Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

‘An oasis of calm in the northern suburbs of Newcastle’, Peter Candler’s mansion is named after the wooded valley in which it stands. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘An oasis of calm in the northern suburbs of Newcastle’, Peter Candler’s mansion is named after the wooded valley in which it stands. Built for the city mayor in 1822 in Tudor style, and much altered (by Norman Shaw, among others), it impresses with its ‘massive, rugged, dark stone facade’. In the past year, bedrooms and public areas have been refurbished. The chef, Danny Parker, brings experience in a Michelin-starred kitchen to his à la carte and set menus, with such dishes as Yorkshire pork, wild garlic, broccoli, morel, asparagus; roasted cauliflower, couscous, capers, raisins. An all-day menu offers club steak and bone marrow burger; cod and chips. Panelled lounges are hung with ‘prints, cartoons, works by local artists’. Rooms are contemporary boutique style, some with both bath and walk-in shower. Two under-eaves suites have a roof terrace. All have Arran Aromatics toiletries, fresh milk, magazines. Breakfast in ‘an attractive conservatory’ brings ‘good-quality’ toast, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh-baked pastries, avocado on sourdough, Craster kippers, Cumberland sausage. ‘Staff greet one by name, with a smile: a very enjoyable stay.’ (RG)

Hotel details

Address

Jesmond Dene Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 2EY
England

Telephone

0191 212 3000

Bedrooms

40. 8 in adjacent New House, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, lounge, cocktail bar, billiard room, restaurant, conference/function facilities, terrace, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, parking, 2-acre garden, public areas accessible by wheelchair.

Background music

in public areas and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed on restaurant terrace only.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £119–£299.

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Comments about Jesmond Dene House

I had a very enjoyable stay. Staff greet one by name and with a smile: customer care is a priority and customer satisfaction highly prized. I was impressed by the immediate response to the problem of a slow-draining sink, and by the solicitous enquiries subsequently to ensure I was happy. - RG - March 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide