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.
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I stayed here on 13 Dec 2018 and thought the room was good. I had a slightly strange experience in the restaurant. Do tell me if I got it wrong here.
The wine menu offered various wines by the glass. I ordered one but was told that I had to make another choice as the device they use to extract the wine from the bottle without having to open the bottle, which involves a needle, was broken. My second choice was met with the same response.
So they had the wine I had ordered, which the menu offered by the glass, they had a conventional bottle opener, but they would not serve me the glass offered in the wine menu as they could not get the wine out of the bottle by the means that they had intended.
I was slightly puzzled at this and restrained myself from asking why it was my concern how they got the wine out of the bottle and instead just accepted an alternative. The concern for them was plainly that they might open a whole bottle only to sell one glass. But surely if that was because their first choice of opener wasn't available, that ought not to be for the customer to be concerned with.
Apart for that experience I thought the place was well worth staying at if you are passing on business.
Since one of my colleague recommended this hotel to me about 4 years ago, I have been coming back at least once a year. I keep noticing that the level of service has gone down. I booked to stay on the 25th November to 27th November as my birthday treat. When I checked in at the reception, I mentioned to the receptionist that my birthday is on the 26th November and whether I could have a little treat from the hotel. She asked how many times I have stayed there before and I said this is about my 4th time. She said to leave it with her. My birthday went by and nothing. I do not mind that she didn't or couldn't give me a treat but at least she could have told me there is nothing she can do for me. We had lunch in the bar and service was terrible. I kept having to walk up to the bar to be served. Another day I was feeling unwell and walked up to the bar to ask for a glass of water and the waitress put her finger inside the filled glass to try and remove orange pulp from it then handed the glass to me. As I was not well I couldn't be bothered to argue. The hotel used to provide body lotion and shower cap. This time round there was none and had to ask for it. The room attendants are very nice and helpful. The service in the restaurant is very slow. Will need to try their other chain instead of driving for 4 hours all the way from London for this level of service. I am disappointed as I used to think very highly of the Thorpe Park Hotel.
I have stayed here so many times as I am an affinity member. This is home from home for me. I stay on my own some times and other times I take my friends and loved ones to show off my little haven. In process of booking for new year this year for the 2nd time I have joined you for new year. Can not wait. Food. Staff and everything else in between just fabulous.
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 1 night, we had a free voucher to use, which was through the twaites spa members deal. Well we was very impressed, especially with the swimming/spa facilities compared to our local one, the North Lakes in Penrith.( I think North Lakes need to up their cleanliness and just basic maintenance). As the Leeds was spotless
So breakfast was included, which was very plesent surprise.and the special on was American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup..hmm yummy.
Room was very big , had sofa, fridge with fresh milk. Very nice.
Only negative thing was that our room was right next to the lift. So did hear some noise in night.
Other then that. Brilliant
This meal was booked by my art club as our outing for Christmas. The hotel is situated in its own grounds in a new complex called The Springs on the outskirts of East Leeds and which I was very much looking forward to. It did not disappoint. There was a choice of starters , mains and desserts which we were able to choose weeks before. My chouwas prawn/salmon cocktail, chicken with with baby carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes and a fruit pavlova to finish. Plus coffee or tea. I must say my whole meal was delicious. I believe the cost would have been around £30 but we were subsidies so it was not at all expensive for us. Our tables were near to the bar but separate which was a good thing as the hotel was buzzing. All in all I would recommend this hotel for a meal but beware of the high bar prices.