“ Address: Blayds Court / Blayds Yard / Off Swinegate / Leeds / LS1 4AD / England „
Travelling is one of the things I would like to do a lot. However having a limited source of income means that there is not much options for the accommodation and transportation I could choose. Affordability is one of the main criteria for me.
I was solo travelling when I visited Leeds two years ago. I never went there before, and what I knew about the city was whatever I read on the internet. Safety was also one of the important thing I should consider, being a girl, travelling all alone to a place I have never gone before.
Travelodge was a very sensible choice. It was not only very affordable, it was also located in a very strategic place. I have known from map they provided on their website, but I did not realise how close it is in reality. It''s literally only 3 minutes walk from the train station.
Not only close to the rail station, it is in the dead centre of the city. You can go anywhere, walking distance. It is close to many pubs and clubs, so if you enjoy night life you are very much in the right place.
If you are not into night life, and you would want to go for a more cultural entertainment, there is Royal Armoury also in a walking distance. Thackray and Leeds museums are also nearby, you would need to walk a little bit further though, but they are still in a walking distance.
The hotel was clean, and the service was okay. I did not expect much from a budget hotel, but you''ve got whatever you need here in Travelodge. I slept really well, because although the location is in the city centre it is surprisingly quiet and safe.
I would love to use their service again next time I revisit Leeds.
My boyfriend and I have stayed at this hotel about three times now and have never been disappointed.
It is in an excellent location right in the centre of everything, if you are arriving in to Leeds by train it is literally about a 2min walk from the train station. When you come out the station you turn right and walk down some steps leading you down to a large storey car park and just follow the road round and you will see the hotel. To walk to the shop centre it takes no more than 5 minutes, it is so easy.
If you are driving to the hotel parking is a little bit more difficult as it only has about 2 spaces outside the hotel so you will have to park in the storey car park next door which might be quite expensive, I have never drove there so I can't say.
Check in at the hotel is simple as always they just give you your key and you are on your way. It is a three storey hotel, I think every time we have stopped we have been on the second floor.
The rooms are your typical Travelodge rooms clean and spacious, double comfy bed, TV, bath/shower, toilet etc. One of our rooms was right next the train line and our window opened on to it but this wasn't a problem we didn't hear any noise at night but this might have been because we had our window closed, but even if it was open I think any noise would have been tolerable!
The bar/restaurant is small and does get quite busy around tea time but if you don't want to go out to eat you can get some nice reasonably priced food here. We have only ever eaten in this restaurant once but the food was nice I had a green thai curry which was lovely and my boyfriend had a burger which he said was nice and it did look really nice. We also had a couple of drinks with the meal and the final bill wasn't that much!
If you don't fancy going out for a meal anywhere and just want a take away you can ask at reception and they have tons of different take away menus (pizza, Chinese, Indian etc) and if you ring and let them know your hotel they deliver your order to the front desk and you can then take it to your room. I never realised this until I stopped in the Blackpool Travelodge and saw a notice about in our room. Some hotels are also letting you take food from the restaurant to your room now as well, I think they put a little take away symbol next to the items that can be taken away.
They have got loads of different vending machines throughout the hotel as well in case you get hungry in the middle of the night :) they stock drinks, chocolate, crisps, ice cream etc and hot chocolate sachets for the room but these are about £1.50 for one Cadburys sachet so very expensive! Take your own if you really want some!
We always book our rooms in the sale and get them for between £9.00 and £30.00 which is great for a night stopover, I know that sometimes they can charge about £60-65 for a one night stay and this is a little bit more pricey but this is mostly for Friday, Saturday nights because of drinking weekends etc.
Overall this hotel is great, it is in a fantastic location and you get exactly what you expect from a Travelodge hotel. The only down side is the parking but if you are getting a train then it doesn't matter!
I stayed at the Travelodge Leeds Central in August 2009 with my boyfriend for one night.
This was a last minute shopping trip for the August bank holiday weekend booked at very short notice. We paid £39 for a double none smoking room. Had we booked further in advance we would probably have been able to get it slightly cheaper.
I have stay in many Travelodge's in the past, so I am well aware of what to expect.
Check in was swift and we were quickly in our room. On entering the room, we noticed it absolutely stunk of garlic, obviously the last people in the room had eaten in the and when the room had been cleaned it had not been aired out properly. No big deal.
The room was one of the smallest Travelodge rooms I have ever stayed in. It was very cramped. However, it did contain what you would expect from a Travelodge hotel; bed, reasonable amount of storage, TV, kettle. The bathroom included a bath with overhead shower. I found the shower to be great, very powerful and kept its temperature which can sometimes be a problem in these hotels. Everything in the room was clean which is always my main concern when staying any where away from home.
We were at the rear of the hotel, and on opening the curtains we realised we were backing right on to the railway. There is no way you could sleep with the windows open as no noise was so loud. This wasn't a problem for us as it was a pretty cool night, but I dread to think what it is like in the summer. From what I have heard the trains stop for only a few hours over night so unless you are a heavy sleeper this would be a problem.
The location of the hotel is fantastic. It is right in the middle of everything. We were literally a 2 minute walk from the restaurants and bars.
As you expect from a central hotel there is a high chance you will be woken up during the night from people returning after a night out. This is not a place you would go for a bit of piece and quiet. To be fair though, even staying over a bank holiday weekend there wasn't excessive noise overnight.
I did not make use of the bar in the hotel so cannot comment. Been in the centre there are so many other places to eat and drink, and I imagine them to be much more competitively priced than the bar at the hotel.
Overall, would I stay here again, probably. The hotel is basic, but the location is brilliant, and the rooms have everything you need for a one or two night stay. I wouldn't pay more than £39 a night though.
We stayed here on a Saturday night for 1 night in January. We went to leeds for a night out for a 21st birthday and wanted a hotel which was in good location for the bars and clubs. I had visited leeds previous to this visit for a night out so knew where all the bars were, which is why we chose this hotel as it is in excellent location, it is only a short walk to both the nightclubs and bars and also the shops. We had an excellent deal on this hotel, and it cost us £19 for the room, but we also added on the late checkout, for an extra £10 per room. We booked 3 double rooms and 1 single room at this rate. We were situated on the first floor, and all our rooms were next to each other with the single room being opposite. We had no problems with our rooms, and they were actually a nice place to stay for 1 night. The bathroom was small but more than adequate with an excellent power shower which we all positively commented on! The only problem we did have however is that one of our party borrowed the hairdryer the next morning only to find it had chewing gum stuck inside, they told reception but they were less than helpful. We arrived back at the hotel around 2am and it was easy to get back into the hotel and there was someone on reception, just incase you needed them! We had no problems with noise in the hotel, and apart from the hair dryer incident, which is very minor we had an excellent stay. It definately is value for money, and we are hoping to return very soon for another night out in Leeds, and will hope to stay again at this hotel.
The only negative which I do have about the hotel is the parking. There is no onsite parking, but there is a carpark opposite the hotel, however it is very expensive, almost as much as the hotel cost us!
This Travelodge is situated in Leeds city centre and is a great location from which to access the shops, bars and nightclubs in the surrounding area. I booked the room for a Friday night stay when I was travelling up for a birthday party in one of the many city centre bars. This hotel was actually about 200 metres from the venue so was absolutely perfect for me location wise, I also managed to book it for a very good rate on one of their advance special offers which meant the room was £19, bargain!
On arriving at the hotel I was aware from the website that no parking was available belonging to the Travelodge but that there was an NCP on Lady Lane which charged reduced rates for Travelodge clients. Unfortunately when I arrived, tired hot and bothered after a 3 hour drive the only car park I could find on Lady Lane was a contract car park not an NCP. I circled and came back round twice more but no, could only find this contract car park, no NCP signs anywhere that I could see. So I ended up forking out £8.70 for overnight parking.
Incidentally though the guy on the booth at this car park did tell me that it was very secure with CCTV and a manned booth at all times so at least I knew the car was safe. Annoyingly on checking in the lady on reception asked if I needed a voucher for reduced parking, too late by this point as I had already forked out for the other car park. Just be wary if you need parking here although personally I don't mind paying extra for a secure car park.
This Travelodge has four floors of rooms and on the first floor there is also a bar and restaurant. I ate in here and had a meal and a pint of beer and it was reasonably good value, around £8 for a chilli and a pint. Nothing special about the food but it does the job if you are in a hurry. They also serve breakfasts although I did not try this. In the bar area there is a large TV on the wall with the news on which was nice.
In the lobby on the ground floor there are vending machines for food, drinks and ice creams (?!) and a solitary pay as you go internet station. There is also a small seating area with sofa and of course the reception desk. There was always somebody on the desk during my stay and I didn't need my room key to get in through the main doors when I returned in the early hours of the morning. The staff were all very friendly and approachable.
The room was standard Travelodge, a double bed, TV and kettle, wardrobe and en suite. I have to say I was particularly impressed with the shower which was a double size walk in unit with a seemingly brand new and very powerful shower. Very nice and there were no problems with water pressure or temperature.
In my experience the room was actually very quiet, especially given its city centre location, however, my room was on the back of the building and I cannot vouch for those facing out over the main road at the front. I heard no noise from other guests and slept soundly.
In the vicinity of the hotel there are cashpoints, bars, a Subway (very handy for late night post club snacks!) and a newsagents. I can see this place making the ideal base for a couple of nights in the city and it is very well placed to make the most of the nightlife. I felt very safe here despite wandering around on my own after I left the party in the early hours of the morning, the area around the hotel is well lit and busy throughout the night.
If you have need of a city centre hotel in Leeds you could do far worse than staying here, this is especially true if you are on a budget and can get a room well in advance using Travelodge's promotional rates. For £19 I really cannot fault the hotel, the staff or the location, in fact I feel like I got a total bargain.