Advantages Clean, Spacious, Accessible
Disadvantages Old TV, no freeview/signal, noisy,
I arrived at the 3* Caledonian Hotel via the back door so to speak, as I had located the free parking and went for the nearest door. I am writing this review before my first night’s sleep on the basis that I will update it as my stay goes on. It is however a review of my visit and therefore I will not be able to (afford) to make use of all of the facilities on offer to review them in detail.The hotel was built in 1870 and has been ‘extensively’ refurbished over the last 5 years.
My stay had been booked via the Peel Hotels website, a chain of hotels of which the Caledonian is one of. My booking was extremely easy and hassle free. After selecting my hotel and the dates, I was given several room options to choose from and book.My stay is costing me £110 for two nights for a standard double room with en-suite but without breakfast.
The back door is just a few small flat steps away and this opens into the foyer/reception area. The front of the hotel has a very grand looking entrance from the road, but the rear door is nothing special.The reception area is host to a stair case with wide flat stairs, fully carpeted in a pattern which isn’t so good on the eyes when walking up them. The bar/restaurant is situated directly ahead of the reception desk and a menu stand is located for visitors to the foyer to browse.
The whole of this area is carpeted, making the entire space feel warm and inviting.Relaxing music played softly in the background as the receptionist checked me in. I was asked to pay the outstanding balance on my room upfront, and anything else you buy I.e. room service, is billed on check out. The lady at reception gave me a key card and a car pass as well as my receipt. The car pass swiftly went into my vehicle.
Now I understand the reasons behind a car pass, however, I’m not keen on having my surname on full display in my vehicle, which this pass has. It also has the room number written on it.The receptionist gave me no further details. I had to ask where I would find my room to which I was told it was on the first floor and I could use the stairs or choose to use the lift.
The key card worked like magic on the door to my room and the door closed behind me without slamming.
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With a stylish bistro and sun terrace, Caledonian Hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is in the cosmopolitan Jesmond area, just...
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