Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- An excellent base in Leeds, with breakfast, a bottle of wine, spa discount and optional extras
- Dining on delectable local produce in the hotel's restaurant
- Unwinding with some well-earned time in the on-site spa
- Exploring Leeds - the third largest city in the UK
What To Know
- Located near the highway, it’s good for travelers on the road but is not very scenic
- Spa facilities, including a pool, steam room and sauna, are free
- Guestrooms are very basic, not for the design set
Being the UK’s third-largest city, you’d be right to expect big things from Leeds and, true to form, this West Yorkshire gem doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re here for the historic sights, to take in some contemporary art or to indulge with a day of retail therapy, Leeds effortlessly delivers. Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa is well-placed just a 15-minute drive from Leeds’ railway station, making it an excellent base for some time exploring this charismatic city.
With a relaxed and cosy air, Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa offers an undeniably comfy stay just minutes from the city centre. The serene spa is sure to tempt you back from a day exploring – that’s if you manage to tear yourself away in the first place. What’s more, a laid-back restaurant and bar showcases the best of the locale’s produce, so you needn’t go far to sample the area’s authentic flavours.
Modern yet cosy, Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa’s Signature rooms are sumptuous and comfortable. Neutral walls combine with plush woods to create an elegant ambience, complete with all the mod-cons you’ll need for a relaxing stay.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa’s restaurant and bar are the proud holder of an AA Rosette, with a menu that combines the best of the locale’s ingredients. Ilkley meats and Dumouchel breads sit alongside award-winning ice cream from Lowna Dairy, creating a unique menu that really represents the area. You can enjoy the hotel’s culinary creations in the relaxed ambience of the bar, the restaurant, in the courtyard or on the terrace, which overlooks the gardens.
You’ll find a large indoor pool, a whirlpool, sauna and steam room here, alongside a generous range of treatments, each designed to revive and rejuvenate. There’s also a well equipped gym to hand and a range of exercise classes on offer, which are complimentary to all guests of the hotel.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa is located just a 15-minute drive from Leeds’ railway station. You’ll find the Temple Newsam Golf Club just two miles away and the Royal Armouries Museum is a short drive from the hotel. From here, you’re also well placed to discover Harrogate, York and The Dales. Nearby attractions include the heritage site of Harewood House and Gardens, Tropical World and Xscape Yorkshire, which boasts an indoor ski slope, 4D golf, bowling and even a climbing wall.
How to Get There
The young well spoken man serving in the bar on Saturday afternoon is fantastic; although that’s where it ends.
There was a midget glass collector type of woman also working in the bar area on Saturday afternoon, whilst we were waiting for food she couldn’t work the till properly and stated “for f**** sake; I’m f****** sick”; not exactly what I expect to hear from a member of staff when I’m paying hundreds of pounds!
The pool was continually packed with children on both Saturday and Sunday morning; the SAME people crowded the hot tub for over an hour on each occasion so we gave up and didn’t bother. On Sunday morning there was genuinely over 40 kids in and around the pool at one point; not what I expect when we come away for 1 night as a couple or when were paying that kind of money!
Also, not a single seat or sun lounger without a towel thrown on it; yet none of them were used for the entire duration; laughable!
Dinner was good/ average but the waitress didn’t have a clue ‘what offer’ we booked and had to check. Prosecco at £32 a bottle also seems a laughable rip off!
The night away cost roughly £300 with lunch included; I would not return!
I was ready to mention this on checkout but obviously wasn’t asked how the stay was!
It’s essentially an overpriced leisure centre for kids.
If it wasn’t for the disgusting woman working in the bar and the millions of kids it would have been enjoyable but we came away feeling like we’d literally thrown money down the drain!
Arrived on a Saturday, had a very nice time in the spa.
In the evening had a table in the restaurant. Despite there being a number of tables vacant, we were placed at the table in the far corner, where we had to put up with a cold fraught.
Ordered pre meal drinks....and waited and waiting. After several requests the drinks finally arrived....after the food had been served. The Manager did refund for the drinks, but in truth I didn’t want a refund, I just wanted our drinks.
Sunday morning....nice table. We were advised by the staff member about the breakfast buffet. My wife asked about food cooked to order, only to be told twice more it is a buffet. When we again queried this, because of our previous stays here, we were finally told there was porridge and poached eggs available. The staff member was so evasive, either she couldn’t be bothered to tell us what was available, or the hotel actively discourages their staff from mentioning the availability of fresh food cooked to order!!
My wife ordered her porridge, I had the hot breakfast buffet, only to find it was at best lukewarm.
Ordered our breakfast tea and coffee....and again waited and waited.
This is a good hotel, currently being let down by the restaurant.
A lovely clean and modern hotel. Nice spa facilities-they seem booked up so little room for spontaneous bookings. The leisure facilities are good.
The staff are fantastic are oh so professional.
The rooms are modern , clean and well appointed. Lavatva coffee machine - super, however please provide more than decaf discs. Fresh milk in the fridge nice touch.
The restaurant is superb- excellent cod , beef wellington, salmon and cheese. Good wine menu too.
The cosmopolitans are recommended!
Visited the hotel again this weekend and as usual a wonderful stay was had. Staff were great as usual and the service and food really good. This hotel never disappoints and never lets us down. We have been visiting the hotel for 17 years now and we still enjoy visiting the team at Thorpe Park- thank you again !
Having had a look for somewhere to meet up around Leeds we decided upon Thorpe Park, as it seemed to offer the best choice in an easily accessible location and with parking. The welcome was warm and we found somewhere to sit very easily, deciding on the tea/coffee and cake deal. Service was prompt and the food was delicious. Despite not being hotel guests, we didn’t feel hurried to vacate our table and stayed for a few more hot drinks afterwards. Bar staff were very friendly and overall a great experience.