From the moment you are offered your complementary drink on arrival, you know your stay at this hotel will be something special. The legendary Yorkshire hospitality is on full display here, with the accommodating staff helping you make the most of the charms of this converted corn mill, situated riverside. The light and airy public rooms are a triumph of modern styling which complements the homage’s to the mills working past.
The luxury and contemporary styling of this hotel is reflected through each one of its 41 rooms, which all command extra touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Coupled with the usual refinements you would expect from a 4 star accommodation, thoughtful touches such as complimentary and homemade shortbreads are placed in each room, along with mineral water, city centre maps and warm as toast bathrobes to help you relax into your evening. An evening turn down service is also available.
Located just next door is the intimate brassiere which is perfect for any meal, and the full or lighter breakfast is served in the ‘river room’, making the most of the early Yorkshire sunshine, reflected in the River Aire below. All meals can also be arranged to be served, with as little inconvenience as possible to you, via room service.
This hotel is situated a short walk or drive away from the city train station, and is close to many major attractions including the Royal Armouries and Leeds premier shopping area – The Victoria Quarter.
In the local area
In the past 220 years, Leeds has been subject to great citywide regeneration and is now one of the North’s premier tourist destinations, being close to the beautiful Pennines and other cities in the area. Leeds itself is a proud city, with a tough past. This is reflected in the windows of the converted mills and factories which have had new life and vigour breathed through them as hotels, shops, attractions and apartments.
Leeds is awash with things to do. From fine dining to casual and funky, from cocktail bars on the river to traditional pubs, you will find it all here. Much of the city centre activity is centred on the resplendent Victoria Quarter, which brings together designer labels and independent, quirky local names under one roof – perfect for shopping if the Yorkshire weather decides to turn typical. Even for people who are ‘reluctant shoppers’, the building alone is worth a trip to see. Gilded, marbled and with impressive mosaic murals, this elegant building is a sight to see. A truly unique shopping experience.
For the family, the Leeds Royal Armouries, situated at the Clarence Dock a short distance from this hotel, provides a thrilling day out. Probably one of the greatest collection of historical and modern day military and warfare artefacts from around the world, children of all ages (including the ‘big’ kids!), will be enthralled by all this place has to offer. Experience the spills and spoils of war and battle in a re-enactment or be set on the edge of your seat by one of the jousting tournaments – hear the thunder of hooves and suddenly you are whisked back to experience the might of Henry VIII…