Tynemouth & Whitley Bay

Run by: Peter Dawson

The Grand Hotel has glorious sweeping views of the fabled North East coastline and is one of England’s finest hotels. Victorian and modern styles are fused to offer quality and style: cuisine ranges from casual to sumptuous; service prides itself on professional attention to detail; the rooms have king size beds and twin rooms have one king size and one single bed. Each of the bedrooms is individually designed and includes quality toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, high-speed WiFi and LCD TV. Rooms are serviced daily and car parking is free.

Rooms: 46 S/D/T/F. B&B: from £60 (sharing D or T). Eve meal: Brasserie restaurant roughly £25-£30 for 3 courses. Copperfield real ale bar: meals for under £10. Afternoon teas served. Secure lock-up and free parking.

Run by: Duty Manager

Much needed large accommodation ideal for groups finishing the C2C at that traditional British holiday resort. Hotel 52 has recently been refurbished and is geared up for C2Cers, with secure lock-up and very comfortable beds for aching bodies. There is also a restaurant and bar, pretty much everything you need whether cycling alone or with friends and colleagues. Sister hotel of the 52 in nearby Stanley.

Rooms: 32 S/T/D/Tpl & Fam suites B&B: from £27.50 for 2. See website for deals. Eve meal: from £20 for 2 including 2 drinks. Again, see website. Pk lunch: on request. Secure lock-up for bikes.

Tel: 0191 253 2211
Email: whitleybay@hotel52.co.uk
Web: www.hotel52.co.uk