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A great way to ruin a walk….

What? Why would you want to do that? Well in the name of Golf the sport that has hundreds of thousands of you completely hooked… here at Roomzzz we appreciate that, and in the true spirit of giving you what you want, we have linked up with Wike Ridge Golf Course to give you a fabulous weekend package of luxury accommodation, combined with a round of golf at one of Yorkshire’s premier courses!

Wike Ridge golf course is located near the affluent North Leeds suburb of Shadwell and offers superb facilities for golfers of all standards including an 18 hole course designed by Donald Steel in 1994 with greens to USGA standards. The course spreads over 143 acres and includes a unique 12 hole academy par 3 course. The clubs facilities include a floodlit 20 bay driving range, training facilities, Pro shop, bar, restaurant, function room and parking for over 130 cars.

So you can indulge your need for Golf with your nee
d for our fabulous Roomzzz, our Stay & Play Golf Break is only £99 for two people and includes*:-

  • Overnight accommodation at Leeds City West Aparthotel
  • Leeds Golf Centre is easily accessible, situated just 15 minutes away
  • Start your day with Grab & Go complimentary breakfast, including hot drinks, pastries and fruit
  • Play a round of golf for two at the Wike Ridge course – 18 Holes
  • Driving Range, Pro Shop and Club House facilities available

So what are you waiting for? There are a number of long weekends in April and you could book in now! Call reservations on 0844 499 4888 and quote LGC.

* Golf breaks are subject to availability and weather conditions, not bookable online. Rate is based on two people sharing a Grande twin or double studio apartment for one night, valid until 31/12/2011. Standard booking terms & conditions apply.

Top Tips for April Fools…

If you’ve been tuning into our Facebook pages for Leeds and Manchester Roomzzz this week you will have noticed that we’re running a competition for you to win a night on us in Leeds City West this Friday the 1st April…. and what do you have to do to win this? Well simply share on Facebook your favourite April Fools prank… that’s it… all we ask… so to give you inspiration we have been trawling the internet:-

  • Find a box about the size of a cake. Then cover it with frosting, making it look like a cake. Then put it out in the office kitchen, or wherever people leave free food. Sit back as one of your co-workers tries to cut a slice.

  • This is the most classic and simple prank ever. Balance a small disposable cup of water on the top of a partially open door. Then wait for the splash!
  • Switch the “Pull” and “Push” signs on a set of doors. Watch as people get confused trying to open the doors.

  • Stick a post-it note under your friend’s mouse so that the paper leaf covers the mouse ball – the mouse will no longer work! Align so that the sticky part of the note doesn’t touch the ball. Costs next to nothing to do, and doesn’t cause any damage.

  • Glue eggs to the carton and beg for eggs in the morning. When the victim gets them the eggs break!

  • When your victim’s asleep sneak into their room and draw eyebrows and a moustache on their face, make sure to be their when they look in the mirror.

  • Use a pin to make a few small holes in a plastic disposable cup. Offer a drink to the victim and watch while the liquid dribbles out onto their shirt.
  • Wait until your victim is in the kitchen. Come in and start filling a bucket with water (tell them you’re washing the car or something). Only instead of actually filling the bucket, just pretend. Lift the bucket with both hands, acting like it’s heavy and filled with water. Take a couple of steps in the victim’s direction and suddenly “trip” and aim the bucket right toward them. They’ll duck thinking they’re getting splashed!

Remember these are merely suggestions (not instructions) – we simply want to get your creative juices flowing for our competition. Whatever you do on Friday this year to get a giggle out of your nearest and dearest make sure you share your past or favourites with us on Facebook and win a night’s stay in Leeds!

Live like Royalty!

By now you know that we at Roomzzz just can’t help giving you the best offers around and we now think we’ve crowned them all with the launch of our new Royalty Club… Yes – all you have to do is sign up for a card and enjoy on the spot discounts EVERY time you book with Roomzzz!

But what’s the bottom line? All new members will receive a Silver Card – this gives 10% discount there and then, from the moment you apply. Once you’ve stayed with us for 25 nights we will upgrade you to a Gold Card – this gives 15% discount and on reaching 75 nights in Roomzzz we’ll go for it again and give you a whopping 20% discount – now there’s no catch to this – all these membership discounts will be given on the best rate available so it really is a genuine offer!

Just visit the Royalty Club page on our website and fill out the simple form and you’re in, we’ll confirm your registration and your card will be on its way… So how do you book to claim the hefty discount? Simply book online or give us a call on 0844 499 4888, have your card to hand and quote the number and that’s it – the offer will be taken from your bill!

Remember whose day it is this week…

Yeay it’s Monday – the start of a new week and we have that long awaited extra hour of daylight to look forward to! AND this weekend we celebrate Mothering Sunday, why just one day? Make a weekend of it we say and what better way to tell your mum how special she is than a city break and a stay in Roomzzz!

Remember that we have three fabulous hotels in Leeds and another over the hills in Manchester so why not check in and check us out, bring your mum and show her the sights! Either city makes the perfect playground with something for everyone, lunch, shopping, spas, galleries, theatre, cinema so whatever your mum fancies on her special day! Go to our website to book online or call 0844 499 4888.

Remember also that we are running our Friday Faves competition and this week in honour of April Fools Day we are looking for our favourite joke played on this day, so visit our Facebook pages for Leeds and Manchester and share your best jape!

It’s no joke…

Yep yep yep it’s Friday and we’ve had a fabulous week… well with all this sunshine around how could we not? And you might have also noticed that we have two brand new Facebook pages… so don’t forget to visit them and recommend us!


We’re feeling the grass growing under our feet and we’re super excited about the clocks going forwards this weekend soooooo to celebrate we have amended our Friday Favourites competition – we still have the same fabulous prize on offer – a night on us in our Leeds City West hotel on Friday 1st April* – yes we’re serious it’s no joke and all you have to do to claim your luxurous stay is to share your favourite April Fools joke with us on Facebook…. keep it clean and no serious injuries please!

Top Tips…

Ah another lovely sunny day dawns and we’re a day closer to the weekend and to our April Showers promotion!

As you will probably have heard by now April has a number of long weekends for you to enjoy and where better than the luxury and comfort of Roomzzz? All you have to do is
book a room at Roomzzz Aparthotel in either Leeds or Manchester between 1st April and 8th May 2011 and we will give you a night in a luxury aparthotel from £39 per night…. what could be nicer?

But that’s not what we’re here for today… no today is the day we review our activities of choice for weekend’s in Leeds and Manchester … Now both cities are famed for their shops, they both have a branch of Harvey Nichols BUT they both also have thriving craft centres, outlets for the independent creative talent which both cities are also famed for! So why not take a turn off the high street and delve into these melting pots for truly unique jewellery, art, ceramics, furniture…. you get the picture!

In Leeds we have the Craft Centre & Design Gallery which is in Leeds City Art Gallery on The Headrow – currently they are exhibiting their annual striking ring exhibition, they research the market to include ten established jewellers and their ring designs. ‘Rings’ explores the technical and aesthetic qualities of rings and brings together a diverse collection.

In Manchester we have the fabulous Craft and Design Centre – a long established lifeline for Manchester shoppers in search of unique items – this sounds vague but I can’t do justice to the array of arts and crafts available here! The Craft Centre sits on Thomas Street which is in the Northern Quarter – Manchester’s latest area of regeneration and growth – I’d like to think that the Craft Centre acted as a magnet for this developement!

What to do with that extra hour (of daylight)? Part II

Yesterday we asked you what you were planning to do with the extra hour of daylight when the clocks spring forward this weekend… we had so much fun discussing this amongst ourselves that we thought we’d encourage the rest of you some more and so our Friday faves this week has a different theme.

Yes all you have to do to win a night in Leeds City West on us this Friday the 25th March* is tell us what you plan to do with the extra hour of daylight post this on our new Facebook page and we will pick a winner tomorrow!

One thing you could do is visit the Tutankhamun exhibition being displayed at the Trafford Centre – it’s your last chance this weekend. The story of Tutankhamun, the ancient Egyptian ‘boy king’, has captivated audiences around the world and now you can experience it first hand in Manchester.

Tutankhmun: His Tomb and His Treasures promises to take you on a fascinating journey through time to discover the relics of a forgotten tomb, only uncovered in in 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter.

Most of Tutankhamun’s treasures are held in the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo and his tomb and mummy are preserved in the Valley of Kings, making this new exhibition a unique opportunity to experience the legendary tomb in what the organisers call ‘virtual archaeology’

PS We now have two brand new Facebook pages – don’t forget to visit them and recommend us!

*The Prize. 1 night at Leeds City West for 2 guests. Room type will be allocated on arrival. T&Cs apply.

What to do with that extra hour (of daylight)?

Well that’s Monday out of the way… soooo we’re now heading towards the weekend again and what a weekend this one is… I always think that the weekend the clocks change is the most exciting one of the year! Regardless of what you’re doing, but imagine what you could do with that extra hour of daylight at Roomzzz!

If you’re staying in Leeds why not visit some of the city’s attractions?

  • Royal Armouries Museum has over 8,000 objects displayed in five galleries our favourite is the Elephant Armour, which is the largest animal armour in the world.

  • The award-winning Thackray Museum allows you to step back in time to 1842 to experience Victorian Leeds, find out how scientific discoveries helped us to understand disease and revolutionise medicine and get interactive in Life Zone! the interactive children’s gallery.

  • The Henry Moore Institute another personal fave… explores sculpture from ancient to modern.

  • Leeds Art Gallery is home to one of the best collections of 20th century British art outside London.

  • Leeds City Museum meet the Leeds Tiger, see the final resting place of the Leeds Mummy and dig for fossils in the ‘Life on Earth’ gallery. A fun day out for visitors of all ages!

Remember too that it’s our last weekend of the extra special offer running at Leeds City West – you can enjoy a weekend for the great price of £40 per night per apartment – we had such a phenomenal response that we’ve extended it until the end of March but you only have this weekend left to take us up on this so don’t be disappointed and give us a call now on 0844 499 4888.

The best things about staying at Roomzzz…

Remember we started to list the 39 best things about staying at Roomzzz? Well it’s nearly time to complete the trilogy but before we do, we thought we better remind you of our previous musings…

You get a whole apartment to yourself

Locations are perfectly central in Leeds

Leeds City is a tiny step from Harvey Nics

Our Manchester location is a tiny step from Selfridges

You can stay for 1 night or as long as you like

You can live in luxury when you stay in whichever location

Some say that aparthotels are 100% better than staying in a luxury hotel in Leeds, and luxury hotels in Manchester (!)

You get a Apple Mac in your apartment

You can choose from studio all the way up to indulgent suites

Our team are fabulous and love to welcome you to stay!

If you’re staying tonight you can make excellent pancakes! (hmmm sorry was a bit date specific – but what’s to stop you anyway? Pancakes are delicious at all times!)

All of our luxury hotel accommodation in Leeds and Manchester has free broadband internet
When you stay with us don’t worry about your mobile – all your local and national calls are free
All of our sites have a 24hr concierge just like a luxury hotel

Just like a luxury hotel we have an excellent housekeeping service.

You can stay for 1 night or as long as you like in either Leeds or Manchester.

We have excellent disabled access if you need it.

Some say that aparthotels are 100% better than staying in a luxury hotel (!)

We have an well stocked pantry in reception for all forgotten items.

We can work out car parking close by for you in central Leeds and Manchester.

Breakfast is on the house… tasty pastries and tea and coffee.

We can arrange early check in or a late check out – or both!

Look out tomorrow when we conclude our favourite things about Roomzzz and give you that little extra push towards booking that mini break in Manchester or Leeds...

We’re getting closer to the start of April Showers – where you can book a room from £39 per night throughout April so don’t forget to book online or call 0844 499 4888.

That Friday Feeling part 4

Well we’ve been at it again and this week we’ve given away yet another room as part of our Friday Favourites competition, if you’ve not had a bash yet then it really is worth a go – here’s the lowdown as it’s Friday we ask our fans and followers to tell us what makes their stay at Roomzzz head and shoulders above the rest – what their favourite things are – all we ask is that you post this on our Facebook wall and then by Thursday of the following week you’ll find out if you’ve won! Yes it really is that simple…

So what exactly do you win? A Friday night stay on the house – in Leeds – if you decide to make a weekend of it and book in for Saturday too, we will of course offer you a nice discount!

So what stood out from the crowd about our latest lucky guest? Our winner this week said:

We’ve stayed in two of the Roomzzz Leeds apartments, a few times now, and have recommended them to a LOT of friends. Just fantastic service, great facilities, and value for money. We’re staying in the Manchester ones soon, and they look even better…”

So we’re pleased as punch to put them up in ultimate luxury for the night in Leeds and we hope they’ll make a weekend of it!

We hope you have a lovely time too whatever you’re up to but remember to book in using the April Showers promotion to guarantee your stay at Roomzzz in the coming weeks!

But remember also that you need to be in it to win it so post now to stand a chance of winning a room in Leeds for Friday 25th March…

Enjoy the weekend!