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
I stayed here for 3 nights as I was attending a business conference relatively nearby at Bowcliffe Hall. Travelling by train, it was easy to get to – at Leeds station I swapped to a local train to take me to Cross Gates, and then caught the bus from outside the station to a layby on the main road just outside the business park that the hotel is situated on. Not even a 5 minute walk from the bus stop to the hotel.
The person at check-in was very helpful & friendly, and confirmed my price for the 3 nights. I had booked a Family Room for myself as it was the same price as a Double at the time that I was booking. This gave me a king-size bed, and a sofabed in the room as well. The room was well-appointed & clean, and the bathroom had a separate bath & shower. They provide shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and soap, along with lovely dressing gowns (with security tags on them, which spoiled it a bit! But I understand why they’ve done it) & some disposable slippers. You can use those if you pop down to the spa. Sadly I didn’t have time to sample the spa facilities, but they seemed popular with other people staying there.
They provide a little carton of fresh milk in the fridge in the room, as well as a kettle, teabags, and a coffee maker with coffee pods.
Location-wise, there’s a Sainsbury’s, a Pizza Hut, a Harvester, a McDonalds and other restaurants / takeaways on the other side of the main road. So a 5 – 10 minute walk away. There’s a petrol station nearby as well if you have driven there.
It was a really handy & comfortable base to use for the 3 nights that I was there, and it was a lovely room to return to each night.
We stayed here as an overnight stay with friends.
The room was great,very clean and comfy. Real milk in the fridge for our tea and coffees was a nice touch. The standard room had a bath and seperate walk in shower. The room had a sofa too. Wish we could have spent longer in the room.
The evening meal we found the menu basic. However the food was good.
Staff were friendly. In the lounge our sandwich and coffee cups were not cleared until we asked them to be, which was a little disappointing.
We didn't use the pool but did have a beauty treatment which was very nice and in beautiful surroundings too.
Overall a good stay and we would come back.
Just returned from a one night stay at Thorpe park.. We've been regular visitors for several years and still love this place .. We ate in the bar area for lunch and the food and service was excellent. Used the pool..sauna and steam room which were lovely as always. We had food in the evening again in the bar area.. service was quite slow and some of our order never arrived. This was taken off our bill so wasn't a problem. The receptionist who checked us in was very friendly and professional.. We love this hotel and will be returning soon. Thanks for another relaxing and fab stay ????❤