DoubleTree by Hilton is a luxury hotel located in Granary Wharf, Leeds. The advantages of staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton whilst in Leeds are;
- Location 2 minutes from Leeds Train Station and 10 minutes from Leeds shopping district
- Beautiful views of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
- Delicious buffet breakfast with unlimited coffee / tea and orange juice
- Luxury room with super comfortable bed
- Sky Lounge – rooftop bar with incredible views of Leeds
- The Lock Kitchen & Bar, onsite Deli serving fresh food and snacks throughout the day – BBQ on summer weekends
The hotel is located in Granary Wharf which is accessible from the Leeds train station south exit. There is free parking available opposite the hotel under the train station, arriving by car or train the location is perfect. One of the points of interest of Leeds is the Leeds and Liverpool canal (above). To walk to the city center of Leeds and the famous shopping district will take less than 10 minutes. Opposite the hotel is the free water taxi of Leeds which will take you to Leeds Dock, even if you don’t plan on visiting Leeds Dock I still recommend you take this for a free ride on the canal which gives a different perspective of the city.
The check in area is huge, open and spacious (above). Check in was quick and the staff friendly, you’ll receive a delicious welcome cookie too. If you’re a Hilton Honors member then you’ll have your own priority check in desk. Free, fast and open WiFi is available in the lobby as it is throughout the hotel.
As you would expect in a DoubleTree by Hilton the room is immaculate. The bed is super comfy and the flat screen TV offers a wide variety channels. The bathroom is also immaculate with bath and a walk in shower. There is coffee and a coffee machine in the room, just in case you are in need of a caffeine boost.
There is a 24 hour gym on the 12th floor. The gym is very good for cardio with running machines, cross-trainers, cycling machines and a rowing machine. If you want to do a workout then there are weight machines and free weights up to 22 kgs. There are towels and a water dispenser so no need to bring anything from your room.
The view you can enjoy during breakfast is a view of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, beautiful even on a cloudy day. A nice touch during the buffet breakfast was that not only did the staff top up the tea / coffee but they also topped up the juice, I’ve only experienced my juice being topped up on a cruise ship before, never in a hotel. The selection of hot foods, fresh breads and pastries were all delicious, I wish I could have managed to eat more!
The Lock Kitchen & Bar (above) offers delicious snacks throughout the day until 10 pm. If you are looking for something good to eat in the afternoon or evening then I’d recommend checking out the menu here. It’s also a good place for early evening drinks before heading upstairs to the Sky Lounge (below).
When you check in you’ll be given a free drink voucher which you can use in the 13th floor Sky Lounge. The star of the show in the Sky Lounge is the view of Leeds, on one side you have a view of the city center and on the other side you have the canals and suburbs. There is a balcony which you can sit out on to enjoy your drinks whilst taking in the skyline of Leeds.
The view from the Sky Lounge is wonderful. Even if you don’t go to the bar for a drink you should visit to view the panoramic of Leeds. Sunset is a good time to visit the Sky Lounge as you’ll see Leeds in the light, followed by a beautiful sunset (weather permitting) before Leeds at night.
Enjoy your stay at the DoubleTree Hilton, Leeds.