When planning a weekend away in the UK, Leeds might not be somewhere you immediately think of. If you fancy a break in a city full of great food and friendly northern people, then it’s worth considering. I recently stayed at the Queens Hotel, Leeds when I took a trip up there at the beginning of July with Haydy. We travelled up on the train which was only two hours from St Pancras.
Queens Hotel, Leeds
We were provided with a two night stay in an superior twin room courtesy of LateRooms. If you’ve ever booked a hotel online before then you must have heard of LateRooms before. They offer amazing deals for hotels not only in the UK but internationally as well.
As well as being super close to the train station, Queens Hotel (which is a part of the Q Hotels group) is located right next to Trinity, the biggest shopping centre in Leeds. This meant that we could roll out of bed and be in shops five minutes later! That’s a big win in my eyes.
Our room was on the third floor, at the front of the hotel. We had a great view of City Square which came in handy on the Sunday when the Leeds 10k Run For All was going past. The decor of the room was a bit dated, but it was clean. We had everything we needed in the room including an iron, a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a safe.
The weekend we were up in Leeds was the start of the heatwave, so we were relieved to find that our room had air conditioning. We had it on constantly, even while we slept. We figured that it was better to be a bit chilly rather than hot and sweaty! The air con meant that we both managed to have a great night’s sleep.
The bathroom was fantastic, with a selection of toiletries for us to use, a bath and a shower. I was especially pleased to see the bath as I can’t use the one in my flat, so I bought myself a bath bomb and took full advantage of it. I was also really impressed with the wifi in the room. Usually, I find that hotel wifi can be a bit temperamental, especially if it is free. Luckily, the wifi at Queens Hotel was fast and reliable. I managed to catch up on Eastenders while I had a soak in the bath after a long day.
Breakfast was served downstairs and included a hot buffet. We made sure we took full advantage of this both mornings. I especially loved the breakfast potatoes, bacon and scrambled eggs. That’s my favourite kind of breakfast. There was also a selection of pastries, cereals and fruits. We were provided with a pot of coffee and decaf tea and we were able to help ourselves to any other drinks we fancied. There were also other items you could order for an extra price, but we really didn’t need to be having steak for breakfast when there was such a great selection of food already available!
Check out was at 11am on the Sunday morning, however our train back to London was booked for 7:30pm, so we were allowed to keep our luggage in storage until we needed it. The staff at reception were very polite and helpful, I couldn’t fault them at all. I would definitely choose to stay at Queens Hotel, Leeds again if I’m ever looking for somewhere to stay in the area.