Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.




Shark Club Gastro Bar

Newcastle's premier Sports bar, Shark Club features dozens of TVs, multiple satellite feeds and pay per view events, pool tables, video games, and awesome event nights.

The food is a masterful blend of Asian, Italian, and Midwest Canadian influences (and of course traditional items like burgers and wings). Plus cool cocktails, premium liquors and a major league selection of beers.

Shark Club Gastro Bar


Walking distance:

  • Eldon Square and Eldon Garden and Northumberland Street
  • MetroCentre Shopping Mall 4.3miles by car.

Train and Bus service available


Sports Arenas

  • Newcastle United Football Club: St James’ Park (opposite hotel)
  • Stadium of Light: Sunderland. 13miles, 30 mins drive, Metro: St Peters
  • Gateshead International Stadium: Neilson Road, Gateshead, 4 miles, 20 mins drive, Metro: Gateshead.
  • Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club: Kingston Park. 4.4 miles by car, 30minutes by Metro
  • Northumberland Golf Club:Gosforth. 6.2miles by car.
  • Metro Radio Arena: Railway Street, 2 miles, 10 minutes by car, 15minutes walking distance.
  • Northumberland County Cricket Club: Jesmond Station by Metro (20mins), 2.1miles by car.
  • Newcastle Race course: Gosforth Park Complex, High Gosforth, 15 minutes drive, 6 miles 


  • The Gate: Westgate Road, 5 minutes walk
  • Tyneside Cinema: Pilgrim Street, 10 minutes walking distance
  • Metrocentre Odeon and Imax: (Metrocentre Mall) 4.3miles by car. Train (20 minutes) and Bus service (15 minutes) 

Theatres/Concert Venues

  • Theatre Royal: Grey Street. 10 minute walk, 10 minute taxi ride
  • The Sage: Quayside, Gateshead Quays, 20 minute walk, 15 minute drive.
  • Metro Radio Arena: Railway Street,v2 miles, 10 minutes by car, 15 minutes on foot, 5 minute walk from the Central Station.
  • Journal Tyne Theatre: Westgate Road. 5 minute walk
  • Live Theatre: Broadchare, 1mile, 20 minute walk, 10 minutes drive.
  • O2 Academy: Wellington Street, 5 minute walk, 0.8 miles
  • Newcastle City Hall: Northumberland Road, 0.5 Miles, 10 minute walk, 5 minute drive.
  • Sunderland Empire Theatre: High Street West, Sunderland, 15 miles, 20 minute drive, 30 minute Metro journey. 

Convention Centre

  • Newcastle United Football Club-St James’ Park
  • Newcastle University
  • Northumbria University
  • Baltic Centre of Art
  • Discovery Museum
  • Newcastle University
  • Great North Museum
  • The Sage
  • Journal Tyne Theatre
  • Life Conference and Banqueting
  • Newcastle Civic Centre
  • Metro Radio Arena Theatre Royal


Major Tourist Attractions

  • Newcastle United Football Club guided tours and matches
  • The Sage events
  • Baltic Art Gallery
  • Quayside and Tyne Bridges
  • Discovery  Museum
  • Great North Museum
  • The Centre for Life
  • Castle Keep
  • Blackfriars
  • China Town
  • The West Wall



Newcastle International Airport: 6.6mi


£15 (approximately)     

Coach Station


Bus Service

Different routes available. Day ticket from £3.50 

Train Station

0.8miTaxi £4 (approximately)