• 10 things you must know about NewcastleGateshead

    Newcastle is named after a Norman Motte and Bailey castle, and later a fortified stone keep, built on the river Tyne in 1080 by the son of William the Conqueror The first lightbulb was tested in Newcastle in 1879 by Joseph Swan Newcastle United Football Club was founded in 1892 and they have been wearing black and white stripes since read more…

  • The Geordie Glossary

    During your time in Newcastle you will encounter the world famous Geordie, and so here’s a quick guide to this fierce and proud local language. Haw tha deeing – how are you doing today? Whayaye – Why Yes, I agree Wot gan’s on huw – what’s going on? Weor’s the netty – where is the toilet please? Gizabroon marra – read more…

  • Football fan’s guide to Newcastle

    St James’ Park is a cathedral of football dominating Newcastle’s city skyline. The fortunes of Newcastle United F.C are the city’s heartbeat and so Sleeperz has compiled a simple 10-step guide for football fans visiting the Toon. Buy a ticket for the match, with 52,000 seats at St James’ Park there’s plenty of room for home, away and neutral fans. read more…

  • Where next?

    OK, so Cardiff and Newcastle are firmly on the Sleeperz map of Britain – so where next?

  • Tweet dreams

    We’re finding social media fab for telling the world about the charms and attractions of Cardiff and Newcastle – and we love our online conversations with guests, room-seekers and business buddies.

  • Sport city

    Staff at Sleeperz have loved their first few months running a hotel in Newcastle – and the city is certainly living up to its reputation as a top destination for sport.

  • Coffee call

    The Sleeperz lounge bars in Cardiff and Newcastle are fast becoming an important ingredient in the coffee culture of the two great cities.

  • Who’s coming

    Cardiff has a proud history of cultural excellence – and it’s in the spotlight again thanks to some exciting new projects.

  • Double delight

    Phew! What a couple of months it’s been for Sleeperz Hotels!

  • Shopaholics guide to Newcastle

    With the Gateshead Metrocentre, Europe’s largest indoor shopping complex, and the high end boutiques of fashion-conscious suburb Jesmond, Newcastle is shopping heaven.