This place oozes style. My room was one of the hi-tech ones, with speakers in the bathroom and a massive light box as a headboard, plus great views across the city centre and a well-stocked mini bar. There was a walk-in shower and a huge, comfy bed. The whole evening was lovely, and the porter didn't even bat an eyelid when I walked through reception with my takeaway pizzas from Brio's downstairs in The Light ; )
One night's stay cost me £120 but there are plenty of deals that can be done if you know where to look. The breakfast was very tasty too - always a good sign!
When the sun is shining and walking is just to much trouble a seat by the wayside and a cold drink is just what's needed.
The only real problem was that this is hotel prices and the drinks weren't that cool as there was no ice.
Staff were friendly enough but I need better value for money.
I am reviewing the Lounge/Bar/Restaurant not the hotel as a place to stay.
So you Leeds people that wouldn't stay in a hotel in Leeds because that would be a bit odd you can still enjoy this place.
The 'Lounge' is lovely. Two types of chairs depending on if you are stopping for a drink or food and one lovely wood fire, music in the back ground and table service from mostly helpful people - some are a little snooty.
All kinds of people go so you won't stick out and the drinks and food are not much more then normal places. Hot drinks are actually cheaper.
Worth a visit and super convenient location.
The atmosphere is very
relaxing and the food is really delicious.The jasmine flower tea comes in a
large glassand it is worth a try. The interior of the hotel is wonderful, the
ambiance is very relaxing and calming, and all the staffs are helpful and
friendly. The foods that they offer are truly delicious and affordable. I
really love to stay in this place. Good food, great service, and cool ambiance,
which you surely couldn't ask for more. I really go back to this place for my
When I lived in London and my company would send me to Leeds they'd often put me up here. I personally err towards smaller boutique hotels but The Radisson has plenty to recommend it. The location is fabulous, a short walk or cab ride from the train station and right at the heart of good shopping and eating and residence at the hotel gives you access to the gym at The Light.
The hotel is housed in a stunning deco-themed space and the rooms here are extremely well-equipped and spacious bordering on the obscene if you're a single business traveller. Staff are polite, efficient and helpful, which is all you can ask for. In terms of refreshments there are options for eating and drinking in your room or at the hotel bar and restaurant, I've found both options to be perfectly good, although if you have the time please venture further afield!
Converting the one-time headquarters of the Leeds Building Society (as fronted, weirdly, by George "Arthur Daley" Coles in the 80s) into a relatively plush hotel must have been a Sisyphean task. And yet, walking into the impressively airy lobby/restaurant of the Radisson you would never have guessed its recent commercial past.
The hotel is a mid-market affair - a step above the likes of Travelodge without the opulence of, say, The Queens. But in terms of fit and finish it feels nicely sumptuous and, as it is fairly new, has no signs of wear, tear or ground-in dirt.
Our room was deathly quiet, well air-conditioned and came with all the doo-dads you'd expect: a complimentary pen to steal, a TV with slightly grainy reception and 300 news channels, and a kettle with an extremely short flex. While not the largest of rooms, it was well appointed, comfortable and perfectly homely for a short city break.
For anyone who requires a mountainous breakfast as antidote for a hangover, this is where the Radisson scored particularly highly for me. Whether you are from a weird part of the world and fancy a slice of salami and holey cheese, a gawky fitness-first idiot who eats twigs and acorns, or a normal person who likes eggs and various bits of pig, you'll find yourselves equally well served by the frankly delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast bar.
Oh - and in the corridors, you will find such things as automatic shoe-polishers, art and photography by local artists... and ice machines. If you're a bumbling yokel like what I am, the pleasurable frisson of luxury afforded by such fripperies makes the whole experience feel agreeably Big City.
Colour me pleased.
A pleasant hotel in the heart of the city. Great for checking in colleagues who may be visiting you in Leeds. In fact ideal for your meetings too. Great facilities.
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I like the Radisson. It's clean, efficient, the staff are great, and it's well located in central Leeds, albeit in The Light shopping centre. It is possible to park your car (for free!) outside if you get it and move it before 0800, I used to do this all the time. Eating/drinking nearby, there is a Browns in the same building, which does pretty decent cocktails. Breakfast is fine.
Last time I stayed, it was around GBP130/night, fairly standard for somewhere decent in Leeds centre.
We stayed at the Radisson for 1 night last summer. We didn't know what to expect from this hotel as we booked it over the internet (at a very good price) but we were not disappointed!
The hotel is in the heart of Leeds making it perfect for exploring the city. Although it was very busy, the check in was good, fast and efficient and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The room we had was small but very classy and had everything we needed. It was stylishly decorated and very clean and tidy with all the usual facilities you expect. There was a mini bar which as per usual was ridiculously overpriced so we steered clear!
After having a lovely meal in Leeds we came back and sat in the bar and had a few drinks. Once again, the staff were happy and friendly and mad sure we had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast the next morning was very nice.
I can recommend this hotel for anyone stayin for either business or pleasure and should we go to Leeds again I would definately choose the Radisson.
The award winning, 4 star deluxe, Radisson SAS Hotel has 147 bedrooms in three unique styles - Italian, Hi-tech & Art Deco - including 40 business class rooms. It is located in the heart of Leeds city centre and is the prefect place to stay if you want to stay in luxurious surroundings.
We stayed over for one night and was delighted with this hotel. The reception staff provided excellent service they were polite and happy to help and explained clearly everything we needed to know during our stay at the hotel. It made a change to receive good service as I believe the standard of service is slipping in the UK but this certainly was not the case here it the service was excellent and the staff should be commended for there good work.
Our room was huge and immaculately clean. We had a king-size double bed which was amazing there was so much room I had the best nights sleep I had in ages. The furnishings were stylish with spot lighting that could be dimmed. The bathroom included both a bath and shower and toiletries were provided. We had a stunning view of the city centre and could see for miles it was great to watch the hustle and bustle of a busy city centre but also have the option of shutting it all out when you wanted to sleep with large wooden shutters to keep the light and noise out. The room has air conditioning so you could get the room to temperature you required. Also we had a TV with plenty of channels. There was a mini bar but a word of caution everything you take out of the bar is scanned and added to you bill so unless you was something I suggest leaving the fridge door firmly closed rather then inspecting whats in there. Breakfast was included with our room and we a large selection of both hot and cold breakfast options there would be something for every ones taste and all looked fresh with lots of healthily options to choice from as well was traditional English breakfast.
The Radission is less than 5 minutes walk from Leeds train station and can be accessed by car parking is available at secure parking is available at the hotel.
No need to head out for dinner, try the hotels restaurant, it's amazing.
I have never stayed in the hotel as I live around the corner but often visit for the set menu.
It may be a hotel but it has some of the very best food in Leeds, streets ahead of some of the so called gourmet places.
The set menu changes all the time so there's always something different and it is pretty sensible prices too.
Avoid the regular menu as it is basically extortionate bar snacks and a steak at £19.50 I believe but the set menu is to die for!
Indeed the hotel is great. Very clean, good service.
This hotel is very well located in the city centre. I have stayed in the Radisson several times and found the staff consistently professional and well mannered. Rooms were very nice and the hotel has a high degree of style, I would be happy to come back to this hotel again when I return to Leeds in the future and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to other people.
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