My stay at the New Kent was booked through work, so I did not know what to expect. I arrived on an internal flight to Newcastle Airport and found it really easy to take to Metro from the Airport to the West Jesmond Metro station (£3.30), which took around thirty minutes. From my research, I was not sure of the precise location of the hotel, but it is at the junction of Osborne Road and Sanderson Road and is about a five-minute walk from the Metro. There is a Sainsbury's by the Metro and a Tesco in Acorn Road, both of which are on the route to the hotel.
I arrived around 10pm and there was someone on reception to help me. Yes, the hotel's decoration is dated, but otherwise is fine, except it is a bit of a maze and it took me a while to find my room! Once in my room, I could not work out how to operate the lights (the lights were controlled by a panel by the bed and there are switches on the lights, just to confuse matters). One light was not working, so I went back to Reception (having got lost on my way!) The Receptionist was very helpful and changed the bulb for me.
I had a double room on the second floor. There was a bed with a large television high on the wall. There was free Wi-Fi in the room, which worked well. There was a wardrobe and a table with a kettle, but not much room for a chair. The en suite had a bath/shower, a washbasin and a toilet. The room was quite until the morning, when I could hear the extractor fans from the nearby rooms.
Breakfast was continental buffet with plenty of choice. There was also a cooked breakfast, but the buffet was sufficient for me.
In summary, this hotel is within easy reach of the Metro in a quiet area of Newcastle, near local supermarkets and car parking did not seem to be a problem. I would be happy to stay here again. less