Converted from an old riverside warehouse, this glamorous, design-conscious hotel sits beside the pedestrian Millennium Bridge. Guest rooms, done in a modern style with clever rococo-esque touches of gilt and velvet, are spacious, and the huge beds are piled high with pillows. The discreet Mal restaurant presents modern French fare in a room overlooking the Tyne.
Oct 29, 2011
My husband and I spent five nights at the Malmaison in a river view room and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was pleasant and always helpful with restaurant suggestions. Our room was spacious, clean and the view was fantastic. The decor is very contemporary but warm. The only complaint I have is that the public areas are very dark and the breakfast staff didn't seem to have any sort of system. Some mornings we were asked our room number three
times, other mornings not at all. Service at breakfast was slow and disorganized with regard to replenishing food and serving coffee. There seemed to be enough servers all frantically running around but not accomplishing much. The breakfast food was fine however. The location is fabulous, with a short walk to just about everywhere you'd like to go and there are plenty of good nearby restaurants.