We booked this hotel via booking.com, had good reviews and the pictures looked OK. We had just come from Leeds city centre, had actually tried to cancel this booking but they required 48 hour notice so we had to stay really or would have been charged anyway.
As soon as we arrived i felt instant regret for booking this..the outside was scruffy and paint was all peeling off, you can't always judge something from outside however, so i stayed positive. When we entered, the man behind the desk seemed very friendly enough, showed us to our room.
The decor inside the entrance/corridoors to the rooms were very dusty and old, it was not 'vintage' or 'shabby chic' it was, dirty and old, someone here said rising damp already and i would agree with that. Our room looked and smelt like a nursing home, it smelt like dust and old. It had a wardrobe in, which i didn't dare hang my clothes in, a small flat screen tv- which was fine, a kettle and some tea/biscuits etc, there was a galaxy hot chocolate sachet there, which looked battered like it had been there for months.
The 'dressing' table bit, was falling apart, on its last legs basically, you wouldn't have found it in a charity shop, I'm not being harsh, but i don't know how this place charged £60 a night. I have stayed many places around the uk for less than 60£ and got a LOT better and cleaner places.
Our room looked reasonably clean at a first glance but when looking/using things dust was everywhere, the table at the side of the bed was falling apart as you can see from the pics. There was a fan there, absolutely disgusting, wouldn't have turned it on if i was melting to death, the bathroom was ok, but the bath panel was coming away from the wall and was just some cheap MDF.
The bed looked very comfortable however and had good duvet and two pillows, which were very comfortable. We had an ok sleep in it but, i must add, i appreciate this is an old building, but the people above us could be heard ALL NIGHT, they were up and down and walking around all night, which they're within the rights to do, but the floorboards are very creaky, and it actually felt like they might have fell through at one point, as it was creaking all through the evening and night waking me up a few times.
We did stay for breakfast, as we were very hungry and couldn't manage the trip into the town looking for a place for breakfast, and we were pleasantly surprised. There was juice, tea/coffee, toast, cereals, and a full English breakfast. Staff were very pleasant, i think the best thing was the breakfast from the whole stay.
Would not visit again! Would have got a TERRIBLE if not for the breakfast, so that bumped it to poor.
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- Also Known As:
- Butlers Hotel Leeds
- The Butlers Hotel Headingley, Leeds