A Home Away From Home

Issue 100

If you're a business professional working away, a serviced apartment may provide a worthy alternative to a hotel.

The experience provides state-of-theart amenities with the spaciousness and comfort of home.

One business providing such a service is the family-run Week2Week apartments which boasts a portfolio of hand-picked apartments in and around Newcastle for all your business staycation needs.

I had the pleasure of visiting one such apartment for Northern Insight readers.

The Week2Week collection spans a host of prime locations across Newcastle City Centre, the Quayside, Gosforth, Jesmond, Tynemouth, Sunderland and South Shields.

We stayed in Staithes House on Gateshead Quays which is available for a range of stays from days to months at a time.

A five minute drive from the centre of Newcastle, it’s conveniently located with easy access to the Metrocentre, A1 and Newcastle Airport.

On an early spring afternoon, I pitched up with my wife Lisa and daughter, Holly. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the accommodation, modern in style and replete with open-plan kitchen, large living area, four bedrooms and dining space.

The house was well-equipped too. From flat screen TV’s and smart speaker to dishwasher and all self-catering amenities.

With patio doors leading out onto a riverside sun terrace, it really struck us as a sumptuous home-from-home perfect for families or those seeking extra space.

Of course, with hospitality, it’s all about the little details.

We were impressed to find a range of complimentary groceries in addition to luxury chocolates, fresh milk and a bottle of wine which we would put a dent in later.

Enveloped in Staithes House’s cosy embrace, we enjoyed a relaxing ‘reset’ afternoon reclining in front the TV and weekend newspapers. Holly meanwhile took full advantage of the Quayside’s running routes with a breezy 5K along the banks of the Tyne.

After a quick blast in the apartment’s rain shower, we changed for dinner and taxied into Newcastle. While Staithes House has everything you need for a home-cooked meal, there’s also many top restaurants within touching distance should eating-out take your fancy.

After a slap-up Mother’s Day (eve) meal in fine spirits, we shared a toast to our second home. Staithes House is a class act.

Discerning business travellers seeking comfort and luxury need not worry with this stylish space.

A serviced apartment provider delivering on all fronts – on any given week.

For more information, visit week2week.co.uk/locations/gateshead-quays

0191 281 3129

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