Jesmond Executive Villas is located in the suburb of Jesmond, approximately a 10 minute drive from Newcastle's central business district. This area was originally known as "Dark Creek", but by 1883, a village was established with around 600 residents. It is unclear where the name 'Jesmond' originated from, with some claiming it to be from the Tyneside town in the North of England, whereas others attribute it to a park in Jesmond (Newcastle upon Tyne, England). Being situated fairly close to the University of Newcastle, Jesmond is both a commercial centre and dormitory suburb and as such is very multicultural due to having a large number of international university students.
In case you couldn't already tell from the photos, yes, they are! Guests are welcome to bring their pets with them, provided that they stay in the standard one bedroom apartments (sleeps up to 2 guests). Although there is a $10 surcharge per pet per night, this is a small price to pay to ensure that your furbaby doesn't miss out on all the fun! Pets are allowed both inside and outside the apartment, although of course must remain on leash and under direct supervision at all times when in a public area.
What are the rooms like at Jesmond Executive Villas?
Eddy and I, of course stayed in the standard one bedroom apartment, as it allows pets to stay with their owners - we enjoyed our one night stay very much and felt like we were living in luxury! Our en-suite apartment had everything we needed, including a fully equipped kitchen (with tea and coffee making facilities), split system air conditioning, television with a DVD and CD player, and a king size bed. Jesmond Executive Villas also offer other amenities such as towels, an iron and ironing board, and outdoor seating directly outside every room (as smoking is not permitted inside). Rooms are conveniently accessed through a swipe card - no need for traditional keys here!
It's also worth noting that Jesmond Executive Villas does have wireless internet available, with a free data allowance consisting of 400Mbps per day for 4 devices. Should you require more data, you can easily purchase more with prices starting from just $9.95.
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What other facilities are available at Jesmond Executive Villas?
All guests are welcome to make use of the swimming pool available on site, between the hours of 8am and 9pm daily. Access to the pool requires your room pin code. Jesmond Executive Villas also have a barbecue on site, although the use of the barbecue and tools requires a $50 refundable deposit. There is also a guest laundry facility - the cost of a wash or dry cycle is $6.00. For more comprehensive information about the property and the area, please refer to the compendium that can be found in each room.
Thanks for a lovely stay, Jesmond Executive Villas! The staff here are friendly and helpful, both in person and over the phone/email - I was able to change the dates of my stay with no hassle whatsoever, with changes made by the staff within the day of my query. Eddy and I can't wait to stay here again!