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We loved the funky vibe of this hotel. It’s old but new. The pub and restaurant are great with decent food. Excellent fries! Staff overall were friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable for a 2 night stay, but that’s where the good news ends. The owners/management allow live rock bands to play in the restaurant atrium, which is in an enclosed area with all inner guest rooms flanking 3 if its sides. The music was so loud it literally thumped in our room (and heads!) until 11:35pm on the Saturday night we stayed. We like music as much as the next guy but to have it imposed on you in your bedroom isn’t cool at all. A hotel by it’s very nature is a place to sleep. We had wanted to get to sleep early so we could get up early and explore Newcastle, in which we chose to stay on our once- in-a-lifetime trip around Australia. There’s just no excuse for this practice and shows such little regard for paying hotel guests. We wore ear plugs but it didn’t help; it was that loud.