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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- College Court Hotel Leicester, Leicestershire