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Contents

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Arden Hotel & Leisure Club

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Westwood Hotel

6

Cooden Beach Hotel

34

Location & Links

8

Scottish Food Fortnight

36

Picture This

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Using our Services

38

Dates for the Diary

20

Looking after You

40

Bower House Inn

22

Tee Time

42

In the City: Newcastle upon Tyne

24

Therapy Time

48

Featured Group

Flat Cap Hotels

26

Somerset Sparkle!

50

The Infotel Guestbook

32

Carmichael

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Infotel Deals

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Arden Hotel & Leisure Club

Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EH

Arden Hotel and Leisure Club is in an excellent location being

next to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Genting Resort

World Birmingham and Birmingham Airport.

The 3-star hotel benefits from an on-site leisure club and offers

a choice of dining. The Burgundy Suite Restaurant serves both

a la carte and table d`hôte menus while the Burgundy Lounge

has an extensive 24-hour menu. Residents can make the most of

the extensive leisure facilities which include a swimming pool,

Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym in addition

to a snooker room.

Guest rooms include Freeview TV and WiFi, hospitality trays and

a menu for in-room dining.

Arden Hotel and Leisure Club also provides park and fly stays

for Birmingham Airport and is only six miles from the

city centre.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 12:00pm

250 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£62

“Great service by friendly helpful

staff. The room was clean, the bed

very comfortable and well presented.

Dining was a pleasure with quality

food and wine. Breakfast is one of

the best hotel breakfasts we have

encountered.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Cooden Beach Hotel

Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN39 4TT

The award-winning Cooden Beach Hotel in Bexhill is

an independent family-owned hotel offering a range of

accommodation and dining experiences.

The 41 en-suite guest rooms are located in the main building

and in the Sea House which is in the hotel’s garden. Rooms vary

in size, some are interconnecting and others boast panoramic

sea views. They all have a flat screen Freeview TV, hospitality

tray, complimentary toiletries and WiFi.

Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach. Start the day with

breakfast served in the Brasserie on the Beach, take afternoon

tea in the Beach Terrace and Café Bar or opt for a more relaxed

pub-like atmosphere in the Tavern Kitchen. Maybe the Gin

Palace is your favoured option!

With excellent leisure facilities which include a swimming pool,

plus the Beauty Escape Spa and a neighbouring 18-hole golf

course, you may find leaving difficult!

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11:00am

70 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£80

“Bed very comfortable. Reception,

waiting staff and housekeeping were

all very friendly and attentive. Plenty

of tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits in

the room.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Now in its tenth year, Scottish Food Fortnight is a

celebration of the food and the people who grow,

cook and sell produce reared on or harvested from

the country’s fertile fields or caught from the rivers,

lochs and ocean.

The annual event runs until 15 September and

includes foraging walks and food workshops in

Lanarkshire, Fife, Moray Speyside, Forth Valley,

Loch Lomond and on Orkney. Combining coastal

discovery with herbal wellness experiences,

wild food feasts and evenings around the fireside

listening to talks, Scottish Food Fortnight is an ideal

time to discover just how delicious Scotland is.

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Royal Highland Hotel

Inverness, Inverness-shire IV1 1LG

Inverness makes a great base for discovering

Scotland’s natural larder and the Royal Highland

Hotel is an ideal choice of stay for sampling

regional produce from the restaurant’s menu. The

hotel dates back to the mid 19th century and the

restaurant backdrop is an elegant testimony to this

bygone era.

Speciality dishes include seared breast of duck,

pan seared seabass and samphire, lamb shank

and canon of venison saddle. Naturally Scottish

traditional dishes like haggis, neeps and tatties

are on the menu and Balmoral or Glenmorangie

chicken are popular main courses with diners too.

In addition to dining in the hotel’s Ash restaurant,

the Gallery Café is a firm favourite with guests

and visitors. With an impressive view of the hotel’s

grand staircase, thought to have inspired the

design of the ballroom staircase on the Titanic,

guests can enjoy seafood risotto, North Sea

haddock and chips and Scottish salmon, among

many other delights.

The Royal Highland Hotel offers guests a choice

of single, twin, double and royal rooms with a

hospitality tray, TV and free WiFi.

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Scottish Food Fortnight

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Kilmarnock Arms Hotel

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 0HD

A staggering two thirds of the world’s langoustines

are landed in Scotland. Between the months of May

to September, the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel has

local lobster on the menu. Available with a day’s

notice, head chef Matthew Lobban recommends

the freshly caught lobster is simply grilled so as

not to spoil the delicate flavours. With a real

passion for fish, Matthew has access to the daily

catches at Peterhead and Fraserburgh, just north

of the hotel. These are Europe’s largest white and

shellfish ports so diners at the Kilmarnock Arms

are certain of fresh, quality ingredients in dishes

designed to be savoured.

For a luxury surf and turf dish, we recommend

you add a 21 day, dry aged Highland Angus beef

fillet to the grilled lobster! Crispy pork belly and

the steak and ale pie are additional highlights to

sample, plus the cheese board from Devenick

Dairy. With a lovely wine list and a whisky menu

too, guests will retire to their rooms with that

satisfyingly contented feeling!

The hotel accommodation consists of 19

individually designed rooms with Freeview TV

and Brodies tea and coffee making facilities plus

free WiFi. Located in Cruden Bay, this property

is just a short stroll from the beach, harbour and

the imposing ruin of Slains Castle, the inspiration

for the once regular hotel guest Bram Stoker.

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Scottish Food Fortnight

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Clachan Inn

Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 3UW

For the unspoilt beauty of the Scottish countryside

combined with the appeal and amenities of bigger

towns and cities, a stay at Clachan Inn in the

picturesque village of St John's Town of Dalry certainly

ticks the boxes.

With a reputation for comfortable accommodation,

great service and superb food and drink, Clachan Inn

is a good choice for exploring the Southern Upland

Way along with visiting Castle Douglas which is

well-known for its local produce. With its own

designated Food Town Day held in June, Castle

Douglas is the place to be for artisan breads, cakes,

pies, fish and meat.

Clachan Inn certainly makes the most of the delicious

local produce available. The award-winning team

have created a menu that is so tempting you will need

more than a night or two here! Particular delights

include the Scotch beef burger with beef dripping chips

and pub burger relish. For vegetarians the summer

green herb and lemon risotto, yellow and green

courgettes, broad beans, peas and black crowdie is

a must and the handpicked elderflower panna cotta

with meringue, Scottish strawberries and rhubarb

sorbet should definitely not be missed!

For visitors who relish the idea of lingering over a real

ale or craft beer around a log fire pre or post dinner,

Clachan Inn is perfect.

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Scottish Food Fortnight

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Murrayshall Hotel & Golf Club,

BW Premier Collection

Perth, Perthshire PH2 7PH

Scotland is of course known for its golf courses so

combining Scottish Food Fortnight with a game has

to be on the menu!

Located three miles from Perth and four miles

from Scone Palace, Murrayshall Hotel and Golf Club

offers 4-star luxury on a 365 acre private

estate. Boasting two impeccable golf courses,

40 individually designed guest rooms and an

award-winning restaurant, this is a Perthshire retreat

that’s certain to charm.

Serving a mixture of lovingly prepared modern and

traditional dishes in the hotel’s Lynedoch Brasserie,

guests can enjoy Gin cured Scottish salmon, local

beer battered haddock and eight ounce Scotch

steak or homemade burgers. King scallops and

steamed Scottish mussels plus a selection of

vegetarian options from a lunch time or evening

meal are certain to please. For dessert, be sure to

pick the local strawberries with jelly, jus, meringues

and cream!

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Scottish Food Fortnight

For more hotels in Scotland that are creating

delicious menus, click here

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COULSDON MANOR HOTEL

& GOLF CLUB

CROYDON, SURREY CR5 2LL

Set in 140 acres of landscaped parkland, it is the

tranquillity of Coulsdon Manor that allows you

to forget you are just 15 miles from the centre of

London. The estate boasts a wonderful collection

of rare trees gathered from all over the world by the

Byron family.

Originally built in 1850, the Manor House has been

tastefully restored to its former glory. The beautiful

country house retains many original features from

the open fire place to the glass atrium giving a light

and airy feel to the hotel.

While the Manor House Restaurant has an enviable

reputation for fine food, the Terrace Bar and

Orangery Restaurant provide light meals and

snacks in an informal atmosphere throughout

the day. Guests can enjoy seasonal menus, a

selection of fine wines and excellent service.

The 18-hole parkland golf course is a superb resort

layout created by top PGA designer Harry S Colt.

Manageable for all standards of visiting golfer,

it has plenty of challenging holes over its 6,073

yards and with well cared for fairways and good

greens, players are sure to enjoy this par 70 course

in Surrey.

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FARNHAM HOG'S BACK

HOTEL & SPA

FARNHAM, SURREY GU10 1EX

Situated between the historic towns of Farnham

and Guildford, Farnham Hog's Back Hotel and Spa

sits in the rolling hills and lush valleys of Surrey.

Spacious guest rooms, a stylish restaurant and bar

plus a recently renovated spa and gym provide

travellers with all they need for a relaxing leisure

break or business stay.

The high-tech spa is a guest's invitation to

kick-back and relax with a pamper package

such as the You, Me and Tea experience. Created

for two people, it includes a 30 minute treatment

each that's either a back, neck and shoulder

massage, discovery facial, tranquillity scalp

massage or a spa manicure or pedicure. This is

followed by afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco.

Along with robes, slippers and towels guests can

enjoy the swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and

steam room during their stay.

Hot stone and bamboo massages, cleansing and

purifying treatments, and Indian head and scalp

massages can also be booked.

Farnham Hog's Back is a good choice of hotel

if your idea of therapy also consists of a visit to

Legoland and Chessington World of Adventure

which are within a convenient drive!

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Somerset Sparkle

SOMERSET

For eight days in November some of the streets

in Somerset are a sparkling scene of carnival

processions. These night time celebrations

feature up to 40 carts, often up to 30 metres

long and each one illuminated with over 20,000

lights and costing tens of thousands of pounds

to create.

Originally dating back to the Gunpowder Plot

of 1605, these are thought to be the largest

illuminated processions in the world.

Today’s carnival attracts visitors from across the UK;

up to 150,000 people line the streets in Bridgwater

where the event always starts. Taking place from

Saturday 2 November and finishing in Wells on Friday

15 November, the carts will have paraded through

the streets of Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea, Westonsuper-Mare,

North Petherton and Shepton Mallet.

Many of the visitors to Somerset over this period stay

for more than one carnival, soaking up the electrifying

atmosphere and marvelling at the 2.5km long parade

of themed creations that have taken thousands of

hours to make.

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The Wookey Hole Hotel would make an excellent

base for taking in the sights and sounds of the

carnival and exploring more of the delights

Somerset has to offer. It's located just two miles

from the centre of Wells.

The magic of Glastonbury is always a magnet

for visitors to Somerset and the caves at Wookey

Hole and Cheddar are close-by too. Shoppers

will love Clarks Village, the designer outlet, and

a visit to the cathedral city of Bath is a must. For

families who enjoy action and adventure, Wookey

Hole Hotel offers 20% off tickets for the thrills of

Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions; perfect for

day time fun before the sparkle of carnival takes

over in the evening!

Set in a picturesque location, guests staying here

can relax in comfortable accommodation in a

variety of room styles, including luxury lodges. An

elegant in-house bar and restaurant add to the

appeal and with free WiFi and ample free parking,

Wookey Hole Hotel is a good choice for families.

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Somerset Sparkle

If you’re coming to Somerset for the carnivals you

really do need to make some time to visit Exmoor

National Park too. The combination of woodland,

moorland, farmland and valleys has created an

exciting and scenic area for walkers, wildlife lovers

and families looking for outdoor discovery and

adventure.

Located in the old market town of Wiveliscombe

in Taunton, The White Hart provides a good base

for both business and leisure in Somerset. Close

to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills

Area of Natural Beauty, this one time coaching inn

has recently benefitted from a major renovations

project and is now the proud holder of 4 AA stars.

The 16 modern en-suite guest rooms include

everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing

stay, including free WiFi. Dining here is a treat too

with the head chef and his team using locally

sourced ingredients to really showcase the South

West’s wonderful produce.

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For a base that’s good for catching the carnival

in Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea, Laburnum

House in Highbridge offers a choice of holiday

homes and en-suite guest rooms along with a

good mix of activities. An indoor swimming pool,

fishing, tennis and clay pigeon shooting can be

enjoyed and the village has a choice of good pubs

serving food.

Just over 30 minutes south of Bridgwater and 15

minutes from the M5 is the small market town

of Ilminster and the elegant Best Western The

Shrubbery. This hotel has 24 en-suite guest rooms

that enjoy views over the scenic countryside

and picturesque private gardens. Freeview TV,

hospitality trays and complimentary toiletries

plus a work desk in each room help make for a

comfortable stay.

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Somerset Sparkle

While the interior of this hotel charms with Victorian

period features, the pretty gardens and private

terrace with its view over Herne Hill Nature Reserve,

encourages peace and serenity. For guests who

enjoy an informal setting, the newly refurbished

Sun Lounge is perfect for bar snacks or head to the

restaurant for a menu of traditional English dishes

where you can enjoy a pick of regional delights and

a delicious specials board.

For more hotels and inns in Somerset

for a business break, leisure stay or to

catch-up with the carnivals, visit our

Somerset Collection.

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Carmichael

Edinburgh, Midlothian EH4 3EA

This Edwardian detached house offers bed and breakfast

accommodation in a choice of four well appointed rooms.

A flat screen TV, complimentary toiletries and WiFi plus a

hospitality tray add to the appeal of the individual, spacious

en-suite rooms. A home cooked hearty Scottish breakfast

ensures a good start to the day and with local pubs,

restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, there

are plenty of options for evening dining.

Located in the prestigious Murrayfield area, Carmicheal

offers on-site parking and is ideal for business or leisure

in Edinburgh.

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 10:00am

5 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£100

“The beds were comfy and cosy, and

the room was very quiet. Breakfast

was well cooked and plentiful.

A great stay.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

Westwood Hotel

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 5BG

This former gentlemen’s club is now a privately run hotel just

two miles from the centre of Oxford. It’s nestled in three acres

of landscaped gardens with views over a further 400 acres of

ancient woodland, encouraging a peaceful and relaxing stay.

Individually designed en-suite guest rooms suitable for single,

double and family occupancy have luxury toiletries, a hospitality

tray, TV and complimentary WiFi. The premium double room

has a balcony.

Dining is in the Oaks Restaurant where new and exciting dishes

from a seasonal menu can be enjoyed and for traditionalists, the

bar menu with a simple yet delicious selection of firm favourites

will fuel the hungriest of visitors!

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 11:00am

45 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£95

“I was doing business in Oxford, and

coming from the South, its location

just 2 minutes off the A34 was a

fantastic bonus.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Location & Links

Consider these perfectly placed hotels with excellent transport links

Best Western Chilworth Manor

Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7PT

Best Western Gleddoch House Hotel Golf & Spa

Glasgow, Renfrewshire PA14 6YE

Heathrow Windsor Marriott

Slough, Berkshire SL3 8PT

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Location & Links

Gatwick Belmont Hotel

Horley, Surrey RH6 7DS

Mercure London Watford Hotel

Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8JH

Arden Hotel & Leisure Club

Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EH

Novotel Nottingham East Midlands

Novotel Nottingham East Midlands

Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel

St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 3DS

Express by Holiday Inn Cardiff Airport

Barry, South Glamorgan CF62 3BT

City Locations

Park and Fly Hotels

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ABBEY HOTEL

MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE WR14 3ET

PICTURE STAYING HERE

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SEPTEMBER 2019

WHERE?

WHO? WHEN?

Sea Kite Festival

1 - 2 September

ST ANNES-ON-SEA

Great North Run

8 September

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Gin Festival

27- 28 September

MANCHESTER

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Dates for the Diary

Festival of Fireworks

7 September 7 September

Liverpool Food & Drink Fesitval

DERBY

LIVERPOOL

British Country Music Festival

13- 15 September

BLACKPOOL

BBC Proms in the Park

14 September

LONDON

Boundary Festival

28 September

BRIGHTON

Autumn 1940s Vintage Weekend

28-29 September

MILTON KEYNES

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Bower House Inn

Eskdale, Cumbria CA19 1TD

Located in the picturesque Eskdale Valley and convenient for the

Western Fells of Lakeland, Scarfell, Great Gable and Wastwater,

the Bower House Inn has been welcoming travellers through its

doors for over 250 years.

Guests have a choice of 20 en-suite guest rooms that are

situated in either the old coaching inn or the barn. All have a

flat screen TV, hospitality tray, hairdryer and WiFi and consist of

singles, twins and doubles plus one family room.

The restaurant and bar is a welcoming space throughout the

year. Warm up around the open fire with a glass of local ale and

enjoy a menu with lots of ingredients locally sourced, including

vegetables and herbs from the inn’s own garden. On warmer

days, we recommend you head to the pretty garden and take in

the breathtaking views of Muncaster Fell.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11:00am

40 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£55

“We were greeted so warmly and

made to feel welcome. Staff was the

friendliest, kindest, most helpful

people you could wish for. Room was

spotlessly clean, comfortable and

had everything we needed.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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In the City

Newcastle

upon Tyne

Discover one of the largest

and most welcoming cities

in England.

Newcastle upon Tyne began life as a Roman fort on

Hadrian’s Wall and is now a vibrant city of history,

sports, arts and culture. It’s split into distinct

areas such as the well-known Quayside, Jesmond,

Tynemouth and Whitley Bay, and it’s host to the

largest half marathon in the world.

The Great North Run takes place every September

and welcomes over 57,000 runners, including

international long distance athletes like Mo Farah

who won from 2014 to 2018. British ladies have had

success too with Paula Radcliffe and Liz McColgan

first past the finishing line on several occasions.

Geordies love their football too and the local Tyne -

Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland is a

passionate date on the football fixture.

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In the City

Millennium Bridge and Sage Theatre

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©VisitBritain/AndrewPickett

If it’s nightlife you’re after, Newcastle

was voted in the top ten of the

country’s nightlife spots.

At 73 miles long, the River Tyne is formed by the

North Tyne and South Tyne rivers which join at

Warden Rock, near Hexham in Northumberland.

Visitors to Newcastle can take in the views of the

river from the Tyne Bridge, which was opened

in 1928 by King George V. Opened in 2001, The

Gateshead Millennium Bridge makes it possible

for cyclists and pedestrians to cross the river

from Gateshead Quays art quarter to the

Quayside of Newcastle where there are plenty

of trendy restaurants and bars. Chinatown, the

Life Science Centre and the Discovery Museum

are more stand-out attractions suitable for the

whole family.

A trip to Newcastle isn’t complete without a visit

to the Angel of the North. Designed by Anthony

Gormley, the 20 metre high steel sculpture is a

striking landmark that has become the most

talked about piece of public art.

And of course, there’s an abundance of history

too. Newcastle castle is an impressive example

of a medieval castle keep and provides visitors

with fantastic views over the river and its seven

iconic bridges. There’s sightseeing underground

too with the Victoria Tunnel showing visitors what

life was like for colliery workers transporting coal

to the coast. For a touch of Victorian elegance,

the Grade I Theatre Royal which dates to 1837 is

recognised for having one of the finest theatre

facades in the country. It’s also the place to catch

the latest big touring productions, including West

End musicals, ballet, comedy and pantomime.

If it’s nightlife you’re after, Newcastle was voted

in the top ten of the country’s nightlife spots.

The Bigg Market, Quayside, Central Station and

Collingwood Street are among some of the best

locations with a thriving party scene, bars, clubs

and restaurants.

Whether you’re in Newcastle for business or

leisure, you’re going to need accommodation and

there are over 200 hotels, boutiques, B&Bs and

serviced apartments to pick from!

For a great location and accommodation that

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creates a comfortable ‘home from home’ feel,

the Dream Apartments Quayside is an excellent

choice. Boasting stunning views of the River Tyne

and Tyne Bridge, these serviced apartments are

in prime position for the waterfront attractions,

the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage

Gateshead. A 15-minute walk is all it takes to get to

these popular places where you’ll also find a good

selection of bars and restaurants.

There are one, two or three bedroom apartments

as well as an option to upgrade to the penthouse

where guests have views of Newcastle from their

own private balcony. A fully equipped kitchen with

a dishwasher, kettle and oven are included in each

apartment, as well as a seating area, flat screen TV

and complimentary toiletries.

Tyne Bridge

There are one, two or three bedroom

apartments as well as an option to

upgrade to the penthouse.

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These apartments are a great option for people

staying for a longer duration. If its work or business

that is keeping you away from home, Newcastle

has great transport links so why not invite the

family up to join you for a weekend in this vibrant

city? The train station is less than one mile away

and Newcastle Airport is just over six miles from the

Dream Apartments Quayside.

For football fanatics, the Maldron Hotel is

definitely going to score highly! Located on the

doorstep of the hotel is St James’ Park, home to

Newcastle United Football Club.

The hotel is also ideally positioned for The Gate

Leisure Complex and for shopaholics Eldon Square

Shopping Centre is close by.

Guests staying at the Maldron Hotel start the day

with a Vitality Breakfast which includes a selection

of muesli, porridge bars and fresh fruit. For lunch

or dinner, the Grain and Grill restaurant serves

flavoursome dishes prepared from fresh and local

produce. When it's time for a delicious cocktail

before a night out, the hotel bar is the place to be.

Or just sit back and relax with a hand-crafted coffee

from the Red Bean Roast menu.

Travel outside the city centre by one mile and

you’ll arrive in Jesmond where the Caledonian

Newcastle welcomes guests to a chic stay. Dating

back to 1870, this hotel showcases Georgian

architecture that beautifully compliments a recent

refurbishment programme.

The hotel's restaurant, the Billabong Bistro has a

relaxed atmosphere for catching up with family,

friends or colleagues. The terrace is another

great spot for al fresco dining and for guests who

love the great out doors, the hotel is convenient

for Jesmond Dene a popular park set in a

wooded valley.

The Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle ticks the boxes

for a superb location too with major attractions

within a five minute walk. The main shopping

area and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary

Art are nearby and Newcastle railway station

is only 350 yards from the hotel, which offers

stylish, budget-friendly accommodation. Guest

rooms benefit from a laptop safe and work desk

that are ideal for business guests. Additionally,

all rooms have a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray,

under floor heating and air-conditioning.

Caledonian Hotel

Maldron Hotel

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In the City

Sleeperz Hotel

For an alternative option in the Jesmond area, a

warm Geordie welcome awaits at Best Western

New Kent Hotel. Boasting 32 en-suite rooms,

guests can choose from single, twin, double, triple

or family rooms which feature a TV as well as tea

and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi, 15 on-site

car parking spaces and the option to bring your

four-legged friend with you is also an additional

bonus to this family run hotel.

If you’re feeling peckish after a day of exploring

the city centre or the fantastic Jesmond Dene

parkland, indulge in a dish from the hotel’s

à la carte menu or round-off the evening with a

nightcap from the modern and relaxed hotel bar.

We hope we've whetted your appetite for Newcastle!

Best Western

New Kent Hotel

You can discover even more hotels here or give the

team a call on 01775 843413, Monday to Friday,

9.00am - 5.30pm and they will work to your budget

to get the best rates for a stay in this popular city.

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BRIDGE HOTEL & RESTAURANT

MACCLESFIELD

THE VICARAGE

HOLMES CHAPEL

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