A quirky design fantasia’ … the Rosebery Hotel
One thing that Newcastle does not lack is hotel rooms. Finding a cosy one with character is another matter. As in most cities, the big chains dominate, offering generic luxury, sterile business suites or boxy, budget accommodation that is more battery cage than bolthole. And in this party city, there’s also the matter of avoiding rowdy hens ’n’ stags.
In that regard, the Rosebery Hotel, just outside the centre in Jesmond, is a good option. Owner Janet Stansfield does not take single-sex party bookings and in its entire set-up – no communal areas, no evening meals, in-room continental breakfast, self check-in after 6pm – the Rosebery exudes an air of quiet privacy.
Sofa so good … the reception area