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College Court Hotel
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Leicester
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10 reviews
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“New conference accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Other than the £10 / 10 minutes taxi ride out of the city centre, this is a great development just for an overnight or for meetings, conferences, away days etc. Unless they do have a big conference group in, it'll be cheap and there's usually rooms at the last minute.

It's owned by University of Leicester as a conferencing site. Compared to the hotel experience, it feels a bit odd crossing a courtyard and staying in halls of residence style accommodation. But because it's new, it's in great shape. Good quality fixtures, fittings, beds and bathrooms would be charged at four star hotel prices if it were a chain hotel in town. The executive rooms are nicer and worth doing for a small amount more - the pictures of the bathrooms on standard room descriptions look a bit more Travelodge, but I didn't stay in one.

Get in for breakfast at least 15 minutes before it's due to finish, or the consistently harassed-looking dining room staff will have cleared it away and set up for lunch already.

Check in staff are pleasant, helpful and well drilled. Great at ordering taxis, which if you're not driving, you'll need.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,

Many thanks for your review following your recent visit to College Court and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Steve Crawford, Centre Director
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Very easy to find, excellent idea to put the Sat Nav postcode on the address. Big car park so parking not a problem. lovely bright reception and friendly staff, check in very smooth. Lovely Room with a balcony and everything you wished for, shower second to none also. Breakfast was good, if the waiting on staff explained that omlettes and eggs could of been ordered that would of been better. Had a slight problem on checking on but how that was resolved was excellent. I couldnt of wished for anything more. Brillaint, first class, top grade customer service and in an age where hotel chains are faceless this little gem is priceless!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Jon,

Many thanks for your review following your recent visit to Leicester and stay at College Court. My apologies that you were not informed about the option of ordering freshly made eggs and omlettes at breakfast but I am delighted to hear that you received excellent customer care both during and after your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to College Court again in the future.

Steve Crawford, Centre Director
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've stayed in many hotels due to my job and my wander lust and I am happy to report that this is the best hotel that I've ever stayed in! The staff are lovely, everything is new and modern, several rooms have balconies and there's greenery surrounding the rooms. food is delicious

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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SteveCrawford, Centre, Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear SummerCamp,

Thank you for your very kind review following your recent stay at College Court. We are delighted to hear that the hotel is ''the best you have ever stayed in''!

We hope to welcome you to College Court again soon, on your next visit to Leicester.

Steve Crawford, Centre Director
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Had a lovely 3 night stay here for my 40th birthday, be aware this hotel is more of a conference centre, but don't be put off by all the suits lol. The breakfasts are amazing, free all day coffee and tea in the bar, which is a real bonus. Staff are friendly and more than helpful. Rooms are basic but fully stocked and clean. But with all there is to do in Leicester you shouldn't be in your room during the day!!

Room Tip: Pay a little extra and pick a room with a balcony, wish we had
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Sammiejj34,

Firstly, happy birthday!!

Many thanks for the very kind review you left following your recent stay at College Court. As you mention we are predominantly a conference centre with residential facilities but also cater to other guests on a bed and breakfast hotel basis and we aim to strike the fine balance between catering to everyones needs.

I certainly agree that there is much to do and see in Leicester - the National Space Centre, Leicester Cathedral, New Walk museum, the University of Leicester Botanic Garden and soon to be opened Richard III Visitor Centre...

Steve Crawford, Centre Director
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Groveport, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

College Court was a set of dorms for college students and while it's been renovated, the dorm atmosphere is still present. I'm assuming the hotel is focused on the business-trade; my perspective is that of a tourist. The two may have different needs.

Reception staff I encountered were very pleasant and helpful. The buildings are clearly labeled and rooms easy to find. Parking is ample and free.

The room is smallish even by English standards but are clean and seem to have just be renovated. It has a sleek, modern feel.

There are plenty of electrical outlets available so recharging devices was easy. An iron/board is already in the room as well as electrical fan and standard coffee/tea tray. (Hidden in the cupboard.)

There isn't, however, any place to lay anything about. The "desk" is only just larger than a typical laptop and this leaves doing any work a bit of a pain.

The "Guest Directory" indicates that weekday checkout time is 9 a.m.; the key card insert indicates 10 a.m. on weekdays. Which is it? Either is too early, frankly. The last thing I want to worry about after a day of sight-seeing is having to get up early the next morning. Perhaps they don't cater to tourists? With those checkout hours, I can understand why tourists wouldn't want to cater to College Court.

A taxi to town center ran 7 pounds in; 6 pounds back. Much better than driving in and having to fight to find parking.

A nice, clean, modern hotel, but not one I'll be enthusiastic about returning to. Unless it's a business trip. And I want to wake up early.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Charlie,

Many thanks for your review following your recent stay at College Court. My apologies for the confusion surrounding check-out times - we are currently in the process of reprinting our Guest Directory and the check-out time will be amended to 10.00am.

Ultimately, whilst primarily a conference venue, we do hope to create a pleasant and enjoyable stay for all of our overnight guests including those in the area for tourist purposes.

Steve Crawford, Centre Director
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Just returned from an overnight stay in Leicester. This newly renovated accommodation is well positioned and finished to a very high standard. Lots of thoughtful additions like the umbrellas. Breakfast was excellent and freshly made porridge very welcome. The rooms are extremely comfortable and ensuite very ample. The rooms could benefit from the provision of a fan on hot days. Recommend this as a place to stay in a Leicester.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room away from the road.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Jannybanny52,

Many thanks for your review following your recent stay at College Court. Ahead of what we hope will be a glorious summer and some beautiful hot weather, individual bedroom fans are already on their way to us!

We hope to welcome you to College Court again in the future.

Many thanks. Steve Crawford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I've stayed in numerous places in Leicester visiting family and this was definitely the best. Spanking new. Clean and classy. Helpful staff. Beats Travelodge et all for value and there's an excellent breakfast. Rooms are on the small side and some fans would be good for humid nights.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Nick J
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SteveCrawford, Centre Director at College Court Hotel, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Nick,

Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay with us at College Court. As we are hoping for a beautiful summer of hot weather, individual bedroom fans are already en route to us!

Mnay thanks, Steve Crawford
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Property: College Court Hotel
Address: College Court 150 Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — College Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
College Court is a brand new £19m facility that opened on 1st October 2013 in the heart of Leicester! With a great range of facilities, tranquil setting and excellent transport links, College Court offers a restful and relaxing stay in our 123 bedroom hotel as well as fine dining. College Court offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the building in addition to ample complimentary car parking spaces in our secure barrier controlled car park. Located just minutes from Leicester's vibrant City Centre, College Court is a haven of tranquility, surrounded by established trees, landscaped gardens and quiet residential streets. Conveniently located within easy reach of the M1 and M69 motorways and only 1.4 Miles from Leicester Train station, where guests can travel only 70 minutes from central London. East Midlands Airport is also located less than 30 minutes away and Birmingham International Airport only 45 minutes. College Court is the perfect place for your stay in Leicester. Please note - When travelling to us using a SatNav device, please use the following postcode: LE2 3TQ ... more   less 
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