A modern Newcastle hotel near the intu Metrocentre, with free parking, free WiFi and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Newcastle - Metro Centre hotel is just off the A1 and offers free on-site parking . The shops, restaurants and IMAX cinema of the huge intu Metrocentre are a 15-minute walk away. Trains from Metrocentre station take just 11 minutes to Newcastle station , and buses run from a stop near the hotel. Business guests are handy for Newcastle Business Park . At the hotel, you can host events in the hotel's two air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 30 people . There's natural light and free Wi-Fi , as well as blackout facilities and AV equipment to ensure your presentation is a success. A 20-minute drive away, the open-air Beamish Museum 's full-size buildings and costumed staff recreate daily life in a North East town before the First World War. In the countryside an hour's drive from the hotel, you can walk along Hadrian's Wall Path parallel to the remains of the ancient Roman defensive fortification. Towering, Romanesque Durham Cathedral stands half an hour's drive from the hotel. Set yourself up for the day with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet, featuring scrambled eggs, baked beans, sausages and a choice of continental items. The light-filled lounge bar is the place to order a pizza or relax with friends over a drink.
We stayed during a bad snow spell therefore travel was limited but the staff were so helpful in booking us taxis to the metro centre and then to the train station the following day to ensure we caught our train home.
We booked a non smoking room but were given a smoking one. You could smell stale smoke in room on arrival but we opened window and it was okay after a few hours.
standards of room, cleansliness etc
breakfast, we visited last year and it was a cold breakfast with toast, this year it changed and the egg was discusting, much greater choice last year
Clean and friendly.
could do with a better hot breakfast
friendly staff near to shopping centre and cleanliness and comfort ofroom and although did hear soem noise during the night outside there was no noise in the hotel itself normally you can hear other quests moving about
some bacon at breakfast but onlky personally preference as breakfast was good
Friendly staff, clean rooms and modern. Great breakfast and fab location.
Had an excellent wekend, enjoyed friendly, helpful staff.
Staff were helpfull and friendly.
Not enough staff during late evening
easy reach to the shopping centre, public transport close by if needed
east access to main road, hotel bar
slightly isolated from other restuarants and nearby pub was shut