Mercure George Washington Hotel, Golf & Spa
“Spacious hotel with an attentive team and a championship golf course” - AA Inspector
WASHINGTON, TYNE & WEAR
Our Inspector's view
A purpose-built hotel, popular with business and leisure guests alike, and boasting an 18-hole championship golf course and a fantastic state of the art driving range. The bedrooms are generally spacious and comfortably equipped. Public areas include extensive conference facilities, a business centre and spa. Carter and Fitch – a pizzeria, smokehouse and bar – offers a great menu of informal dishes and a friendly service to match.
Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 125
- Family rooms: 13
- Bedrooms Ground: 41
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Golf Course
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Driving range
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 600
- Accessible bedrooms: 2
- Single room, minimum price: £80
- Double room, minimum price: £90
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 150
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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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