search
Barnsley
Batley
Bedale
Beverley
Bingley
Bradford
Bridlington
Brighouse
Castleford
Catterick Garrison
Cleckheaton
Cottingham
Darlington
Dewsbury
Doncaster
Driffield
Elland
Filey
Goole
Guisborough
Halifax
Harrogate
Hawes
Hebden Bridge
Heckmondwike
Hessle
Holmfirth
Huddersfield
Hull
Ilkley
Keighley
Knaresborough
Knottingley
Leeds
Leyburn
Liversedge
Malton
Mexborough
Middlesborough
Mirfield
Morley
Normanton
Northallerton
Ossett
Otley
Pickering
Pontetfract
Pudsey
Redcar
Richmond
Ripon
Rotherham
Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Scarborough
Selby
Settle
Sheffield
Shipley
Skipton
Sowerby Bridge
Stockton-on-Tees
Tadcaster
Thirsk
Todmorden
Wakefield
Wetherby
Whitby
Yarm
York
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Deluxe room
Recently benefitting from a 4.5 million refurbishment the Leeds Crowne Plaza Hotel feels like a new hotel.

The eye catching central staircase is still there as you enter the reception area. Check in was swift, friendly and professional.

Also by Graham Clark...
Interview With Frankie Poullain, The Darkness
The South Add Another Night At Holmfirth
La Casita Tapas Bar, Leeds
Europe And Deep Purple, Manchester Arena
Interview With The Divine Comedy
The rooms come as standard, Deluxe or suites, we stayed in a Deluxe room which had access to the Club Lounge. The Deluxe room was clean with a very comfortable bed. A nice touch was having complimentary water in the fridge.

As is normal these days Wi Fi was free but I found it a little slow, probably because we were on one of the upper floors. The huge flat screen TV had all the usual channels. The bathroom was well equipped too.

They have come up with a new idea called the "Sleep Advantage" which includes 2 mini solutions for a better night's sleep. Whether they work or not I am not sure as the sumptuous bedding gave me a great night's sleep.

Club Lounge
The Club Lounge is situated on the first floor and is a relaxing environment with drinks and snacks served by a friendly waiter.

Meals are taken in the new LS1 restaurant which feels and looks like a standalone restaurant.

Starters include Black Pudding Scotch Egg and Crab Cakes amongst others.

Pork Pie served with mushy peas and vinegar
My Dinkie Pork Pie served with mushy peas and vinegar was probably very fattening but very enjoyable.

My partner's potted shrimp was a large serving.

10oz British Ribeye Steak
My main of 10oz British Ribeye Steak was cooked to my liking but I thought that the blue cheese sauce, which is an extra, tasted a little bland and could have done with more bite.

For her main my partner chose the Pan Seared Bream Fillet which was said to be cooked to perfection.

Lemon Drizzle Cheesecake
Desserts of Lemon Drizzle Cheesecake and Sticky Toffee and Roasted Nut Pudding rounded off an enjoyable meal.

After all this food you could work it off in the leisure club that has a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room too.

They even have a leaflet with suggested routes if you want to go for a jog from the hotel.

LS1 Restaurant
Breakfast is buffet style served in the LS1 restaurant, all the food was hot and delicious and constantly replenished.

It was first class just like the rest of this hotel.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL
Telephone 0871 423 4917
www.ihg.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Leeds, 28th October 2017, 21:31 PM