A selection of the best luxury hotels in Leeds, UK. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience a stay at Quebecs Luxury Apartments and be amazed by the unparalleled level of luxury, exclusivity and opulence. Enjoy the spaciousness of each individually air-conditioned apartment, boasting over three times the space of any Executive Hotel Suite, and be awed by its modern design and timeless elegance. From the 5-star amenities to the superior quality and impeccable service, Quebecs Luxury Apartments offers every comfort, convenience and pleasure to those accustomed to the finest accommodations. Situated on City Square in the vibrant and ever-growing city of Leeds, Quebecs Luxury Apartments provide quick access to the city’s thriving business district and renowned shopping, restaurant and nightlife areas. Discover a historic location with a lovely interior design and stay at Quebecs Luxury Apartments to make your stay truly unforgettable.
Rooms: 23 Stars: 5
Experience a stay like no other at Dakota Leeds. Boasting 84 luxurious bedrooms, it is situated in Leeds, just a 5-minute walk from Leeds train station. Enjoy the on-site restaurant and free WiFi, as well as air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs with full Sky HD in each room. Complimentary toiletries and monsoon showers in the en-suite bathrooms add to the elegance. Take advantage of the 24-hour front desk, validated parking and a 25% discount at a local car park. Enjoy a meal at the on-site bar and grill restaurant, or a drink at the stylish cocktail bar with its outdoor terrace overlooking Greek St. With Trinity Leeds and Leeds Town Hall just 300 metres away, and Leeds Arena and 02 Academy just 400 and 700 metres away respectively, Dakota Leeds is the perfect destination for a luxurious stay.
Rooms: 83 Stars: 5
For those seeking a luxurious stay in the heart of Leeds, the award-winning Queens Hotel is the perfect choice. With 232 stylishly decorated 4-star rooms, free WiFi, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs, this historic hotel offers the height of comfort. The Grand Pacific restaurant and bar serves Asian fusion flavours with a modern twist, and guests can enjoy indulgent afternoon teas and 24-hour room service. Situated a few minutes’ walk from Leeds Railway Station, the Queens Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city, with Leeds Plaza Shopping Centre only a 5-minute walk away.
Rooms: 232 Stars: 4
Experience romance and luxury at Woodlands Hotel. Nestled in picturesque grounds, this contemporary hotel is just 10 minutes from Leeds City Centre. Enjoy unique, cosy rooms with TV, DVD player, and a private bathroom. For a unique dining experience, visit the award-winning Mulsanne restaurant, serving local and seasonal produce while overlooking the beautiful gardens. For meetings and special occasions, the 5 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 200 people. Woodlands is also a popular wedding venue. Easily accessible, the M62 motorway is a 5-minute drive away, and Elland Road football stadium is also just 5 minutes away. Enjoy a romantic stay at Woodlands Hotel.
Rooms: 23 Stars: 4
Experience a stay in the grandeur of Leeds’ Victorian era with Quebecs. Set in a majestic building in the city centre, this boutique hotel boasts free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms and elegant lounges with open fires. Rooms are equipped with luxurious bathrooms, satellite TV, refreshment facilities, and cosy beds. Guests can enjoy free access to a local health club and spa, and take advantage of on-site parking. Quebecs is just a short stroll away from the Victorian Quarter, and a 2-minute walk from City Square and Leeds Railway Station. Leeds Bradford International Airport is just 30 minutes away, while the Royal Armouries Museum is within 20 minutes.
Rooms: 44 Stars: 4
This former tram and bus company office has been transformed into a chic and comfortable hotel. With its vaulted ceilings and unique, quirky rooms of varying shapes and sizes, Malmaison Hotel Leeds is a 5-minute walk from Leeds city centre. The air-conditioned rooms feature modern furnishings, satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. The hotel’s Brasserie and Bar offers French dishes and an extensive wine list, along with continental and full English breakfasts. Leeds Rail Station is just a 10-minute walk away, and the main shopping and business districts are easily accessible.
Rooms: 100 Stars: 4
Novotel Leeds is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Leeds, just a 3-minute walk from the train station. It offers modern, spacious rooms with a seating area, work desk, Wi-Fi access and luxury bathrooms. Executive rooms have an iPod docking station. The stylish Elements Restaurant and Bar offer a brasserie menu and selection of wines, as well as a hearty breakfast buffet. Families benefit from late check-out on Sundays, access to video games, baby equipment and a children’s menu. Private parking and a fitness centre are also available. With great value and all the amenities you need, Novotel Leeds is one of the best luxury hotels in Leeds.
Rooms: 196 Stars: 4
Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is a stunning 4-star hotel situated just 6 miles from Leeds city centre and the new First Direct Arena. With easy access to the M62/M1, it provides a relaxing atmosphere and elegant boutique-style bedrooms, each complete with free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary fresh milk and mineral water in the fridge and a modern bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower. Plus, a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes. The hotel’s AA Rosette awarded restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine, using locally sourced produce, and the cosy bar boasts an open fire. Guests can also take advantage of the Health & Fitness facilities, including a fully equipped gymnasium, functional studio, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Spa treatments are available by appointment only, including a fluffy bath towel, complimentary hot beverage and time to relax poolside. On-site parking is available, and the hotel is
Rooms: 117 Stars: 4
The Radisson Blu Hotel Leeds is a 4-star hotel situated in the heart of Leeds city centre. Enjoy the convenience of being just a few metres away from lively bars, modern restaurants, art galleries and The Light shopping and leisure complex. All rooms are stylishly decorated and come complete with a TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Enjoy a meal at the on-site FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, or take advantage of the discounted secure guest parking available in The Light. For those wanting to stay active, there is a modern fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, located within the shopping complex, at an additional cost. With its great location and cosy rooms, the Radisson Blu Hotel Leeds is the perfect place to stay.
Rooms: 147 Stars: 4
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre is located in the Granary Wharf area and just a few minutes’ walk from Leeds Railway Station and the city centre. Its contemporary rooms boast complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a walk-in shower and bottled water. Suites offer stunning views of the city from floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy all-day dining at The Lock Kitchen and Bar, or head up to the Sky Lounge restaurant for drinks on the heated balcony with views of the city. There’s also 19 meeting rooms and a 24-hour fitness room. Leeds Bradford Airport is 9 miles away.
Rooms: 333 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Leeds, UK
Leeds is an exciting city full of culture, art, and entertainment, making it a great destination for a weekend getaway. With a wide range of accommodation options, it can be hard to decide where to stay in Leeds. To make your search easier, here are some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Leeds, UK.
1. Leeds City Centre
Leeds City Centre is the heart of the city and the most popular area for tourists. It’s home to a variety of attractions, such as the Royal Armouries Museum, the Corn Exchange, and the Town Hall. Hotels in this area are generally within walking distance of all the main attractions, and there’s a good selection of bars, restaurants, and shops.
Headingley is a vibrant suburb of Leeds, located approximately 4 miles north of the city centre. It’s a great area for those looking for a quieter stay, as it’s home to several parks and green spaces. It’s also close to the University of Leeds, making it a popular spot for students. Hotels in Headingley are usually a bit more affordable than those in the city centre.
3. Chapel Allerton
Chapel Allerton is a popular residential area of Leeds, located approximately 4 miles north of the city centre. It’s home to several independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a few pubs and bars. Hotels in this area are generally quieter than those in the city centre, making it ideal for those looking for a more relaxed stay.
Roundhay is a leafy suburb of Leeds, situated approximately 5 miles north of the city centre. It’s home to several parks and green spaces, as well as a few pubs and restaurants. Hotels in this area tend to be a bit more affordable than those in the city centre, and they’re usually within easy reach of the city centre via public transport.
Kirkstall is a popular residential area of Leeds, located approximately 3 miles north of the city centre. It’s home to several independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a few pubs and bars. Hotels in this area are usually a bit more affordable than those in the city centre, making it ideal for those looking for a more budget-friendly stay.
No matter which area you choose to stay in Leeds, you’re sure to find a great hotel to suit your needs. With so much to offer, Leeds is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.