Hotel Sir William Fox

5 Westoe VillageNE33 3DZSouth ShieldsUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Sir William Fox

Occupying an attractive Victorian townhouse where a former New Zealand prime minister was born, the Hotel Sir William Fox Hotel offers affordable accommodation in the charming Westoe village area of South Shields, where the River Tyne meets the North Sea. The town centre is less than one mile away.

Elegantly-decorated rooms featuring details like patterned wallpapers and generously-sized windows boast flat-screen televisions, en suite bathrooms, desks and hot drinks provisions.

Conveniences comprise a lounge-bar, dining room, outdoor terrace with seating, free Wi-Fi throughout and complimentary parking. Room service is available.

A complimentary full English breakfast is included and homemade evening meals are available. Dining options within 15 minutes’ walk include fast food restaurants and pubs serving food.

The Hotel Sir William Fox Hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive from vibrant Newcastle-upon-Tyne city centre. Sandy beaches and seafront amusements are about five minutes’ drive away as are the ruins of Arbeia Roman fort.


5 Westoe Village, NE33 3DZ, South Shields, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(191)4564554 | Fax: +44(191)4569547 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Clean, spacious and affordable rooms

The rooms at this sympathetically-restored historical property were popular with guests, who often described them as clean and generously-sized with cosy beds. Budget-minded visitors felt it was good value for money thanks to the usually inexpensive room rates.

Pretty heritage area location near town centre

Guests enjoyed the picturesque and tranquil conservation area location surrounded by period architecture from the town's industrial heyday. It was conveniently within walking distance of the town centre for shopping and dining options plus metro stations for quick and easy light rail services across Tyne & Wear. There were handy bus stops nearby too. Drivers appreciated the free parking and direct access to the A1018. It was reportedly easy to reach the A1, A19, A184 and Tyne Tunnel for access to golf courses and regional attractions plus Newcastle and Sunderland city centres.

Upbeat about customer service and food

Reviewers had praise for the helpful, pleasant and professional staff. Meanwhile, diners often had good things to report about the catering, saying the cooked-to-order breakfasts and optional home-cooked evening meals were delicious and plentiful.

Negative Reviews

Minor cleanliness and maintenance issues

Although most visitors said their rooms were well-cleaned, some critics said they encountered certain bathrooms that could have been more comprehensively cleaned. Maintenance issues were also reported in some rooms such as dated decor and tired-looking furniture plus aging mattresses and door locks.

Car park was tricky to locate for some

Drivers welcomed the free parking, although some first-time visitors initially struggled to find the car park due to a one-way traffic system in operation nearby.

Obstacles to sleep reported

Some light sleepers claimed noisy plumbing or noise from neighbouring rooms sometimes proved to be easily audible. Moreover, there were claims that curtains in certain rooms failed to fully exclude external light.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 267 reviews