I thought that the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds would be a great hotel, as I’d eaten there a couple of years ago when it was the City Inn Leeds. It’s in a characterful location on Granary Wharf, a ten minute walk from Leeds railway station. The lowest price I could find for a Friday/Saturday stay in late September 2012 was on Expedia. I paid £107 for 2 nights including breakfast for one person on the advance non-refundable rate. All the room only rates I saw for the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds were the same price for single or double occupancy, the price only changed when I added breakfast. It would’ve cost another £12 for a second person to have breakfast on both days.
Exterior of DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
Check in was rather chaotic, as there was a problem with the computer system. I had to queue up for around 15 minutes and was at the reception desk for another 5 minutes, as there were problems programming the keycards. Staff were bringing a tray of glasses of water and orange juice to people waiting in the queue. I was given two very scrummy enormous choc chip cookies at check-in. A member of staff took me up to my room to let me in with a master key and my room key was delivered around 30 minutes later.
Lobby at DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
I really liked my room at Doubletree by Hilton Leeds, it was bright, fresh and modern. The bed was very comfortable. The shower cubicle was large, no elbow bashing here. The towels were soft and fluffy. The Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander toiletries were lovely.
My room at DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
There was free WiFi throughout the hotel and I had a good signal, both in my room and in the lobby.
The only downside of the room was that I didn’t have a view of the canal. If I’d been thinking straight, I would have requested a room with a canal view at check-in, but by that stage I just wanted to get to my room. I might’ve even phoned reception with this request once I got to my allocated room, but I thought that they already had enough on their plate with the IT problems. The double glazing was very effective at keeping out any exterior noise.
View from my room at Hilton by DoubleTree Leeds
The breakfast was really good, with a wide selection of fresh fruit, bread and pastries. I enjoyed the smoked salmon. At the weekends breakfast is served from 7am – 11am.
Breakfast buffet at DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
There was a terrace outside the restaurant with a canal view, but it was too cold to sit there.
View from restaurant terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton
I thought that the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds was excellent, great rooms and breakfast in a central but scenic location. I think that at just under £60 a night for two people including breakfast and WiFi over the weekend, it was fantastic value for money too. What a winning combination, quality at an affordable price.
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