Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 133
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by errrrrrrr freezing rooms
Even with the heating blasting on full at 30c such a cold room with the thinnest summer duvet and no blankets ............ not good if id slept in my car it would have been warmer
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lkf!! Excellent
Stayed a few times now as a Ihg employee & as a non Ihg employee, staff are friendly & helpful excellent service & breakfast deffo recommend & I will be staying again. Although in need of updating it's clean, comfortable & excellent service
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PandJB Great value stay
Wonderful breakfast. Friendly staff. Only let down by failure to service room.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geordie in exile Great Stay
We had 2 great nights here. Service was excellent, rooms were clean & comfortable. Our only complaint was our 2 rooms were on separate floors.
Our 6 month old puppy thoroughly enjoyed her stay as well & thought it great fun racing down the corridor to the room. Staff were very welcoming to all of us.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rolf65 always good
always very friendly staff rooms are done for better standarts
noisy street dobble glazing would help!!!
January 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Room 501 Room 501
For an upgrade, this room was below average value for money. The sofa-bed needed cleaning--it was covered in glitter and stains. We couldn't use the room safe because we were unable to open the safe door. The duvet was of very poor quality and there were no extra blankets in the room.
However, the room was quiet, there was ample hot water and the breakfast was adequate. On request staff did provide 2 bathrobes.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tricia44 wonderful Christmas
There was nothing to fault at all. The room was spacious, warm, good lighting, comfortable bed and very clean. The staff were helpful and very friendly.
You took dogs which is great, and good walks around the hotel. The cream was Christmas morning when Santa had left a stocking on the door handle, full of goodies, that was extra special, thank you so very much.
We will be back, incredible value and breakfasts were great, thanks
January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJGA Richard Angus
We stayed for 3 nights over Christmas as a base whilest visiting relations. The service was great as was the Breakfast freshly cooked and well presented.
The Christmas stocking was a good festive tuch.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by away121again Great Staff
Nice hotel, ideal for our purpose as we where visiting family. The staff in reception and the breakfast room where lovely, friendly and helpful especially the small lady with dark hair and glasses.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard1972 May not look much, but...
This hotel may not look like the nicest hotel in the world as you drive past on the A1M, but when you get inside the welcome you receive and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff mean it is one of my favourite IHG hotels. I would recommend a stay here to anyone.
December 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by moorhill9 Washington England
The reception staff were excellent and could not have been more helpful. Room service was great and the food was good.
This is the reason we always stay here when we visit the North East.
December 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HMCW Disaster
Problems with my room key not opening the room, even after trailing all the way back to reception with my luggage to have it redone, ended up with a move to another room on a different floor. At no time was I offererd help with my luggage or anything beyond a very cursory apology, I then couldn't get logged on to the complimentary wifi from my new room and when no-one would answer the phone at reception I had to trail all the way back down to be given a voucher and no apology for this problem. Overall appalling customer service!
I hesitated to stay in this hotel based on previously not being too impressed with it, but this thoroughly confirmed this hotel as one to be avoided in future at all costs!
December 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nanasbeautiful not impressed
arrived to be told I had been upgraded. it was exactly what I had booked. room was short of complimentary drinks, dressing gown and slippers. the drinks area had not been dusted at all. the bedding was clean but well worn. the pillows were old. the room itself was in need of redecorating and carpeting. breakfast was slow and shortfalls were quite noticeable as people had to wait quite a while for food to be replaced. I did report the room to the receptionist and was told I should receive contact from the manager the following day. I am still waiting. not good enough. do not know if I would use this place again. good point staff were very pleasant.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brannan No Problems.
We have stayed at the UK Washington Holiday Inn on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Our room was clean and tidy and very comfortable.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jc30003 Value for money
This s reasonable hotel with reasonable level of service - although during my stay hotel run out of Bonus Points Vouchers so did not get any. Staff was happy to change my room but were not able to setup complimentary Internet access in the room. Got the Lounge access but this was only for one device. All in all - good stay but nothing special to write home about. Dinner was good but I avoided breakfast.
December 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by daviesm2 Old & dated
This hotel needs a full upgrade.
It is worn & shabby with nothing going for it at all.
Breakfast is £15 each which s ridiculous for the NE go to the toby Carvery 2 mins away & its only £3.99!
We were greeted as Platinum members & told we could choose 500 point bonus or 2 free drinks we chose the bonus but didn't get the points!
We ordered a morning paper which didn't arrive.
Really shabby but clean rooms everything old & in desperate need of a face lift.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DwightVanMan Vending Machine!
Try always to stay in Holiday Inn's when travelling, due to general good quality and price, also due to the Priority Club scheme which is great. This stay was a short overnight for work, hotel was of the standard you would expect but the stand out experience was with the guy on the front desk. I checked in at 0030, after a four hour drive and was starving. Obviously the bar was shut, but the guy on the front desk offered to get me some crisp from the staff vending machine. Just a small gesture but equally a really nice touch!
December 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TornadoDB Decidedly Mediocre
We booked an internet package so we'd be able to do some work when there but on reaching the room we found no internet service available even after entering our name and room number to the hotel's system. We called reception and they sorted it our for 24 hours.
The following evening we got back and had to ask the reception staff to activate our internet connection but was told they cannot do that and to simply choose one of the paid options on the hotel's system and take it up with the reception staff when checking out. Not very professional.
On the friday when we arrived and we had the problems getting online we had equally as much difficulty in getting the reception staff to answer the phone so ended up walking back down to speak to them.
The room was ok, the food was ok, the staff were ok but the Holiday Inn doesn't market themselves as being "an OK hotel chain" and they don't charge "OK" prices so not great value.
November 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jeffo18 Poor Room
The first room I was offered was a non smoking room which smelled like an ash tray. I declined that room and was given a room which had no bed side cabinet on the wall side of the bed because the bed was within six inches of the wall, not very convenient for getting in or out of bed. It was the smallest and worst room I have ever had at any Holiday Inn. As a priority club member I expect to be treated better than this.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kingsmead Memorable experience
From arrival to leaving we were served well by the staff. One member of housekeeping staff was about to go home but not only brought an extra duvet to our room but cheerfully insisted on remaking the bed for my wife. She even apologised for being out of uniform! Huge choice at the buffet breakfast. Would stay again if in that area.
November 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scotland3007 A bit dated but clean and great staff
Hotel needs a facelift, but the facilities are fine for a night or 2 and the staff at reception, bar and at breakfast were very pleasant and efficient.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theleg Great as always
This is not the best looking Hotel in the Group but i have stayed there many times.
I always like staying at Washington as i find the staff great and the food is amaizing!
Dont let the old look of the building put you off !!!
Its always amaizing Value
Keep up the good work
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrKiko I love this Holiday Inn
Even if it's a bit far away from Newcastle, it's my favourite place to stay when I tour with my bands. The staff are great. The room are quite. I love it!
November 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tarasmum Reception staff - don't disturb them!
Arrived at 7.30pm last Friday having travelled down in a storm with thunder and lightning. Very glad to have arrived safely. Receptionist did not even greet us at all, we just had to say who we were and tell her about our booking. I made the big mistake in asking if there were any upgrades available! She suddenly came to life and in a loud and sarcastic voice said that we couldn't get upgrades as we were only Club members, only Platinum members could get upgrades. Her tone was so nasty that we never went back to reception until we checked out. The receptionist on Sunday morning was more efficient than friendly and actually answered the phone when we were checking out asking for our bill to be printed. We have been going to this hotel for years and the staff at reception used to be great. Sadly, some lessons on good manners and customer service would not go amiss. Thank you.
October 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Redmai Cleanliness - oh dear!
Oh how disappointing - I have stayed in many Hotels world wide and can honestly say how disappointed I was with the condition of Holiday Inn - Washington, NE37 1LB.
From check in to check out - everything seemed wrong. Lack of interest from staff, dirty stained pillows on the bed, what looked liked Blood stains on the net-curtains, dirty hand prints on the walls, dirty light switches and plug sockets, bent sofa bed, knocking pipes for the heating, main bed in my opinion was the most uncomfortable ever - apparently made by a company promising 'the most comfortable beds in the world' - I would disagree, I found it utterly awful - I'd rather sleep on a camping mattress! To say this place needs a makeover is an understatement.
This combined with the unfortunately loud wedding party which were celebrating at the reception, and then stayed the night was not conducive to a good nights sleep and then of course we had the Fire alarm at 1am. Whilst I acknowledge this was not the staffs fault and could happen anywhere at anytime, the reaction of the staff to the situation and alleviating any fears for the guests was non-existant.
Suffice to say I will not stay here again unless after there has been some significant investment! To be truthful, I have stayed in a considerable number of Holiday Inns and am becoming disappointed on the whole with the presentation of the brand and what I feel as extremely poor beds.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TRCS Welcoming hotel!
We had a relaxing and very enjoyable stay at Washington.
Staff - helpful and friendly
Room - comfortable and clean
Breakfast - fantastic!
Thanks to all the staff for a lovely break away from home.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BBCB Enjoyed staying here
I have stayed here a number of times and the service in general has always been to a high standard - this stay was no exception. Room was good and the staff on the front desk were very good. A couple of minor points to mention however
1. The fish and chips ordered for evening meal was not as good as before - the chips were advertised as chunky but were not and for the price, I would have expected better
2. There was a lawnmower going outside my room from 07.45. I would have thought a later start would have been a better idea when most guests would have checked out
3. I had trouble getting internet access. As a Gold member I didn't have this option when signing in, although to be fair the staff found a way around the issue
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keidee Great hotel
I was upgraded to a suite room being for being an elite member which i really great. Staffs are lovely and friendly.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will6 Great Service
Cally in particular deserves a mention for her professional yet friendly approach. Please thank her.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Michaelgeorge Pleasant hotel and pleasant staff
Have stayed in the hotel several times and no doubt will return. The meals are good as is the service
October 8, 2013