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A short distance from the rural charm of Yorkshire, the former industrial city turned commercial, cultural, a financial hub that is Leeds offers its visitors the best of both worlds. Located on the picturesque River Aire in the foothills of the Pennines, Leeds demonstrates how the history of the mines and cotton mills of the North can be preserved whilst the city continues to develop into a contemporary metropolis. Offering culture, entertainment, vibrant nightlife and all a short journey from the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, Leeds has so much to offer. Explore this exciting city at unbelievably discounted prices by booking your accommodation with Secret Hotels.

Leeds city centre is less than 20 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, meaning that magnificently untouched British countryside is always easily accessible during your stay; although the city of Leeds has plenty to offer in its own right as well as its proximity to natural vistas. Wander the city streets and take in the variety of architectural sights and iconic landmarks such as the grand Leeds City Square with its statues and fountains to the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, the remains of a monastery established in 1152.

Those who enjoy walking and the great outdoors will be in their element. With a vast array of established walking trails including the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail, these recognised footpaths are a delight for walkers or cyclists alike. Leeds is also home to Roundhay Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe. Boasting Tropical World butterfly house and aquarium, various themed decorative gardens, Waterloo Lake and Roundhay Mansion House, there is an inordinate variety of activities and sights to behold for all visitors, especially for families.

Lovers of culture, history and the arts are sure to enjoy the numerous exhibitions at the Leeds City Museum and Royal Armouries Museum whilst there is also plenty of choice for those who enjoy music and dance, namely the Grand Theatre and the Phoenix Dance Theatre. Also one of the UK hotspots for nightlife, Leeds is home to an abundance of traditional pubs serving local ales, trendy bars, vibrant clubs and charming live music venues.

If a city break to Leeds seems as if it might be for you, why not grab yourself a bargain and book your accommodation with Secret Hotels? Our list of providers Hotwire Secret Hot Rate, lastminute.com, LowCostHolidays and Expedia will ensure a handpicked list of the finest rooms in the city at unbelievable prices. From Grade II listed luxury hotels in the heart of the city offering fine dining and finely furnished rooms to modern boutiques offering indulgent spa treatments and spectacular views, Secret Hotels will be sure to have a hotel to suit your every taste and need.

Iconic Leeds city centre hotel – 4 star – Leeds

Situated at the heart of the city, this iconic Leeds city centre hotel puts you in the ideal location to access the fantastic array of shops, bars and restaurants that Leeds has to offer – as well as a wonderful room to come back to!

The property provides you with a wide range of fantastic services to make your stay as convenient as possible. The reception is open 24 hours a day, and there is also free Internet in the lobby area as well. Guests are provided with free newspapers every morning, and there is also a laundry and postal service available should you need it. The property also has a fantastic restaurant, with a traditional and modern menu providing guests with a great choice of delicious meals. The in-house bar also offers a range of traditional beers, fine wines and exotic cocktails too!

Rooms are styled in a contemporary fashion, providing guests with a mix of comfort and class to help you unwind after a busy day. Rooms are equipped with a state of the art flat screen LCD television, as well as high speed Internet, a radio and a private balcony! You also have the luxury of your own en-suite bathroom, which also contains a variety of complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and bathrobe. Guests can also treat themselves to a morning brew with coffee and tea facilities available in the room, and there is also room service if you wish to have food or drinks sent up to your room!

Leeds is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exciting cities, with a fantastic and diverse range of restaurants covering the world’s finest cuisines. Fans of the television show The F Word may have seen Salvo’s; a wonderful Italian restaurant located in the Headingley area of Leeds. Salvo’s pride themselves on their simple approach to providing customers with a great dining experience – great food, in an informal atmosphere! The menu provides a vast range of authentic Italian dishes, with specialities including pork belly, calves liver and seafood linguine!

If you are visiting Leeds with young children, treat them to a special day out at Tropical World! Located at Roundhay Park, visitors can discover a variety of exciting habitats including the rainforest, the scorching desert, and under the sea! Tropical World has recently completed some major refurbishment, and is now proudly showing visitors the new crocodile enclosure!

Have a fantastic time in Leeds!

City location close to nightlife and shops – 4 star – Leeds

This Top Secret Hotel provides guests with unbelievable value for money, with a fantastic city location close to nightlife and shops and excellent rooms, it is perfect for those visiting Leeds for business or leisure!

Rooms are spacious and have a fantastic en-suite bathroom, which is stocked with complimentary toiletries to allow you to have a nice relaxing bath after a busy day exploring Leeds. Rooms are equipped with a large comfortable bed, as well as a fantastic mini-bar so you can treat yourself to drinks and snacks without having to leave the room. There is plenty of space to hang your clothes, as well as a trouser press and ironing equipment if you need to spruce up for a business meeting or special occasion! High-speed Internet access is available from bedrooms as well, and there is a large work desk if you have an emails or web browsing to do.

Leeds has some of the best shopping in the UK, with a variety of high street and top designer stores attracting shoppers every day! If you are a fan of premium brands, the Victoria Quarter in the city centre is widely regarded as being the major premium shopping centre in the entire North of England; with top brands such as Ted Baker, French Connection, and Jigsaw! The Victoria Quarter is also home to the first Harvey Nichols store outside of London, which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Due to the desire to make the Victoria Quarter as impressive as it is today, designers have also beautifully refurbished the surrounding buildings, making the area a stunning piece of architectural beauty – as well as housing some of the best stores in the city!

West Yorkshire is renowned for having a wonderful selection of pubs, and Leeds certainly has some of the best in the county! The Duck and Drake in the city centre has an excellent collection of cask ales, and a fantastic atmosphere – especially when the live music is on! Visitors are always impressed by the fascinating mural on the back wall of the bar, which showcases historical images of Leeds, beers, pubs, and music – with a few famous faces featuring too! The Duck and Drake is just a short walk from both the bus station and train station, so if you’re heading into the city centre be sure to stop in for a pint!

Enjoy your time in the pride of West Yorkshire!

Luxury boutique hotel in Leeds city centre – 4 star – Leeds

This Top Secret Hotel ticks all the boxes – fantastic rooms, terrific facilities and an amazing location right in the city centre!

Rooms, at this luxury boutique hotel in Leeds city centre, are beautifully decorated, providing you with a comfortable and relaxing bed to come home to and are fitted with a fantastic state of the art flat screen LCD television with the option to rent pay-per-view movies if nothing takes your fancy! Guests also have the luxury of coffee and tea facilities for those early mornings, as well as a stocked mini-bar for you to relax in the evenings. There is also a fantastic en-suite bathroom, which is stocked with all the essential amenities just in case you forgot to pack anything! Guests can also access the Internet for free in their rooms, so if you need to catch up on any emails you can do this from the comfort of your bed! The property also has a Business Centre that guests are welcome to use, which contains photocopying and fax facilities as well as a PC.

Leeds has a number of amazing historical sites, with Kirkstall Abbey being one of the most recognised and visited. Built some 900 years ago, it is regarded as one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the UK! The Abbey is situated in a gorgeous public park in Leeds, which is particularly popular in the summer, and there is also the Abbey House Museum just across the road for you to learn more about the history of the Abbey. Guided tours are also available, and other events are run throughout the year – many of which are suitable for children so bring them along too! You can also take a walk along the river that is located to the left hand side of the park as you come in, and there is plenty of space on the park to bring a ball and picnic!

The nightlife in Leeds is one of the city’s finest attributes, with a diverse and eclectic range of bars, clubs, and music venues spread out around the city. The Cockpit, located right in the heart of the city centre underneath railway arches is very popular with both the student population and the slightly older generation! Music here ranges from indie to electro, metal to punk, and acoustic to rock, giving the venue a fantastic atmosphere in the three main rooms! Some of the biggest names in music have performed here; with past acts at The Cockpit including Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Hot Chip and Bloc Party!

Enjoy the wonderful attractions that Leeds has to offer!

Luxury boutique hotel less than 4 miles from Leeds – 4 star – Leeds

This fantastic Top Secret Hotel provides guests with a fantastic room and brilliant facilities, and the convenience of being located just outside of Leeds city centre!

This luxury boutique hotel less than 4 miles from Leeds has a number of useful services for guests to make your stay as hassle-free as possible. At the 24-hour reception you can have your laundry done, arrange room service, use the free Wi-Fi and take advantage of the private gardens. Rooms are spacious and well furnished, and include a fantastic flat screen LCD television, DVD player and free Internet access to keep you entertained when you are not out and about! There is also a comfortable bed, coffee and tea facilities, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Guests also have their own safe to store any valuable items for added security.

If you are visiting Leeds on a business trip, the property has a number of excellent facilities that guests are welcome to use – including audio and visual equipment for presentations, flipcharts, a photocopier, and conference and meeting rooms are available to reserve if you wish to host a meeting at the hotel itself!

Leeds is renowned for its diverse shopping, providing locals and tourists alike with a number of exciting shopping centres and markets around the city. In the city centre you will find Kirkgate Market, Europe’s largest indoor market that has over 600 fantastic stalls, providing shoppers with terrific variety and the opportunity to find some real bargains! Shoppers also have the luxury of being able to gain expert advice on the products, all of which are locally sourced – even the posh shops such as Harvey Nichols get their restaurant food from here! Whether you are looking for fresh fruit, some new shoes or a new laptop – you can find it all at this buzzing market, and save yourself some money too!

If you want a city that has a number of traditionally British pubs, you are definitely visiting the right one! The Cross Keys prides itself on sourcing Yorkshire meat for their delicious pork and beef dishes, as well as a consistently changing menu to suit fresh and seasonal produce. Staff are very knowledgeable of the menu and suppliers, so feel free to ask for any recommendations! The Cross Keys also have their own brand of beer, working with the local Kirkstall brewery, and also serve a range of European beers, premium spirits, and a terrific selection of wines.

 

Superb central hotel with unique facilities! – 4 star – Leeds

This superb central hotel with unique facilities puts guests just a short walk away from the fantastic shops, restaurants, and bars that Leeds has to offer! With beautiful rooms, a range of excellent facilities and brilliant staff, you’re bound to have a fantastic time in Leeds!

Rooms are designed in a modern and contemporary style, and are fitted with terrific amenities including high-speed Internet, comfortable beds and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Every room is non-smoking, guaranteeing your room will be fresh on arrival to help you relax in style! The property also has a number of leisure facilities for guests to enjoy, including a state of the art Health Club that has a fantastic indoor pool and relaxing Jacuzzi! Guests who are visiting Leeds on business can also utilise the in-house Business Centre, which includes meeting rooms that are available to reserve. The property is also conveniently located a short walk away from the financial district of the city centre – so you can get to meetings with clients without having to worry about the traffic!

Leeds has a number of fantastic entertainment venues, with the West Yorkshire Playhouse considered to be one of the top places in Leeds to see exciting live theatre performances. Featuring artists from the local area, as well as on a national and international level, the Playhouse is dedicated to showcase original talent to help performers achieve their dreams. The theatre itself is beautifully designed, with comfortable seats and a terrific variety of shows throughout the year keeping audiences captivated!

Eating out in Leeds is no easy task – because there are too many amazing places to choose from! Due to the large Asian population in the area, Leeds reaps the benefits of having a range of fantastic curry houses that serve authentic and delicious Indian cuisine. Located in the heart of the city centre, Shabab restaurant prides itself on cooking as close as possible to how their food would be made in domestic kitchens – with a variety of freshly ground spices making the dishes even more delicious! As well as the classic curry dishes that we all know and love, Shabab also have some more inventive dishes of their own, including marinated king prawns, aubergines stuffed with pomegranate seeds, and mouth watering fresh pickles to give your dish that little bit of an extra bite!

We hope you have a wonderful time in Leeds at this fantastic Top Secret Hotel!

Fantastic and stylish in the heart of Leeds! – 4 star – Leeds

Located in the city centre and very close to Leeds train station, this modern Top Secret Hotel, ‘Fantastic and stylish in the heart of Leeds! – 4 star – Leeds’, is in quick walking distance of fantastic shops, excellent restaurants and exciting bars!

The property has a number of parking spaces for those travelling by car, operating on a first come first serve basis. Additional facilities include a laundry service, as well a fantastic Business Centre. The property also has a state of the art gym, ideal for those who want to get an early morning workout in before enjoying the amazing attractions that Leeds has to offer!

Rooms are very modern and are fitted with a spacious en-suite bathroom, which comes with a variety of complimentary amenities. There is also a fantastic television to watch whilst relaxing in your comfortable bed, and Internet access is also available from your room.

Leeds has a number of exciting attractions suitable for all ages, and just a few minutes walk from your hotel you will find Leeds City Museum. With six galleries and a range of temporary exhibits, visitors can explore the fascinating interactive displays – including the Leeds tiger! A particular favourite with visitors is the Ancient Worlds gallery, which looks at an eclectic mix of objects spanning thousands of years old. Visitors can see a 3000 year old Egyptian mummy, intricate Greek pottery and beautiful Roman statues and mosaics! There is also a giant map of the Leeds Metropolitan District that you can walk on, and visitors should check out the fantastic films on show – made by local community groups showcasing life in Leeds! Entry to this brilliant museum is free, but there may be a small charge for some of the special exhibitions – but certainly worth the price!

With its diverse population that is ever growing, Leeds has gained some exciting culinary delights in a variety of fantastic restaurants across the city! There is a range of delightful Italian eateries, and Viva on Bridge Street provides guests with authentic Italian food in a relaxing and intimate atmosphere. The fantastic menu provides diners with a great choice of starters, pastas and pizzas, as well as delicious mains including sirloin steak, lamb cutlets and beautifully grilled smoked salmon! There are also a variety of set menus that provide great value for money, including a children’s menu which offers a pasta or pizza with dessert for under £7!

Enjoy the wonderful attractions and restaurants that Leeds has to offer!

Traditional meets contemporary 4 miles from Leeds – 4 star – Leeds

This beautiful Top Secret Hotel, ‘Traditional meets contemporary 4 miles from Leeds – 4 star – Leeds’, located just north of Leeds city centre offers guests easy access to West and North Yorkshire with the fantastic transport links close by. Located in a great location and with fantastic facilities, guests can relax in style whilst enjoying the wonderful city of Leeds!

Guests can enjoy a variety of services at the property, including laundry facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free Wi-Fi and some beautiful gardens! The property also has an excellent restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner, and a traditional pub on site serving a range of real ales, beers and wines as well as authentic pub grub! Those who are in Leeds on business can utilise the fantastic Business Centre at the property, which includes facilities such as conference rooms, presentation tools such as a slide projector and audio/visual equipment, and a photocopier. Ideal for hosting meetings on the property itself, or to prepare for any meetings you might have elsewhere!

Rooms are beautifully designed with plenty of space, and include a luxurious en-suite bathroom. With a range of complimentary amenities, you can treat yourself to a nice hot shower or bath after a long day of exploring all the brilliant sights that Leeds has to offer! There is also a flat screen LCD television in bedrooms, along with high-speed Internet access and hot drink facilities for additional comfort. Rooms are tended to daily by the fantastic hotel staff, and there is also an excellent room service option for that extra bit of luxury living!

Leeds has a fantastic range of outdoor attractions, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park is regarded as one of the world’s leading open-air galleries, with its diverse range of beautiful sculpture exhibitions. Located within 500-acre gardens, take a relaxing wander around the picturesque scenery, including tranquil lakes and beautiful open greenery. Exhibitions change frequently, so you can visit time and time again and see something new! There is also a wonderful indoor gallery too, located in the hillside of the Bothy Garden – known as the Underground Gallery. The Sculpture Park also has a modern visitors centre, which includes a great restaurant and quaint coffee bar if you want a snack during your visit! Recently voted Yorkshire’s ‘Most Magnificent Attraction’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park provides a perfect day out for all ages!

If you want to visit a traditional Leeds pub with a great atmosphere, be sure to check out Woodie’s Ale House in Headingley. Boasting a great range of lagers, ales, cocktails and wines, Woodie’s is very popular with locals for it’s friendly staff and great comfort food. It is also one of the stops on the infamous Otley Run pub-crawl, so look out for students in a variety of bizarre costumes!

Have a wonderful time in Leeds!

Trendy hotel in the heart of Leeds – 4 star – Leeds

Located in the city centre, this trendy hotel in the heart of Leeds means you are just minutes away from some of the city’s finest bars, restaurants and nightlife!

Rooms are beautifully styled with a fantastic décor; you will feel like you are really living in style! There is a wonderful en-suite bathroom attached to the spacious bedrooms, and a number of entertainment facilities are also fitted, including a fantastic television and CD player! The property also provide laundry facilities, a currency exchange service, and a luggage storage room for those checking out but want to spend more time exploring Leeds without having to bring their luggage with them!

Leeds has a fantastic mix of shops for those who love to update their wardrobe, from small boutique stores and luxury designers to huge high street retailers. Queens Arcade in Leeds city centre has a wonderful array of trendy independent shops, ideal for those hunting for something that little bit harder to find! Browse some fabulous items of jewellery, or find your new favourite outfit in one of the clothes boutiques! The Arcade itself is very pleasing on the eye, and is particularly convenient for when the rainy season hits Leeds! As well as fashion shops, you can also find a fantastic range of homemade foods at Pickles and Potter Delicatessen, rekindle your childhood at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, and treat your sweet tooth at Cupcakes by Charley. So if you are a fan of independent boutique stores with hidden gems you might not find on the regular high street, be sure to check out Queens Arcade!

If you are looking for a high quality restaurant in Leeds for a special occasion, then Angelica in Trinity may well be the place for you! Serving a diverse range of international cuisines, including sushi, Ginger Pig steak and sea bass, your palate will certainly be in for a treat! Evening time sees Angelica transform into a fantastic cocktail bar, offering you an amazing range of exciting drinks developed by the highly skilled mixologists at the bar! Angelica also boasts a fantastic wrap around terrace, giving diners and drinkers amazing panoramic views of Leeds city centre. The dessert menu is a pure delight for those with a sweet tooth, including a divine rhubarb crumble, Seaside donuts, and an amazing hazelnut brittle ice cream sundae!

 

Luxury hotel, under 5 miles from Leeds city centre – 4 star – Leeds

This beautiful Top Secret Hotel is a refurbished and restored traditional Yorkshire mansion, providing you with stunning accommodation in luxury surroundings!

Guests of this luxury hotel, under 5 miles from Leeds city centre, will enjoy a whole host of luxury facilities, including beautiful gardens, calming spa treatments, and a wonderful terrace to sit back and relax on! Reception is open 24 hours a day, and there is free parking on site, and to make your arrival and departure conveniently efficient, the property operates an express check-in/check-out service too. Rooms are beautifully decorated and are of a very good size, giving guests plenty of room to relax and unwind after a day of exploring Leeds! Watch your favourite shows on your fantastic flat screen LCD television, wake up to a freshly made tea or coffee using your in-room kettle, and have a wonderful hot shower in your stylish en-suite bathroom! There is also a work desk and high speed Internet if you need to use the web for any advice on where to visit in Leeds! Guests are also welcome to use the on site Business Centre, which includes a range of fantastic equipment and facilities including conference rooms, an overhead projector for presentations, and computer facilities.

Leeds is the proud home of the Royal Armouries Museum, the national collection of over 75,000 pieces of arms and armour! Spanning across hundreds of years from medieval times to the modern-day, visitors can witness a vast range of amazing historical pieces of weaponry. The Armouries also shows treasures from across the globe, including India, Japan and the Ottoman Empire! There is a stunning Hall of Steel gallery within the museum, a huge staircase with walls covered in stunning trophy displays of some 2,500 historical objects. The museum has plenty of interactive displays too, meaning visitors can really get stuck in and have a fantastic day out – and what’s more, the museum is completely free!

If you are fan of traditional pubs but want to have a drink somewhere that stands out, The Library Pub is just the place for you! The former public library has been transformed into one of the city’s most popular places to come for a drink and some pub grub, with a great choice of drinks and a menu that is great value for money! The Library also has a number of TV screens showcasing live sport, as well as an upstairs venue that shows live comedy and hosts a brilliant pub quiz every week!

We hope you have a fantastic time in Leeds!

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Boutique hotel close to the train station – 4 star – Leeds

With a prime location to explore the city, this boutique hotel close to the train station provides guests with a combination of comfort and convenience. Each room is beautifully furnished and includes fabulously comfortable beds – ideal to relax in after exploring one of the UK’s finest cities!

Situated just a few minutes walk from Leeds train station, the property puts guests in a fantastic location to get the most out of your time in Leeds. With a 24 hour reception, free Internet access, laundry facilities and parking – this hotel makes everything that little bit more convenient for you, leaving you more time to enjoy yourself! Rooms are fitted with beautiful en-suite bathrooms, complete with complimentary toiletries and a bathrobe so you can really relax in style. To make you feel even more at home, there is also a fantastic LCD television, fully stocked mini-bar, high speed Internet access, a DVD player, and your very own private balcony!

Leeds has a vast array of some fascinating museums and exhibitions, with the Marks in Time exhibition being particularly popular with locals and tourists alike. The exhibition showcases and celebrates the role played by Marks & Spencer in British retail, spanning over 125 years! Containing over 70,000 items from across the company’s history, visitors can see how the iconic brand has developed and grown throughout the years. Learn about the amazing history the business has been through, evolving during times of immense social change in Britain and maintaining itself as one of the country’s favourite department stores. Located on the University of Leeds campus, the exhibit is free to view and is well worth a visit!

If you are exploring the shops in the city centre and fancy a drink and some traditional pub grub, then visit The Packhorse Pub! Believed to be the oldest pub in Leeds, the pub has previously been a coaching inn – and still has some of the original wooden beams! Hidden in one of the alleyways off Briggate, this traditional pub has a terrific selection of locally brewed cask ales, diverse international beers, and delicious pub food! There are a number of permanent ales as well as weekly guest beers, providing a great variety of wonderful drinks. The pub has a very friendly atmosphere, staff welcome visitors as if they are locals, making you feel at home right away!

We hope you have a brilliant time in the wonderful city of Leeds!