Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay (closed 2016)


The 70 bedroom Rex Hotel, on the corner of  Promenade and South Parade in Whitley Bay, closed in 2016. It was originally built in 1906 as a small temperance hotel by the Waverley Hotel Company. The Waverley was a success, and expanded along the promonade to become a 150 bedroom hotel. In 1937 the the hotel obtained a license to sell alcohol and its name was changed to the Rex Hotel. It once hosted a popular folk club, with Gerry Rafferty, Billy Connolly, Ralph McTell and Lindisfarne performing there. In more recent times it housed the 'Deep' nightclub. The hotel closed in February 2016 after business declined over many years.

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Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay

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Whitley Bay - Rex Hotel

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Whitley Bay - Rex Hotel

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Rex Hotel & South Parade, Whitley Bay

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Rex Hotel - Whitley Bay

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Whitley Bay - Rex Hotel and South Parade View

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Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay

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Tyne and Wear HER(9307): Whitley Bay, Promenade, Rex Hotel (Waverley Hotel)
- "Seventy-bedroom hotel on The Promenade. Once home to a popular folk club. A host of well known musicians played here in the early days of their careers, including Gerry Rafferty ...

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DJ Sash live at Deep nightclub Whitley Bay 23/3/12

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Whitley Bay's former Rex Hotel set for new lease of life as care home under £10m plan
- Chronicle Live, 8 FEB 2017. "The proposals for the former seafront hotel have been put together by Newcastle-based Malhotra Group....Under the project, the Victorian-style hotel - which closed last year ...

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Whitley Bay - Central Promenade

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