The Rosebery Hotel – Tucked away in a leafy crescent in Jesmond, you’ll find a healthy mix of family homes and student digs. What you don’t expect to find is Newcastle’s most stylish hotel.
With the bustling social scene of Jesmond and West Jesmond a mere stones throw away and instant access to the Coast Road, the hotel is the ultimate base for days sight seeing, nights socialising.
Step back in time with me to the ultra stylish interior of The Rosebery Hotel
The Rosebery is a family run business with owner Janet Stansfield at the helm driving the creative vision of the building and guest spaces which was started by her parents, backed up with an attentitive and helpful staff.
On arriving, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I thought there’d be a lot of “shop bought” shabby chic and mock antiques but that is just about as far away from the vibe of the hotel as you can get. I readily admitted this to Janet when I got a tour of the hotel and the rooms on offer. I also didn’t hear half of the things she said as I was so mesmerised by the décor. Every single surface and sight line was a new knick knack or curio with a story of its own. Thankfully Vicky was there to fill me in on the bits I missed. You can read her post here – her pictures are dreamy.
From upcycled pianos posing as a desk, to retrofitted Bakealite phones doubling as wall lights, there was no scrimping on attention to detail. I’d already clocked the retro drinks trolley in reception! There’s even old theatre seats from the local area too!
Janet’s passion for interior design was certainly evident as she explained how each bed in the building was rescued and restored, with most coming from French Chateaus. With a mixture antiques, salvage finds and a healthy dose of dumpster diving, Janet was very keen to point out the interior has definitely been built with love and pleasingly – using local tradesman, helping to fund the local economy. Having been on several BBC interior design shows, she certainly knows her stuff!
With a quick toss of the coin with Vicky, I unpacked my gear and settled in to the gorgeous Blue Room with it’s hot pink accent seating area (From £89 pn). A large airy bathroom and breakfasting nook completed my room. The furnishings and ornate touches had clearly been considered. From the antiqued glass dresser set in the bathroom to the cute bird cage on the mantel which was a nod to the bird wallpaper.
The outside hasn’t been neglected either with it’s quirky pink bath and bedframe festooned with twinkly lights and foliage. It certainly brings the kerb appeal!
As there isn’t a breakfast room within the hotel, each room has it’s own dining area with it’s own hamper of goodies. Cereal, fruit and fresh juice is supplied along with a selection of fresh pastries from the French Oven. A mini broiler is even in the room to warm that delicious pain au chocolat. I was a good wife and took mine home for the Husband! It was lovely sitting in the big bay window in the sun enjoying my coffee.
The rooms can even be hired for photoshoots and wedding photos. Now I have seen them for myself, I can see why. For all the photos on the website are very pretty, they really do not convey how cute the place is. You really need to see it to believe it. With free parking, free wifi and a welcome drink thrown in, with rooms starting at £40 for a single… you really cannot beat the price. There are rooms that suit single occupancy and families. Whilst there are several floors, the 2 ground floor rooms are incredibly generous if you had mobility issues and didn’t want to tackle the stairs.
Not going to lie, I am pretty tempted to book a room just to take some gorgeous blog photos!