We booked the Kingston because it was near the Leeds Arena but had difficulty finding the turn into the terrace, a short tree-lined lane of imposing early 19c houses, because it's off a busy road and surrounded by many new buildings (mostly university).
After circling a few times we arrived and were given a warm welcome including an offer of help with bags. We had a twin (two double beds) on the second floor with dormer windows which would have a great view over the city but for the tall trees outside. It was spacious, had spotless bed linen and towels and comfortable beds. Two small gripes - the shower was difficult to regulate (what strange shower isn't?) and there was no bedside lamp although the two sockets between the beds were very handy for chargers.
Although we pre-booked room only (£45 for a Saturday night), we decided on arrival to add breakfast. This turned out to be astonishing value at just £5 each, offering a variety of cereals, fresh and canned fruit, yoghurts, pastries, croissants and a freshly cooked full Yorkshire breakfast of bacon, sausage, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes and beans which would put some 5* places to shame. My friend asked for scrambled egg and a plate arrived with the eggs plus all the rest - when she said she didn't eat meat, it was whisked away and a fresh plate brought straight away. It was pleasant to sit at the one big dining table with four other guests and chat about the fabulous Leonard Cohen concert the night before.
There is a small lounge, with magazines and TV, adjoining the dining area and reception. There's limited car parking at the front of the hotel but the Arena car park, £5 a day, is just down the hill.
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