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Monday, 7 November 2016

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Boutique Hotel in Newcastle


I didn't set off to write about our 10th wedding anniversary stay at Jesmond Dene House. After all, it's a place that has featured heavily on my blog in the past and I kind of wanted a 'night off' taking photos. 

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle

Who was I kidding though? It is almost impossible to stay somewhere as gorgeous as Jesmond Dene House and not write about it so here we go. 

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - deluxe room

I had originally just booked a nice celebratory meal for Steve and I at JDH but I had been stalking their website for accommodation offers in the run up to our reservation. Then as if by magic, I noticed a 'winter warmer' deal which offered an overnight stay with breakfast from £99. This is a complete steal! We booked a superior room for £119 but I am pretty confident we were upgraded to a 'deluxe' room as it was our anniversary (we stayed in room number 3).

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle -deluxe room

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - deluxe room bathroom

We were certainly wowed by the interior and loved the attention to detail with a personalised welcome note from the hotel's manager on our desk, complimentary ground coffee with cafetiere, white company toiletries and oodles of space, we knew we'd made the right decision to stay over.

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - deluxe room

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - Jesmond Roast coffee in room

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - deluxe bedroom

I imposed a semi-ban on technology and we left our phones upstairs as we headed down to the hotel bar for a few drinks. We found the perfect spot by the fire and I reminded myself that we really need to pop back over the festive period and enjoy a coffee and mince pie. The lobby bar is lovely and cozy at this time of year. It felt like such a luxury to just be able to sit back and relax, drinking champagne and dipping in and out of our books. What a way to celebrate our anniversary!

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - lobby bar menu with real fire

After a few hours in the bar we headed back to our room freshen up for dinner and couldn't resist opening another bottle of wine from our room's mini bar. Ooops!

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle

 Dining at Jesmond Dene House is always a treat. You would expect somewhere like this to be perhaps a little stuffy but it honestly isn't at all. The staff are all professional but down to earth at the same time and all made the effort to chat to us a little and make us feel welcome rather than simply serving us food. I did leave my camera upstairs for dinner but every single dish was picture perfect. Steve's venison was our favourite dish of the evening. After our meal we were able to sit back and relax with a couple of coffees and watch fireworks from a nearby display from the window. Perfect! The chef presented us with a special plate of petit fours with 'Happy 10th Anniversary' written in chocolate. Nice touch. We retired to our bedroom and enjoyed the best night's sleep we'd had in what feels like forever.

One of the best things about staying at JDH is that they offer a late check out of 12noon as standard AND you can have breakfast delivered to your room. Leisurely mornings are the norm here and the breakfast at JDH is the type of breakfast you need to take your time over. We ordered breakfast to be delivered at 10am and loved not having to set our alarms for once.

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - cooked breakfast delivered to room

We definitely over-ordered but if you can't indulge on your wedding anniversary when can you? We were served a full cooked breakfast, a bowl of freshly baked pastries, toast and preserves plus a platter of cured meats and cheese alongside a jug of fresh coffee, a pot of tea and freshly squeezed juice. There was definitely no need for lunch! The breakfast at JDH is definitely one of the best in town.

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - cooked breakfast delivered to room

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle - croissants and pastires

We needed a lie down after breakfast and just spent a nice quiet hour watching TV before departure. We are always full of busy at home and watching tv with no distractions (especially in the form of laptops) was just lovely.

After checking out we decided we wanted our anniversary celebrations to stretch out for a little longer so popped along to Newcastle's Quayside where we headed to the bar area of Six on the top floor of the Baltic and toasted to a happy 10 years of marriage. Would you just look at that view! Oh how I love Newcastle.

A Luxury Stay at Jesmond Dene House Hotel | The Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Newcastle

Baltic Newcastle Gateshead Quayside exterior

Champagne with a view of the Tyne Bridge in the bar at Six, Baltic Newcastle Gateshead

If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion in Newcaslte, I really cannot recommend Jesmond Dene House Hotel enough. They really go that extra mile to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

I am linking this post up with Mummy Travels and Wander Mum #CityTripping.

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12 comments

  1. Wow it looks amazing!! The perfect way to celebrate (over ordering on a breakfast like that is a must!) Congratulations on 10 years xx

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  2. I love JDH but I've never stayed there. You got a great rate. Happy 10 years to you guys!

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  3. What a treat! Looks fantastic. Happy 10th anniversary xx

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  4. I do love a good treat break away, this looks perfect. #CityTripping

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  5. Happy anniversary! I love the look of Jesmond Dene house. We had planned to stay there last Auumn, but the children were ill so we couldn't go. A disappointment! It's in a beautiful part of the city, too.

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  6. Happy anniversary! I love the look of Jesmond Dene House. We were due to stay there last Autumn, but the children were ill so we had to cancel. A disappointment! It's in a beautiful part of the city, too. #citytripping

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  7. Gorgeous interiors but also gorgeous couple! Happy 10th! x #citytripping

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  8. This looks absolutely amazing- and belated happy anniversary! I don't blame you for wanting a bit of a night off but glad you shared this, so many gorgeous little touches that would tempt me hugely. Especially breakfast in the room. Mmmmmm. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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  9. Haha.. I totally know what you mean about wanting to have a night off from taking photos!! I found myself caught in a similar situation during our anniversary staycation recently at Ritz Carlton Singapore too!

    The view with a champagne is just awesome. What a perfect way to celebrate your 10th anniversary. And £99 for a stay with breakfast is a complete steal. Lucky you!

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  10. Sam it looks so beautiful, I am so fussy and I can see how beautiful it is, I must say I think it is so important to get away and have a bit of time by yourself x

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  11. I used to live just round the corner when I was a student, looks an ideal place to stay and explore old haunts!

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  12. Happy anniversary! What a perfect way to spend it. Great hotel. food, champagne and getting to read with no interruptions, now that's a luxury. #citytripping

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I always love reading your thoughts and comments - Sam x

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