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Reviews - REX HOTEL

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Promenade , Whitley Bay, NE26 2RL
Located directly on the promenade overlooking the sea in the thriving town of Whitley Bay and just 20 minutes drive to Newcastle. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, onsite parking, restaurant and bar. The property is perfect for the young and young at heart, there has been a total overhaul of the entertainment facilities which now include 3 of the most exciting and modern bars and a nightclub situated within the hotel, the nightclub is open Thursday - Saturday plus Sundays on a Bank holiday weekend from 10:00PM - 3:00AM. Also centrally located for all of the town's amenities, makes this the ideal base for a break on the North East Coast.

Each bedroom is comfortably styled and furnished and designed with the convenience of the guest foremost in mind. Many bedrooms offer commanding panoramic sea views and provide the ideal base to explore and enjoy the surrounding area.

The Restaurant offers the ideal place to have something to eat, with a varied menu offering something for every taste using the freshest ingredients you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal whilst looking out at the wonderful seaview. Please note, the restaurant is now closed Sunday - Thursday until further notice. Sunday lunch will still be available.

The seaside town of Whitley Bay has been popular with generations of visitors, the iconic St. Mary's Lighthouse which is now a visitor centre stands on its own island and features a nature reserve and wetland habitat. Guests also visit from all over the UK to sample the nightlife and certainly don't leave disappointed. Newcastle and the wider area is made up of a diverse variety of towns, cities, coast and countryside offering a huge selection of things to do whatever your tastes. From relaxing at the coast to soaking up world-class culture in the city centres, from getting back in-touch with nature at a woodland retreat to shopping at Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure complex, (Metrocentre). It's rare to find anywhere so diverse that amazes visitors at every turn with its dialogue between ultra-modern and ancient, with award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture makes up a destination like no other.
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Overall score Guest rating scores since August 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 56 reviews
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58% recommended this accommodation to a friend 63% would stay again
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Rex
Lovely building let down by tired interior, worn carpets etc. Windows in room ill-fitting so noise from nearby clubs & pubs keep my wife awake until after 4am. Bathroom clean but dated bath. Bedroom was clean and tidy. Having to leave £10 deposit for the TV remote tells it's own story as perhaps the signs saying 'curries in bedroom not allowed'. Over priced for the stay but if you get a sea view may just be worth it.

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Alyn S

From Peterborough, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Couple

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The right choice of hotel
The Rex hotel is absolutely superb.
The standard of hospitality is very high
The staff are brilliant, helpful and professional
The food is plentiful and delicious
It is a very clean hotel
The furniture and decor are vintage and very relaxing, giving an relaxing ambience

ManagementResponse

Good Afternnon An absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Hotel. Thank you so much for your comments. Regards, Karen Carmedy

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zeina a

From London, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Family with teenage children

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Everything fine except the lager in the bar which was a bit flat and certainly tasted different than the same brand in a nearby restaurant. Otherwise everything was fine. I would stay there again

ManagementResponse

Good Afternoon, Your comments are very much appreciated and I have taken the relevant action regarding your advise about the lager. My apologies. Regards, Karen Carmedy

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K Williams

From Liverpool, UK
Who stayed in June 2013

Couple

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great location right on sea-front. bit noisy at night due to nightclub next door. overall had a good couple of days away.

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ALLAN MCQUIRE

From England
Who stayed in June 2013

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First & LAST

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P LAMBE

From Scotland
Who stayed in May 2013

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Accommodation
Good hotel on sea front. The rooms are not very well maintained and not serviced very well.

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Jennifer Orange

From Leeds, UK
Who stayed in May 2013

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Ready for the bulldozer

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Stuart L

From UK
Who stayed in April 2013

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Nostalgic Stay at the Rex
We enjoyed our stay. OK much of the hotel is very worn and threadbare but our room was large and spacious with a great view. At breakfast they had veggie sausages on offer which is rare even at 4star hotels.

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Bernard McQuiggan

From Helensburgh, UK
Who stayed in April 2013

Couple

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Avoid
probably the worse hotel i stayed in i would never use again
it was grubby the bathroom was dirty the whole place was falling apart
and i wasnt allowed to take my key out of the hotel!

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neil dwyer

From North Shields, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

Travelling alone

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Business stay in the North East
My single nights stay at the Rex Hotel was really enjoyable. My room was spacious and had a flat screen TV with freeview channels available. Pleased that there were Tea making facilities, always ready for a cuppa when i arrive at a hotel after work. Had my evening meal in the restaurant and when you get three courses for less than £10.00 and the quality is good you know you are on a winner. Staff were all friendly and if in the area again, this would be a hotel i would stay at.

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Eddie G

From Manchester, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

Travelling alone

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