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Say “Why Aye” to the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle, England
This hotel in the centre of #NewcastleUponTyne #England will give you a warm welcome. Ideally placed for you to make the most of all the sights and #culture that Newcastle has to offer, you can spend your days exploring and come back to the hotel to get some #relaxation. And don't miss out on the great cocktail bar next to the hotel!
The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle looks impressive, reminiscent of a 1920s Manhattan style building, and has the advantage of private parking. The interior has all the grandeur you’d expect from a top quality hotel.
Whilst all of the staff provided a warm Geordie welcome, a special mention goes to the doorman, Andrew, who was extremely helpful with directions and tips on what to see and do. The recommendation to visit the food hall in Fenwick’s was especially appreciated although our waist lines might protest otherwise!
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This lovely hotel is ideally located slap bang in the middle of many of the top sights and legendary Newcastle nightlife.
Exit from the lift on the ground floor, turn left and you are a short walk uphill to Grey Street with its vast choice of bars and restaurants. Turn right and you are steps away from the quayside with its distinctive green Tyne Bridge and the newer Millennium Bridge.
Whilst our room was spotless and very comfortable, a top tip is to book a front facing room overlooking the river and the Tyne Bridge. What a lovely view.
We couldn’t believe we had been able to book such a top notch hotel at a great price.
I can also report that the bar, with its comfy leather sofas, is great for relaxing in after a hard day’s sightseeing. Just be careful not to order the £1000 cocktail by mistake!
We loved Newcastle. We strolled around the market at the Quayside sampling a wood fired margarita pizza and a Pastel De Nata (a type of yummy custard tart from Portugal). Both were delicious.
We did the Culture Vulture bit and visited the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art across the river in Gateshead. The panorama of the Newcastle skyline from the Gallery at the top is stunning. What an imaginative use of an old flour mill.
At night we were spoilt for choice for dining. We plumped for Mexican at Las Iguanas in the end. The fajitas were delicious.
Our first pit stop to sample the nightlife was “Pleased to Meet You”. Their gin menu was like a book. The kind I love to read!
Next was the plush cocktail bar Livello, next door to the Vermont, where we were bathed in purple light as we sipped our Kir Royales. Before retiring to our comfortable bed I had to have the obligatory photo taken with the Giant Gorilla in Livello’s patio area.
Unfortunately we only had one night in Newcastle as we
were travelling around Northumberland.
We will be back and we will definitely stay at the classy Vermont.