Maldron Hotel Newcastle

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Wales have evolved dramatically over time.

Today, LGBT citizens have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens and the UK provides one of the highest degrees of liberty in the world for its LGBT communities, although the UK has recently fallen behind other counties in international rankings. In ILGA-Europe‘s 2015 review of LGBT rights, the UK received the highest score in Europe, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality” for LGBT people and 92% in Scotland alone.

Newcastle has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Village Inn or The Eden Bar are  the most famous gay place in Newcastle, UK.

Newcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. With its twin city, Gateshead, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a centre of business, arts and sciences. Spanning the Tyne, modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge, noted for its unique tilting aperture, is a symbol of the 2 cities.

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1. Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre

In the heart of Newcastle, just 500 m from Newcastle Railway Station, this Holiday Inn Express has a stylish bar and modern bedrooms. Eldon Square shopping centre is a 10-minute walk away, and the Metro Radio Arena is just 600 m away. Free WiFi is available throughout

Each bedroom has a flat-screen TV, a work desk, tea/coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and a hairdryer. There is also an en-suite shower room.

The Great Room serves a generous breakfast buffet each morning, featuring hot and continental options. Guests can also enjoy light snacks and beverages.

This casual budget hotel is a 5-minute walk from Newcastle railway station, a 12-minute walk from the Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas and 1.9 miles from Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Functional rooms with bright accents have en suite bathrooms, free WiFi and TVs. Some rooms add pull-out sofas and work desks. Children 18 and under stay free (when sharing a room with an adult).

A breakfast buffet is included, and there are also meeting rooms and conference facilities. There’s also a bar and lounge with a pool table.

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre hotel is located near Newcastle Central Station, a short stroll from the city centre’s cosmopolitan shops, bars and restaurants. Express Star buffet breakfast which is always included with a choice of both hot and continental items. Getting out and about in Newcastle is a breeze thanks to our proximity to the A1 and train and metro services from the station 300 metres away.

Our convenient city-centre location, a short walk from historic St Nicholas Cathedral, makes us a good base for sightseeing. Stroll across the sweeping Gateshead Millennium Bridge for a night out in the Arts Quarter’s hip bars and restaurants and head to the huge MetroCentre 3 miles away for hundreds more shopping and entertainment options. After a day’s sightseeing, unwind over drinks in Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre’s contemporary bar and update your social media on the free Wi-Fi.

Location is great as it is close to the railway station and is only a short walk to the city centre.

Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The power shower in the bathroom was excellent. Breakfast in the morning was self service. Everything was piping hot and well cooked. Good selection to suit everyone’s taste. The thing that stands out for me about this hotel is the staff. Every member was so helpful with any of our requirements and it was all done with friendliness and a sense of humour. This really made our stay one to remember.

We chose this hotel as it is close to the Train Station/Metro, easy to get to A1, The City Centre was within walking distance. The breakfast was included in the price. Sunderland, Gateshead and Alnwick Castle are all easily accessible.

Reception/Bar Staff are friendly and informative, and took time to look after us.

The hotel is located just outside the main shopping area of Newcastle. The Central Rail station is a five minute walk. The clubs and pubs of the grainge town area are also around five minutes away so a really good location for visiting the fantastic nightlife Newcastle has to offer. Parking is very easy with the Grainger town multi storey next door to the hotel it costs £6 for twenty four hours and is free between 5pm and 8am so you may if arriving late and leaving early find free parking.

The rooms are reasonably spacious with a good bathroom, bed is comfortable with all rooms having air conditioning, the windows also open if you prefer although this would mean some noise intrusion from the surrounding area.

The only reason the hotel has four stars is because of the breakfast, The items themselves are very acceptable, just the coffee is awful and the eggs a little mass produced in taste, also the bedroom décor whilst being very clean and comfortable is a little dated but not a deal breaker as I would if the price was right stay at this hotel on further occasions.

Newcastle and the geordies are fabulous people the city is full of character especially Grey street and Grainger street the architecture being world class as well as a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. Go visit newcastle it is the jewel of the north East.

Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle
Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle

How much does a room costs at Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre ?

Prices start 130$/night for Double Room.

A double room suitable for up to 2 adults. This room features a double bed, free WiFi, a 32-inch TV with Freeview and an en suite bathroom with power shower.

Where to book online – Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK you can find the best hotels deals in Newcastle during This Is Tomorrow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Newcastle on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Maldron Hotel Newcastle 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK

Maldron Hotel Newcastle
Maldron Hotel Newcastle

Situated in Newcastle City Centre, Maldron Hotel features free WiFi and a private courtyard. Located in a prime central location with all of the beautiful city’s attractions right on the doorstep, Maldron Hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

At the hotel, the rooms come with a desk, flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and some rooms feature city views.

A buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast is available each morning at the property. The restaurant at Maldron Hotel Newcastle serves British cuisine.

Directly opposite the hotel is Intu Eldon Square and The Gate leisure complex is close by. Newcastle train station is within a 5-minute walk and it connects to the Newcastle International Airport within 30 minutes via Metro.

A 6-minute walk from Newcastle railway station, this informal hotel in a shopping and entertainment area is 15 minutes on foot from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and a 6-minute walk from Newcastle Castle.

The relaxed rooms come with flat-screen TVs, safes, and tea and coffee making facilities, in addition to free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add espresso makers. Room service is available 24/7.

Breakfast is available for a surcharge. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a gym.

Maldron Hotel Newcastle is a 4 star hotel in Newcastle which opened its doors in December of 2018. It is located in a prime city centre location with all of this beautiful city’s attractions right on the hotel’s doorstep. With 265 beautifully appointed rooms, 4 meeting rooms and a Grain & Grill Restaurant Bar & Courtyard, we are the perfect place to stay whilst visiting this fabulous city.
Directly opposite the hotel is Intu Eldon Square and The Gate leisure complex. A 5 minute walk will take you to Newcastle train station which is also connects you to Newcastle International Airport within 30 minutes via Metro.
Everything about this hotel is great. As others say, the location is perfect, and although it’s so central you can’t hear anything from the rooms. I had asked for a high up room which was accommodated with ease, and even mentioned it was for my boyfriends birthday and received some chocolates in the room which was such a lovely touch! We had breakfast which was awesome with great service, and we definitely want to try the bar next time. All round fab hotel, we’ve found where we’ll be staying for our Newcastle trips now.
Brilliant hotel…great central location, modern facilities and super friendly staff.
The room was really comfy and quiet with everything needed. Loved the QR code to access menus, restaurant booking and hotel information.
Really pleased we booked to stay here for our first visit to Newcastle, nice room maybe not quite as big as I was expecting, lacked a little storage for your smalls as such but that’s being picky, there was hanging space for your clothes plus iron in the room with nice decor clean & smart. Comfy beds, good size bathroom, large tv, FREE room safe and easy to operate room temperature controls. Was very surprised on the quietness of room in the night.
Fabulous breakfast with plenty to suit all tastes. Visited the restaurant one evening taking advantage of the early bird offer and the food was delicious with great service from Sam that evening and from all staff during our stay…warm & charming. Good central location for shops & nightlife Definitely recommend.
Beautiful hotel, in an amazing location – right in the city centre of Newcastle and just minutes walking from any of the nice bars there. Sky, a coffee machine(!!), lovely spacious room, double bed and lovely bathroom.

Friendly, welcoming staff. Very clean comfortable room with lovely modern bathroom, sky TV, and nespresso coffee machine in room.

Bed was very comfortable, WiFi was super fast and bar was well stocked!

Breakfast was delicious with lots of choice.

The location is perfect for shopping and Newcastle bars and restaurant right near the Eldon Square shopping centre. The room was modern, clean and had everything we needed, despite being in a busy location no noise could be heard in the rooms so we had a great night’s sleep.

Breakfast was also included in our deal which was fantastic, so many options again served by a lovely guy who couldn’t do enough for us.
I really recommend this bargain hotel which doesn’t compromise on quality, we will definitely return.
Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK
Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK

How much does a room costs at Maldron Hotel Newcastle ?

Prices start 135$/night for Deluxe Double Room.

This double room has air conditioning.

Where to book online – Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK you can find the best hotels deals in Newcastle during This Is Tomorrow Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Newcastle on  or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. OYO Dene Hotel 2* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Newcastle

OYO Dene Hotel
OYO Dene Hotel

The OYO Dene Hotel is in Jesmond, a suburb of Newcastle and a 5-minute drive from the city centre. It offers rooms with satellite TVs, home-cooked breakfasts and limited free parking.

Rooms at the Dene all have a bath or a shower, hair dryers and free Wifi is available in public areas of the hotel. There is a lift and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.

The on-site restaurant, Caspian, serves Turkish cuisine and a home-cooked breakfast in the morning that guests can enjoy for an additional fee. A complimentary continental breakfast is also available.

The hotel has a bar and a 24-hour reception. Osborne Road is just a 2-minute walk from the OYO Dene Hotel and offers a selection of pubs, bars and restaurants.

This unassuming hotel in an extended townhouse is a 10-minute walk from the West Jesmond metro station and 1.5 miles from Newcastle city centre.

Airy rooms are simply furnished and come with en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment. Family rooms add extra beds.

Full English breakfast and parking are complimentary.

Just five minutes from the lively centre of Newcastle, this friendly family run hotel is perfectly placed for those looking for a stay close to the sights. OYO Dene Hotel has a 24-hour reception, along with free Wi-Fi. There’s a bar and Turkish restaurant, which serves up a hearty breakfast every morning as well as home-cooked meals in the evening. When it’s time to get some rest, you’ll head to an an an en-suite room with a flat-screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities.
This is one of our top-rated hotels in Newcastle, thanks to its great atmosphere and convenient – book a stay today to try it out for yourself.
This hotel is great. Perfect position, two minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Osborne Road and with several parking spaces at the back which makes such a difference, parking at these prices such a bonus. It’s a pleasant 30-min walk into the city centre.
The rooms are very clean, ours was snug but all we needed, the bathroom newly refurbished with a great shower. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Breakfast is excellent, cereals, juice, etc and then a full English with high quality local sausages and bacon. Great value for money.
Great little hotel, very good location with free parking at the hotel. Just off osborne Road rear all the local shops & bars of Jesmond. Bus stop into Newcastle is just at the end of the road opposite waitrose, get the number 33 only £1.60.
Hotel staff are friendly & welcoming with free breakfast. The room was a nice size, quite dated however the bathroom was very modern & very luxurious (see pics) with a really nice bath. Room was quite cold as old radiators which are on a timer you can’t control. The maid was very helpful & replenished all hotel amenities we needed. Would definitely recommend as very well priced and great location.

The hotel has an added bonus of having an Italian restaurant too, we ate pizza there on our second night and my (pizza chef) husband gave it a thumbs up for crispness. They had several offers and specials, all of which were very good value.

A taxi in to Newcastle city centre will cost you about £8 in an evening, but there is plenty to do in Jesmond itself. I went for a walk in Jesmond Dene, which is located at the bottom of the road that the hotel is on.

Attached is a delicious Turkish restaurant where I had dinner (also highly recommend). I had a single room which was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly- my evening flight was delayed and someone stayed late to check me in and show me around. Nice residential area that is quiet at night. Little far from some of the major attractions along the river if you’re walking (~30 min) but very convenient using Uber and only 30 minutes from the airport.

The hotel is situated in a residential area in Jesmond, right outside downtown Newcastle. The closest metro is West Jesmond, about half a mile from the hotel. A bit far if you are carrying a lot, but otherwise an easy walk through the suburban streets. On the way you pass through an area with a couple of cafes and shops, which is very convenient. There are also some good places to eat and drink nearby, and the lovely Jesmond Dene park is just down the road.

The hotel itself is quite small, and we enjoyed good and personal service from the staff, who were very friendly. We each had a single bedroom, and were pleased to find them very clean and with enough room to move around (even after our crazy shopping sprees). Breakfast was very good and cooked to order. We had heard some tales about these inexpensive hotels as being a prime location for noisy stag- or hen parties, but there were none at our hotel during our stay at least.

All-in-all we had a very nice stay, and found the hotel very reasonable for the level of service we got. I can wholeheartedly recommend this place to travelers looking for somewhere unpretentious but nice and clean.
Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle
Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle

How much does a room costs at OYO Dene Hotel ?

Prices start 80$/night for Standard Double Room.

Rooms are 7 square metres.

Where to book online – OYO Dene Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Newcastle UK you can find the best hotels deals in Newcastle during This Is Tomorrow Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Newcastle on  or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.