A bit of a let down.
Given their generally high tariff & enviable central location, I had always anticipated this hotel to be an excellent location for a visit to Newcastle. However, the reality was actually somewhat disappointing. We found that the kitsch facades & decor were starting to look a little tired & threadbare, both in the reception areas & the bedrooms. The (standard double) bedrooms were certainly a lot smaller that the publicity pictures indicated & our room was "blessed" with the noisiest heater / air-conditioner that we had ever encountered; leaving us a choice of either warm & toasty or chilly but quiet enough to get a good night's sleep !! I also thought that the £15 to £18 charge for an English breakfast was completely over the top.