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Four-star Hotel Indigo makes the perfect bolthole for a weekend in Newcastle, whether you're here on a business trip, seeing family or exploring the city's famous nightlife. Its location couldn't be more convenient, between Central Station and the bustling Grainger Town area, known as much for its impressive historic buildings as for its independent shops, restaurants and venues. The hotel's décor incorporates some of the city's most iconic sights, and features the work of local artists. Between the comfortable rooms (many with balconies), laidback restaurant and bar and convenient facilities like a small 24-hour gym, you have everything you need for a relaxing stay. The highlight, though, is the service - the staff are helpful and professional, without ever losing the friendly warmth typical of Geordie hospitality.

Your expert reviewer

Rebecca Hallett
Travel Writer

Rebecca is an experienced travel writer, specialising in Japan and the UK. Born and raised in the West Country, she's also spent time living in London, Cambridge and Kyoto, and is now based in Newcastle. She loves promoting independent and inclusive businesses, and sustainable off-the-beaten-track travel.

THE DETAILS

Location

The location gives easy access to Newcastle's buzzing nightlife, while still feeling surprisingly secluded and quiet.

You're minutes from the station and city centre. Visit Grainger Market for street food.
By car: over 5 hours from London and 3 hours from Manchester. On-site parking costs £14 per day.
By train: London Kings Cross to Newcastle takes around 3 hours. The hotel is a 4-minute taxi ride (or 4-minute walk) from the station. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

Hotel Indigo caters to a wide range of people, from business travellers booking day-use rooms to couples and solo travellers looking for city-centre comfort. From bright, comfy velvet chairs in the reception area to works by local artists on each floor, the hotel's common areas all have playful design touches.

Service & Facilities

It's unusual to get on-site parking at such a central hotel, so the 100-odd spaces here are a big plus.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • On-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Corner rooms and those with balconies are extra light and bright. 422, a king room with balcony, is particularly spacious. From elegant Neo-Classical columns to the steel-girder roof of Grainger Market, wall-sized photos bring Newcastle's architectural icons into every room.

Standard Room, Balcony Room, Corner Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, mini fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The menu always includes several good vegetarian and vegan options, and many dishes can be made gluten-free. It's worth saving room for one of the indulgent desserts, or at least a cocktail in the comfortable bar area.

Grainger: ground-floor restaurant and lounge. Dishes include burgers, steak and fish & chips. All-day dining, open daily.

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