Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds
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... favourite, with the cathedral's plain ceiling covering a series of smaller shrines, including that of St Cuthbert. Back outside, we visited the Cathedral Library via the cloisters. A librarian (a Kiwi) gave us an impromptu chat about the 13th century building, which used to house the refectory and the dormitories. Went back through the cobble paved alleys of town. Drove to York. Found the hostel and had dinner at Michael's Brasserie. Yorkshire Pudding for each. Lots of liver. Ate it ...
Last day in Sheffield - and last full day in England for that matter. It's been an interesting ten days. The aim of this trip was to get back in touch with my English side, especially the language - to try to regain some kind of fluency in my native tongue. And I suppose it's worked, at least a bit. I have had to swallow a few Swedish words that were doing their utmost to escape from my lips, and some have even succeeded in sneaking their way ...
... I keep having to double take at people. I need sleep. I walk up to my departure gate a few hours early to discover the chairs up there don't have arm rests so I can lay out across them :-) why did I not walk up here sooner?! I manage about an hour laid down with my eyes shut(almost sleep but not quite). I've been in Hong Kong airport for 9 hours and now my flight's been delayed another hour. Another hour?! Listening to the Chinese ...
... to look like a yuppie tosser). So I take a mental picture instead. And I'm delighted to finally hear people calling each other "duck".
In yet another cafe, the discussion turns to central heating, that ever-topical subject in the British Isles. How expensive it is and why you're better off putting in double glazing instead (said 'double glazing' apparently being plastic sheeting). Most Swedes wouldn't even ...
Officially, I think our trip starts today... our leaving do! Thanks for all the friends and family that were able to make it and we hope you enjoyed the little buffet we prepared. Thank you for the gifts we received too, a delicious cake from Richard and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds
The management were superb
This hotel is very nice, however the rooms are not all perfect. We stayed here a couple of weeks ago, celebrating a birthday.
The room we were originally allocated was art deco but we changed to a high tech room. We paid an extra £35 for a business class room, in order to get movies, breakfast and use of the health club included.
The first room we saw was nice, but one sheet had a hole in it and the decor was quite damaged (which for a fairly new hotel was not acceptable).
We eventually changed rooms to the high tech room shown on the official hotel page - don't be fooled, not all high tech rooms are as big as this. This room is a corner one, with a separate lounge area. This was the forth room we looked at and decided to stick with it. I am a particularly fussy consumer and I have to say the management were the most helpful and accommodating I have ever spoken with.
The motto of the Radisson is something along the lines of "If you have a problem, tell us. If we can't fix it, you don't pay. This was certainly the case; I felt the management had genuine concern for our enjoyment during our stay. We were treated very well, which ensured that we will go back again, as we know that any problems will be resolved effectively.
The buffet breakfast was nice and the hotel itself is very well looked after. The health club is upstairs, separate from the hotel, it is nothing special, but is a nice place to relax.
Please note, high tech rooms do not have a plasma tv or a playstation, as is described by one reviewer.
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.