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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #281
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I still think it's a shame about the old parcels sheds but Sleeperz makes a nice, sleek, congrous (?) addition to the streetscape.

Good photos, Steve.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #282
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EASILY the best photos of the Newcastle Sleeperz that I have seen . . .

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Took these shots of the completed Sleeperz Hotel back in March 2012:





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Old May 6th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #283
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Very nice, it looks superb; shame there wasnt another floor or two.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #284
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Perhaps there'll now be a discussion about me reading the Guardian as opposed to one about hotels, but nevermind, here's the first national press review I've read for Sleeperz. Overall OK...ish...kinda.... is the theme I think!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/201...e?INTCMP=SRCH#
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Old May 15th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #285
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Sleeperz Hotel - Reviews



If you read the reviews on Trip Advisor there are some not very flattering references to Stag and Hens in fancy dress in the Hotel.

Overall the hotel scores well with its customer service being a plus.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #286
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #287
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Noticed some police activity at the Sleeperz this afternoon with an area to the east of the hotel cordoned off - looked like a doorway or window had been smashed?

Also interesting that there doesn't appear to have been any take up in the ground floor retail space and see it is being advertised as to let as leisure and retail.








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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #288
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Look at the mini, at the front you can just see that it's all smashed so I'm assuming it has either accidentally went into the building, or for some reason someone has tried to ram raid an empty building.

In your 2nd last photo the mini has been taken away.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #289
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Look at the mini, at the front you can just see that it's all smashed so I'm assuming it has either accidentally went into the building, or for some reason someone has tried to ram raid an empty building.

In your 2nd last photo the mini has been taken away.
Well spotted - I've cropped into the photograph and sure enough you can see the damage plus tyre marks and other 'dribbles' as the mini must have gone in and out - hope no one was hurt.


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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #290
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Well spotted - I've cropped into the photograph and sure enough you can see the damage plus tyre marks and other 'dribbles' as the mini must have gone in and out - hope no one was hurt.
I suspect that this might have been a lady driver, not because I am being sexist but because there is a custom numberplate of MI55 CJY. Conjecture on my part of course
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I suspect that this might have been a lady driver, not because I am being sexist but because there is a custom numberplate of MI55 CJY. Conjecture on my part of course
Eager to take up her booking do you reckon?
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Eager to take up her booking do you reckon?
I suspect either a result of a'hem a good dinner or putting her lippy on. Requires a spectacular lack of attention to go straight on there..
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Old September 8th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #293
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I suspect either a result of a'hem a good dinner or putting her lippy on. Requires a spectacular lack of attention to go straight on there..
Possible pulled out from the tunnel from Hanover Square and had to take averting action when confronted with oncoming traffic is my guess.
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Possible pulled out from the tunnel from Hanover Square and had to take averting action when confronted with oncoming traffic is my guess.
Hope not... it's one way
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Hope not... it's one way
In the best theatrical spirit - Oh no its isn't
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Old September 8th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #296
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In the best theatrical spirit - Oh no its isn't
All together now



I might be thinking about the wrong bit of road, but that section of Westgate Road is definitely one way. The tunnel isn't, but if she was driving onto Westgate having turned left from the tunnel, and there was a car heading towards her then there was something seriously wrong.

If she was swerving to avoid a car entering the tunnel and she managed to get through that window she must have been doing warp speed

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I might be thinking about the wrong bit of road, but that section of Westgate Road is definitely one way. The tunnel isn't, but if she was driving onto Westgate having turned left from the tunnel, and there was a car heading towards her then there was something seriously wrong.

If she was swerving to avoid a car entering the tunnel and she managed to get through that window she must have been doing warp speed
Crossed wires NP - thought you meant the tunnel was one way! - yes that part of Westgate Road is one way - flowing west.

What I meant was that she may have come out of the tunnel, turning left but might have misjudged the oncoming traffic and had to do an avoiding left shift to avoid a car collision but got one with the window/door of the Sleeperz.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #298
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Coming soon to this particular stretch of pavement... Bollards!
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Crossed wires NP - thought you meant the tunnel was one way! - yes that part of Westgate Road is one way - flowing west.

What I meant was that she may have come out of the tunnel, turning left but might have misjudged the oncoming traffic and had to do an avoiding left shift to avoid a car collision but got one with the window/door of the Sleeperz.
Ah gotcha . I still go with the doing 'er nails thesis tho.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #300
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According a report on Radio Newcastle (which was also in some form on the BBCi service) the female driver was travelling with her mother and simply mistook the layout of the road and went straight through the glass window of the hotel.

She was uninjured, but her mother suffered minor cuts and bruises.

ooops!
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