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Planning a trip to Leeds? Stay with us!

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“Excellent accommodation near the train station and city centre”
Reviewed 17 December 2011

The hotel is very conveniently located just a short walk away from the train station. Staff were friendly and helpful. For instance, I requested extra pillows for the room, and these were brought up before bedtime. I phoned reception to ask about rebooting the Mac in the room, and was given good advice on how to do that. The room itself comes with good facilities. Free wifi is always great. And my boyfriend and I were particularly taken by the lovely underfloor heating in the bathroom! The little kitchen was handy, as we got some ready meals from Marks & Spenser’s at the station – again, only a few minutes walk away – and heated up those for dinner when we didn’t feel like eating out. There are also plenty of nearby restaurants to eat at, if you don’t want to prepare food for yourself.

There was enough closet space for an overnight stay, and also a little in-room safe. The room faced to the rear of the building, and was very quiet with little noise, despite over stay being on the weekend. The bed was very comfortable. If there was one thing I wasn’t so keen on, the air conditioning didn’t warm the room up as well as I’d have liked. But that aside, we had a very pleasant stay. I would certainly be happy to return, and would also recommend the hotel to friends.

Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple

Double discount January @ Roomzzz!

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We hope that you have had a lovely festive time of it… and are ready for the New Year and all that brings… we’re actually looking forward to January here at Roomzzz because we’ve got our marvelous sale – double discount!

So we just wanted to remind you that anyone with Royalty Club membership will get a Double Discount throughout the month of January… all you have to do is join our club and you can claim this discount! Already a member? go online  to www.roomzzz.co.uk and make your booking or call 0844 499 4888.

So what’s the catch?* Well there really isn’t one – you just have to have made your booking by 6th January!

Why not treat a friend or family member to a stay in central Leeds? Or just treat yourself to a night in one of our apartments in Manchester?
  
*Bookable with valid Royalty Club membership only. Discount applies to new bookings made by 06/01/2012 for stays until 31/01/2012, subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to amend or cancel any offers as appropriate without prior notice.

The Roomzzz 12 Days of Christmas! Day 12…

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Twelve drummers drumming…
It’s the last day of our Festive Treasure Hunt and today we announce the winner!
What’s the prize? A two night stay in our Manchester city centre hotel Roomzzz!
What to expect?

48 individual apartments fully fitted for the practicalities of daily life, finished with a subtle suggestion of the Orient inspired by the bustle of nearby Chinatown. As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style and comfort.
Manchester Central convention complex for conference and exhibitions and the Northern Quarter – the home of fashion outlets, art galleries and quirky boutique shops are all within walking distance, and the Trafford Centre is less than 6 miles away, its ideal for those wanting to experience the true spirit of this vivacious city. We’re easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, and the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena is less than a mile away, you’re never far from the heartbeat of this vibrant 21st Century metropolis.
Award wining Grade II listed building boasts high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces, and kitchens equipped with Smeg appliances. This is the height of luxury, by design.
So how do you claim the prize?
Simply read our blog for the last two weeks and pick up the previous 11 clues… these clues make up a phrase… post the answer on our Facebook wall for either Leeds or Manchester 
It’s time for the final 12th clue!
Which three letters would you expect to get plenty of when staying in Roomzzz?

Join our Treasure Hunt!

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There’s only one week to go until we announce the winner of our Treasure Hunt!
Here are the clues so far….
Which birthday was Stockportracca’s wife celebrating?
X (times)
How many years has the Christmas Market been in Manchester?
/(divided by)
How many days did Skarch stay at Roomzzz Leeds City?
There are two more clues to go until we can announce the winner but in the meantime can you let us know you’re following the hunt by posting “I am a Roomzzz Treasure Hunter” on our wall – don’t give us the answer yet though!
Don’t forget that the winner will get a weekend away on us at one of our fabulous Roomzzz locations… stay tuned to find out which one!

The Roomzzz Blue X Sale…

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Phewee what a day yesterday… the phones were literally ringing off their hook! We had a slight technical hitch first thing and we would like to thank you all for your patience whilst this was resolved! Once it was, there was no stopping you all… the reservations came pouring in…
We had some lovely feedback on Facebook too… here’s just a sample of what you’ve been saying about the Blue Cross Sale and Roomzzz!

Kayleigh Garthwaite:
Got my room at Leeds City West for only £26.50 – pure bargain! We were coming down to stay that night anyway as we’re at a gig – now it just means I have more money to spend in Harvey Nichols yay! :) thanks Roomzzz!

Steve Wilson-Phillips:
booked mine, Kylie Dunn was really helpful thanks :) loads of rooms left for march she said :)

Kate Jackson:
Just booked New Years eve!! well excited Thank you Roomzzz great 50% off, shame i didn’t win the free night Friday comp i kept entering 
Jason Pourzland:
an 0844 number is charged at up to 5p a minute from a UK landline. I’ll happily pay 5p a minute to save 50% off my booking! There may have been problems earlier but its all fixed now and ive booked the dates i wanted, thanks roomzzz
Charlie Wells:
Thank you for letting us know you’d sorted it – I just got through and although I was on hold for 45 minutes(!) at least I didn’t get cut off, got the evening and location I wanted and was given an amazing deal. Thank you, we are very much looking forward to our stay


Donna Postlethwaite:
2 weekends booked. Glad u sorted ur technical issue. Much better holding than calling continually. Looking forward to my 4th visit & 5th visits :-) 
A big thank you to you all for your comments and most of all your loyalty and custom at Roomzzz… 

50% off @Roomzzz in our Blue X Sale

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It’s nearly time for our one day 50% blue cross sale… all our lovely Royalty Club Members will have exclusive access to this amazing offer!
From 8am – 8pm this Wednesday the 9th November 2011 you can book any apartment, any location on any date* until the end of March 2012 with an amazing 50% discount!
And that’s not all… all our members Royalty Club you can enjoy a minimum of a 10% discount on all your bookings! It’s even free to join… what’s not to love?

Clue number 2… win a weekend @ Roomzzz!

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This treasure hunt is now taking place over the whole month of November – this is week two – the answers are all to be found in our blog and then on the last Friday of the month – 25th November – we will announce the winner!

Because this is a longer hunt – the winner will receive a BIGGER prize in the form of a whole weekend’s stay in one of our fabulous Roomzzz locations!
Last week we asked you: In Monday’s Blog – which birthday was Stockportracca’s wife celebrating?
This week we want to know: How many years has the Christmas Market been in Manchester? 
Don’t forget the winner will be announced on the 25th November! Good luck Treasure Hunters…

 

Win a weekend away @Roomzzz!

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We have loved creating the treasure hunts for you over the last few weeks… we’ve been impressed by the enthusiasm with which you’ve approached the task and so we want to reward you further!
The next treasure hunt will now take place over the whole month of November – we’ll release a clue each week – the answer to be found in our blog and then on the last Friday of the month – 25th November – we will announce the winner!
Because this is a longer hunt – the winner will receive a BIGGER prize in the form of a whole weekend’s stay in one of our fabulous Roomzzz locations!
So treasure hunters – look out for your first clue this Friday!

FREE things to do in Manchester…

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Earlier in the year we published a blog about the great FREE things you can do in Manchester…. as we’re nearing half term we thought you might appreciate this list again!
  1. John Rylands Library – A gothic sandstone building on Deansgate recently juxtaposed with a clever modern visitor centre. This fabulous legacy of Cottonopolis was commissioned by Cuban-born Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her philanthropist textile manufacturer husband. There’s more about Manchester’s first multi-millionaire and some fascinating changing exhibitions in the cathedral-like public reading rooms.
  1. Royal Northern College of Music – The only UK conservatoire to be a centre for excellence in teaching and learning, but you can still hear the talented students play for free! Orchestral performances take place in the late-60s concert hall, while the RNCM’s best-kept secret is their Wednesday-lunchtime recitals by soloists and smaller ensembles in the calming and charming setting of St Ann’s Church.
  2. Heaton Park – Manchester’s biggest green space, with lovely views both back over town and out to the Pennines. There’s plenty to do whatever your age: a well-equipped children’s playground; rowing boats, woodland walks and cycle paths; even a grand 18th-century mansion and farm. It’s also home to beekeepers, astronomers, trolley-bus enthusiasts and the Commonwealth Bowling Club. 
     
  3. City Airport – Formerly known as Barton Aerodrome, this was the UK’s first purpose-built municipal airport and it’s still in action today. Sit in the beer garden and watch small planes bump excitedly along the grassy runway as they take off and land, and climb up the Art Deco control tower that dates from 1933.
  1. Whitworth Art Gallery – There’s always something worth seeing at this gallery, part of Manchester University; not least the soon-to-be developed building and its parkside location. Recent highlights have been the Subversive Spaces surrealism show, the American Scene prints exhibition and Walls Are Talking, and the varied event programme includes related talks held in the “secret” lecture theatre.

    *List courtesy of Visit Manchester

The Roomzzz Blue X Sale!

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Have you heard about our autumn one day 50% blue cross sale…? Join the Royalty Club by the 1st November and you will have exclusive access to this amazing offer!
From 8am – 8pm on the 9th November 2011 you can book any apartment, any location on any date* until the end of March 2012 with an amazing 50% discount!
And that’s not all… once you’re a member of the Royalty Club you can enjoy a minimum of a 10% discount! It’s even free to join… what’s not to love?

*subject to availability