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
My friend and I stayed here for one night whilst visiting Leeds. We hadn't expected it's location but it turned to be extremely useful for visiting sights around Leeds especially Temple Newsum which is a must do. The hotel has a friendly air and staff are very helpful and polite. It has a welcoming lounge and bar and a super spa area to chill. The food in the evening exceeded expectations with a lovely waiter who was friendly but not over bearing. We did have a bit if a mishap at breakfast but the staff were so understanding and handled everything with real customer service in mind. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Leeds.
My partner and i had our first stay at thorpe park on the 2nd of may was treating her to a relaxing day/night. On arrival we walked into the main entrance and it was very dull and cold they had an open fire which was not lit and didnt make it very welcoming. We went to the reception desk and booked in. We got to our room and my partner felt alittle disappointed for the money we spent. The room was cold but the thermostat was up full. We went to reception to report this and was told it will take a while to get warm my partner was freezing cold. We also at the time had to ask the reception where to go for lunch and breakfast and how to get into the spa. We went back to the room and ordered some drinks via room service that was a nightmare paying by card having to repeat numerous times. We went down to the restaurant for our dinner again had no wow factor was more like a wetherspoons not a 4* hotel. I ordered a medium rare fillet steak but was more medium than rare told micheal who was our waiter i wasnt happy he past my comment on but heard nothing back.After dinner went back to the freezing cold room has nobody had been ordered drinks by room service the girl came we told her about the cold room and once again was told someone will come but nobody did. We noticed the corridor was freezing and noticed a window open tried to close it but wouldnt so ended up putting blanket bottom of room door to keep draft out. The swimming pool also a joke where you got your serious swimmers doing lengths and was given looks when swimming across the pool. On checking out this morning told the reception was left all night in a chilly room reported it twice and was given an apoligy nothing more Very disappointed from start to finish for the money what was spent.
Was very impressed on arriving very clean and staff very friendly. Was not impressed that the soup I ordered was not home made though. Swimming pool was very nice and it was not over crowded was able to enjoy
What a lovely hotel... the inside is surprisingly amazing with a little Courtyard to drink your coffee or a late gin & tonic! My wife had the full body massage and she said she never felt so relaxed. The room was nice and perfectly clean, the decor was dark and modern
We ate in the restaurant and the food and service was excellent.. a little mention to Michael, our waiter, who looked after us, chatty and attentive but not intrusive
After arriving at the hotel Saturday at 4pm, we checked in. We had to ask about breakfast and where to eat, the way to our room and about the spa.
Arriving at our room I can tell you there is nothing special about the rooms, outdated furniture and was supposed to be large room, it was tiny. The camp bed was not made meaning me and my son had to have the main bed split, only to be told we didn’t book it! Yeah because me and my 14 year old son want to sleep together, NOT! Something the booking service should have picked up on! Especially when i told them one adult and 1 14 year old son! The air con controls don’t work at all. They are just rubbish and blow hot air.
The spa is acceptable if you like, glasses into the pool area! Yes glasses. There were pint pots and pints of coke all around the pool. The hot tub has a layer of dirt flowing on the surface and steam room smells awfully like urine.
All of the above is nothing compared to the bar staff. In all my years and hotels all over the world I’ve never ever experienced anything like the attitude of the bar staff.
There is no welcome or creating in the bar or restaurant. Nothing. You have to wonder to the bar and ask for a table. Only to be told they are fully booked but can eat in the bar. We ordered drinks and sat down. We were told someone would be along shortly to take our order.
1 hr later I had to go find a menu myself. 30 mins later I went to the bar and asked if we order at the bar or table? I was shouted at and told “the table of course we are just busy!”
I went back to the table and 15minutes later a lady took our order.
45 mins later our food arrived.
We quickly ate and left.
I will never ever go back to this hotel and will never ever recommend it! It does it deserve the star rating!
Avoid at all costs and understand one thing, you get what you pay for!