"Best Western New Kent Hotel gives better service than hotel twice the price"
I stayed at 2 hotels in Newcastle: the Holiday Inn Jesmond for 1 night and the BW New Kent for 2 nights. Obviously a newly refurbished hotel such as the Holiday Inn Jesmond is going to have more style and gizmos, but I would definitely go back to the Best Western whereas I am not so sure about the HI. Both provided good breakfasts, but the BW breakfast was freshly cooked. However the shower in the Holiday Inn did not work properly "because too many people were showering at the same time", whereas this hotel provided a strong flow of constant hot water. More importantly the Best Western staff were actually interested in their guests. On balance therefore this hotel offers a better option than a hotel charging over twice as much (not counting the breakfast)!
Traveller from St Leonards on Sea
*Hotel completely non-smoking*Personally operated hotel in quiet suburban area, with a consistent reputation for good food …More
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