During our road trip in Australia (from Gold Coast – Melbourne), we made our second stop in Newcastle, a city that I have been living for 3 years when I was a student in Newcastle University. We choose to stay in Jesmond neighborhood because it is very close to the university (just 5mins by car) and it is the neighborhood that I am very familiar with.
Jesmond Executive Villas is located in Jesmond suburb of Newcastle. It is about 20 mins drive to the famous Newcastle beach downtown and 5 mins drive to the University of Newcastle, so you would not be surprised to find this suburb has a lot of international university students and very multicultural.
Jesmond Executive Villas is also conveniently located near Stockland Jesmond Shopping Center where you will find food, groceries, clothing, and salons. Some of the big retailers are Woolworths, ALDI and Big W. You can just walk across the street from the villa.
In-house laundry service
Let’s find out our 2-Bedroom Villa
Free car park outside the villa. You enter the unit with a password given by the front desk. No key is needed. But it is a little tricky here; after you have keyed in the password and input the #, please “pull in the knob” and then push the door. We could not open the door at first and had to go back to check with the reception, luckily the reception is only nearby. The villa complex isn’t big, with a total of 75 guest rooms.
Other villas which are opposite of where we stay.
2 Bedrooms Villa Review
Executive Villas Jesmond provides a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Ours are two bedrooms apartment.
An extra TV in the master bedroom.
One bedroom comes with a double bed and the other is two single bed.
The kitchen comes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. There is also a kettle, bread toaster, chopping board, clean plates, bowls, cup, and cutlery utensils
Living Room with 46-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provides entertainment.
Toilet and Bathroom are separated.
Bathroom with two shower heads, not sure why. Not bathtub.
Amazingly, these villas are pet-friendly! I have spotted some dogs staying here. You can also walk your pet as there is a huge park nearby.
Eat Street at Jesmond Stockland
Across the street is Stockland Shopping center, we had our dinner at the Eat Street, a casual dining precinct with alfresco dining area. You will be enjoying a huge range of food such as Subway, Crust pizza and some international cuisines.
Let’s see what we ordered!
Dongpo pork 东坡肉
We ordered Dongpo pork which is made by pan-frying and then stew the pork belly in dark sauce. Meat is cut into very thick pieces.
Mongolian beef has nothing to do with Mongolian cuisine, it is developed in Taiwan where Mongolian BBQ restaurants first opened. Mongolian Beef, lamb and pork are very popular among the Aussie and American. This dish cannot be found on the menu in Asia.
Jesmond Executive Villas is conveniently located near the University of Newcastle if you are bringing your child for orientation at Newcastle University, please stay here.