Stayed here for 5 nights on business in mid July and I booked this hotel as I wanted a smaller and more personal hotel. It certainly lived up to expectations. Check-in was easy and efficient with a friendly and helpful receptionist. The room was excellent with the biggest, comfiest bed I have ever seen in a city centre hotel. The room was well appointed with lots of extra touches that made it home from home. It had a 'proper' hairdryer in a drawer rather than the small wired-in one in the bathroom, there was a decent kettle and lovely selection of teas/coffee and chocolate. There was a fridge with a small carton of fresh milk - a lovely touch when all I wanted was a cup tea after a 3 hour train journey. The fridge was marvellous as it ensured I had a plentiful supply of cold drinks throughout the week in the heat. There were also several sizes of wine glasses, a cocktail shaker, ice bucket and corkscrew - shame I was working and couldn't take advantage! Again a nice touch. There was also a trouser press, full size iron and ironing board, which was really helpful and meant I didn't have to bother house keeping for an ironing board, which is what usually happens. One of the main attractions was the room had air conditioning which was a godsend, although it did struggle at times and wasn't as cool as it said it was - but certainly better than not having it!. There was also free Wi-Fi which was a welcome bonus, as was the peace and quiet at night as the hotel is in a side road away from traffic noise..
The bathroom was lovely, clean and a good selection of quality toiletries and also things like cotton buds and pads etc. There was a bath with a shower where you could have a hand held shower head or a rain shower head above which was a bonus. Plenty of clean towels which were enormous and good quality. Unusually for a city hotel the toilet paper was plentiful and good quality! I appreciate little things like this.
The food was excellent. I ate in the restaurant each morning for breakfast and the choice and quality of food was excellent and the staff cheery and helpful. As I was working in my room late each night I used room service which was just as good with prompt efficient service, excellent food whether it be a sandwich or salad etc. and importantly great value for money.
A special mention to all the staff who were unfailingly polite, cheerful and helpful no matter what.
I wasn't going to write this review as I don't want to make this small hotel too popular as I fully intend to return when next in Leeds! Have to say I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel as I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this hidden gem
- 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 fabulous breakfast. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The New Ellington Hotel Leeds
- Ellington Hotel Leeds