Little Haven

River DriveNE33 1LHSouth ShieldsUnited Kingdom
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About Little Haven

This 4-star 62-room hotel is set on the Little Haven beachfront by the River Tyne in South Shields, offering a gorgeous and peaceful view of the countryside and easy access to the beach.

The rooms have a simple decor with full amenities including free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD players, sofas, desk space, en suite bathrooms with full bath, toiletries and hair dryers. Some rooms have views of the sea.

This hotel has a large outdoor garden, 24-hour friendly front desk reception service, free parking and currency exchange.

You’ll enjoy the cuisine at the on-site restaurant set in an open air conservatory that offers traditional English fare and specialty diet menus. There’s also a bar and banquet facilities on-site.

A little over half a mile from Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and Sandhaven Beach, Little Havens is 11.2 miles from Newcastle International Airport.


River Drive, NE33 1LH, South Shields, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(191)4554455 | Fax: +44(191)4554466 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:30
  • Check-out: 10:30

Positive Reviews

This Place Has Great Views

Wonderful views will mesmerise you. The ships passing by is a lovely view. The conservatory where breakfast is served has great views as well. The landscape is simply brilliant. Even if your room is overlooking the conservatory, you still have fantastic views of the ocean.

Easy Competition

Breakfast at this hotel could easily compete with a five-star facility. You have to try the tasty homemade sloppy Joe, or the well cooked pudding, potatoes, vegetables, and the beef. The dining area is nice as well.

Plenty Of Parking

There is plenty of parking, so you won't have to be concerned about that; however, it would be great if the hotel reserved parking spaces for visitors near the hotel entrance. It just makes it easier to bring your luggage to and from your vehicle.

Negative Reviews

Not What It Used To Be

The hotel used to have a more comfy, homelike ambiance. It was a place you would look forward to relax and really feel like it's a home away from home. Now the place feels more like a roughed-up spot. There are no soft cushy chairs. They are more like chairs for students. It's become a stopover place for salesman and the like.

Dated And Overpriced

The hotel décor could use some updating. It's outdated, colours are not impressive, and the overall look is not inspiring. You may find the bar is somewhat overpriced too. Then again, this can be a matter of taste.

Paying Extra For Little Things

It seems a bit petty (on the hotel's part), but they charge you extra for additional sugar, tea bags, and milk. It appears that it would be a common courtesy to include these small things as a form of hospitality or simply have it included in the price.

Rating Overview

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8.7 /10
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8.7 out of 10 based on 981 reviews