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Booked a non-smoking family room back in January for 2 nights in April - given the 6th floor - no probs as lift is VERY fast! No complaints at all - average £70 per night (very good for a family room for four) which was a decent size (not great views of building works below but didn't pay extra for it either!!!!) and good size double bed too.
Didn't have brekkie as thought £12 plus too dear per adult per morning. Room very clean, well equipped (especially tea/biscuit-wise!) and well decorated, great friendly staff, great bar staff, great location. Room service fine (only had one snack as ate out rest of the time). Didn't like the loo in separate room from bathroom!
Biggest complaint has to be the TV speakers in the bathroom which seem to come on automatically when TV is switched on and very loudly too! If someone wants a relaxing bath away from the kids watching TV for half an hour, then this isn't the place to go!! Hunted high and lo for controls in bathroom but to no avail!
Would recommend to all!
Would also recommend the Nawab (?) Indian buffet restaurant just across the road - great food, reasonable lunch (£7.95), fantastic staff and beautiful modern furnishings and decor! A really popular place with local businessmen and casual visitors alike!
Great hotel for a business trip
I stayed here recently on business and was thoroughly impressed. The location, close to the city centre and the train station, was great, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, the room was large, clean and stylish and the breakfast was very good. The free car parking was another added bonus. I would definitely stay here again.
Very good- once you get past check-in
We came here for a hen weekend and initially, things weren't looking too good. The parking is very limited and, after an unsuccessful trawl of the underground car park, we got one of the hotel's last spaces- although won't complain too much as it was right outside the front!
We then checked in- to be told they had cancelled one of the two rooms we had booked (without our having asked them to). What had actually happened was we had booked 2 twin rooms as there were to be 4 of us. Then one girl had to pull out so we asked the hotel if they could do us one triple instead so we could all be together, but they were fully booked. According to the hotel's records, however, we had booked a triple and a double and they had cancelled the double... it worked out OK as a triple was what we wanted but it could have all gone horribly wrong at the second hurdle (the first being finding somewhere to park).
Then up to the room on the 5th floor. The air conditioning didn't really work but we managed to get the window as far open as safety regulations would allow. There was actually sleeping provision for 4- well there was until the camp bed promptly collapsed. We managed to shove it under the other single bed and there my griping stops.
We were pleased at the amount of space we had. It's also good, when there are a lot of you sharing, that the toilet is not in the same room as the shower. The shower is lovely, by the way, and the beds perfectly comfy.
Overall, this is a good place and centrally located. Based on my experience, I don't think it quite deserves 4 out of 5, but 3 seemed a bit mean so I've erred on the side of generosity as the staff and breakfast are fantastic, and it is great value for money at £105 for 3 in a room with all you can eat buffet breakfast and overnight parking thrown in. My only misgiving about staying here again would be the very real possibility of not being able to park.
Very prompt service at reception and for room service, comfortable room with above average facilities including a room safe, excellent food for a hotel and - at least on our visit - plenty of parking (at no additional cost, unlike some hotels). Good value for money, as this hotel offers deals for internet bookings.
A good modern hotel,for a simple no fuss trip.
Well located for the train station & access to bars & restaurants.
Rooms a good size-with a comfortble bed.
Strange shaped bath & toilet separate.
(-In an area of redevelopment-so keep the windows closed to avoid the building site noises-didnt affect my stay at all).
A modern and funky bar
Breakfast was a well stocked buffet-with lots of choice for the healthy eater aswell as the normal cooked breakfast.
Would recommend for all types of traveller
Great hotel in the city centre
Stayed at the hotel on 13th May. Had high expectations after seeing the great reviews. We weren't disappointed. The room was clean (a must !!), spacious and quiet. There is a carpark for guests but costs £5/night. The walk to the shops took about 10 mins. A very nice restaurant a few minutes walk from the hotel called Plush - good selection of cocktails and lovely menu with daily specials. Lunch menu was also good. Make sure you book for dinner at the weekend if you want a table as it was very busy.
Would definitely stay at the hotel again. Excellent value for money.
Excellent Value, Large Rooms, Good Facilities
Central location means Leeds City Centre and train station are just a short walk away - ideal for Leeds City Centre as well as for a base for exploring surrounding areas.
Reception staff were friendly and efficient. My room on the first floor was large enough to house a sofa bed alongside the double bed. The separate toilet was a bit odd, but as another reviewer said it is practical for larger numbers of people (I was on my own.)
An iron and ironing board were provided in the room, as well as a safe for valuables. There is even a gym, sauna, and steam room for guest use (although the latter seemed not to be working on the day I was there.)
For a three star hotel, the Internet rate can be an absolute bargain (I paid GBP 50 on a no-refund-once-booked basis). All in all a positive experience.
Perfect for City Centre
This is an excellent modern hotel in a vibrant and modern part of the city. A lot of building work going on around the hotel at the moment in the form of luxury apartments and business parks but this did not affect the stay at the hotel in any way. Rooms are spacious, bright and modern with facilites that should be expected in a 4* (tea, coffee, safe, iron, couch and toiletries). There is also a fridge and not a minibar which you can use to store your own drinks and food. Not impressed with the very plastic and unattractive bathroom. There is also a separate toilet but with no washbasin. The shower was like something out of Toys R Us but it functioned and I suppose that's what mattered.
Nevertheless, the hotel has a luxurious feel about it. Superb entrance lobbies, lounge areas and restaurant facilites. There is an underground car park with limited spaces. First come first served. 5-10 minutes walk to the train station and the heart of the city centre.
Overall a super hotet that we would definitely stay at again if we got the cheap Internet rates. Would have given a 5* rating if the bathroom was better.
Leeds city centre
We stayed at the Novotel over May bank holiday. The hotel is ideally located for city centre attractions and is literally only three minutes walk from the railway station. We were optimistic having read previous reviews of the hotel and these proved to be well founded.
The hotel is superbly located and even though the hotel is nearing 4 years old, the place was very clean smart and not at all shabby. Checking in was a doddle and we were fortuanate to have our room ready at midday.
The rooms itself was very clean, modern and for the internet rate of £69 for bed and breakfast, we were very satisfied.
Breakfast was great and the staff were very professional.
A trip to Leeds is recommended. There are loads more quality shops since i last visited and the bars around Greek Street are recommended - in particular "Prohibition" and "Quid Pro Quo" for cheap drinks and tasty food. Also on Greek Street were All Bar One, Living Room and with Slug and Lettuce and Weatherspoons on the adajacent street, there were plenty of options just in this one area. For food, we tried the Italian restaurant Piccolino where we had good food and wine.