For my bank holiday trip to Newcastle, I was tossing between the Hilton and the Indigo. After I saw the amazing deal Hilton was offering though, for £65 a night I decided to grab the deal quickly which turned out to be wise.
The hotel is great for its location and view over River Tyne.
It becomes a problem for me after a couple of days though. Newcastle is quite hilly, and the hotel itself is on a hill, and I just don’t want to get out of my room anymore after a day of ups and downs!
The lobby is nice for a drink or two, while you admire the views:
I get upgraded from the basic double room to an King Exec Plus room.
Albeit a bit basic, the room is fairly specious and spotless. Furniture arrangement is a bit weird due to the unusual room plan, however I like the separate workspace which feels like a mini office.
Again, impressive view from the room:
The executive lounge is still closed unfortunately and there’s no alternative offered to Diamond members. The hotel is fully occupied during my stay, and the breakfast gets so busy that they opened the ballroom for use as well:
Food quality is a bit meh though.
Overall I quite like the hotel, and I even think it has the potential to become a Curio or Conrad, but with substantial refurbishment and rebranding of course.