42 The Calls

Address: 42 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS2 7EW, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the City & Holbeck area of Leeds, is near The Royal Armouries, Corn Exchange, Victoria Quarter, and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews 42 The Calls Leeds

          Perfect hotel for weekend break


          We recently stayed at 42 The Calls for a weekend with some friends - a city break, not too far away, hopefully enabling us to relax in a comfortable hotel, enjoy good food and wine, and see some friends.

          The hotel lived up to the favourable reviews on this site - discreet but efficient staff, comfortable individually styled rooms, large bathroom - all within the middle of town. Superb breakfasts, particularly liked the late serving of breakfast on Sunday morning - essential for a weekend break. We would also recommend eating in the Brasserie next door. Overall, a very comfortable hotel - we will stay there again.

          Impressive but two grumbles


          Stayed here just before christmas as a treat from my partner and was impressed. Hotel was quite hard to find, although have been to Leeds before and had lots of arguments with driver due to one way system. On arrival room not ready but given complimetary coffee and mince pies. Like the valet parking although this is extra. Room was good size, flat screen tv, molton brown tolietries, fudge, homemade shortbread, cafitiere and real coffee, smarties for turn down service! Did not have breakfast as extra. Brilliant shopping in Leeds lots of restaurants. Two littel grumbles not convinced bathroom had been cleaned thougherly hairs on bath, housekeeping staff attended when asked. Also a bit noisey from revellers on streets during night. on return home recived an apology letter from hotel apologising for bathroom which was nice would stay there again and recommend it despite 2 grumbles.

          Very relaxing


          We stayed there for one night just before Christmas and went on to a Hotel Du Vin afterwards - but much preferred here. Reception staff were excellent at check-in and I thought the room was lovely - Ideal location to walk into town from but yes parking was interesting although the staff did move our car in the street. I would definately go again. Breakfast was good with my favorite - walnut bread - although very expensive so not sure this would be a regular cost.

          Great Hotel in a Top Location


          We have just returned from a very pleasant stay at 42 The Calls. On arrival we took advantage of the valet parking service and were then quickly checked in to our room. The room was not large but was comfortable and had everything one could need for an overnight stay. The bed was enormous and very comfortable and the bathroom was clean and stylish with a fantastic shower and Molton Brown toiletries. The flat screen TV, which was hung on the wall, was perfect for watching a late night film in bed and the minibar was full of enticing treats (we succumbed to the pink champagne!). The Honesty Bar in reception was a nice idea and the camera pointed directly at the Bar must deter people from taking advantage! The staff were all very friendly and helpful, particularly when we requested some restaurant recommendations, and the late breakfast we had was delicious (and what a relief to be able to have breakfast as late as 11.30 at the weekend). Overall, we had a great time at this hotel and would most definitely recommend it.

          The Best Hotel in the UK


          I stay in probably about 60 hotels a year - 42 has been, and remains my favourite hotel in the UK, if not the world.

          Agreed, the refurb is needed, but for incredible service, individually prepared rooms, and a fantastic night's sleep, this hotel is the best.

          Some examples: In 1999, I asked for foam pillows. Every time I check in since then (probably no more than once every 3-6 months), they always tell me that my room has foam pillows. Incredible.

          Yes, the bar is small, but it is in the centre of Leeds. Yes, in the old days it had old fashoined TVs, but now they have one of the best TV on demand systems I have ever seen.

          And the food - the Brasserie is great with friends, or if you are on your own, order room service and enjoy - always delicious, and most importantly always hot.

          Tired and definately nothing like its reputation


          Well we booked a couple of rooms with friends and went for a weekend out on the tiles in Leeds with 42 The Calls as our base. What a disappointment!

          Small, dirty rooms, shabby decor, a pathetic honesty bar, ancient TV and desk staff that had no interest in the above at checkout!

          42 is nothing close to its reputation any more.

          In mitigation, the hotel is due for refurbishment sometime soon, which is long, long overdue. We might pop in again AFTER the refurb, but certainly not until it is completed.

          Definitely not a ghastly bed factory in clunky modern style


          My 3rd visit; and when you look across the Aire at the new Jury's Inn Hotel, which appears to be me a ghastly bed factory in clunky modern style, you begin to appreciate why I prefer this warehouse conversion in which each room has character. The welcome is good and check in quick. I had booked at short notice by telehone and the terms were clearly shown on the check in form. Staff offered unsolicited to carry my bags and I was efficiently shon to my room overlooking the smoothly flowing River Aire. The rooms are smart and modern but not antiseptic.

          Each room has its own TV, CD and DVD player and knowing this I brought my own CDs and DVDs. Minibar has a sensible collection of half bottles of white wines and fizz on chill and some half bottles of red outside the safe at room temperature. A tray of mineral water and glasses is set out ready for use. Bed broad and comfortable, with a mini packet of smarties as a welcome. Large cupboard with internal lighting so you can see what you are doing. Iron and board provided as is a trouser press, not that I would ever use one - who does? Bathroom very comfortable with a not too noisy fan (often an irritant) and a good shaving mirror and light. Useful literature about local events and attractions provided. I could not fault my room on this or previous occasions, except tht the basin plug had a slight defect which I reported and was put right. The 'Pool Court at 42 The Calls' has a Michelin star and from memory was very good. On this trip, having booked so late, I couldn't get a table either Friday or Saturday nght, so, if you want a gourmet experience, book in advance. However the brasserie at 44 is also very good and interconnected. On a previous visit, the maitre d' "upgraded" me to Pool Court when he found I wanted a gourmet meal and hadn't realised the need to book (he must have had a spare table that time). However you can get meals from either by room service, which I what I did on the Friday night whilst watching Arsenal beat Leeds 5-0.

          Ordered at kick off, the meal arrived at half time which is what I had expected. Obviously if you order 3 courses at once, your meal is not quite the same as if eaten at a restaurant table, but it was good.

          LIkewise, my breakfast the next morning was through room service. You don't get a knock on the door for breakfast - they put the meal into the hatch next to your door, along with your newspaper. The Sunday morning breakfast I had down in the breakfast room which was comfortable. It was the customary mix of buffet and waitress service.

          Porridge was not the chef's speciality clearly, but maybe an off day.

          Otherwise a good range of first class breakfast elements, although I could do without the ubiquitous mushroom and black pudding in the full 'English' breakfast. I love the honesty bar near reception - if you are waiting to set off and want a quick drink, the simplicity of just drinking and signing seems obvious. 42 The Calls is quietly located but close to the City Centre. Be warned there are cobbled streets around so, ladies (and gents if you are that way) don't wear stilletto heels outdoors. The parking locally is very difficult - telephone the hotel to get an understnding of how their car jockey system works, as I didn't drive I didn't need to know. Taxis have a longer journey from the station than back to it, so don't be surprised at the circuitous route it takes to the hotel. It is worth getting out of the hotel and walking to the City Centre to appreciate what an intimate city central Leeds is. Finally, for those interested, The Calls is quite close to many of the local gay clubs and pubs, though not within sound system distance thankfully, but 42 the Calls is probably not quite where you would drag your pick-up back to. I rate this hotel very highly indeed, but new hotels are coming on line fast in central Leeds and as a small 35 bed hotel it will need to stay at peak performance to keep competitive with its end of the market.

          Somewhat disappointing


          We booked a 'pyjama party' and were looking forward to a night of pampering in what, from its website, was billed as a unique award winning hotel. Although the food was well presented (apart from uncooked chips delivered via Room Service at midnight!), the other elements of our stay were disappointing. The room had not been properly cleared out from the previous occupant (sweet wrappers, empty water bottle and smarties on the floor), the TV was archaic and the remote control was missing (which was mentioned but not acted upon). Our offer included "a collection of CDs to rock around the room to" - the choice included mainly classical CDs (not to our taste), American bands from the 80s and practically nothing more recent than 1990. If I'd known I would have brought my own!!

          The staff were all pleasant enough, but the hotel, in our opinion, was over-rated and far too expensive for the service provided.

          Attention to detail


          We stayed at the calls for a night during Leeds festival en route to a holiday in Scotland. The hotel was cute, quiet and relaxing. Each room has a service hatch so you don't have the hassle of having to get up to answer the door to collect newspapers etc...The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, modern and had character. Nice touches included moulton brown toiletries in the huge bathroom. There were home made cookies/fresh coffee in the room and a delicious breakfast with fresh fresh raspberries, strawberries, homemade muesli etc and a really good cooked breakfast selection.

          Decidedly average


          My room was fairly small and nothing special. Small TV. Food was very good.

          Overall the service could have been better.

          Nice to have a chaffeur who can drive you into town.

          TripAdvisor Reviews 42 The Calls Leeds

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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