The Vermont Hotel
Travel Blogs from Newcastle upon Tyne
Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
... We both agreed that whilst it is always nice to return home, it wasn't like a 14 day package at one place where we found ourselves climbing the walls towards the end of the holiday.
Already mentally planning for South of France next year (maybe combined with some time in London)...
... megan is the laziest dog ever. I woke up in time to put the free spuds in the oven to bake but Edward was too tired to wait and just had some toast which meant extra baked potatoes for us. They were incredible. They were so fresh and yummy that we gobbled the whole lot in record time. By this time we were all exhausted and only watched a little bit of tv before heading to bed by 9.30pm. Hopefully a goodnights sleep will do us all good and we'll be a bit more lively ...
... owners to say we were close but blimey her telephone voice is posh. She's got a pretty posh voice anyway but it appeared the queen was visiting. The cottage is really nice and pretty big so it takes ages to walk from front to back. Megan had a poo on the carpet but as she only eats raw food it was like rabbit poo so emma quickly scooped it up and all was fine. Edward was obsessed with the tap in the downstairs loo and needs to explain it to emma tomorrow so she ...
... over to TGI Fridays close by also. Omg, it was so good to see David after all these years. What an amazing man. Totally loved by me and my kids. A long day driving to London tomorrow. Starting to wish I'd organised to drop the car off here and train to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Vermont Hotel Newcastle upon Tyne
I decided to "give it a try" at the Vermont Hotel and found it interesting indeed. I was unsure if I should stay at the Vermont Hotel after reading the reviews, but having to go up to Newcastle for a business trip I decided to try it at least. Upon arrival I was met by a porter who was very keen to take my bags to the reception on my behalf?
Worth a try
After reading some of the reviews on this site, I was not looking forward to my stay. However, whilst not a fantastic hotel it is certainly of a good standard and very well situated for a night on the Quayside. Parking is not great but if you just dump your car and give them the keys they sort it out for you. I did not eat in the hotel so I can not comment on the food. All in all I would certainly use the hotel again.
Not a nice place to stay!!!
I am really trying to think of something nice to say about this hotel but I can't! Car Parking 1/10 Staff 2/10 Room -2/10 Dirty Windows -5/10 Noise from railway line (right outside of my room plus the fact that the windows are NOT double glazed -8/10
Overall this hotel is VERY overated! My first and last stay!
Wonderful Hotel - 24 & 25 October 2003
Was also nearly put off by other reviews posted!! Thankfully had a wonderful stay. The hotel is centrally located and accommodation was great. Hotel staff were very friendly and food superb.Would highly recommend to others.
The horror stories posted on this net almost forced me to cancel my booking at the last minute. However, as five reviews hardly seemed a representative sample of the thousands of visitors who pass through the hotel each year, I decided to give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. The reception area/lounge was not quite as impressive as I had hoped, but the room was excellent, and well equipped. I found the staff extremely friendly, particularly those in in the dining room, and the concierge, and would definitely stay here again. The breakfast was delicious. I felt most at home.
I was obliged to stay at this hotel whilst my company held business meetings there. On checking in, we had to wait for 10 minutes in the deserted reception whilst the receptionist held a long telephone conversation in a back room. I had previously arranged a smoking room but had been allocated a non smoker. The room was poky and had no view - certainly not worth anything like the £125 per night basic charge.
Myself and my family booked into the Vermont Hotel for a weekend stay, a family wedding which was also held at this hotel.Our room overlooked a very busy railway line, which we could just see from a very dirty window. We asked to be moved and was met by a very snobby receptionist who told us that we would have to pay extra for another room.The wedding reception meals served by this so called 4* hotel were served cold by a clumsy waiting staff. We checked out a day early and were charged a full weekend rate!We booked into the Malmaison Hotel instead and were met by a very friendly staff and a very clean room.My rating:-Vermont Hotel = 0 pointsMalmaison Hotel = 10 points
Very disappointed with the hotel in general. For a 5* star hotel it seemed more like a 3*. On the web site for a double room there are supposed to be bathrobes included. When contacting the hotel they said these are only available in the superior rooms. I suggested they amend their web page. Staff not exactly happy to help. Give it a miss.
We arrived to find they had no record of our booking, which I'd made by phone a few weeks beforehand. Stress levels a little up by this, but they did manage to find us a room (although I'd just heard the receptionist tell a caller that they were in fact full). So, we had a room for well over £100 - no sweat, at least we had the room.The room itself was very nice, although the windows were filthy. Slept very poorly due to combination of the heat in the room and the noise outside until the small hours.Breakfast we learned started at 0700hrs, but when we arrived at 0800hrs, there was only cereal and insipid leftovers from the "continental breakfast". Had to ask for coffee, and then waited until 0830hrs before cooked breakfast was made available. Too late for my wife and I, so we made do with a toast each and coffee.Checked out and was charged extra for "breakfast", which was very disappointing, but too tired and annoyed to argue.Made toilet stop in the concourse before departure - dirty, no hand towels, so dried hands on trousers. Not at all what I expect from a 4 star hotel, especially at the price. Wouldn't recommend it.
Health Club at the Vermont Hotel
On a recent business trip to the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne. I was very dissappointed at the state of the advertised 'Health Club' a very small cramped room with no air conditioning, no pool, no sauna etc. It was advertised as a beauty room only for my wife to find that this room had no staff and contained a sun bed and thats it??? Overall the staff were friendly but service was poor.