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room size breakfast good but expensive location of hotel for excellent shopping at metro centre
Bedrooms were clean and spacious receptionist was rather cold upon our arrival as we had arrived ''too early'' but not according to our information supplied by booking .com
The bedroom was of the usual very high standard we associate with Marriott Hotels. Breakfast was also very good. As we approached the hotel on the M1 from the south, there were signs for the hotel, but once we had crossed the bridge and were beginning to enter the Metrocentre, there were no more signs. We took the wrong turn to the left and had to drive around for quite some time before finding the right road to the entrance. A biigger sigh near the entrance is needed!
Excellent rooms which match a four star grade hotel. Friendly helpful staff and good breakfast buffet. Close to Metro Centre. Friends were upgraded to executive room.
room service food was quite good and quick followed up by a courtesy call to see if all was o/k having to wait at breakfast for an egg and someone to cook it
Restaurant staff excellent. All dietary requirements catered for. First class! Quality of meals very good. Food is expensive, but plentiful. Breakfast good. Allocated an executive room upon arrival. Good size of room and very comfortable Bathroom not cleaned properly - hair clippings from previous guests on bath Low replenishment of box of paper tissues in bathroom. Cost control gone mad. Iron in room of the £5 variety. Poor quality for such an expensive hotel
The room was easily the best part of the hotel I thought the restaurant was very poor. I had the buffet on the Friday evening and, had difficulty in ascertaining the price - not shown on the menu - and the food was bland.
Reception staff very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble Slightly odd smell on corridor outside room, not sure what
We foud the hotel very comfortable, excellent facilities and a great location for shopping at the metrocentre and Newcastle
The staff were excellant very friendly and helpful.My room was clean and exactly what i had requested. the location to the metro shopping centre is ideal
Friendly staff and good facilities Noise, woken up by both guests and noise outside the hotel.
Busy city centre hotel, excellent location, very helpful staff Room was so hot has to keep window open at night even though it was snowing,
Beautifully restored staircase, on site parking, central location For a "superior" room, the furnishing was a bit utility, and the battlship grey colour scheme in the refurbished corridors was depressing.
They provide free internet which is great.And the location is good for travellors. The floor could be a bit of old and the noise from upstairs is annoying.
excellent location, lovely staff and good facilities.
central to pubs
The staff were excellent and bent over backwards to help. Parking facilities
Very helpful and friendly hotel staff. Very comfortable bed and good room facilities. Traffic noise disrupted my night's sleep somewhat.
Ambience Room too small. Too hot. Window did not open. No 350
Staff very good No sky tv. Jacuzzi in bath didn't work.
Comfortable beds and nice clean rooms with modern furniture A couple of large groups on stag weekends etc made alot of noise at night. There was a very noisy party in one of the rooms on our floor.
It was very central to city centre and train station, people in Newcastle where all very helpful Found restaurant cold in mornings when having breakfast
close to city center
Modern airy rooms
Good location Pay for internet connectivty
Location and friendliness of staff Some noise from other rooms during early hours
nice rooms friendly staff and very central
Excellent breakfast, good location expensive parking!
politeness of staff, cleanliness, good breakfast, excellent value,
superb views good location car parking charge
There is nothing better in this city so its the only option! Hotels in general are very poor in the UK....the quality of the materials that they use in their buildings is really the cheapest of the cheapest.....a 3 start hotel in Germany looks better than a 5 star in the UK......the water pressure in the showers is always an issue and my bidet at home is bigger than the bathtubs!
The hotel was clean, modern and staff were very helpful. The hotel location is a five minute walk from the quay side and a five minute walk to the bus station - were you can get a bus that takes ten mins to get to the metro centre. Didn't like the fact the hotel had no free parking facilities. You need to pay for the car park which costs around £6 per night
The room was roomy and spotless. Lovely bathroom and excellent shower. We have a good view of the City as well. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.
The hotel was very nice, clean and couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay
cigarette burns on the carpet, stains on the carpet, very small room, shower curtain not screen, air conditioning unit screeching!
Reception/housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. Good location in the city. Good facilities. Bar/restaurant staff were rude and unwelcoming. Our friends were allocated a disabled room with a disabled bathroom which was not requested or needed as clearly neither of them were disabled or required such a room. We do not feel that this was acceptable.
on check in there was only one member of staff so we waited quite a while to check in and there was a lot of noise right into the early hours of the morning from other guests
Location to attractions
Quality of the food, excellent menu, comfortable room, smiling staff, value for money Minor point, but the coat hangers had no cross bar to hang trousers on. Also with the window open during the night the a1 was a little noisy
Everything was clean and tidy. The food was of a good quality and the service could not be faulted. There were none
Lovely little hotel with a nice country style pub attached. No complaints about the room very clean and comfy. The food in the pub was excellent my only complaint would be theres not much choice from the starter menu if like me you dont like mushrooms. But other than that I enjoyed my stay and would recommend this hotel to friends.
Staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Restaurant ahd a varied menu, good quality and value for money. Location a bit quirky but adds to the interest of the hotel.
No complaints Except for internet not working
Attentive staff nice appointed room and quality food None
the hotel was close to were I was working and its location to the Angel of the North was great would of taken advance of this in summer.
I enjoyed thee nice friendly pub that we enjoyed a drink in before we went out.
Lovely helpful staff, great food. Bedrooms facing the main road need triple glazing as they are very noisy. Would not have a room on that side of hotel again. Bathroom could do with refurbishing.
Ease of access directly to city, facilities, bars, staff, the fact that it is an independent hotel & not a chain
It's proximity to the city, you couldn't get closer to the shopping and sights if you tried! The hotel was very basic, it had no atmosphere and looked shabby and in nead of a refit. A distinct lack of luxury swing as it has a 4 star rating!
Friendly staff and easy parking
We enjoyed the extra luxury of staying in a prime location in the city, we got upgraded to the bridal suite and no extra cost whic was fantastic and everyone was polite and very helpful, we would certainly come again and would be happy to recommend the hotel. we also loved the bathroom, the shower was great. we did not have breakfast as it was rather expensive and all the reviews said it wasnt worth it,
Location was just what I wanted Meeting friends and enjoying a very nice meal in Chinatown The Dragon House
Comfortable, quiet and calm.A lot of oldfashioned charm with helpful staff. Good service in restaurant.
its location and the high standard of the hotel. I would have liked to check in an hour earlier.
Very helpful doorman who provided free map of Newcastle and information leaflet plus friendly advice Confusing 'levels' rather than floor numbers. Unusual for breakfast not to be included in room price.
I really liked the comfort of the rooms. To be honest I had no problem with the hotel as such.
The ambiance of the hotel, very peaceful and relaxing. A double booking had been put through on your website which caused some confusion at check in as they had allocated 2 rooms for us.
large room, comfortable bed. parking at car park over the road, despite it being inexpensive. Public areas generally a liitle dark.
Parking of Car for the last night was paid for by Hotel. Car Parking Policy was not explained on Check-In even though the car Registration Number was completed on the Check-In Registration Form at the time. Breakfast staff (and most probably the supervisor) require to be trained: It took 3/4 of an hour and 3 reminders to get my breakfast of Kippers processed. The Staff commonly pass by tables with out clearing used / empty plates & bowles until the cooked breakfast plate is to be served or the tables are vacated. It is expected that the cooked breakfast plate be cleared once the contents has been eaten and pending the completion of drinking the balance of the tea / coffee pot!
Good stay overall. We (there were 3 of us on business) arrived at around 1 Pm and were told check in was 2 Pm so waited, only then to be told it was 3 PM. I still got my room at 2 Pm but my collagues had to use the spa to freshen up as we had a business meeting at 2.30 PM. I asked for a wake up call at 7.30 am but did not get a call. That said, still a good hotel overall and staff were friendly.
Bar and Bistro staff very good service indeed. Nothing was too much trouble Dvd player in room wasn't working. Reported it 4 times and not got fixed. Had to checkout with dvd still stuck in machine so lost it. Hotel reception not very apologetic but gave me car park for free.
Staff were excellent Hotel rooms were too hot
Excellent facilities and service. Fantastic breakfast! None
Being close to Quayside. The room was well stocked with all he amenties needed for a night's stay and although we did not eat in the hotel, room service and the menu looked appropriate. We were placed in a room designed for the disabled so the bathroom layout and design was not what we expected. The room also had an ajoining door. The people who were in the next room were still talking at 4am - not 'rowdy' but loud enough to disturb our sleep.
Its excellent location,good breakfast,helpful staff The decor was purple, grey and black - altogether too gloomy
Well appointed bedroom, ground coffee, fresh milk and chocolates in bedroom, friendly, helpful proprietors, pleasant surrounding countryside, big choice of breakfast. Location is a bit remote, but good directions were given and we did not get lost. There was no sitting room for guests' use.
Very friendly and cosy and within easy reach of Durham and Newcastle. Lumpy pillows! (Very minor point)
We found it very peaceful with a relaxing atmosphere and a good area for country walks.
what we liked about riding farm was we had great hosts the room was first class the food was good ,it was agreat freindly atmosphere everthing about it was fantastic
The accommodation was very good value for money, and exactly where we wanted to be. The owners were friendly and the breakfasts were very good. None
The location of Riding Farm is fantastic only 10 minutes from the centre of Newcastle. Very homely and very restful. Breakfast was wonderful and set us up for the whole day.
Friendly staff, lovely room, superb breakfast
we enjyed the atmosphere of the hotel and the extra touches
Helpful pleasant staff. good breakfast. Hard to find.
Nice location close to major road links very friendly owner comfortable room and good breakfast would stay there again
The location. Room looked shabby and very dated with thread bear seats, an uncomfortable bed,grubby bathroom with a tap that leaked water all over the sink area.We were woken repeatedly through the night by people shouting and banging on doors.This is not what you expect from such an expensive hotel,extremely poor value for money!
The design of the room the full length window overlooking the river. The ease of getting to The Sage and the shopping centre. Staff were extremely attentive. We would definitely stay again. Nothing there isn't anything I can find fault with
Posistion was fantastic, our rooms had floor to ceiling windows, top floor with a fab view of the river
Close proximity to the city centre and the river views from the room Wireless internet is only in Hotel Lobby and costs £20 per day(this is not rocket science and Hotel are out of order here). Bed was a bit hard and AC was a bit hot (control problem) and overall decor/fittings etc are dated and worn and reflect the time the hotel has been trading in this location. Car parking is an excellent bonus and lots of private space available for guests. Concierge is great and knows his stuff. (In general Hotel needs refurbishing but overall a clean and tidy place to stay).
Location for city centre the whole building was cold, the air con was noisey, the bathroom was shabby and cold. the breakfast was poor and the unhrlpful
very comfortable bed communal areas very smart and pleasant bathroom past its best and shower facilities poor- not what I would expect from hotel of this level view from room very poor
The location of the hotel was excellent and the room was adequate and the reception staff were helpful. This was our third stay at the hotel and it appears to be letting its standards slip, there were not enough bar and waiting staff and the tables were all full of uncollected plates etc,we had to wait an age to get served if the barmaid was off her mobile long enough, the breakfast was similar not enough staff, expensive, and generally cold and pour quality/
General ambienece and location
Friendly, helpful staff. Great welcome. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Towels large and soft. Free, easy access internet without problems. No view from the window (4th floor). Room smelt of cooking from outside. Decor in room and restaurant was soulless and business like. Only one of everything in minibar, but two guests!
Wonderful Staff, beautiful hotel , terrific location !!! No
The location. Booked a room on the Wednesday for Saturday occupation. Told the restaurant was full, could only eat at 5.30 or 10.30. Surely some places should be kept for guests. Lounge unbelievably cold.
Within walking distance to the airport terminal. Room was large and clean. staff were very helpful to change our room as the first one did not have operating air conditioning at the time, although they tried to fix it. Restaurant was reasonably priced
proximity to airport Getting to the hotel, a friend came to pick us up and seeing the gate and 4pound parking fee she panicked and parked on the road outside and got a 60 pound fine from police who arrived in a minute! a note at the entrance could explain ticket validation!!!
good location, clean no free wifi in rooms, restaurant food was not that great
Nice, helpful staff. Tired looking room. poor showering facilities
All the staff were friendly & helpfull.The bedrooms were spacious & clean.Plenty of hot water & good quality towels,but beds a little low.This could cause you a problem if you have back problems.The lounge & bar area now looking a little jaded,but the general feeling of the place & the excellent bar service made this less noticable.In the evening we ate in the conservatory,it was a delight.The food was superb, good value for money,& the service excellent.This is worthy of praise as there were a number of large parties being served at the same time in the main dining room,but this did not effect the good service we rec'd.Breakfast was of good qualilty & plentiful.There was a wide choice including smoked salmon & kippers,which was brilliant. Very small things, yet ones that just make the stay easy.No hooks in the bathroom for toilet bags or pjs.Light over shaving mirror in bathroom either not working or too difficult to work out, extractor fan broken.We only stayed one night on our way to a family christening.If we had been staying longer they would have mattered more .
Excellent food (breakfast) - the muesli deserves an extra mention Decor in very good taste lovely bath and roomy bathroom Ample full length mirrors - although I have yet to find a hotel where I can see the back of my head when I do my hair No tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom
The staff were so friendly Not having TV in bar area
The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the quality of the accommodation was excellent There wasn't much around it if you wanted to go somewhere else for a drink or something to eat
Friendly staff, very good breakfast with wide choice of food, nice big bed to relax in.
Clean and tidy, very friendly staff ,tasty breakfast,a nice change from hotel chains.£7 taxi at most to Newcastle city centre.
The hotel is well decorated and very comfortable; the rooms are decorated to a high standard; the food was excellent; staff were attentive and very friendly without being annoying. Our room could have included a second chair.
i loved the atmosphere and the staff they were so friendly and helpful