Friday, 20 May 2016

HOTEL REVIEW: THE QUEENS, LEEDS // MAY 2016

The Queens Hotel Leeds
THE QUEENS HOTEL, Leeds. Part of the Q Hotels group and a place I've never stayed - always being way out of my budget! This travel occasion was a weekend trip to take my mum to see one of her favourite bands, Travis!

A standard night rate here is £195 for a single room but if you're lucky you might find a good deal online, like I did! I managed to bag a standard double room for £108 with Hotels.com and it was worth every single penny.
We arrived in Leeds and the hotel very early. Check-in wasn't until 3pm however we intended on leaving our overnight bags in a storage room within the reception area. When we approached the desk we were greeted by an incredibly friendly employee named Mark who checked us in quickly and managed to find us a room that was clean and unoccupied at 11:45am, 3 hours before check-in! Extremely efficient and helpful which allowed us to drop off our things and freshen up before we ventured into the city centre.



In terms of aesthetics, the hotel was divine, from the huge reception hall with the red carpet entrance and traditional lifts to the elegant rooms with the comfiest of beds. Basically, the hotel room is the double of what I would like my bedroom in my apartment to be like!the double bed as the centrepiece co plate with a high headboard, wooden sun rounding and wall lamps with simple yet attractive bedding.

At the other end of the room there was a small table, an armchair, a desk with a nice big mirror and a TV which gave plenty of space to get ready and was in a good location to be able to watch TV in bed (if that is your intentions of a lazy night in!).

The bathroom was small but fully tiled with a small black polka dot design. The shower cubicle was pretty small but the shower itself was powerful and warm. The sink was placed underneath the mirror with a lot of side space for make up and toiletries and the lighting in the room was great for us girls making ourselves prettier!

In terms of a view we had a fourth floor room which overlooked the railway station and a multi-storey car park but a bit further in the distance Leeds United's Elland Road could be seen (your decision whether that's a good view or a bad view!).

After we'd returned from the pub sports bar (Shooters, it's very good!) and shopping we had a nap before we began to get ready and I couldn't say anything negative about how comfy the bed and the pillows were - I drifted straight off!

When we finally arrived back after the gig we were greeted by a doorman and again welcomed by the guys on reception. Unfortunately for us our room card had stopped working so I had to run back down to reception to get it sorted - note to everyone, don't put your room card in a phone case, it wipes the magnetic strip! The staff were lovely and apologised for the inconvenience. The issue was efficiently sorted and I was able to get a full nights sleep.

We didn't actually eat within the hotel so I can't rate the food but my overall stay was fantastic. It's costly compared to some of the other hotels in the area but the location couldn't be better, the service couldn't be better and the room was fantastic. Treat yourself to a weekend away in this place and you wouldn't regret it!

Cleanliness *****
Location *****
Service *****
Value ****

Check out the hotel and facilities here!


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