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Best hotels in Newcastle 2023: Spa and city centre views

Best hotels in Newcastle 2023: Spa and city centre views

The capital of northeast England, Newcastle is world famous for its brown ale (ask for “a bottle of dog” if you want to make friends), bridges over the River Tyne (there are seven of them), and is the friendliest city in the country – just ask any local.

There are plenty of reasons to visit, too. St James’ Park, the football ground of Newcastle United, is slap bang in the city centre, and you can hear the roar of 50,000 fans bouncing around the city on any given match day. Newcastle is also the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall and the beaches of Northumberland, a certified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And of course, its nightlife is legendary (although sometimes not for all the right reasons).

Whether you’re after a city centre crash pad close to the bars, a chic townhouse stay on the quayside close to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art or a countryside hotel just outside of the town centre, Newcastle has got you covered. Just make sure you can find you way back to it at the end of the night…

The best hotels in Newcastle are:

Neighbourhood: Quayside

The Ark Royal Executive Suite at Malmaison


A boxy townhouse facing the sleek white curve of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Malmaison has been one of the most stylish stays in the city for a while now. Inside, Art Deco chandeliers and houndstooth carpets decorate the lobby. Watching boats glide past on the River Tyne from the brasserie restaurant before hitting the subterranean spa means you don’t even need to leave. If you do opt to, location-wise, you’re just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle city centre, and across the bridge, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, which has hosted the Turner Prize.