.

    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.

    A very pleasant stay


    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.

    We had a room in the newly opened extension, which is a long walk away from reception! It's very frustrating when you are walking from the Quayside to have to walk all the way up the hill to reception the basically all the way back to where you came from again!

    As the rooms were new the bath and shower were better than usual in travelodge.

    I had expected to be a stressful week but it ended up quite relaxing and enjoyable. I've already booked to stay there again.

    One small gripe, because of dust allergies I require the linen to be changed on a daily basis this worked after the first night, but after the second night, despite reconfirming this with reception that morning, it didn't happen. However the travelodge chain does seem to have a particular problem with this issue, I guess communication with their own staff is poor.

    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

    I found the hotel very unsafe


    The place is run like a complete and utter joke!

    The hotel staff managed to check a second group of guests into OUR room after we had already checked in. They even issued the second group of guests with a key to our room. We only discovered this when the second group of guests let themselves into our room!

    I stayed from a Friday to Sunday. We had 3 rooms booked.

    All 3 rooms did not have a full set of linnen in them when we arrived.

    Each room only had 1 towel. The tea and coffee was not refreshed on the second day.

    We were issued with 2 room keys to each room which kept cancelling each other out. In other words, if key "A" was used to unlock the room, then key "B" would be cancelled. It was then necessary to go to reception and get key "B" reactivated. If key "B" was then used to unlock the room, key "A" would be cancelled. The holder of key "A" would then have to get their card reactivated and so on and so on.

    The hotel is very noisy. There was idiots screaming and shouting at all hours of the night. A group of guests on a different floor complained that someone kept running along the corridor in the middle of the night knocking on each and every room!

    You cannot do something as simple as phone reception from your room.

    If someone wants to call your room from outside the hotel (or if you want to call room to room) then the caller has to phone a special number that is charged at 25p per minute.

    The place is a waste of money.

    Hen night


    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.

    Great deal


    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.

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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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