Fodor's Expert Review Jesmond Dene House

Jesmend Dene Rd., Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2EY, England Fodor's Choice

Occupying a sprawling 19th-century mansion in the northeastern part of the city, this attractive, independent boutique hotel is surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens and filled with polished oak floors, huge windows, and wandering staircases. You can read the paper by the inglenook fireplace in the lounge or curl up on a firm bed in one of the chic and modern guest rooms. For ultimate comfort, book one of the two major suites; each offers quirky sloping ceilings, spacious seating areas, and appealing rooftop terraces. Downstairs, the elegant restaurant has become a local favorite for its use of regional meat and produce; try the indulgent cheddar cheese soufflé with creamed leeks and mushrooms. Ask at reception for a quick peek inside The Great Hall, a grand high-ceilinged room with oak paneling, huge Gothic windows, and an intricately carved fireplace, all overlooked by an ornate minstrels' gallery.


  • beautiful light-filled rooms
  • lovely gardens
  • free Wi-Fi
  • stylish bathrooms with underfloor heating
  • delicious breakfasts
  • free private parking


  • the restaurant is popular
  • so you need to book in advance
  • the restaurant is popular, so you need to book in advance
  • not very central
  • prices rise in midsummer
  • restaurant can get booked up
  • 15 minutes by bus or tram to the center
  • "New House" rooms are less interesting


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Phones: 0191-212–3000


40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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