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Hotel Maiyango
Ranked #21 of 40 Hotels in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We loved this hotel!”
Reviewed 15 February 2011

We booked in for the Sunday night offer which included dinner at the restaurant. the food was exquisite and the cocktails delightful. Our room was beautiful and spacious with a really comfortable bed.
We are booked in to return again later this year. Such a lovely hotel with a nice atmosphere. Quite in the rooms and a lively feeling to the bars and restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

I recently attended a wedding party at Hotel Maiyango. The venue was chosen by the weeding party as it was close to the wedding venue and offered the kind of food and venue the bride and groom wanted. All good on that front.

The evening bash was great, it's a nice place but does have pretensions of being something perhaps it could be if it wasn't where it is (about a taxi rank, next to a Weatherspoons pub - not very classy but great inside).

The evening however and my take on their business was ruined by a simple mistake and a complete and utter lack of customer friendliness that left me speechless.

I was given a bottle of champagne by the bridal party for helping with the wedding. A nice gift and unexpected. I offered this bottle to a table of friends and their partners I had met at the stag and thought nothing more of it until I was informed that the Champers had been taken off them after they opened it and was behind the bar with a £30 corkage fee if we wanted it back.

To cut a long story short, when I talked to the bar manager and explained it was an honest mistake (it was a wedding party for Christ's sake!) and that it was not only a mistake but a gift from the bride I was told that it made do difference to her. If I wanted the Champagne back I would have to pay £30. Needless to say I let them keep the bottle.

In short, this manager had no quibbles about trying to grind out another £30 from a party guest (on top of the extremely expensive london-priced bar prices!), would not make any concessions and pretty much told me it was her way or the high-way. Considering there was over 100 people at the event, all paying their over the top prices, one extra bottle of unpaid for champagne wouldn't have broken their bank.

I for one will never go there again simply because if you can't get the basics right you don't deserve my business.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2011

Stayed on a Saturday night. Very pleasant welcome from reception who, as we hadn't stayed before, escorted us to our room. This was the suite which consisted of an enormous bedroom, sizeable bathroom and a rather small sitting area off the bedroom. Very comfortable and large bed and if I could have figured a way to fit the bath into my car I might well have stolen it!
There was some noise from the street - unsurprising as it is a city centre hotel - though the main issue with noise was the scurrying of the staff first thing (around 5am) in the morning. Unfortunately the room is directly below the reception area which has hard floors so you can hear every footstep.
Only minor complaint is that the menus in the room are out of date so our breakfast was somewaht different to expectations (though we didn't try the restaurant in the evening, that menu was also out of date in the room - dated three months previously).
As I say, minor issues really, but at this price I would have expected the relatively easy admin details to be 100% sorted.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2010

This is a wonderful contemporary boutique hotel. Wonderful rooms, fabulous food and well worth the superlatives heaped upon it by other reviewers. However...
Rooms 12, 14 and 15 are on the 2nd floor and directly below the bar / reception / lounge area. All of the rooms have hard flooring and until 1.30 am and again from 5am, staff walking back and forth across the room sounded like hippos marching above my head. With no carpets to deaden the sound, the cacophony was awful - even when wearing earplugs. The bed vibrated to each step and the room was like an echo chamber, magnifying the noise.
If you desire peace, tranquility and a restful nights sleep after a busyday, do NOT sleep in these rooms.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

A boutique hotel in the center of Leicester well place for shops and nightlife. The hotel is hidden above shops close to the Highcross shopping centre, we stayed in a deluxe room which was huge! it had a very comfortable king size bed and a great touch was the pillow menu which allows you to choose the type of pillow you prefer, my choice was the" white goose feather" perfect! the bathrooms are beautiful with the biggest fluffiest towels and everything you could need for a nights stay. We ate in the hotels restaurant where the food was delicious and cocktails too tempting! Every member of staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. The hotel offers a great bed,breakfast and evening meal rate which we thought was exceptionally good value.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Leicester, UK
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2010

We stayed at Hotel Maiyango on a Saturday night as a birthday celebration. The receptionist was friendly and actually showed us to our room and pointed out various useful things to us- a nice touch.

The room was quite chilly but did soon warm up once we put the aircon on, although the slight downside was it is a bit noisy. Radiators would be nice for when it is chilly.
The room decor was unlike anywhere we've been before, quite dark but atmospheric, and very trendy. We liked it. The bathroom was big and had a quality bath and lovely mirror with LEDs around it.

We ate at Maiyango restaurant and would highly recommend it- the food was fantastic. We did have to wait a while when we arrived before anyone took a drinks order from us, but they were very busy at the time. Once we'd ordered, everything was fab, there is real attention to detail. Don't miss it if you stay here. It is good value for money too.

Breakfast was excellent too, 'just' continental but really good quality and tasty. We were given a mixed berry smoothie shot too, which is a nice touch. You could pay extra for a hot breakfast but we had more than enough with the buffet and didn't see any need.

We would definitely use this hotel again, it is a gem in Leicester, and quite hidden away.
The only small negatives are nothing to do with the hotel- it can be noisy late at night and there is a very annoying talking barrier nearby which woke us up. I'd strongly recommend taking earplugs unless you are a heavy sleeper. But don't be put off- this is a lovely hotel, and just what Leicester needed.

A small tip- if you don't fancy the look of the NCP carpark which the hotel does deals with for £5 (we didn't!) , you can use the John Lewis carpark. It is £2.50 if you enter after 5pm, and then they charge you again from 6am. We left just before 10am and paid £7.50- worth it as it is secure, brightly lit and has cameras. I had more confidence that our car would still be there in the morning!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel after a friends wedding. We didn't want to stay in the same old chain hotels that you get everywhere in the world, and we were not dissapointed! The hotel was beautiful, quite different and the room was luxurious with so many lovely extras. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were amazing. The artwork made the room feel very designer and contemporary too. Breakfast was fab, all very healthy and yummy and we both liked the fact that most of it comes from locally sourced produce.

Overall, it was an excellent choice and we'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Maiyango
Address: 13-21 St. Nicholas Place, Leicester LE1 4LD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Leicestershire > Leicester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Leicester
#8 Business Hotel in Leicester
#10 Romantic Hotel in Leicester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maiyango 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Maiyango is the modern quirky restaurant with rooms located in the heart of Leicester, one of England’s oldest cities. The highly acclaimed atmospheric restaurant and cocktail lounge offers a memorable dining experience with a focus on quality ingredients and bold flavours in an informal setting. The bedrooms are thoughtfully designed with bespoke handmade furniture, beautiful commissioned artwork and intimate lighting throughout and all the little touches that are sure to make your stay memorable. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure we are sure that you will have a fantastic experience at Hotel Maiyango that will surpass your expectations. ... more   less 
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