Grey Street Hotel
“Levels of hospitality were very good and worthy of note” - AA Inspector
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR
Our Inspector's view
Located in the heart of Newcastle, Grey Street Hotel combines the features of the original 18-century bank building with the facilities for the modern guest. There's a stylish bar and restaurant, which offer a great menu using the unique Mibrasa Charcoal oven. Bedrooms differ in size, but are all well appointed and presented. The City Retreat Spa offers a peaceful setting to enjoy one of a range of treatments available.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 49
- Family rooms:
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Spa Available
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Single room, minimum price: £65
- Double room, minimum price: £70
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Discover Tyne & Wear
The metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear encompasses Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland, as well as part of Hadrian’s Wall. The county is cut through by the two rivers after which it is named. The area grew prosperous on coal and shipbuilding, and buildings of Victorian grandeur reflect its heyday. George Stephenson established an ironworks here in 1826, and the first engine on the Stockton and Darlington railway was made in Newcastle.
Newcastle’s ‘new castle’ is believed to date from the 11th century, though the present keep dates from the 12th. Other ancient buildings include the cathedral and Guildhall, while contemporary constructions include the Metro, which links Newcastle to Gateshead (along with several bridges), and the Metro Centre in Gateshead, Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex.
Jarrow, five miles east of Newcastle, is remembered for the Jarrow Crusade of 1936, when 200 men marched to London to bring attention to the plight of unemployed shipbuilders. The town was also the home of monk-scholar, the Venerable Bede, whose 8th-century work, Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, was the first important history written about the English.
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