Hilton Leeds City
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Our journey begins here. A connecting flight from Manchester to Heathrow airport. And from there a journey that takes us to untamed Africa from the dusty Serengeti to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar. Then onto Austalia with it's varied landscape, climate and culture, where we will live in Sydney for 5 months soaking up the big-city cosmopolitan …
So here is our super vague plan for the first few months of travel. The aim is to avoid air travel as much as possible!
7th November - fly into Bangkok, Thailand. Hang out for a few days in the city before spending a relaxing week on the beach near Koh Chang. Then back to Bangkok to hire a card and head north ...
Checked into our Uber Modern B&B in the old walled city of York. The friendly owner has gone all out in redecorating our room in a Japanese theme and electronics and buttons galore (press button shower, smart 3D TV, silent fridge etc). The old city has a myriad of narrow winding streets and 14th century houses and, of course Minster Cathedral, a sprawling example of a 13th century ...
... Theresa and Hao-Ting, met me this morning at 9am in the hostel lounge. We had breakfast and a bit of tea before heading out to walk the walls again. We've been very lucky so far with the weather here. Today was quite overcast, however I find the grey backdrop allows the magic of the Victorian and Medieval architecture of the city to shine through all the brighter.
We meandered along the wall for a few hours, taking silly pictures ...
...apart from my own of course... I have a few travel blogs that have inspired and informed me before our trip! http://gellipower.wordpress.com Gelli Power This blog is wrtten by my second cousin (once removed? twice removed? anyway...) documenting her 6 months living in the wilds of Wales. Their lifestyle could not be more back to basics but is so …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Leeds City
I thought this place was fine. Clean with decent furnishings and a good breakfast - What more do you want?
I recently stayed at this hotel, after staying last year. The restaurant and bar areas have been completely redone and the food and service was excellent. Staff were very friendly and pool was great. I will return
Disappointed from Manchester
A very disappointing Easter break. Very off putting being forced to queue for meals and being shunted into the bar like cattle whilst a table was ready. Restricted menu due to late availabilty of table in restaurant. Rooms noisy at back of Hotel but we were given a change of room on request. Leisure facility good but hotel services very disappointing.
My Fiance and I were looking forward to a luxury weekend away and decided to stay in the Hilton as a treat, however upon our arrival the reception staff were rude and unhelpful, then upon ordering room service the "waiter" was also rude and unhelpful. Perhaps this is one of the desirable qualities you must have in order to work here. All in all the room was dated although clean and tidy. We have stayed in travel lodges and been looked after better, for half of the price!!!!!
Central but dull
Central location, within easy walking distance of the railway station, although not in an especially pleasant area of the city.
Nice entrance area: two escalators leading up to a well-designed and modern lobby. Leisure club. Friendly receptionists.
But truly the worst room service meal I've ordered in years. A slightly dated room. And very expensive for what it is. Ultimately very mediocre; nothing special at all.
Fabulous Festive Party
I attended a Christmas Party at the hotel last week, and thought that the hotel was fantastic.
The food served at the party was excellent, as was the entertainment, and the overall atmosphere was very festive - everyone I spoke to enjoyed themselves immensely (some maybe a little too much!). My bedroom was clean, and well equipped, and the breakfast was particularly good, with lots of choice.
Having stayed in a few different hotels recently with work, the thing that impressed me most was the standard of service, and the efficiency and friendliness of the staff - nothing was too much trouble, and everything was done with a smile. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and will certainly be returning myself!
The food at the Leeds Hilton was awful. I stayed as part of a group of 125 people who generally thought the same. From frozen quiche served on several occasions to waitresses thinking that pepperoni pizza, scampi and gelatine are all 'vegetarian'. Very unprofessional catering!! Won't be back
This is a bit of a mixed bag. The outside needs updating. The reception and bar areas are very good and stylish. Pool area ok but room for improvement. The hotel has 2 room standards: Standard rooms and Suites.
The suits are nothing special - they are just like a large room with a lounge area. I have never stayed in a standard room but have heard mixed reports.
Staff are friendly and attentive. The location is realativley central and near to the train station.
Although this hotel is not perfect, it is often good value and among the best in the surrounding area.
Did we stay at the same hotel?
The room was too hot and the thermostat didn't respond, the twin beds were bouncy and cheap, the decor was like a pub, the shower didn't work very well, drawer knobs came of in my hands, there was no minibar. All for £96 per night.
this is one of the best hotels to stay in when you are in leeds staff are excellent food is great and the craic is great