Radisson Blu in Leeds Review : Great Location

twin beds at the raddison blu in leeds

Radisson Blu in Leeds Review : Great Location

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I stayed at the Radisson Blu as part of a mini trip to Leeds, this hotel was paid for and chosen by Visit Leeds. 

I had an enjoyable stay and if the price was right I would choose this hotel as the location was perfect and I love the Radisson Blu brand.

Check-in was really easy and the staff seemed very friendly and willing to help with any demands or questions that the guests had.

We were going to be exploring the Trinity Shopping Centre, Art gallery and local historic sites so this hotel was great as it was right in the centre and walking distance to all these things. 

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Our Room at Radisson Blu in Leeds

We had Standard Twin room which was ample size for two people. The beds were quite close together but these could easily be moved apart by a small amount to give you some extra space between the beds if friends were sharing.

twin beds at the radisson blu in leeds

The room was quite a weird shaped it was more like an L-shaped but this gave a bit more privacy when people were in the bathroom or wanted to get dressed. I am not sure if all the rooms are like this but I heard others commenting they were strangely shaped room at breakfast.

l shaped room at the radisson blu hotel in leeds city centre

The room overlooked a central courtyard that was decorated with what looked like modern street art, I really liked this. There was room service available which was normally priced for hotel room service but there are so many great eateries near by.

street art at the radisson blu hotel

We were tempted by the pizzas and was going to have one after a long day exploring the city, but decided to get some cake instead to have with tea and coffee in the room. There was only one hot chocolate and two teabags I had to ask for more teabags, I understand that these are a added bonus in a room and they probably don’t put too many out as people take them home but for a hotel this price I would at least expect a custard cream too.

tea and coffee facilities at the radisson blu in leeds

The air conditioning wasn’t the most effective and it seems to take ages for the room to cool down as it was quite hot and stuffy.

The bathroom was a great size and the shower was powerful, water was nice and hot and the products provided smelt lovely.

toiliteries provided by the radisson blu in leeds

The room has all the facilities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard there was a mini bar which was empty but I am sure that you could request for it to be full. There was a safe, ample hanging area, a ironing board and iron.

There was a TV which was great because it meant I could still watch my soaps as at the end of the day I was in Leeds to visit the Emmerdale experience but to be honest signal was not very good.

bathroom at radisson blu in leeds

The hotel is decorated in an art deco style and the bar and breakfast area seemed quite modern. It seemed to be a hotel that was popular with business people as the small bar area was full of people on laptops through out the afternoon and evening.

bar area at the radisson blu

My major quibble was the parking but this is likely to happen in any city centre, it is going to be quite expensive and I suppose you need to weigh this up with the price you are paying for the hotel. The car park is privately owned but the hotel does get a discount for its guests so it worked out to be £13 for 24 hours there was very little on street parking by the hotel.

Breakfast at Radisson Blu

I was quite disappointed with the breakfast it did not seem as good quality as I have had in Radisson hotels before but since my stay the hotel chain has launched a new breakfast menu. The hot breakfast options seems cold, dried out sitting around or being overcooked.

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On our first morning most of the cooked breakfast had ran out which is understandable at busy periods but it took 15 minutes for more to arrive. I think this could have been managed much better. The cheese and cold meat selection ran out and I heard a European guest complaining. The toaster took forever they need to invest in something speedier, luckily when I was waiting for my toast there was only one other guest because it felt so I was waiting for at least 5 minutes. I did go off and get my tea juice and order my eggs whilst I was waiting but it still seemed to take a longer time than usual.

On the second morning there was no orange juice only apple juice which was’nt a problem for me as I like both. I just felt as though things were running out and not being replaced, food was overcooked and I really did not look forward to breakfast which I normally do when I stay in a hotel as this meal sets me up for the day.

If you can get a good price on this hotel then I would say,stay here as the location is great for exploring the city of Leeds.

If you would like to find out more about the city of Leeds then please read my guide here.

Radisson Blu Hotel Review

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