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“If you want a central location with views of the river, this hotel is hard to beat. An historic building, with grand public rooms in a contemporary style. The best bedrooms overlook the river with its famous bridges. A choice of eating options, including exemplary dinners and delightful high-teas.”

“If you want a central location with views of the river, this hotel is hard to beat. An historic building, with grand public rooms in a contemporary style. The best bedrooms overlook the river with its famous bridges. A choice of eating options, including exemplary dinners and delightful high-teas.”

Hotel Review

This neo-classical building - in, arguably, the city’s top spot for a hotel: next to the medieval Castle Keep and overlooking the river’s bridges - is deceptively big. The former County Hall for Northumberland, it’s built on a slope so that you enter at floor six where the main, rather grand, public rooms are - awash with mirrored pillars and tables, dark panelling and acres of inviting sofas. Bedrooms are large and spacious; some might find them a little corporate but they’re certainly comfortable with Queen-size beds in the twin rooms, smart black-velvet armchairs and marble-effect bathrooms. The best overlook the river; failing that, ask for one on the top two floors. There’s a choice of dining - smart in the restaurant or more casual in the bar, and do leave room for their sumptuous afternoon tea. One of the highlights of the hotel is that it offers a concierge service; local and very friendly chaps who can sort theatre tickets, and advise on local sights, bars and shopping.
Recommended for
  • Weddings
  • The art deco ballroom is a popular spot for weddings.
  • City Style
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Other Activities
  • Marvel at the architecture of the nearby Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge.
  • Museums
  • Baltic contemporary art centre, Laing Art Gallery, Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Weddings
  • The art deco ballroom is a popular spot for weddings.
  • Sights nearby
  • Discover the city's majestic medieval Castle Keep.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Splurge in the city's many designer outlets.
  • City Style
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Opulent
  • Luxury
  • Family Suites
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Traditional
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Restaurant
  • Grand Hotel
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No pets
  • Meeting Room
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Views
  • Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Marvel at the architecture of the nearby Robert Stephenson’s High Level Bridge.
  • Museums
  • Baltic contemporary art centre, Laing Art Gallery, Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Sights nearby
  • Discover the city's majestic medieval Castle Keep.
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Royal and Sage Gateshead concert hall
  • Designer Shopping
  • Splurge in the city's many designer outlets.

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Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Excellent customer & personal service, luxurious surroundings and location

What is there to do in the area?
Newcastle has lots to offer on the doorstep, Baltic, Sage, Iconic Bridges, Great shopping & Nightlife and also not too far away you have the Race course and Beamish Museum

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English and also buffet continental

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Our Bridge restaurant is open daily and serves food from 6pm – 9.30pm. Sunday lunch 12-5pm and we offer a range of light bites in the bar until 10pm daily

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Its not a case of them being the most popular but we have the most of our Doubles & Twins so they tend to sell first, our suites are very popular for special occasions

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
We don’t offer family rooms and we do not have extra beds if children wish to stay then we can accommodate in one of our twin rooms as they have 2 queen beds in and they can stay in the room with parents.

Other Reviews

The Vermont Hotel

Next to the Castle Keep, you couldn’t be closer to the historic heart of Newcastle. The former County Hall for Northumberland, The Vermont is an impressive neo-classical building; popular for weddings because of its art deco ballroom (former council chamber) and river views.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)