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“Fabulous views and a great outdoor experience if you like heights”

SkyLounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
Ranked #208 of 1,838 Restaurants in Leeds
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Offering panoramic views of Leeds and Yorkshire, the chic Sky Lounge bar and balcony, recipient of the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, is central Leeds' perfect introduction to cocktail-bar culture. Book a private area for informal meetings, check email with complimentary WiFi, and order tempting bar bites and cocktails. It's an ideal venue for; Cocktail masterclasses, Informal dining; sharing plates; Drink receptions; Afternoon tea and Christmas parties. Closing time may vary at the manager's discretion. Dress code: No sportswear No sashes No Balloons No table decorations No shorts in the evening No caps No Fancy dress
Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous views and a great outdoor experience if you like heights”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Sunset at the SkyLounge is second to none - it's just a shame that the sun sets on the opposite side of the building to the outdoor 13th floor balcony... hey ho - that doesn't detract from the place - a trick is to get in, get a seat and politely summon a waiter/ess to get you your drinks and then watch the crowd surge at the bar.. it may cost a few more pence for your tip but hey I think it definitely adds to the enjoyment. A good bottle of Prosecco is only around £25 - good deal for a glass each for 4 girls on a pre night out - find the sharing platters a little pretentious and expensive however but some bread with dipping oil works well. Overall - summer nights or a nice lunch to bring a friend new to Leeds to the SkyLounge is a treat, a pre drinky with the girls before heading into town can also be impressive... so well worth a visit, also to be able to see the other hidden treats in Holbeck such as the Midnight Bell and the Grove...

  • Visited February 2013
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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“good but not great!!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The view is lovely but the service is quite slow with many of the bar staff not knowing how to make most of the cocktails!! We visited on a busy Friday night, the wait at the bar was a good 20 minutes but this increased as it took this particular member of staff over 15 minutes to make 3 cocktails! Quite ridiculous really!! I will be avoiding her in future!!

Visited March 2013
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Thank georgiex5x
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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a really good place to call in for a drink and admire the fantastic view, although I wouldn`t want to spend a full night there.
The wife and I had just enjoyed a delicious meal at Fazenda which is only a minutes walk away. The bar is situated on the top floor of the doubletree by Hilton hotel.
We were amazed by the view considering its only 13 floors up. The bar has an outside balcony.
We ordered two cocktails which were nice and about£8 each, which is ok for a one off I suppose.
When we left there we went to the nearby Hop bar where there was a band on.
We had a great night out in Granary wharf which made a nice change from going into the middle of Leeds city centre.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank bestyman
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Try it you might enjoy it!!!!!!!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I've been here many of times and found it to be ok not overly exciting but never poor.
We do spend a lot of money in here so were well known to bar staff who look after us very well.
They have a decent range of champagne and crystal is priced at £250 a bottle which is fairly cheap compared to some establishments. The atmosphere is pretend posh people who haven't clue what there drinking but everybody is excited and nice enjoying the beautiful views and there night.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Reggie S
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Its your problem...”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Whilst at the sky lounge ordering 7 over priced cocktails, had an exceedingly inexperience barmaid make our very complex drinks. Was very patient and appreciative over the fact she was clearly new and gushed about the drinks as they were produced. However in the process, she literally threw one drink at us accidentally. She re-made it for us, only To be told by the manager " you'd finished making it, and it Spilled? No its their problem, not ours." So were promptly charged for the extra drink. Not bad when its 10 quid a go. Horrific.

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5 Thank becca haigh
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