It started with the location, there are two lap dancing bars on the same street (within about 100 yards) and another one just around the corner so you can guess the type of person attracted to the area.
The lift had dirt empty wine glasses in it all day, so obviously no staff entered the public lift, or they just didn't care. We asked for a quiet room and were given the room next to the lifts, in the bathroom the sink plug had been taken apart by the maintenance staff and just left in pieces on top of the sink. Nobody had bothered to clean up and and it was covered with other peoples hair and filth from the bottom of the plug mechanism just laying in and on the sink.
We asked to change rooms (first time I have ever done this at any hotel anywhere in the world).
The next room the floor to ceiling window shutter was not fitted properly and when I tried to close it, it fell off - no damage done but I asked to move rooms again as it was directly over the bed and if it fell off again during the night it was extremely heavy and could cause serious harm. The duty manager came to the room and all but accused me of pulling it off the wall had a go at fixing it, said he was sure it would be alright and what did I expect from the rate I had paid - I was in an Executive Double purchased via 'room.com', he said I was lucky to get the room at that rate and should really be paying a lot more. He then flounced off saying we could do what we wanted - we left.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New Ellington Leeds nestles amongst a row of Georgian buildings in the heart of the financial district of Leeds. Through its doors you will find distinguished and discreet personalised service. You’ll find our decor sleek, stylish and warm and our facilities offer the height of functionality. Once inside you will not want to leave.Location is second to none, with culture and posh shopping all moments away from The New Ellington – but amidst the bustle of commerce and the vibrant nightlife, The New Ellington is a haven of serenity. A luxury boutique hotel par excellence -expect Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxury toiletries, comfortable beds, 24 hours in-room dinning, cocktails to die for and a restaurant spearheaded by renowned Yorkshire chef Andrew Brookes. Our guestrooms are immensely comfortable, uncluttered and equipped with state of the art technology, complimentary wireless and hard-wired Internet access, entertainment hubs offering connection for ipods, laptop output and high-definition TV input, Nespresso coffee machines, rainforest shower heads and 32 –inch flat screen televisions complete the picture. Also available are Nintendo Wiis and Xbox 360, coupled with pre-loaded ipods with a variety of genres are available to borrow.**Please note that parking is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The New Ellington Hotel Leeds
- Ellington Hotel Leeds