I was on business in Leeds and my company booked me into The Queens Hotel. Let me first say that I was given no reasons to be hugely critical, but also can't find reasons to provide the hotel with a glowing report - it was just OK....
Lets start with the positives;
- extremely well located in the centre of Leeds and less than 2 minutes walk from the main railway station.
- The hotel (and my room) was clean.
- The service from the staff was really good. They were welcoming, warm, and more than happy to help & assist. In fact, this is the best thing about The Queens.
Now for the things that weren't so good;
- The rooms were pretty unextraordinary. Decor was dark and my room just looked a bit tired and drab.
- Ate dinner in the bar which was quite expensive & and nothing to write home about. Service was good but I the following day I noticed that a 10% service charge had been added to the bill and this didn't exactly bring a smile to my face.
- Good variety of breakfast options but the English Breakfast buffet wasn't very appetising. The sight of congealed, overcooked baked beans and dry, hard, fried eggs has never really done it for me!...
- Didn't get a good nights sleep and this is my biggest gripe. The room was very hot but the air conditioning worked very well. Unfortunately, I had to switch it off because it was just too noisy. Even though I was on the 5th floor I was woken twice in the wee small hours by the noise of drunken arguments - the windows did not prevent the outside noise from seeming very loud.
At a cost of £79 for a double room on a B&B rate, I think it represents pretty good value for money but, due to the noise alone, would think twice about returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the most famous landmark hotel in Leeds, The Queens really does set the standard. Proudly positioned in the heart of City Square adjacent to the rail station and a host of other amenities, The Queens Hotel radiates a powerful allure from every inch of its immaculate white Portland stone façade. But the beautiful frontage is no façade, as you’ll discover when you step inside. The perfect balance of old character and contemporary elegance, The Queens Hotel Leeds combines its proud 1930’s Art Deco heritage with modern 4 Star luxury. Benefiting from £10.5 million in careful restoration, The Queens is the perfect Leeds hotel. A stay in any one of its 215 sophisticated bedrooms will leave you in no doubt as to why it is so well known. For the ultimate in exclusivity, book to stay in the QClub. Leeds’ only executive floor, situated at the very top of the hotel. Each of the 18 plush and peaceful bedrooms on this level has been fully refurbished and benefits from the introduction of a new executive lounge to relax in. Business types will find the hotel location extremely convenient next to the station and for meetings, conferences or grand banquets, The Queens is the only conference venue in Leeds with a 600-seater capacity to easily accommodate your eagerly anticipating guests or delegates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Queens Hotel Leeds
- Queens Leeds