The capital of northeast England, Newcastle is world well-known for its brown ale (ask for “a bottle of canine” if you wish to make mates), bridges over the river Tyne (there are seven of them in the event you’re counting), and is the friendliest metropolis within the nation – simply ask any native. 

There are many causes to go to, too. St James’s Park, the soccer floor of Newcastle United, is slap bang within the metropolis centre, and you may hear the roar of 50,000 followers bouncing across the metropolis on any given match day. Newcastle can be the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall and the seashores of Northumberland, a licensed Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence. And naturally, its nightlife is known (though generally not for all the proper causes). 

Whether or not you’re after a metropolis centre crash pad near the bars, an elegant townhouse keep on the quayside near the Baltic Centre for Modern Artwork or a countryside lodge simply exterior of the city centre, Newcastle has received you lined. Simply make sure that yow will discover you approach again to it on the finish of the evening… 

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Finest for artwork lovers: Malmaison

Neighbourhood: Quayside 

The Ark Royal Govt Suite at Malmaison (Malmaison)

A boxy townhouse dealing with the modern white curve of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Malmaison has been one of the vital fashionable stays within the metropolis for some time now. Inside, Artwork Deco chandeliers and houndstooth carpets adorn the foyer; watching boats glide previous on the River Tyne from the brasserie restaurant earlier than hitting the subterranean spa means you don’t even want to depart. Location-wise, you’re only a 10-minute stroll from Newcastle metropolis centre, and throughout the bridge, the Baltic Centre for modern artwork, which has hosted the Turner Prize.

Rooms from £75malmaison.com/areas/newcastle

Neighbourhood: Jesmond

The 2 AA rosette restaurant at Jesmond Dene Home (Alexandria Daybreak Taylor)

You may be in a distant woodland at this elegant Victorian home lodge, however as an alternative you’re only a six-minute taxi from the city centre in Jesmond Dene, a valley filled with fir bushes, with the River Ouse babbling previous. It was the residence of the mayor of Newcastle within the 1800s, however as of late you may discover a healthful nation pile with sink-in beds and fuss-free service. Locals exit of their approach for Jesmond Dene’s AA-rosette-rated restaurant, with refined northern classics like Yorkshire pork stomach and North Sea cod – positive to heat your cockles. Rooms within the previous home have sloped ceilings, oak panelling and loads of nooks and crannies to discover, although you’ll wish to go strolling within the Dene exterior with its crumbling water mill, or make the hike as much as Jesmond’s well-heeled bar scene come night.  

Rooms from £139jesmonddenehouse.co.uk 

Finest for being within the coronary heart of the motion: Resort Indigo

Neighbourhood: Grainger City

A Superior Nook Room with Balcony at Resort Indigo (Resort Indigo)

Resort Indigo was a sport changer when it launched on the Newcastle scene in 2014, bringing with it the area’s first Marco Pierre White Steakhouse. It’s additionally one of many few boutique motels within the metropolis, and though not a lot of a looker from the skin (it was an previous workplace block), rooms are packed stuffed with character with yellow brick lavatory tiles, jewel-coloured throws, mini fridges stocked with complimentary snacks – plus a dinky succulent on bedside tables. Some rooms have terraces with pinstripe deck chairs and there’s additionally a floor ground terrace the place you may bag a £20 bottle of prosecco on Fridays when the northeast climate is at its finest. 

Rooms from £73ihg.com

Neighbourhood: Quayside

A Massive Fort Suite at The Vermont Resort (The Vermont Resort)

Sitting like a symmetrical tiered wedding ceremony cake on the prime of the quayside proper subsequent to the medieval Fort Preserve (that provides Newcastle its identify), The Vermont is a grande dame of a lodge. You’re equidistant from the excitement of town and the river right here, and the lodge is constructed on the steep slope all the way down to the quayside, proper subsequent to a dramatic sandstone railway arch. In the event you’re on the town with a bunch, the lodge additionally has 11 fashionable serviced flats over the street. Rooms are cosy with quilted headboards and tartan carpets in washed-out golds. Have an evening in at The Maven restaurant, which serves every little thing from seafood tempura to Vietnamese shaking beef.

Rooms from £75vermont-hotel.com

Neighbourhood: Grainger City

A Junior Suite at Gray Avenue Resort (Gray Avenue Resort)

Geordies are very pleased with the truth that Gray Avenue typically tops “probably the most lovely avenue within the UK” lists. This tiny Georgian boutique lodge in a transformed financial institution sits on the backside of the road’s curve of sandstone townhouses with Gray’s monument proudly on the prime, marking town centre. The structure is a focus of the monochrome rooms, too, with Newcastle’s monuments immortalised in cameos on assertion wallpaper. Gray Avenue makes the best crash pad – you’re on the doorstep of a few of the finest spots to eat on the town, and the lodge has no restaurant, so much more excuse to get out and about. 

Rooms from £60greystreethotel.co.uk

Neighbourhood: Ouseburn Valley

Tub time for 2 in a Massive Open Plan Suite at Resort du Vin (Resort du Vin)

The polished Resort du Vin, on the sting of town centre within the artistic Ouseburn Valley is the smooth-talking Don Draper of Newcastle motels and only a 10-minute stroll alongside the quayside. In a burnished redbrick warehouse with spacious rooms adorned in chocolatey oak panelling, roll-top baths and wrinkled leather-based armchairs, it’s superb for {couples} who wish to keep barely exterior of the motion. Because the identify suggests, the lodge takes its food and drinks very critically, so keep in for a meal on the French brasserie. In the event you’re eager to discover, make a beeline for twin pubs The Tyne Bar and The Free Commerce for a pint with the perfect views on the town.

Rooms from £79hotelduvin.com/areas/Newcastle

Neighbourhood: Quayside

Center fourth or fifth flooring provide ample alternatives for bridge-watching (Hilton)

Although purists will argue that it is technically on the Gateshead facet, this lodge has the perfect views of the emerald-ironwork of the Tyne Bridge, proven off to full benefit by floor-to-ceiling foyer home windows. Ask for a bed room on the center fourth or fifth flooring for peak bridge-watching. There’s additionally a big swimming pool and spa. You are simply steps from the swing bridge at quayside degree and there is a buzz about close by transport container bar advanced By the River Brew Co – be sure to have no less than one meal at Trakol, the place all dishes are cooked on an open fireplace. 

Rooms from £81hilton.com/en/motels/united-kingdom/hilton-newcastle-gateshead

Finest for nature lovers: Grand Resort 

Neighbourhood: Tynemouth

A Sea View Deluxe room (The Grand)

In the event you’re visiting the windswept seashores of Northumberland, staying within the fairly seaside city of Tynemouth – positioned only a 20-minute metro trip east from Newcastle – is smart. The Victorian Grand Resort harks again to the city’s beachside glamour, sitting on a cliff on the prime of Longsands seashore, the place surfers slice ice-cold waves. Inside, the lodge lives as much as its identify, with a sweeping central staircase and conventional rooms, a few of which include four-poster beds. Be sure to seize a lunch of kippers and smoky potatoes at Riley’s Fish Shack, which has had critics raving.  

Rooms from £99grandhoteltynemouth.co.uk