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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

*Couldn't get parked
*Online discount wasn't applied
*Woke up at 7 in the morning by room service shouting across the hallway to each other
*Bathroom was old and dirty
*Blinds were broken and wouldn't close
*BREAKFAST -don't do it, so so very poor
*Overpriced for the quality

I wouldn't return or recommend

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We only required a stay for one night and booked a great deal via Booking.com. We discovered that to have a sea view we would have to pay another £20. Having done this we had a pleasant room but nothing special apart from a lime green sofa. The tv was ok on bbc1 but everything else was pixilated and the receptionist was aware. Everything was very clean but I don't think it was worth £75.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank SSalsbury
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We booked this hotel as it looked nice on the internet.
We booked a "suite" what we thought would be a larger room and a bit of a treat for ourselves.
The advert for the hotel states free parking. This is a complete joke!!! There are 6 parking spaces outside which covers the Italian restaurant next door, the bar area and approximate 15 hotel rooms. Everywhere else is permit parking or a car park that you have to pay to park. Mentioned the parking issue but no one seemed interested and said that you can park for free 2 or 3 streets away.
Booking in was easy and the gentleman that booked us in was pleasant.
We were shown to our room which we had booked a suite expecting a nice luxury spacious area. Boy was we wrong!!! We commented on the single bed that was pushed into the corner of the room and was told it had been put in there to store it, as apparently they always do when they don't need it, (I had ordered a room, not a storage room).
We had to buy ourselves a new kettle as the one in the room was full of green slime.
Couldn't get a drink from the bar until after 6 because of a private function on the first day.
Went back up to the room to get changed before going out to find somewhere to get a drink and have something to eat. Sat on the bottom of the bed to put my shoes on and the lates fell out of the bottom of the bed. I didn't report it to reception, but left it obvious so that the cleaner could see it, but it never got rectified.
Carpets were shabby and worn out. Television in the room never worked. We reported the tv and someone came to have a look, but it never worked. Hotel was generally shabby all the way through. Breakfast was basic self service. Jams weren't in individual jars, so nothing to stop cross contamination. Anyone could just stick their own knife in it. No choice of fried eggs for breakfast. Infact it was a case of scrambled egg or no egg from what we saw.
We had originally booked for 5 nights but booked ourselves out after 3, and the only reason we stayed the third night is because we were visiting friends on the last night, otherwise we would have been home earlier. We got a refund for the nights we didn't stop. We wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank leeba2461
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

booked a room last week becasuse of the location and also the free parking. Had to pay to park two streets away to check in and find out where the hotel parking was. We were told there were 6 parks out the front ( none if which were vacant) to share between 2 other restaurants and the hotel but we could park three streets away if we wanted. Mobility issues prevented that option so we left. Even though they falsely advertised free parking we were unable to get our money back. Perhaps a good thing in the end as friends stayed a few days later and said it was terrible with run dpwen tooms, smelly corridors and poor breakfast.

Stayed: June 2017
Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

This hotel is in a great location right on the sea front, with great views if you have a sea-facing room. Unfortunately, we had a room at the back of the hotel overlooking a lane, but for a breathtaking view, just go outside!
The hotel is close to all of Whitley Bay's amenities, with an Italian restaurant right next door and a short stroll to the Metro station if you want to visit Newcastle for city shopping or nightlife.
The staff were all helpful and friendly, our room was nice, spacious and clean, the breakfast buffet was of great quality and at the price our weekend was great value.
We'll certainly return.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zundappzundapp
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