Having stayed in similar cocoon hotels in France I was delighted that this, so called, budget hotel was way beyond my expectations. The room was amazing with shower and toilet included and not down the corridor as I had expected. There were two large towels which were replaced on my second day. I did feel a cold draught from the window but other friends in the same hotel were actually too hot in their room! My only observation was that the power sockets were not near a mirror so I stood 4 yards away to blow dry my hair and was thankful that I had gas curling tongs which didn't require a lead. I would suggest that the hotel could easily put another mirror near the sockets or, better still, put another socket by the side of the bed near the sink in order to charge phones or tablets whilst you are in bed in order to access them whilst charging.
One reviewer warned that there was no shelf in the shower but mine had two and another said there were not enough towels, but as I mentioned earlier my two were ample.
Being budget there was no lounge but we were able to sit at the dining tables and chat over a cuppa or something more as the range of snack products was very good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. There was also a bar next door with meals but was more for football supporters than for a nice conversation.
Being less than a mile from the Arena it was easy enough to walk and taxis ranged from £5 to £7.
All you can eat breakfast for £5 (forget the 5p, they didn't usually have change!) was well worth it. It was not full English but I had more than enough with the choices of cereal, breads and fruit etc. on offer.
I hope to use Ibis Budget much more in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to ibis budget Leeds Centre - the perfect low-cost hotel for both business and leisure; situated within walking distance of Leeds' famed shopping districts, vibrant night life and business parks. Our hotel offers 218 contemporary 'Cocoon' bedrooms all with en-suite showers, air-cooling, and flat screen TV's. Free Wi-Fi throughout. 24 Hour Reception offers a wealth of sweet and savoury snacks, as well as a large selection of beverages. 100% Non-smoking. From the M1: take the exit at Junction 43 onto M621 / Exit at Junction 3 / Merge onto A653 ('City Centre').Turn left at A61 / Merge onto 'Crown Point Road'. *Discounted Car-parking is available nearby at 'NCP Leeds the Markets' *Discounts are applied to parking receipts at the hotel reception before paying at the car park (24 hour stay is approx. £5.50.) NCP, Leeds the markets, LS2 7EA ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Leeds
- Etap Hotel Leeds