“ Address: Leeds Road / Bramhope / Leeds / West Yorkshire / LS16 9JJ / England „
I was flying out from Leeds Bradford airport last month to Prague and I needed a hotel for 1 night that was close to the airport. I ran a search on Expedia and came across the Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport hotel, situated only 2 miles away from the airport. It's situated 8 miles away from Leeds city centre but we weren't here to visit Leeds itself. It cost £50 for a superior room and decided to go for this one.
Now I know that mostly Britannia hotels don't get very good reviews. The reviews for this hotel were quite sparse on TripAdvisor however I found this hotel to be good for what we needed it for, that being somewhere comfortable to sleep for the night close to the airport!
We were greeted by a smiling lady at reception and the check in was quick. The reception area is right next to the bar which was very busy with kids running around, apparently there had been a christening. We were given our room number and key card and set off for our room. The room was quite small and had a plain white and blue decor to it and the basics such as a desk, small CRT TV, a kettle with tea/coffee, and a small bathroom with shower over bath. The window was large and overlooked the grass area outside which had rabbits all over it! I did feel like I was at a holiday camp or something though as the kids kept running right past the window.
I had the feeling that this wasn't a 'superior' room at all and dug out my booking confirmation (I always print these out and take these with me) and my boyfriend went back off to reception to enquire about this. He came back not long later and informed us we had been given the standard room 'by mistake' and we were to move to our new, superior room. I was annoyed at this, after a car journey the last thing you want to be doing is moving your suitcase around the hotel because they got it wrong!
The superior room was much better. It was much more spacious and had a nicer decor to it. There were large wooden panels to slide across infront of the windows and 2 chairs and a small table. There was a large desk but the same small CRT TV as the previous room. The bathroom was slightly bigger, but still very small, and included the basic toiletries and 2 glasses.
One problem I did have was after we had made a cuppa, there were no teaspoons! One small thing which made all the difference as we couldn't stir in the sugar or handle the tea bags, why they don't have them is beyond me!
We went down to the bar to have some food, however the barman advised us the chef had just gone home (so who does the '24 hour' room service?!) however he could get us some sandwiches. We were hungry and after enquiring as to any possible nearby places to eat (to which we got an "erm..... well... erm.... you can get a bus...." I gave up) so decided to accept this offer.
Not long after a family came in and also asked for food, they got the response that the chef had gone home ill, but they could have sandwiches.
We waited quite a while for our sandwiches which were really awful. The bread was stale it was barely edible and the salad looked slightly brown and it was very plain! As we were eating our sandwiches we seen a chef (clearly dressed in chef's clothing) walk by and into the kitchen! I don't know what that was all about....
We decided not to go for breakfast the next morning, fearing it would be just as overpriced and rubbish as the previous night's sandwiches. Check out was instant, simply handing in the keycard. The cark park for the hotel is very large as I believe this hotel also overs parking for people going to the airport, however we had arranged airport parking elsewhere.
I would say this hotel is good for a night's stay before going to the airport, but that's all it's good for. There's nothing nearby so this is a basic airport hotel, which apparently does functions as well.
Ideally situated close to Leeds Bradford Airport and ten minutes drive to Leeds city centre.