Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Travelodge Newcastle Central

Last Thursday I travelled down to Newcastle for my little Sisters graduation from Northumbria University, and was lucky enough to be staying and reviewing the Newcastle Central Travelodge. Located right in the heart of the city its a great place if you want to get out and about easily. I wanted to be close to the University and it is just a 5 minute walk from there. It is also only half a mile away from the train station and city centre. Out the back is Quay Side, which is full of lovely places to eat and have a drink in the evening, its spectacular in the evening with the bridges all lit up. With a double room costing from £38 for the night (breakfast is £7 per night) its not going to break the bank.
We entered a very quiet reception at around 4pm and where greeted my the lovely Shonelle, she quickly booked us in and gave us our room card. She also handed us a print out, it contained all information of local places to eat, taxi numbers and things to do. It also contained details of additional items available from reception, contact numbers, meal times and also the names of which staff would be in what shift during our stay. I thought it was a really nice touch.
We where given room 61 which was on the first floor, it was up the lift at the end of a long corridor, first thing I noticed as I walked in was how fresh the room smelt, it was a hot day and the windows had been left open. I then noticed the big dreamer bed in the middle of the room, along with the 4 fat pillows it looked very inviting.
The room is set up perfectly for short stays, plenty of wardrobe space for 2 nights and 4 large shelves if your staying longer. The large desk has an LCD televison, large mirror, a menu for the cafe/bar and tea making facitlities. There are also a few spare plug sockets if you need them.
The room has the fresh new travelodge look and is all colour coordinated. The runner on the end of the bed is in the signature red, blue and grey stripes. The curtains are the same design and even the large framed picture above the bed it the same color scheme including the blue and red theme. There was a red leather chair by the table, I was a little disappointed there was no sitting area, as there was only 1 chair it meant 1 of us and to sit on the bed when we where in the room together.
The bathroom was one of the smaller Travelodge bathroom I have been inside, but it was still spotless and perfectly functional. The shower was clean and hot and the soap and shower gel dispenser where full. There where 5 big fluffy towels for our use during our stay.
The view from the room was spectacular, right outside the window was the Tyne Bridge on Quay Side, it looked amazing at night time all lit up.
Breakfast was available from 7am until 10am, at this Travelodge they don't have their own restaurnt , it has a cafe/bar. We went down at around 8am and there was lots of choice, a full range of cereals and yogurts. There where 3 types of bread, croissants and muffins, as well as a selection of fruit and mueslis. The hot breakfast items where limited only 4 items bacon, sausage, scrambled egg and halved tomatoes. I was a little disappointed that there where no hash browns, mushrooms or fried eggs, but I knew before I got there that this branch was a cafe style so it lists on the webpage whats available. The food was delicious, hot and there was plenty available all round, so we where all happy. We didn't eat in the evening as we had reservations with the family, but we saw some people eating and the food looked good. The dining room is well set out with a variety of sofas with table and more traditional dining tables and chairs.

I would definitely recommend a stay at this Travelodge, its location is great, the prices are good and the staff where all really friendly. The travel links for this hotel are excellent and a taxi from the town centre is less than £4, the hotel also has a taxi service with meters only starting at 10p.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx
*I was provided with 2 nights complimentary stay at the Travelodge

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