Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 116
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob1900 Great Hotel
Good clean friendly place to stay, great staff - only real negative is smokers blocking main entrance!
14 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maverick19 Good bed and breakfast
Stayed here for night out in Newcastle, good bed and good breakfast. Room was excellent. Slightly on the more expensive side.
06 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micheal2013 Great staff
We arrived early, and were allowed to leave our luggage while we went out for a while (having not yet checked in).
The staff did everything they could to help us log in (Iphone issue, not theirs!), and the laptop worked just fine.
We arrived on a bank holiday, so not much was open for dinner, but they helped us find what we were looking for.
Breakfast was warm and good - selection just what one would expect, nothing exciting but all very tasty.
Room was just what one expects from Holiday Inn: clean, functional, and certainly served our needs.
Finally, it is very close to the rail station (good), without any of the noise one might expect (very good).
05 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by magpies11 Great Service
All of the staff that we came into contact with were really helpful and were instrumental in making this family holiday one of the best we've had recently.
The hotel is well located for the local amenities and car parking is available next door at very reasonable rates.
04 June 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Newtown Good hotel great location
Hotel was very nice and close to everything and only a two minute walk from the train station. The room was standard HIE. Top floor room meant that there was no noise from the traffic (or other guests). Breakfast again was standard HIE fare. Could be better but palatable enough. Bar prices were extortionate in relation to other places in the vacinity of the hotel. (almost double the price). Staff were friendly enough without being over zealous. Will definitely stay here again when in Newcastle.
03 June 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanielJess Fabulous hotel
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a night on a bank holiday, what a FABULOUS HOTEL, it is central to everything you need-food,shopping and a good night out in town. On arrival we were booked straight into our room with no waiting time the staff were so attentive and helpful a good geordie welcome by John,Lee,Lauren and Kimberley all a credit to the hotel.
The rooms were spotlessly clean everything you need for a good stay over,comfy beds and tea and coffee making facilities, a well looked after hotel with a good breakfast in the morning will definitely be coming back.
22 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tally1944 Visit t Newcastle
The hotel was a walking distance from the station. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we found security of the hotel well organised. We would strongly recommend this hotel to our friends. Although our room faced the main road we weren't disturbed by traffic noise. Hope to spend more time next visit.
19 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sijtje pleasant stay
We enjoyed our stay, but were quite disturbed bij the large number of ambulances/policealarms!!!
Also found that the fold-out bed made the room very small - would have been better to have twin beds.
The double-action door in the bathroom was a nice surprise: really inventive!
We would have preferred to have an earlier check-in time.
17 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PurpleAnt excellent customer service
excellent customer service, really forthcoming and helpful. clean room (a tad small for a tripple). surprisingly quiet for a busy stag/ hen hotel, but perfectly adequate for families too. very convenient for central station. special mention to staff member from Albuquerque (sorry, didnt get his name).
13 May 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AnnaMay excellent staff and service
Nice spacious room with comfortable beds and well equipped bathroom. The staff was very friendly and a minor problem (faulty drainage of washbasin) quickly solved. Having the room available at an early hour was a pleasant extra.
13 May 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrBart Regular stayer keeps coming back
Good location, very helpful and friendly staff, ( thanks for the Crunchie ! ), and brand new digi tele with free wifi throughout the hotel.
23 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StormyReading Enjoyable stay
We were there for the 1D concert, room was perfect, nice and comfy.
I've stayed here previously for work and been more than happy, good to see similar when I brought the family!
Handy for town, perfect for the Metro Arena, well recommended.
15 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lily41 Easter holiday stay
This an excellent hotel to stay in the staff are friendly and helpful.When we arrived just after 2pm our room was not ready but the staff said we could leave our bags with them but we decided to wait in the lounge and have a drink which we didn't have to pay for because of the room situation.Once we got to the room we found it spotless along with the rest of the hotel.The location is ideal as its only a couple of minutes on foot from the centre of Newcastle and the train station.The lounge is good as well as we came in after a long day to sit and have a drink.My husband especially liked that there was sky sports and my son liked that there was free wifi so that he could go on his iPad.Overall the hotel was great and would go back when visiting Newcastle again.The only thing was the size of the room when a family of four stays in there it would be really cramped but as there was only the 3 of us it was fine.
11 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dalgetybayarab simple minds
My wife and i recently stayed at this hotel when we visited the city to see Simple Minds play at the City hall. We chose this hotel because it was cheaper than its main rivals for that night. The location is good for arriving from rail or road and we would stay here again next time we visit Newcastle.
08 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nedster Business trip comfort
Simple and comfortable, with friendly staff and good location, with excellent Indian restaurant right next door!
The only thing that stopped me from relaxing was work!
28 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bama64 Rrepeat Guest
This was a repeat stay at the HIE City Centre. We stayed there during a visit to Newcastle a couple of years ago and were pleased with our experience at that time, so decided to make a reservation there for this trip as well. The hotel staff were, as before, helpful and gracious, even making reservations for us at another HIE at a stop we decided to make at the last minute prior to returning to London. As before, our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was substantial. Would definitely stay there again because of the central location, good value and excellent overall quality. Would also recommend without reservation.
23 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bev65 Very pleasant
Very welcoming & helpful reception staff, room comfortable & very clean.
13 March 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SwissTraveller Poor customer service & a bad night's sleep
We stayed in Room 509 recently and did not have a good night's sleep for two reasons:
1) Continuous noise. Despite having asked for a very quiet room when booking, there was a continuous humming noise throughout the night (a machine?) that led to us having a very distrurbed sleep. We were also disturbed by recurrent 'cracking' sounds (no idea of their origin).
2) Unsolicited wake-up call from hotel staff. To aggravate matters, we were woken just before 6 a.m. by a hotel staff member calling our room as a wake-up call that we had not requested - this was 2 hours earlier than we had intended to get up. No explanation or regrets were given by the hotel.
On top of this, the hotel demonstrated very poor customer service by not responding to the e-mail I sent afterwards to the Customer Feedback address (16 Feb.). Since Holiday Inn Express encourages customers to provide feedback, the least it could do would be to respond.
13 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jasper03 Comfortable bed and cleanliness
HIE City in the centre of Newcastle with the nearby car park free for overnight stop from 5pm to 8am. Great spot to take the opportunity to go on a journey of evening adventure to great restaurants nearby like Pinochio and Portofino. A warm relaxing Great Room with Free wifi
12 March 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tired13 Central location but avoid Fridays!
Great location - only a few minute from the train station and car hire depot. Other 'guests' - as the first question on check in was "are you part of a stag party?" it was obvious this hotel is popular with hen/stag parties - big downside was the large intimidating all male groups on stag parties dominating the bar/restaurant area and the shouting and screaming female 'guests' running a drunken rampage in the corridor outside my room at 0200 hours, 0345 hours and 0600 hours. A lack of sleep may suit the party guests but means I will unlikely book again for business travel.
08 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paolo1982 A nice hotel
The hotel is very nice. The room is wide, clean and comfortable.
The staff is very helpful and accommodating.
Some bad things:
1) A little noise coming from the light in the room (it was probably due to electrocute of a bulb)
2) The internet access in the room fee (£ 10 for 24 hours). But you can stay in the lobby where there is a bar open 24 hours and free wi-fi
04 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Becsy Cheap, clean and comfortable
I wanted somewhere for myself and my 3 children to stay in Central Newcastle that would be cheap, clean and comfortable. This hotel fitted the criteria and we weren't disappointed. It is very close to the Station even if we nearly walked past it (no map at the time!). To have breakfast included was a bonus and we all had sufficient to eat on both days.
24 February 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Krnhpkns Great location and friendly staff.
This was our overnight base for a midweek stay. The location was excellent and within walking distance for all local services including St James Park, the shops and the local museums.
The staff couldn't have been more helpful, friendly or accomodating. We would definitely stay there again.
20 February 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJ5556 Express Breakfast
British breakfast usually includes bacon but not part of Xpress breakfast very disappointed.
Otherwise self service was quite good, only one occassion where they didn't have scrambled egg ready, so missed out. No bacon no egg Ahhh!!!
15 February 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kemster72 Very organised and helpful
Very comfortable rooms,good locations for nightlife and very organised and helpful staff.
03 February 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GordonJ Great location but needs a technical refresh
This hotel is in a great location - it's a short walk from either Newcastle Central (Rail and Metro) or St James (Metro) stations. Staff were friendly and helpful and there's an abundance of information in the attractive lobby. Had a fantastic nights sleep, and an excellent breakfast, but my stay was marred by a complete lack of entertainment. The TV in room turned off after a few minutes on, and leaving off for half an hour or so brought it back to life for a few minutes again. Anyway, thought I could live with movies on laptop and the Internet, maybe streaming, for the evening, but then couldn't locate any form of connection. Tried wireless first as hotel advertised as having complimentary wifi, but there was no signal at all in my room. As a last chance, tried the lead on the desk, clicked connect and was told I needed to select a package from the *zero* packages offered to me. Overall, great for sleeping, but when I extended my stay in Newcastle the following night, I chose another hotel.
15 January 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zowser Excellent city centre hotel
Booked the Holiday Inn Express Newcastle for the 1st and 2nd of January for a reasonable price. Good location with multi-storey parking next door and very reasonable parking charges.
Room was not very large but fine for a couple of days. Buffet breakfast was included with decent choice and quality.
Would use the HI Express again.
08 January 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eebagum Value
We had an overnight in Newcastle for Gary Barlow Concert,Shopping and Panto.Accomodation exactly met our requirements,thanks
07 January 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by njay night away
Very enjoyable ,central for the station , China town and St James Park for the Toon army supporter.Enjoyable relaxing breakfast even after a double coach load of guests had left.
Only downside no arrangement with the council re parking and the inconvenience of having to get up early to feed the meter in the multi storey parking .
06 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lambcruiser A great stay
Everything about our stay was good with one tiny exception, we had an access room and whilst the bathroom is huge and great for families, the interior of this bathroom was very tired. I got the feeling that it is not used that often and some of the fittings were hanging off the wall and it really was below par for HIE standards with respect to cleanliness. It could do with being refurbished frankly. Housekeeping on this floor seemed to be male, and without being intentionally sexist, it really needed a woman's eye for detail on the cleanliness front.
Other than that we had a geat stay. Staff were fab and you did the best scrambled eggs anywhere. We will definately stay here when we next come up to see Granddad.
04 January 2013