Hey Guys !
I was lucky enough to be treated to a night in a very special suite at Newcastle’s Hotel du Vin. It was a surprise from my other half as he was working away at the time and only came home for the 1 night so he decided not to tell me any of the details.
The hotel itself is situated very close to the city centre (we walked into town in around 10 minutes) and has brilliant views of the quayside and surrounding bridges.
The room wasn’t quite ready so we left our bags with reception and called into the bar for a drink.It was a saturday night so the place was rather busy. And the other guests frequenting the bar area certainly seemed to be very middle class. Which isn’t the type of company I normally keep so I did my best to fit in and enjoyed a watermelon martini.
We got to the room after the drinks and it literally blew my mind. It was the Executive suite !!
As you can probably tell I certainly was not used to staying in such places. It was the size of a house. 2 baths in the middle of the room and a bed big enough for 5 people. I literally didn’t even know where to start. I knew we didn’t have all that much time but I had to get in 1 of those baths while blasting out some music on the rooms sound system. Which was superb.
After bathing for enough time to turn my hands into wrinkles I made self very at home. The robe and slippers provided were outrageously comfortable and before I knew it I was on the sofa watching the T.V and drinking a glass of champagne from the minibar.
We went downstairs to the restaurant for dinner and just as I suspected it didn’t disappoint. The food was as exceptional as the staff were friendly. Throughout the meal we managed to get through 5 different cocktails. All of which were recommendations from the waitress. From a peach bellini to a spiced mojito we were rather tipsy after the meal so retired to bed.
The sleep was literally one of the best I’ve ever had. The bed was so big and comfortable we managed to sleep until 10.30. I proceeded to climb into the shower at the front of the room with a slightly thick head, turn on the water from both taps and lie on the floor. It was the best feeling ever. It may as well have been a small pool I had so much room so thrash around. and almost pull myself together before heading downstairs.
We went for breakfast and sat outside in the courtyard as the weather was pleasant and it seemed to be a little sun trap. There was a wide selection of cereals and fruit juice or you could order something cooked from the menu. We both had eggs benedict and a LOT of coffee before checking out and heading on our way.
The room itself was totally flawless. It has more than enough room to do anything and everything you could want. Whether its a relaxing night away recharging the batteries, or a special occasion with the other half I would certainly recommend the Executive suite to anyone.
The hotel was more than I could have expected. The staff were brilliant, the facilities that we managed to experience in less than 24 hours were flawless and I would love to visit the place again. Until next time Hotel du Vin….. it was an absolute pleasure.