Gorgeously intimate and hidden away on a quiet street in residential Jesmond, just a short walk from Newcastle Upon Tyne’s most charming park, Jesmond Dene, The Rosebery Hotel is a gem that will transform your stay in the North East into a fairy tale-like perfection.
With its shabby-chic meets-baroque decor, the boutique hotel was designed to impress and with over 100 years of history of looking after guests, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. You’ll be charmed from the moment you the walk through the hyacinths-filled front garden, where dainty fairy lights hang off the tree branches, inviting you in. The hallway, ornamented with up-cycled vintage pieces and decor straight out of the pages of Alice in Wonderland, leads to the reception and a dining room-turned bedroom at the front.
I gasped when my boyfriend and I were first shown to our room – from crystal chandeliers and stunning Venetian mirrors hanging above the roll top bath, their reflection caught in a mirrored vanity complete with a set of toiletries to the vintage French bed, every detail of the room was carefully thought through, creating a magical perfection. But The Rosebery Hotel’s charm doesn’t end at floral wallpaper and fairytale-like decor – with its hospitality going back to as far as 1900s, the members of the staff know how to take of their guests and make their stay extra special – it was the little things, like the wonderfully presented champagne and chocolates on arrival, complete with complimentary evening drinks that truly added to the experience.
Aside from being stunningly decorated, our room was also practical. The marble top table tucked in the bay window nook was filled with delicious breakfast goodies including fresh croissants, a selection of teas, jams and snacks to keep us going through the day, complete with a lovely porcelain set. A mini-fridge filled with fresh juice and milk, together with a small oven, perfect for warming up the breakfast snacks, added a homely touch to the room.
Quirky and quaint, the hotel’s eclectic charm is hidden behind the heavy, silk curtains draping the bay windows and emanates from every lovingly arranged detail. The area itself, known to be one of the most upscale parts of Newcastle, certainly adds to the feel of the place.
If you too would like to treat yourself to a stay at The Rosebery Hotel, be sure to visit their site to make a booking – and don’t forget to tell their lovely staff that I sent you! 😉