Park Plaza Leeds
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... visit. After our visit we walked to Betty's to have cake and tea. Unfortunately there was a very long queue. David and I don't do queues and peering through the windows it just looked like everyone was crammed on top of each other. Personally I prefer Fortnum and Masons Diamond Jubilee Tea Room. We spent the rest of the day walking up and down the various lanes window shopping and then had a very pleasant walk back along the river and got back just before the ...
... to see coming down the river at some speed? Not for the faint hearted.
We have been so lucky with the weather on the different stretches of tidal rivers we have encountered so far on this trip. Sunny, light winds and no rain, it would be a whole different ball game in wet and windy conditions.
Y Knot is first out of the starting gate, remembering a tip from a local boater, "don't ...
Very relaxing evening in the pub with John and Vanessa catching up on what we had both been doing for the last 10 days. They had a good trip down to Sheffield after we left them and then up to Leeds where John used to work before he retired!
Another sunny day for our 3 hour trip from Beale Lock up to Selby, via The River Aire, and The Selby Canal. We had heard ...
... us", runs around with jerry cans collecting diesel from the distributors across the road and then fills up the two boats, oh well, back to "canaltime"!! There could have been worse places to stop and while away some time, as you may see from the photo.
Another glorious day in the sunshine and a fairly short trip on The River Aire to our overnight stop at Beale Lock.
Monday (30th) we packed our final few things to realise that our bags are going to be quite full and heavy on our hike! We checked out of our place and walked to the bus station. Once again people looked at us funny as we marched through the streets with our big packs on but not too worry. The bus trip was quick with no stops straight to leeds. We weaved our way through the streets of leeds to the train station to catch the train to Bradford where we are ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Plaza Leeds
Modern Spacious central hotel
Modern, Spacious, Clean, friendly and fantastic central location. We paid £60 a night (£80 includes breakfast) through their direct web site for a weekend break. We had a fantastic weekend staying here! The only draw back is breakfast is £14 each if you have not pre booked it so we went next door to BHS where you could get 10 item breakfast for the bargain price of £2.59.
Having caught a very early train to Leeds, it was a fantastic surprise to be able to check into our room at midday! The room was spacious and light and we were lucky enough to be on the 20th floor with a dazzling view of Leeds! The hotel is very young, fresh and funky. Scene the hotel bar is right at the front and is perfect for people watching whilst Chino Latinos has the perfect atmosphere and ambience with absolute killer cocktails! The hotel is perfectly situated and is near all the shops and bars you could ask for! Thank you PPL for a tanfastic stay !!!!
I recently stayed at the Park Plaza Leeds hotel and i have to say i had a truely memorable experience - for all the right reasons!!!
After a rather tiresome two and a half hour journey from london Kings Cross it was nice to find the hotel so centrally located. Whilst arriving before check-in i was pleasantly suprised that we were given a room straight away. Hotel staff were extremely efficient, friendly and well presented. The room was clean and fresh with a fantastic air-conditioning system - fortunately for us it was a hot weekend, the weather was fantastic.
Chino Lations restaurant/bar is a great place for cocktails and the food was second to none. The setting is very modern and the music is great. Definately a must for locals and hotel guests alike!
I really enjoyed my stay at the Park PLaza Leeds and would strongly recommed it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay.
A great weekender getaway
We stayed at Park plaza Leeds several weeks ago & thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
We were quite surprised at how lovely the reception entrance was with all the coloured lights. How modern.
The bedrooms were nice & big with the most comfortable beds for a hotel.
And then there was the highly recommended Chino Latino Restaurant i read about in the Now magazine. The food was exquisite & the friendly waiter was very informative & helpful.
A great weekender getaway
Not Malmaison, but definitely recommended
We decided to try out the new (ish) Park Plaza. It's central if you're up for shopping / nightlife / eating out. The reception staff are helpful although they inevitably try to push the restaurant even as you check in. We declined. Drop off parking is available outside once you've negotiated Leeds' traffic system. Then it's a case of following the directions to the secure Q parking (also used by Malmaison). It's only a two minute walk away and the Park Plaza has a discount deal for guests. We were on the 9th floor, with a comfortable room, nice-sized bathroom - and it was quiet. I'm not sure if that would be the case in rooms overlooking city square, especially on a weekend. The bar was fairly small, minimalist decor, not particularly cheap. Better drinking spots are available nearby. Breakfast was included in the price we paid (£80). It was buffet style in the Chino Latino restaurant and filling. Overall we'd recommend the Park Plaza. Malmaison Leeds has more atmosphere, but it costs £40 per night more and doesn't include that all important breakfast. Oh yeah, and finally - slow lifts!!
Not so clever
We stayed at the Park Plaza in April on a two night package in an executive suite at a cost of £149.00 for 2 nights accomodation incl breakfast which was booked through their website.
Considering the hotel is very new our room had a big hole in the wall around the plug socket and the glass sink in the bathroom was also cracked. It also ranged from being stifling to freezing throughout the night.
Both mornings we were there I was challenged by the waiter that we had to pay for our breakfast, both times I had to explain to him that our breakfast was included in the price of our package but he went away to check anyway.
When we checked out there was a long queue, when we eventually reached the front the receptionist was insistent that the cost of our 2 night stay was £298.00 .
£149.00 per NIGHT, luckily I had the confirmation with me and after ringing the manager and relaying the problem loudly on the phone, she finally relented blaming the mistake on a misunderstanding on our part during booking, which is O.K. but it was THEIR website we booked through and the total price was there in black & white on their confirmation.
Apart from these few problems we had a lovely time in Leeds and will be visiting again soon, but I don't know if I would return this hotel again in a hurry.
We went to the hotel for the Bank Holiday break, never having been to Leeds before.Having read it was a "deluxe " hotel we were naturally looking for something a bit special. Upon arriving we had difficulty parking the car to register at the hotel as they have no car park and the road has double yellow lines and insufficient temporary parking. The car park is a good 5 minutes walk away and quite expensive although to be fare all the car parks were dear.
The reception area is very small and basic and there is no clear indication were the main enterance is.
There is nowhere to sit and wait except for a basic bench seat.
The rooms are small and basic and certainly not luxurious although the were cleaned to a high standard.
If you are there on a saturday night and your room faces Boar Street then ensure you do not open the window and only use the temperature control as the noise from the many clubs and bars is continuous until the early hours.
Breakfast is basic fare with a choice of scrambled eggs or scrambled eggs made from in my opion dried rather than fresh eggs.
I would have to rate this as a lowly 4* hotel only suitable for overnight stays in a city centre environment.
Fantastic hotel, great staff!
After spending a few nights at the Leeds Park Plaza, I came away totally impressed and not wanting to leave. The hotel is very modern and has top class facilities. The restaurant Chino Latinos has great atmosphere, excellent food and staff who are clued on and well informed. The rooms were clean, spacious and once again modern with a brilliant colour scheme. The front desk team were well trained and friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a trip to Leeds.
A new hotel in City Square, right in the vibrant centre of Leeds. The hotel is very modern and stylish, provides an interesting contrast with the rather faded elegance of The Queens Hotel opposite. Rooms are very comfortable and attractively decorated, bars and restaurants of a high standard. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. Drawbacks were limited number of TV channels, plus a 2am fire alarm evacuation during my stay. However, I would thoroughly recommend a stay here if your budget allows.
In the heart of the city centre
For those who aren't familiar with Leeds, then this must be one of the best hotels to stay in. And for those of us who are, delight in the fact that you could not be closer to the action. The hotel is brand new and situated on City Square, right in the heart of all the fantastic shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs that this university city has to offer. The lobby is swanky, the restaurant is of a high quality and the bar is open 24 hours! Although, bizarrely enough, it does not serve alcohol outside of normal hours! The rooms are plush with all the mod cons and the superior rooms have the most amazing view over the city.