After months of construction, Motel One have finally opened their doors to the public and it certainly impresses.
Situated in Bigg Market, the 222 room building incorporates a mix of Newcastle’s traditional, industrial heritage and the modern luxuries that has made the German brand so popular. The hotel’s entrance retains the original brickwork from the old factory it’s built upon.
The general décor in the foyer follows this theme, the bar and lounge area are covered with murals of Newcastle’s seven iconic bridges, while historic signposts reminiscent of those found in the city centre can also be found here.
The height of comfort is delivered in the form of leather seating and with such a soothing ambiance it’s clear that the Motel One group wants to stress the historical connections the site has with Newcastle and have designed the building to create that cultural identity. It’s the perfect mix of German efficiency and Northern soul.
The standard rooms come in two distinct styles; those located in the new build area of the hotel follow Motel One’s signature contemporary look found in their European hotels, while those in the renovated area are more akin to the lounge décor, mirroring the historic murals with intricately detailed wallpapers.
The bathrooms, dubbed “mini-spas” by the staff, are the same for both rooms; an elegant urban chic style with a powerful shower and plenty of space. The rooms also come with flat screen televisions, a generous amount of storage and offer coffee and tea making facilities, something their European counterparts lack. With 100% Egyptian cotton bedding too there’s a guarantee of a relaxing and quality night’s sleep.
“It’s the perfect mix of German efficiency and Northern soul.”
Motel One promises luxury at affordable prices and it certainly delivers. With prices starting from £59 for standard rooms the sheer amount of thought and effort that has gone into ensuring the costumers complete satisfaction is nothing short of impressive. At those prices you would struggle to find anywhere else in Newcastle and beyond that gives a better ambiance and experience in.
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