Breaking News-Ellington Changes OwnersThe Ellington Hotel is now under new management and trading as The New Ellington Hotel. We have not visited since the change of management.
Guest Reviewer Rating - 4.5 Stars
The Bottom LineRight in the heart of Leeds' financial district, The Ellington boutique hotel puts the emphasis on contemporary luxury. Discreet on the outside, distinctively styled on the inside, The Ellington, Leeds, is geared for high-end hospitality.
Just a short walk from Leeds station, this pricey but highly individual option is perfect if you’re combining business with pleasure.
The Ellington Essentials
- Address: 23-25 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EY, England, UK
- Telephone: +44 (0)113 204 2150
- Price Band:$$$$
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- Bedrooms: There are 35 rooms, including one and two bedroom suites. Some can be connected. On the ground floor is a fully compliant, disabled-friendly bedroom with multi-option shower.
A Simple Exterior in the Business DistrictThe opening of the new Ellington makes Leeds the only English city outside London to have a Leading Small Hotels of the World representative. Tucked away in the heart of Leeds’ financial district, the discreet exterior barely hints at delights to be found inside.
Arrive by day and you’ll be checking your itinerary. Is this quiet street with its many Victorian offices (including one described in tiles as "Heppel & Sons, Horse & Carriage Repository") really the place? But it is. Open the door and it's another world.
As the name might suggest, style at The Ellington looks back to the jazz age. If you’re a fan of crushed velvet, beaded lampshades, art deco and black-and-white photography, this is for you. If we could still smoke indoors, we’d do it here in the bar at The Ellington, from a very long cigarette holder.
Yet have no doubt, this is a 21st century hotel. Each of the 35 bedrooms has a high level of business and entertainment technology:
- 32" plasma TV
- iPod docking station (there are spare iPods and even Wii Fit on loan if you forget yours)
- complimentary WiFi
- hardwired broadband connections for secure commercial downloads.
One quibble - the marble-tiled bathrooms are perhaps a little small, and the fabric shower-curtain was a surprise in this standard of accommodation.