“Once the red-brick headquarters of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company, now a classily-converted urban retreat. A ten-minute waterfront walk from Newcastle’s nightlife epicentre, The Quayside, and therefore a quieter alternative, it features a candlelit bistro, glass-panelled wine-tasting room and outdoor (heated) cigar shack, plus spectacular wine-glass chandeliers. Of the 42 bedrooms, the superior suites are like large warehouse loft apartments, with standalone bathtubs.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“On the banks of the River Tyne and commanding outstanding views of Newcastle Quayside and bridges. This former home of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company has been gloriously converted into 42 timelessly styled bedrooms, trademark bistro, intriguing Laroche tasting room, two stunning private dining rooms, Bubble bar, courtyard for alfresco dining and an outstanding wine cellar.”
A handsome building of glowing-red bricks and multi-paned windows, it’s been extended with another wing, across a wedge-shaped courtyard, that mirrors the original. Inside, it feels like a chilled-out gentleman’s club with well-worn Chesterfields, slate floors, exposed brickwork and bold modern lighting.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)