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“absolutly disgusting!!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Discovery Inn Leeds
Ranked #39 of 86 Hotels in Leeds
Whitby, United Kingdom
1 review
“absolutly disgusting!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2010

we travelled to leeds to celebrate a friends birthday and wanting somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay we opted for discovery as it was close to town. we arrived at the hotel and i was pleasenty suprised at how clean it seemed to be as we entered the lift to go to reception. we had 3 rooms booked ( all of which were on different floors ) as we walked to the the the first room to drop some bags of the smell of urine soon became appparent. having dropped the bags off we got back into the lift to find our 2nd room. back down to floor one! after traveling all day we wanted to have a shower and freshen up before we hit the town. no such luck. the shower had come away from the wall!!!! no problem you may think just have a bath..... it was coverd in brown stains and looked like it had never been cleaned. the bathroom window wouldnt shut and had mould and i dont no what else growing around it then the toilet wouldnt flush!! in the bedroom the sockets were hanging off the walls. and the walls were covered it stains. the lamps were all wonky, i made me nervous to switch them on. having eventually managed to get ready we had a great night out. cant say the sleep was great though. very noisey and the beds were very uncomfortable!! we only had thin sheets as covers. having get up early in the morning ( i didnt want to be in that bed one second longer ) i had to go up 3 floors to our friends room to use thier shower. not ideal!!!! 8 of us stayed in the hotel that night at a price of £25 a person. definatly not worth it!! will not be returning EVER.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

Cheap, noisy and totally bizarre. Rooms not upto much. Noisy during night due to large parties.

  • Stayed October 2010
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2010

I booked this hotel for £38 for a double room so I knew this was a budget hotel but was still disappointed. I was half expecting what I got but cheap and near the station were my priorities. The positives are the excellent location near the railway station, cheap continental breakfast at £3.75 and the cheap rate for my room . The bed and shower were ok and I had a decent night's sleep. The staff were fairly helpful too when I needed directions in Leeds.

The real downside is that this hotel is really tired. It looks tired from the outside and it doesn't get better when you reach your room. My room was inward facing and the view was one of delapidated buildings, rusty barbed wire and bins full of water. There were stain marks on the ceiling ( presumably damp), what looked like tea and coffee splashes on the walls that couln't have been painted for 20 years, damp marks and cracks in ceiling above the shower and a broken toliet lid. There was also a stale and smoky smell in the room. The dirty walls and poorly maintained rooms are unacceptable at any price range.

This hotel might be ok for backpackers or people who are desperate to be close to the railway station but I would not return. I definitely would not bring my family here and feel particular sympathy for those who paid far more than I did. I am no fan of the corporate world but the budget name corporates ( you know who they are! ) do generally provide clean rooms and reliable standards.

This hotel could be greatly improved with some routine maintenance that would not cost huge sums of money. A few coats of paint would be a decent start!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

Room was well worn and had a strong smell of mold and smoke. the bathroom window was constantly open and too high up to close which meant it was very cold, not helped by the bed not having a proper duvet just a sheet and blanket. There was a faint smell of urine which wasn't coming from the bathroom but from around the bed area. The ceiling in the room was high up and i could see a lot of insects moving around up there while lying in bed, but the worst thing of all was the fact that by the time i left there were a number of bite marks over my body which was disturbing.
On the plus side, the water was always hot.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crusader525
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2010

This property is located just behind the Leeds Train Station and is handy to everywhere. The building looks classic from the inside, and the interior is a little tired which can be improved with a little 'surgery'. There were holes in the ceiling boards the room which we stayed in and the bathroom only had a bathtub with no shower, so bathing was quite a chore. We were given a room facing the main road which light-sleepers must re-consider because of the early morning traffic. Other than the location, otherwise all other facilities are average.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wtgn_ling
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preston lancs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

great price.good hotel.nice staff and in a great location.RECOMEND 2 ANYONE..

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

One night stay in Leeds on short trip in UK. Felt this hotel was excellent value and so easy to find on a rail trip. enjoyed the breakfast and Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour of Leeds.
Driver was extremely helpful as were the staff in the information centre. Beautiful tiled Hall next to City Art Gallery and staff at Henry Moore Institute also informative given an individual tour! Loved Leeds and its friendly people and will go back and happy to stay at Discovery Inn Again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Thank Anne255115
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Property: Discovery Inn Leeds
Address: 15 Bishopgate Street, Leeds LS1 5DY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Leeds
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Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 86 Hotels in Leeds
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discovery Inn Leeds 2*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 100 metres from Leeds City Station and less than a kilometre from the national motorway network, the Discovery Inn is an ideal choice for those who want the convenience of a centrally-located hotel without the overinflated price tag. We pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, a warm welcome and an exceptional standard of cleanliness and comfort ... more   less 
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