We stayed for one night in early December 2012. The attraction of course (for me at least) was the fact that the rooms here look out onto the cricket pitch, facing the infamous Western Terrace, which brought back some memories of the South Africa test a few years ago and a Ghostbuster outfit.
The place itself is standardly bland and soulless but it's clean, tidy and comfortable, beds and showers are great. Without the novelty of location it would be nothing special, but it is competitively priced in comparision to the presumably less salubrious B&Bs of Cardigan Road. Unfortunately, because it was Christmas party season, the noise from the function in the main room on the floor below was really intrusive. I hate hearing I Will Survive/It's Raining Men/Dancing Queen et al if I'm at the actual event, let alone through layers of steel and concrete. We phoned down to ask what time the function was due to finish, and the night staff came up and moved us further along the corridor where the noise levels were much quieter. No complaints regarding the service here from the staff on duty but in general the management really need to consider letting rooms out that are close to the function suite as it really wasn't acceptable at all. Also, as the hotel clearly wan't that busy, I'm surprised they didn't allocate rooms furthest away from the function suite. The apology from the receptionist upon checkout was utterly disingenous to the point of being offensive, "I'm sorry to hear that. That's £55 please" but other than this the staff were friendly and really helpful. Oh, and the lift stinks horribly of food as it's clearly used to serve the function room as well.
I am from Leeds so stubbornly I'll defend the place and say if you like cricket it's well worth the novelty. Not sure I'd stay again though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Headingley Lodge Hotel. For high quality four star room only accommodation at a great price, friendly service and an ideal location, make Headingley Lodge the perfect choice for your next visit to the region. Headingley Lodge is situated inside Headingley Carnegie Stadium, with access to FREE car parking* and all bedrooms overlooking the world famous Yorkshire Cricket pitch. The Lodge provides excellent accommodation for business travellers, being handy for Leeds city centre and the University areas, but also ideal for a short city break or a base for touring the Yorkshire and the Dales. *Please note on cricket or rugby match days and special stadium events that car parking maybe in a different area of the stadium. ... more less
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