"A grand city mansion that persuades you it's a rather lovely country house", is The Daily Telegraph's impression of Jesmond Dene House Hotel. "Don't come here if you want the buzz of the city", the review goes on to say, but do come here if you want a peaceful break within a 10-minute taxi ride of Newcastle city centre.
The hotel is on a bank overlooking the Dene, a wooded valley leading to the Ouseburn river. The building was once home to Sir Andrew Noble, when it hosted Rudyard Kipling and Arthur Conan Doyle, and later became a World War II Civil Defence base and a residential girls’ school. There are still original features throughout -- look out for the inglenook fireplaces, wood panelling and stained-glass windows.
Head chef Michael Penaluna has been praised for his "assured cooking with intriguing combinations" (The Daily Telegraph), and the restaurant here has been awarded three AA Rosettes. The wine list is reasonable and The AA says a visit will be the "highlight of any stay".
There are 32 bedrooms in the original house, and a further eight in a separate annex (the latter have less character but are a little more spacious, and quieter). The rooms in the main house vary in size and overlook the Dene, the car park or the gardens. There will be complimentary fruit, fresh milk, ground coffee, mineral water and magazines waiting for you. Wi-Fi is free and breakfast can be served in your room at no extra cost. The Noble Suite on the top floor has a private hidden roof terrace.
From the press:
"It was a view befitting any country house hotel and yet we weren't in the country" -- Financial Times
"The staff are superb and always try to go the extra mile" -- Red magazine
"It may look like a posh country house hotel but the vibe is friendly and inclusive" -- Olive Magazine
by Michelle Brister
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour room service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Deposit: GBP 70.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Getting there: The nearest main road is the A167, which connects to the A19 or A1. Parking on site is free. Ilford Road is the nearest Metro station (less than a 10-minute walk) and has connections to Newcastle Central Station in 17 minutes and Newcastle Airport in 16 minutes. Tickets cost approximately £3 per person. A taxi will cost around £8 from the centre and £20 from the airport.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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