Hotels in Newcastle – Staybridge Suites
Staybridge Suites, Newcastle is located a short walk from Newcastle Quayside and the Millennium Bridge. The advantages of staying here in Newcastle are;
- Location close to Quayside
- Free, fast, reliable WiFi throughout the hotel
- Equipped kitchen in every suite
- Free coffee machine 24 hours a day
- Pet friendly
- 24 hour access to onsite gym
- Free guest laundry room
You should consider the Staybridge Suites, Newcastle if you want a location within walking distance of all Newcastle attractions including the football stadium. Check out the Staybridge Suites, Newcastle website for the best room rates or Twitter and Instagram for the latest events.
Staybridge Suites Newcastle is located a 5 minute walk from Quayside and the Millennium Bridge. It’s conveniently located for the center of Newcastle which is a 10 minute walk away. If you arrive by train or bus (as I did) you can easily walk to the property. If you are driving, the property has secure parking around the back which is perfect as you can leave your car and walk to the points of interest of the city. St James’ Park, the home of Newcastle United football club is located in the city center so the hotel is perfect for those visiting Newcastle on match day.
At check in you’ll be welcomed by friendly staff. I’d recommend telling them why you’re in town so they can best fulfill your needs. I was in town to visit the points of interest so they provided me with a map of these and recommend my route. You’ll notice a painting behind reception which features many points of interest of Newcastle. There is the Angel of the North, the Tyne river and its bridges. On the angel wings is a local bird known as a magpie. The nickname of local football team Newcastle United is the magpies.
A studio suite is perfect for those staying in Newcastle short term and for solo travelers. The studio suite, like all rooms at Staybridge Suites has its own fully equipped kitchen. The fact there is a kitchen makes it friendly for vegetarians, vegans, those who eat halal, are traveling with kids or don’t want to eat out.
There is a guest of the day everyday at the Staybridge. This means if you are lucky you could become guest of the day. On this day you will receive gifts in your room such as wine and chocolates.
One Bedroom Suite
The one bedroom suite is perfect for those traveling to Newcastle long term on business. You have your space to do your work, your cooking area and when you want to relax you can close the door and enjoy your bedroom. For long term guests, the longer you stay the less you pay. According to tax laws in the UK, tax is reduced for those staying a long period of time. I’d recommend you email the hotel directly with any long term plans to take advantage of this.
A one bedroom suite is also perfect for those traveling with kids to Newcastle. Maybe you’re on a family trip to watch a football game. You can park your car at the hotel and walk to the stadium from here. In your room you have a sofa bed which is perfect for the kids. You can use the fully equipped kitchen to cook the food your kids like.
Hotels in Newcastle with a View
Make sure you request a room with a view of the famous bridges of Newcastle when you make your booking. From my window I could see the Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, Baltic Center and Sage Gateshead which are some of the major points of interest in the city. The view at night is more impressive than day because the Millennium Bridge lights up and continuously changes color.
I find photographing bridges difficult but around the hotel there are photos of the famous bridges. You can get some good inspiration from these pictures on how to photograph them for yourself.
24 Hour Fitness Center
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day. You’ll find kettle bells in this fitness center which is rare for a hotel. With kettle bells you work your muscles as well as doing cardio at the same time. Kettle bell swings, snatches and cleans are definitely the exercise of choice in this fitness center.
24 Hour Laundry Room
Whilst traveling, one of the most difficult things to do is keep on top of your washing. At Staybridge Suites Newcastle you get complimentary use of the laundry room. With four machines it’s unlikely you’ll have to wait to wash your clothes. The laundry room is incredibly useful for those staying in the hotel long term.
Located next door to the fitness center you can incorporate your washing with fitness. Whilst you’re waiting for your clothes to wash and dry you can work out. Alternatively you can enjoy a free coffee and read a magazine.
Lockers are perfect for long term guests. If you visit during the week and go home weekends then you can leave your things safely in a locker. One guest at Newcastle has bought a bike so he can get some exercise. When he goes home his bike is waiting safely for him in the locker room. Only staff have access to the locker room so rest assured your things are safe.
There is a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning at the Staybridge. What is unique about the breakfast is that you can see the brands of the foods you are eating. I was happy to see my favorite brand of cereal and orange juice. It does make a difference when you are familiar with the food you are eating, it’s good for kids too. Also available are fresh fruits, fresh breads, sweet breads, bacon, sausages and eggs.
The coffee machine is on 24 hours a day and you are free to help yourself. Disposable cups are available so you can enjoy your coffee to go.
On Monday to Wednesday evening there is a social hour. During this hour all guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, cheeses and snacks. This is a good time to meet other guests in the hotel as well as staff. If you have any questions about what to do in the city or need information about the hotel, social hour is the perfect time to do this.
Enjoy your stay at Staybridge Suites Newcastle
Be sure to email the hotel directly if you are staying long term or plan to bring pets. Even if you’re only visiting short term you should email and request a room with a view of the Millennium Bridge.
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