I first stayed here in April and it was great. I went back in July 2010 and I'm not sure what has happened...
The hotel itself is in a great location - 5 minutes on foot from the station / shops etc. Good sized rooms, White Company toiletries, iMac in each room, Wi-Fi (though a bit on the slow side), iron. Avoid rooms by the train track, they are noisy.
The food in the restaurant was fine but it took over 2 hours for us to get 3 courses, not good after a few hours travel. They then had the cheek to add on a 10% service charge! Needles to say, we didn't pay this. If you do eat here the steak & a glass of wine offer is worth having - nice meal.
Breakfast was great in April and poor in July. Not sure what's gone on here. I ordered bacon and poached eggs and my bacon was so overcooked I couldn't cut it! One poached egg was like a bullet and the other undercooked. I didn't have time to complain and just had more buffet. Perhaps it was a bad day? My scrambled eggs and smoked salmon the following morning was nice.
Other little things made breakfast less enjoyable such as no teaspoons on any on the tables, so everyone was having to ask and no smoked salmon on the buffet - That was on offer both times I stayed there in April.
Staff are fine but nothing to write home about - apart from the lovely guy that oversees breakfast. What a star! He wasn't there for 'bacon-gate' - maybe that's what went wrong?
If I was paying, I'm not sure I'd stay here again.
Nice hotel but lost some of it's shine since I was there earlier in the year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *** Please note that Bridgewater Place is close until mid-May. Diversion signs are in place however if you would like further information on this please do contact the hotel directly *** Our Leeds hotel, built in 2009, is part of the revitalised Granary Wharf area, next to Leeds station and the Leeds to Liverpool canal. All 333 of our bedrooms are styled with absolute consideration for your comfort and feature a 42" flat screen television, complimentary wi-fi and bottled water in each room. Dine in the sophisticated surroundings of City Cafe restaurant or dine alfresco on our south facing, canal-side terrace. There are two bars, our Ground Floor Granary Lounge bar and the very popular 13th floor Sky Lounge offering fantastic cocktails and dining options day through the night with breathtaking view of the city. ... more less
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