79% would recommend it to a friend
Nice room, not such a 'Victory' though!
As I have come to expect from Village hotels, the room was very good and the sports facilities excellent.
The meal I had at the Victory pub was rather less so. In fact. I had breakfast at Morrison's cafe next morning, it cost less than half what I paid for my meal the previous night and was superb by comparison. It was freshly cooked which was more than I could say for my garlic bread. Maybe the chef had been otherwise engaged by the function on that evening; either way, I wish I had gone elsewhere for my evening meal!
Hotel was okay.
Reception staff were not too friendly and the process to check me in was under 5 minutes. Dinner was poor and not too tasty and was not as described in the menu which was disappointing. I have stayed here before but I think standards have slipped as it used to be fine
Fab but dark , dark room
After a hard day's work covering many miles it was a delight to be greeted at reception and offered a welcome glass of wine whilst checking in .
As I looked like a pack mule with suitcase , laptop etc I was offered assistance to my room . Used the pool which was one of the best in the area and had room service for dinner which was great . My only criticism was that it was a beautiful summer's evening and the decor , whilst attractive was so , so dark (chocolate , teal colours) with chunky wooden venetian blinds. So I pulled the blind right up to open the window and let some light in and the window frame was really dirty . I brought it to their attention on leaving as the staff were super and the cleanliness of the room was otherwise great . I would book in again as I'm up there every month - but maybe across the winter months when that decor wouldn't be an issue!
the Village experience
I have stayed at this Village Hotel before and enjoyed the experience but it is a bit expensive for frequent stays when visiting family in North Shields.
So I was delighted to get a late deal for 1 night at a very good price and we even had time for a swim. I was also delighted to hear there are three new Village Hotels opening in central Scotland in the near future.
We spent a very comfortable 2 nights at The Urban Village.
Pleasantly surprised at the quiet, comfort and space of the bedroom.
A "party hotel"
If you want a quiet relaxing stay, give this place a miss.
We booked three nights, 1st night there was an Indian wedding with late disco, 2nd night a disco some where in the hotel. Third night, Saturday we expected another bad night but was quiet except for returning guests all night laughing and banging doors. If you enjoy late nights and lots of things going on you will enjoy it, pool was great.
couple of problems with a light and a chair both replaced by the time we returned..
could not get all channels on TV. Maybe a notice in bedrooms about quests trying to close doors without letting them bang and to be more considerate would help ,
Good hotel if you can get it at the right rate
Stayed here a couple of times now, good sized rooms, clean and in good order, decent facilities, gym, 2 x restaurants and a Starbucks.
Staff are always friendly and helpful, perfect location if your working on the Cobalt business park as everywhere is pretty much walking distance.
If I was going to be picky I could mention the cheeky floor from the room above but even that wasn't a major annoyance.
It's not the Ritz but overall it's a pretty decent business hotel, doubly so if you can get it at a decent rate.
We had friends in for a meal at the bar.
The noise there was horrific and the rubbish of dancing girls on the TV was dreadful. I spoke to the barman and he said it was what was asked for. The age group was thirty - to seventy. Noboby was listening or looking at the TV. I spoke to five people around me and they agreed that this rubbish let the place. Who ever designed the decor with absolutely nothing to absorb the sound must be very hard of hearing or just about ready to be commited to a place for the bewildered. We dined in the restaurant for the rest of our meals. Shame you have this rabble in your