I recently visited Newcastle’s newest and trendiest hotel. Tune Hotels Newcastle officially opened its door this month bringing a new style of hotel to our city. The Hotel chain have taken up residence in the historic Proctor House building converting the impressive Edwardian building into a 104-bed facility which sits within the heart of the Quayside’s conservation area.
Located right in the heart of the city at 23-29 Side, you can walk to Newcastle Central station in just 5 minutes, to St James’ Park in less than a quarter of an hour and only 18 minutes away from the University. Tune Hotels’ newest addition offers a range of double and twin rooms for the most savvy of travellers who demand that style, functionality and convenience supersede unnecessary expense.
Tune’s renovation of the once former Indian Restaurant has been radical. However, they seem to have taken the buildings heritage into consideration and whilst adding there modern stamp on things, they have retained some of the buildings character like its impressive Edwardian façade and stunning vintage jewel green tiling within. The hotels’ décor consists mainly of reds and blacks along with a modern collage which includes some of our city’s more iconic land marks.
The pleasant, spacious lobby boasts a comfortable seating area, internet access and a 24- hour manned reception desk from which snacks along with hot and cold beverages can be purchased. There is no dining facility within the hotel; however, there is an abundance of Bars and Restaurants within only a stones throw away from the hotel.
My room was basic yet spacious with a beautiful arched Edwardian window which overlooked the front street. The modern room boasted wooden flooring, an extremely comfortable double bed, a sleek flat screen TV housing and dressing table. There was no wardrobe in the room only a wall mounted hanger, which I suppose emphasises the hotel’s intention of facilitating short stays only. The room also featured a pristine white tiled bathroom complete with power shower. Unlike other hotels, you only pay for the non-essential facilities and services if you use them ensuring good value no matter what time of the year you visit.
Tune Hotels’ promised a great value room with high-quality basics including excellent beds, powerful showers, a central location, clean environment and 24-hour security of which they most certainly delivered. I highly recommend Tune Hotels Newcastle to anyone planning a brief, good valued visit to our great city.
Book your room online at www.tunehotels.com now!
Proctor House, 23-29 Side, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3JL
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