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Dakota Leeds

8 Russell Street, Leeds LS1 5RN England
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Dakota Leeds is a 94-bedroom luxury full-service hotel with a destination cocktail Bar and Grill - located on Russell St in Leeds city centre. The Grill offers an interesting, fresh, sophisticated menu with a brasserie-style service. The stylish bar boasts an outdoor terrace overlooking Greek St, offering an extensive range of classic cocktails. The luxurious bedrooms are fully air conditioned with a smart TV and media hub, complimentary high speed internet, and contemporary ensuite bathrooms with monsoon showers and bespoke toiletries.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Languages Spoken
English
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Dec A wrote a review 17 Feb
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Couldn’t be more thankful for the service and the food was like lovely. No issue with this place at all. I actually asked my girlfriend out and if anyone wants to see what the rooms are like you can happily go on my TikTok @Decanderson because I fully decorated the room out and you can actually see what the rooms are like. We have both said we are definitely gonna go back there every year for our anniversary. As soon as you step in they make you feel like you’re in a different place because it does not feel like Leeds at all
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Nothing needs doing in my opinion was literally perfect
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Deca2024, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent visit at Dakota Leeds and the dining experience at our Restaurant & Grill. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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Mark P wrote a review 17 Feb
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The Dakota is a beautiful hotel right in the middle of the City and close to everything . Fantastic helpful staff who were great from arrival right through to checkout . The rooms are as good as in the images online and everything spotless. Would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear MarkpL364BT, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent visit at Dakota Leeds and the amenities within our Bedrooms. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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Joe W wrote a review 17 Feb
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Our first time staying at Dakota Leeds and what a stay! I contacted the hotel ahead of our trip to plan an engagement proposal. The hotel staff were incredible from start to finish! A special mention to Dave the concierge who helped plan the proposal and dressed the room and helped everything run smoothly! Needless to say she said YES! We will 100% be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Odyssey48172909796, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent visit at Dakota Leeds - Congratulations on your engagement from our Front Of House Team. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service especially Dave's. I will make sure to pass your kind comments across to Dave. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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Jonny C wrote a review 16 Feb
Leicester, United Kingdom50 contributions12 helpful votes
Can’t fault this place. Service, room, facilities all perfect. Well worth the money. Feels like you’re in a different world once you are in there. Bar also very good as was breakfast. Rooms also have sky which was a bonus. Will certainly stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear JonnyC269, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent visit at Dakota Leeds and the drinks at our Cocktail Bar. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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Paul M wrote a review 14 Feb
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A great place to stay; professional and friendly at the same time. Very good reception staff and excellent room service. The room itself was well designed, with relaxation in mind but no compromise on style, maintaining the professional atmosphere. Overall, a beautiful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great for a short city break.
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Dear Z7570ZZpaulm, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent stay with us at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Mike Sliwinski Reception Supervisor
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Tour35418522332 wrote a review 14 Feb
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We've stayed in most of the hotels in Leeds centre now for 1 night breaks and we have to say this has been the best hotel by some distance. Reception and Bar staff were great and the Grand Deluxe Suite we stayed in was unbelievable value! We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try the cocktails!
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Dear Tour35418522332, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent stay with us at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Mike Sliwinski Reception Supervisor
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charlotteh11895 wrote a review 13 Feb
Wigan, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in a suite - which was the nicest room we’ve ever stayed in. Everything was super luxurious and we wish we could’ve stayed for longer! We ordered drinks & food (pizza) to the room late at night and the service was great! It was our 4 year anniversary which we mentioned when we booked and we had a lovely card & some chocolates waiting when we arrived - very nice touch! Brilliant stay, absolutely no complaints!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear charlotteh11895, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent stay with us at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about the room itself and our food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Mike Sliwinski Reception Supervisor
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Charlotte W wrote a review 12 Feb
Scarborough, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Well appointed luxurious hotel. Welcoming friendly staff who were professional in their role. Lovely bedroom and delicious food. We also had an evening meal, the restaurant was vibrant and the food excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear charlottew631, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent stay with us at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service and the meal in our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Mike Sliwinski Reception Supervisor
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Sammy G wrote a review 10 Feb
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Lynne in the toilets was amazing. Me and my friend were using the toilets and she was in there making sure they were immaculate. She was very polite and clearly proud of the work she does. She needs the recognition she deserves. Please tell Lynne thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear 858sammyg, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent visit at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service especially Lynn's. I will make sure to pass your kind comments across to Lynn. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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Jordan W wrote a review 7 Feb
Barnsley, United Kingdom2 contributions
The hotel was immaculately clean and the ambient lighting was cosy but not too dim. The candles in reception were lovely and the staff were extremely professional but friendly. The room was absolutely amazing me and my partner both agreed that it's the best room we've stayed in, gorgeous decor and stunning bathroom with the best shower, unfortunately we didn't try the food but will definitely be staying again! 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear JordanwJ26VO, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! I am so pleased to hear such kind words about your recent stay with us at Dakota Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering a memorable service and so it is particularly pleasing to hear positive comments about our Team's service. We look forward to welcoming you at Dakota again in the near future. Thank you again for your comments and should we have the pleasure of looking after you again please do email us direct on reception@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk should there be anything further we can assist with! Kind regards Gabby Novikeviciute Reception Manager
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£113 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dakota Leeds
Which popular attractions are close to Dakota Leeds?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Leeds (0.2 miles), Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing (0.2 miles), and The Great Escape Game Leeds (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dakota Leeds?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Dakota Leeds?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dakota Leeds?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dakota Leeds?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dakota Leeds?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Piola Italian Delicatessen, La Taberna Leeds, and Dakota Restaurant.
Is Dakota Leeds located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Leeds.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dakota Leeds?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dakota Leeds offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Dakota Leeds?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Temple Newsam (3.8 miles), Kirkstall Abbey (2.9 miles), and Abbey House Museum (2.9 miles).
Is Dakota Leeds accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.