Initial reservation was made at the Malmaison’s sister hotel ‘Hotel Du Vin’, which they subsequently had to cancel due to a new booking taking priority, I was disappointed at first but agreed to switch my stay to the Malmaison as we had made plans, which meant we had to be in the town centre for the night, so we had no real choice. I had reservations about the stay, as I had a night at the Malmaison in April and the experience wasn’t great and I know Hotel Du Vin is usually a more superior standard, however I should not have been worried, as it turned out that we had a really enjoyable evening!
There was a little queue at check in, but the clerk apologised and as soon as we were seen to it was a fast and efficient process. We had booked a deal that included champagne in the room, dinner and breakfast. The room was already prepared with an ice bucket and the champagne and we were also given some delicious chocolate truffles, the champagne was own brand, but it was really nice and a good bargain considering it was included in the deal. Room size was good, with a lovely comfortable double bed made up with crisp bedding. Bathroom also a good size, stocked with shampoo, body wash, conditioner, soap and the normal toiletries you’d expect in any decent hotel.
We enjoyed some cocktails in the bar prior to our evening meal, the cocktails were delicious and you get a bircher pot full of nuts/dried corn, which was nice. For dinner we shared the chateaubriand steak, which was delicious and cooked to perfection. The waiting staff were good, attentive and not over bearing. I was impressed with the food and service! The bar and restaurant have been refurbished quite recently, so have a nice modern look and are enjoyable surroundings.
Breakfast in the morning was served in the restaurant, with a continental selection including yoghurt, cereal, juice, pastries and the most delicious homemade granola! We also opted to pay the small additional of £4 per head (if I remember rightly) to upgrade and have a cooked breakfast, I had salmon and scrambled eggs, which was tasty and filling, my Boyfriend had sausage and bacon muffins which he also enjoyed.
My only constructive feedback would be that the bedrooms are looking a bit tired now, it’s not a new hotel anymore, so there are things that do need touching up here and there and maybe new carpets throughout, which would freshen it up! I remember having plenty stays here years ago, when it was newer and would love to see the rooms returned to their former glory.
I’ll likely return to the Malmaison in Newcastle again at some point, some of the deals you can snag are great value for money and the most recent stay I had was a good one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fog on the Tyne? Let's hope not. Otherwise you'll miss the great view of the Tyne Bridge you get from our hotel in Newcastle city centre. But then, when you're staying at Malmaison Newcastle, it's the views on the inside that tell you your boat's come in. While you're right at the heart of Newcastle's great shops and exciting nightlife, the lure of MALBAR's legendary cocktails and the Mal Brasserie's classic dishes with a twist is pretty strong. And who wants to spend all night out on the town when one hotel in Newcastle has a whole floor with a shipbuilding theme and bathtubs you could sink a battleship in? It could only be the Newcastle Mal. ... more less
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