Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds
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We left our lovely York apartment around 11am and drove through the lush, soft countryside to Hull. Some farmers have harvested and rolled their first crop of hay already, the wheat is ripening and strawberries and aspasagus are for sale in the farm shops. As well, cherries will be early this year, but I will miss out. The roadsides and roundabouts are thick with flowers.
Our lunch in Hull was typically English - Terry had a bacon ...
... but would not like our chances without it given the vehicle restrictions inside the wall. Our apartment is the most luxurious of all places we have stayed so far, and just around the corner from York Minster. Ellen, the owner, has lived in Australia and a number of Australians have stayed here. She left us a fantastic welcome basket with cake, biscuits, Yorkshire crisps, blueberry chocolate and a bottle of wine. After unpacking we set off for a walk along part of the ...
... and I had a pint of Apple cider. Very nice indeed. After dinner went for a walk on the wall. Built of stone in the 13th century and found the grave of Dick Turpin - famous highwayman and horse thief. York Minster Cathedral was just amazing ...
... we had tea in a house built in 1680, yesterday we walked on the 14th century York walls and today we visited a 1712 house. So, when Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770, I can better understand why he claimed it, and thought it was empty.
We leave England tomorrow, taking a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. We've been in the UK and Ireland for a total of about 3 months, and we've loved it all - the beauty, the culture, the food, and the people.
... magnificent and steeped in history, were discoloured from age, dirt and coal dust. Up until recently, people were able to sand-blast or acid wash them but this was found to encourage damp as well as weakening the masonry, some bits falling off and killing pedestrians. Once Ingles had finished with us, we were let loose to explore. The cold we have is definitely a man’s cold because it seems life-threatening. Eyes and noses running ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds
This hotel is very nice, however the rooms are not all perfect. We stayed here a couple of weeks ago, celebrating a birthday.
I booked this hotel directly through the hotels website a got a great deal for the bank holiday weekend. I phoned them nearer the date and tried to request a high-tech room and although they couldn't guarantee this we ended up with one. The room was very modern and had a lovely bathroom with a fabulous power shower. Had a great time and I would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for comfort, style, friendly staff and a central location.
Clean & modern hotel, great location
Spent a weekend at the Radisson at the end of July 2004. Great location, right in the centre of town, but unlike other city centre hotels I've stayed in I wasn't kept awake by traffic or street noise all night. The reason for this was probably that we had an internal room - there are 2 large windows, but these overlook an internal courtyard rather than the street. Meant the room didn't get much natural light, but at least I could get a decent night's sleep!
Room was quite small, but still space for a desk, proper wardrobe etc, and very clean & modern. Same can be said of the bathroom - not huge, but there was a bath with a good shower over it. Would definitely go back.
Location, Location, Location
This hotel has the most fabulous location. Shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs are all at hand.
The rooms are beautiful, and the staff could not be more friendly or efficient.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the heart of Leeds. Over the past 5 years i have visited Leeds many times, and i would say that this hotel is the best i have stayed in by far.
I shall be returning.
Only one thing to point out, if you want a room with a bath in, ask not to be put in a hi-tech room as they don't have a bath (but have a playstation2 and fab power shower to make up for it!!!!)
Great place to stay. Rooms fabulous, location fabulous. Only fell down on the breakfast, it is buffet style and the cooked items are not kept very warm if you are a late riser. At 10.30am it was lukewarm but still very tasty after a night on the tiles.
We've just completed our 6th stay in the Radisson SAS Leeds over the last 12 months, and again the hotel proves to be one of the best we've ever stayed in. The hotel is absolutely superb, with spacious well-equipped rooms, which are beautifully decorated. The staff continue to be ultra friendly and extremely efficient. On 2 occasions they have upgraded us to a Business Class room for no extra charge. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Leeds.
Tried to book conference rooms - met with inflexible staff member- completely unhelpful and unmoved - the least she could do was make an attempt. Very unimpressed with her lack of accommodation for our situation.
Great hotel - one of the best business places I have been to in England. Large rooms, superb bathroom (no bath though!) interesting toiletries, good TV. Didn't see much of the rest of the hotel but room service food good.
A real success and a credit to the north (and I'm a northerner!) Show the SE how to run a hotel!
High quality hotel in centre
This new hotel has an excellent location in the centre of Leeds. The public areas are impressive and the rooms are top notch. Service is very responsive. Can't find anything to fault but be sure to ask for an interior room as the street noise can be loud at night.
Great new addition to Leeds
Hotel in great location - step out of hotel and into the Light Centre which is undercover shops, restaurant, cinema complex etc.
Rooms had lovely art deco design with interesting mirrors in different coloured glass on walls and behind bed. Very cosy and comfortable.
Bathroom was good with lovely unusual toiletries. Breakfast taken Japanese style in the lounge/bar area. Huge choice and very good.
Lovely lounge area - great feeling of luxury at a good price.