Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 163
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grandad Tash Great visit
It was an excellent visit.The experience was very good and I would certainly return.Real value for money.
22 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shad15 nice clean room
good centeral location for visiting area hotel was clean and friendly
22 August 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by James1976 Washington - Holiday Inn
I wouldnt recommend this hotel to any friends or family who are looking for a quality stay with value for money.
I felt let down by the brand having stayed in many different sites around the world, the apearance of the hotel is very aged / dated from the exterior and it doesnt change much once inside. The staff are polite but didnt provide me with a warm welcome as usually experienced.
The hotel seemed very clean and tidy, it is desperate for an overhaul and upgrade.
19 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lullu102 Next to A1
Very easy to find and convenient for A1. You can hear the A1 in the room.
Parking is easy right in front of hotel.
It's a one night stop of purely for convenience of location and that's it.
There was no welcome. Staff at reception not friendly but this is more of a business hotel and that impersonal way of dealing with guests is acceptable in the business world.
My Mother is elderly and not very mobile but just about managed the steps from foyer to corridor. There is a platform lift which looks like it's not been used or anyone knows how to use it. No-one from reception offered to help.
The rooms are ok but in need of updating. The doors in the bathrooms are badly eaten away at the bottom and smell damp.
Breakfast was nice and the staff lovely. However I have two large bruises on my arm from when a waitress opened the kitchen door knocking my arm. The staff there were lovely but no mention of an accident book but the chef said he would report the door.
Plus is that Toby Carvery is two minutes walk and catering staff very nice.
19 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GBal59 Good for a stop over.
Good location right next to A1. No traffic noise when windows shut. Used this hotel to break journey to south of England. For that reason good choice as price was reasonable when booked online.
18 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rosie3 Fantastic hotel and very friendly staff
Over the past year, we have stayed at the Holiday Inn in Washington several times. We have never had to want for anything. Nothing has been too much trouble for any of the staff on duty.
We fly up from Southampton to visit my daughter and her family. On many occasions, we have brought up great-granddad who is 94 this year. We always book an accessible room which is wonderful. Every convenience has been thought of for elderly/disabled people. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom is well designed. Extra pillows are delivered to the room very swiftly.
Tea/coffee making facilities are much appreciated and there has never been a problem asking for more supplies.
Breakfast is very good. A vast variety - even cooked food made to order - e.g. poached eggs. All the restaurant staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble.
Great Grandad loves the hotel and feels very comfortable and well looked after.
Thank you - we will be back!
17 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JCB 3C Breakfast
Fantastic breakfast quality service by friendly staff!!
15 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by helen 364 Great Value
Wonderful staff and clean comfortable rooms. Will be staying again the next time visiting Newcastle.
08 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by just ken Friendly Staff
This hotel has the most friendly, helpful staff I have come across.
07 August 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SAILOR MAN MADE TO FEEL AN INCONVIENCE
NICE HOTEL, CLEAN , GOOD CHECK IN AND OUT.
BREAKFAST GOOD FOOD WIDE VARITY BUT MADE TO FEEL UNWANTED , MOST OF EATING AREA EMPTY BUT OBVIOUS PRIOTITY WAS BEEN GIVEN TO PEOPLE ON TOURS, MADE TO SIT IN AN INACCESABLE AREA NEXT TO DESK, WHICH WAS IN FREQUENT USE,
06 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oreios Comfortable bed and pleasant room
The holiday Inn room was relaxing and comfortable, with all the facilities I required.
It was useful to have a choice of pillows. Also, there was a safe to keep money and passport safe.
Difficulties, such as non-working air-conditioning, were speedily resolved.
The front desk staff were friendly and efficient.
06 August 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robster62 Restful sleep nights sleep but the food service was very poor
I stay in a lot of Holiday Inn hotels and this was the worst experience I've had. The evening meal was ok but when the bill came they'd added a discretionary 10% to the bill with no way of removing it on the bill save for asking the waiter to do so. AND they added a gratuity line as well. Some poor unsuspecting traveller could find themselves paying double the tip they intended. I've never seen this in any other holiday Inn
03 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JamNaz Great Stay
The staff we met on were great. Very pleasent and were always around to help with any queiries.
The room was very clean and nicley presented and the bed was very comfortable.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
02 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rokerman1973 Attentive Staff, but too noisy and poor breakfast.
As on previous visits the staff were very attentive and the general facilities were of a high order. Disappointed with the breakfast on my first morning, didn't have breakfast the following day. A number of choices for breakfast were close to the hotel which were of better value and quality. One drawback was the noise of the motorway during the night combined with the inability to completely darken the room. Must ask for a room that is on the other side of the building as can't remember the noise problems during previous visits. The bar staff were very attentive especially Ruth who made several valid recommendations. Overall a very reasonable stay despite the above negative points.
01 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom_90 Good hotel with excellent food
The best food I've had in a Holiday Inn, with very good staff, but the hotel rooms need updating.
Would definately stay again
21 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guinep Good value for money
This is the third time that I have stayed at a Holiday Inn and I am very impressed with my experience of the chain. Comfortably appointed room, though in this case a little noisy because of the motorway nearby.Very tasty food and warm, friendly staff in the restaurant area. I would be happy to return to stay here the next time I have to overnight in the area.
20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by curly1e excellent service
We were greeted by very friendly staff who checked us in .They where very friendly and helpful and gave us all the information we needed about our stay at the inn.The staff in the dining room were very attentive and made sure we had enough to eat and drink and if we needed any assistance then just to ask.On checking out the staff where very friendly and both my husband and I said we would use the hotel again .Thank you
20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MalPS Consistently good service
Staff are always ready to address customers observations and act on them when they are able. Car parking is good ( avoid the large pothole in the rear car park !)
The breakfast bar is well stocked with a good variety of cooked and cold food.
17 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnM52 A great short break
Staff were so very helpful, including the front desk staff who were under some pressure at times but dealt with all questions in a friendly manner. Don't be surprised if the man offering fruit in the lobby is the Hotel General Manager - he interacted with guests frequently during my stay.
16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Knockbride Comortable and quiet
This is good quality hotel conveniently located with easy access to Newcastle, and Durham with all the usual facillities. reci=ommend booking on line as the best option. and directly with hotel website as this is cheaper than other hotel search engines.
15 July 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike999s Below Average
small rooms, very small bathroom, noise from the A1. restaurant / bar staff could have been more attentive.
13 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommo777 Holiday Inn
Thought the hotel was just what I needed. Would recommend to anyone visiting the North East. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Thanks
12 July 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wyn1only Not the best stay
Not the best nights sleep we have had due to the bed being pushed up against the wall so you can only get out on one side. Customer services has assured us that this is now being resolve along with other issues.
04 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gaffers2004 Nice stay would recommend
Having originally booked the Premier Inn just down the road I stumbled upon a disclaimer saying that there may be some road noise so I opted to cancel that booking and stay at the Holiday Inn instead. I am glad I did so as we had a lovely relaxing night in a clean and pleasant environment. The staff were lovely and the room had some nice touches like a bath robe and slippers and complimentary bottles of water and a Mars bar! We had our young son with us and were not made to feel like he was any trouble either which was nice (as he is quite a handful!!).
02 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tommaz Great value and great location
We stayed as a family of 3 while on a visit to Newcastle University. 3 of us stayed in an Executive room with a sofa bed. The staff were rally nice and the breakfast was fab! the chef and restaurant staff were very busy but kept smiling and remained very helpful/pleasant. This hotel is located a very short drive from the city centre 6 miles approx 15 mins by car. Also close to the Angel of the North which was an enjoyable stop of. I would highly recommend this hotel.
01 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bracknellboy Great service & good food.
We stayed for three nights as we needed a base to explore Durham in one direction and Lindisfarne in the other. This hotel was convenient, close to the motorway for easy access in either direction.
Room was of a good size and clean, bed huge and comfortable.
Staff were warm and friendly and very helpful, especially the restaurant staff.
We enjoyed our stay and we will be back to visit the other areas of the North East we didn't manage this time. By then the wifi will also be free!
One word of warning - the meal portions are large. By night three we were ordering one course at a time to ensure we could manage to eat all the food we ordered! Needless to say the food was very good, both breakfast and dinner.
30 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BBCB Always good standards
I have stayed here in the past and have always enjoyed this hotel - everything you expect from a Holiday inn and all staff were very friendly and attentive
30 June 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Razor Looking Tired
Hotel is in a good location but in urgent need of updating, rooms and public areas are looking dated, corridors have ceiling tiles damaged or missing, carpet has seen better days.
Staff are well trained and efficient.
27 June 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Razor Beginning to look tired
Hotel is in a good location but building in general in urgent need of updating, corridors are shabby with ceiling tiles damaged and stained, general lobby area and rooms are looking dated.
Staff are very obliging and efficient.
27 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vic42976 Confortable and practical
would stay again and recommend. ideal for families
25 June 2014