Having read some very entetaining reviews, I wondered if I should cancel my booking.
However, maybe the staff are new, maybe the direction signs to rooms are new, maybe the several signs at entrance to reception are new,(upper floor receptions are quite common in European city hotels) maybe the contract laundry tubs coming in ever morning are a new arrangement ,or just maybe trip advisor shocked the owners into upgrading, certainly lot of recent paint. But what do I know, having experience in the Group Travel trade, and seen some real slum hotels.
SO.Discovery is just below the staion, and clearly visible. This curving building is mainly shops at gropund floor, so you go into the narrow entrance and follow the clear signs to lift and reception above. Friendly guy on reception warned us to pay deposit on TV remote ("Too many stolen") gave us excellent Leeds map, and key.
Clear signs to room, on large size for cheap hotel, slightly odd size to fit building shape. Clean comfortable beds, trad. sheets and blankets not duvet. Staff responded instantly to minor problems-more pillows, faulty lamp. Odd shaped but efficient en-suite , no dog hairs ! Plenty of morning hot water, constant pressure (common morning hotel problem). good range of TV programmes,(got £10 deposit back on leaving) Busy road outside, buses, trucks etc but good double glazing so low hum ( But I live near Heathrow so you early fliers give us hell). Tasteful pics on walls. Light breakfast worth the £4.00, or try Yates's round corner, probabaly better than their evening meal.
Much better at Charcoalgrill restaraunt oposite, (Persian) bring your own wine from off licence next door. Great food, very resonable prices.
So, personally, it was agood visit, topped of by a visit to Leeds Variety Theatre, a classic, with a one night gig by Steeleye Span and Maddie Prior (who they ?), and Leeds wonderful markets, So, two happy and satisfied old fogies, who do NOT work for Discovery.
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- Located just 100 metres from Leeds City Station and less than a kilometre from the national motorway network, the Discovery Inn is an ideal choice for those who want the convenience of a centrally-located hotel without the overinflated price tag. We pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service, a warm welcome and an exceptional standard of cleanliness and comfort ... more less
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