Jurys Inn Leeds
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Leeds
Terrible experience for business travel
For a good nightly rate (£70 - room only) I tried this new hotel in Leeds.
If you are driving - it is the hardest place to find. A two mile journey from the office took 45mins driving around the one way system in circles. I asked a policeman the way who didn't know but said that he'd been asked a couple of times!!
The parking isn't owned by the hotel and costs about £8 - cash only to a man in a booth! LINK cash facilities in the hotel for this.
I had to queue behind 8 people to check in and 4 people to check out. Only 1 of the three lifts worked and I was on the 8th floor. A local business man said he always asks for a low room since the fire alarm is continuously going off at night and its quite a way to walk!
I was given a smoking room in the full hotel despite having booked otherwise.
The set menu in the restaurant is the best value but the menu doesn't quote a price - which is strange - making is appear more expensive.
The breakfast provided a good variety but for an additional cost of £8+ isn't really worth it.
I won't be staying there again.
Good location and price
Stayed here recently when in Leeds for a night out with friends
The location was very good - a 5 minute walk to the centre of Leeds. Situated in Brewery Wharf and it is literally backing on to the Tetley brewery. The driving directions provided on the Jurys Doyle website were accurate and I found it first time.
The reception staff were polite and friendly and handled check in in a matter of minutes.
The hotel appears to be very new and is certainly showing no signs of wear. The room was spotless with modern furnishings in a typically functional without frills Jury's Inn style. The double bed was adequately sized but certainly not a queen or king! Individual digital climate control could be useful in extreme weather but I didn't really need it in moderate weather. Bathroom was typical with WC, bath/shower.
I didn't experience the room service, restaurant or bar, so can't comment.
Certainly no 4* but very adequate for an night or two if you want to be near the centre of Leeds without paying through the nose (my rate was £49 per room per night which is comparable to a Travelodge and is certainly superior to one)
Great base for weekend in Leeds
Ideal as a handy base for a weekend in Leeds. Check in was efficient and no problem changing rooms from 3 doubles to three twins. Reception staff very helpful at all times. Hotel spotlessly clean, did not have breakfast, it was 26 pounds per night after all. recomend a 10 minute walk to Weatherspoons on Greek St (more or less), breakfast from 10am to 12am, full breakfast, the works including tea or coffee 3 pounds 60 pence! better than most hotel breakfasts I have had although a bottle of J2O orange was 1 pound. Use this hotel as it was built for, if you want 5 star service etc go to Clarridges but this place is in a super spot opposite the Tetley Brewery around the refubished canal system. Tip Top!!
Nice new hotel, typical new Jurys property
On a one night business stay, reception efficient on both checking in and out. Room standard Jurys fare but spotlessly clean, shower a bit underpowered but still ok. Breakfast improving in standard from previous visits to Jury's Inn's. Overall ok and just a touch above average because of the newness of the hotel.
Good budget Hotel but don't expect anything more
Stayed for 4 days at the end of May. The Hotel looks good and the room I stayed in although small was comfortable and clean. The location is good (by the water and near to some good bars/restaurants). There is no room service at the Hotel and perhaps this is just as well. The buffet breakfast was small and barely adequate (No fresh tea or coffee-it all comes from a machine). The bar food (did not use the restaurant) was poor and the bar service was slow and incompetant. My wife rang down to reception merely to ask when bar food was available and was put through to 3 different people before someone was able to answer the question ! My advice is to eat and drink elsewhere if you can. The Hotel should in my opinion have concentrated on being a budget option hotel and not attempt to compete on food and service which it clearly can not manage. One other thing- the porter/cleaning staff have a habit of lounging around on the landings -sometimes sitting on the floor-when not busy, which creates a poor impression.
Good affordable enjoyable stay
We stayed two nights over the new year and found the hotel reasonably positioned, with good facilities. The new feel to the hotel assists the clean feel and its modern features were a pleasure. No room service, and not sure how this place with weather after time. However, for us, enjoyable.
The jury is out!
Judging from previous reviews, we were disappointed to discover that the "superb shower" was a "normal shower", we couldn“t even manage to get at the right temperature. Furthermore, we could not turn it off. 4 hands were not enough! we reported to reception before going for breakfast and when came back (1h later)...the shower was still running. They did not seem to care very much. It was certainly the only place in the room where it was nice to be, the steam kept it nice and warm, as opposed to the rest of the room. OK, it was snowing outside and we had a room which had one of the walls in glass, floor to ceiling. But even turning the heating to 32 degrees did not help. It wasn't working properly. Here concludes the negative experience. The good side was its location - 5 minutes from fashionable restaurant-grills, the Corn Exchange shops, The Wardrobe, The Playhouse - The buffet breakfast did not make us dance, but it was OK. Tables were not piled up with plates and glasses, which is always nice. I hate messy mornings.
Great Value, Great breakfast, Great room and service!!!
This is a great budget hotel...the self service breakfast is great and is the service!
If you want to have a cheap, but nice break then this is the hotel for you!
The rooms are clean and facilities are ample - hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities etc!
This hotel is central an well worth the visit.
September 2004, Delightful Hotel
As you walk into the hotel the new shiny feel is delightful, everything is well presented and the staff are very helpful. Check in is smooth and efficient; the staff are friendly and welcoming. The room we eventually got was clean and the double bed we got was excellent quality, if on the slightly small side. We had a good nights sleep and breakfast in the morning was also excellent, I think that maybe continental visitors might be slightly disappointed by the selection but the full English was lovely.
These are all very minor considering the £69 room rate for this hotel.
1> The first room we were allocated still contained the remains of the previous occupant, used towels, apples biscuits and tea on the side, so I called reception. We were then treated very very well treated, more apologies and more help than I have ever experienced in a hotel of this category. We were found an excellent room as a replacement and were dealt with very promptly and efficiently. Congratulations to the team.
2> Parking is currently atrocious, this is to be resolved soon, but if you have mobility problems check check and check again.
3> There is building work going on around the hotel, this is also coming to an end but be warned the builders do start at around 7am even on Sundays. This is not massively noticeable on the eighth floor but be warned.
4> We suffered the noisy neighbour syndrome at 4am, doors slamming and raised voices. Not the hotels fault but I did wonder if maybe the wall to the adjoining room was a little thin particularly since I could hear their cell phone vibrating on the bed side table.
Overall: Not worthy of the perfect 5* rating but when the parking and building are finished the hotel will be. I would definitely stay there again and that includes now, in spite of the building work and parking situation. Highly recommended.
Superb new budget hotel
Stayed in jurys Inn for 2 nights in July/August. First impressions were very good, hotel is new ( having only opened the previous February ) and modern looking. The reception area is large and spacious with bar & restaurant adjoining it. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. Our room as on the 9th floor overlooking the river and central Leeds, and was spotless and tastefully decorated and also air conditioned. The bathroom was bright and airy and also spotlessly clean with good towel supply and a superb shower. The hotel is situated on the bank of the Aire just 5 mins stroll to the city centre ( across the milennium footbridge) and forms part of a very impressive new development of offices /shops /apartments which are not yet open. If you are looking for a good quality, centrally located budget hotel I would seriously not look beyond Jurys Inn, especially if like me you get the benefit of a special offer rate ( £29stg per night !!). Wonderful !
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