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One Night in Leeds

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Dinner

Blackhouse Bar and Grill

Blackhouse truly is one of Leeds’ best restaurants. Located in the city centre, Blackhouse’s Grill on the Square offers both heated outdoor and spacious indoor seating, allowing you to enjoy a meal and drinks in a relaxing environment with a great ambiance.  With a vast range of wines to accompany your meal, even the connoisseurs amongst us will be spoilt for choice. Food choices range from traditionally cooked steaks to fajitas and moules frites. To kick off your meal, why not opt for either calamari or Thai fishcakes as a starter, they come highly recommended.

Fazenda
Fazenda Brazilian steakhouse has fast become one of Leeds’ most talked about restaurants. Offering an ‘all you can eat meat’ experience, diners are treated to vast selections of cuts and sides for a set price. It might not be cheap, with the cost coming in at £25.95 per person through the week, and rising to £27.90 on weekends, but with surroundings far classier than your standard buffet, and a great location in Granary Wharf, the restaurant is fast becoming a favourite for the residents of Leeds. Grab as much steak as you want, whilst not even having to leave your seat, as Fazenda’s waiters tend to your every need.

Drinks

Skylounge
Sitting on the top floor of Hilton’s Double Tree Hotel in Granary Wharf, Skylounge provides arguably the best view of the city. With unbelievable views over the Leeds night sky, enjoy your sociable drink whilst taking in the sights of the city. If the weather is kind enough, you can even take a seat in the balcony seating area, and absorb some of the night-time sounds of Leeds.

Curvee
A trendy wine bar targeting a higher end clientele, Curvee offers a selection of premium wines. Specialising in red, there is plenty of choice for the wine lover, with a tipple to suit any palette. Whether a pre-meal beverage, or winding down after eating, head to Curvee on Granary Wharf for a classy drinking experience.

Dancing

The Wardrobe

Built in a semi-derelict building used for storing the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s props and costume department – hence the name, The Wardrobe is a club that offers a music scene to rival any in the country, priding itself on being an intimate club for musicians to perform at. With a style showcasing everything from folk, to funk and soul, reggae, hip hop and everything in between, The Wardrobe has played host to some amazing and historic shows. With a resume to contend with the best of Leeds night venues, past gigs have included the likes of Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey-Rae and Beverley Knight. There’s nowhere in Leeds like it.

HiFi
With an emphasis on quality music, The HiFi is a nightclub well worth visiting when in Leeds. Having won awards for being a music venue, the bar and club provides an enjoyable location for your post-dinner entertainment.  Not the typical rowdy club that makes socialising impossible, HiFi is the kind of place that allows you to grab a few mates together with a genuine appreciation of good music and dance the night away.

If you’re preparing for an evening of food and entertainment in Leeds, make sure you check out Roomzzz Aparthotel for a luxurious end to your evening.

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Things to do on Halloween in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time for you to get your plans into full swing. Whether you’re looking to head into the city centre, or for something a little different, we’ve handpicked some of the best Halloween events taking place in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

 

Leeds

Harvey Nichols – Halloween Film Night at Espresso Bar

Harvey Nichols fourth floor espresso bar is hosting a Halloween film night on the 31st October. The movie, Edward Scissorhands, will be playing at 7pm while customers indulge in a delicious three-course meal. The evening will cost £24.50 and a £10 deposit will be required when booking. If a film and meal isn’t enough to satisfy your Halloween needs, the event finishes in plenty of time for you to head into Leeds and sample some of the best outfits donned by party-goers at events such as The Voodoo Halloween Showcase at the O2 Academy.

Paranormal Investigation – Leeds Town Hall

If you’re wanting to take a different approach to a night out this Halloween, the first ever paranormal investigation is taking place underneath the Leeds Town Hall in the Victorian Cells. The event runs from 8.00pm till 2.30am with light refreshments available during the breaks. Throughout the night you will experience ‘table tipping’, an EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) session, a Ouija board experiment to contact spirits, along with many more spooky activities. This special event will cost £45.00 per person, and will definitely be a night to remember!

 

Manchester

Grosvenor Casino Murder Mystery

On the 26th October, the ‘Most Spooked’ murder mystery is taking place at the Grosvenor Casino in Salford. Consisting of a ‘murder’ and a two-course meal, this dining experience, which only costs £17.95, is set to be more unusual than most. Individuals interrogate each other and will slowly unravel the crime as all the evidence is exposed. The night runs from 7pm to 10:30pm, leaving you plenty of the night to head back into Manchester if the mood takes you.

Querky! Halloween Special- Tiger Tiger Manchester

If Halloween fancy dress is your thing, and you think of yourself as an expert costume designer, why not show off your skills on your Halloween night out? Head down to Tiger Tiger in Manchester for their Halloween Querky event, where the best dressed guest of the night will bag themselves £500. Not bad for a nights work!

 

Newcastle

Halloween Drive-In Movie Theatre

From the 31st October to 2nd November there will be a variety of scary films showing on the newly established drive-in movie theatre in Bents Park. With two viewings each night, the movies generally commence around 6pm or 9pm. Tickets are £20 per car or £24 if you wish to be in the front row. A variety of food is also available (just don’t drop it on your seats!). Give your Halloween experience a taste of America with this rare event.

Halloween Night Ghost Walk

On the 31st October, a Halloween ghost walk is taking place in the Castle Prison and Dungeon Séance. The castle is considered to be one of Newcastle’s most haunted places, and has hundreds of real-life stories linked to gruesome evidence. There will be Ouija boards, EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recordings and a creepy tour of the historic castle by candlelight. Tickets are £10 if you book online and £15 on the door, with the walk taking around an hour and a half to complete.

If you’re readying yourself for a big night of Halloween festivities, or are heading for a night out in Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle, make sure you check out Roomzzz Aparthotels for a luxurious state – and end – to your evening.

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October: A month in music

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With the dark nights drawing in and winter restricting your options when it comes to evening activities, we take a look at the music scene around three of the UK’s major northern cities. From arena sell-outs to local smaller venues, we’ve got your evenings sorted.

Leeds
Although the new First Direct Arena is now officially open for business, the musical acts don’t get into full swing until November. However there are still plenty of smaller venues in the city. Head to the O2 Academy website for an array of artists, DJs and nights out available. Having received widespread acclaim for their debut album Bad Blood, Bastille are heading to Leeds’ O2 Academy on the 21st October as they blast out crowd favourites Pompeii and Laura Palmer. Concerts from Suede, Travis and the Goo Goo Dolls are highlights for the rest of the month, so make sure you check online for tickets to make sure you don’t miss out.

Newcastle
The Arctic Monkeys head to Newcastle’s Metro Arena as our top pick of concerts for October. The Sheffield rockers roll into Newcastle for a performance on the 22nd October. Tickets for the event sold out immediately upon release, with UK concert dates proving to be like gold dust, however if you can find a ticket at an official resale retailer online, it’s a no-brainer to go and see the Yorkshire four piece on this leg of their world tour. Another big name hitting the Geordie music scene this month is Jessie J, whose performance on the 26th is a rescheduling of her cancelled gig from March this year.

Manchester
Big name stars Billy Joel and Peter Gabriel hit Manchester later this month, providing ample entertainment for fans of 70′s and 80′s music. World famous pianist Billy Joel’s stop in Manchester is one of only three English dates, so tickets are sure to be in high demand, but are currently still available. Having embarked on a solo career after leaving rockers Genesis prior to his 1977 debut solo album, Peter Gabriel has enjoyed a long and successful career. Be sure to catch him in Manchester before he ends his tour and takes a sabbatical from the music industry.

Be sure to plan your concert night in advance, and if you’re looking to stay in the city rather than begin the drive home late at night, visit Roomzzz to check for vacancies.

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Things to do this coming month!

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With the summer months fast approaching, we thought we’d pull together a list of the very best things to see and do when staying with us at our Roomzzz Apartments in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle over the coming months.

Starting with Leeds, here is just a small selection on the latest goings on.

Those seeking a little more culture should look no further than the Northern Art Prize at Leeds Art Gallery

Celebrating contemporary visual artists based in the North of England, the Northern Art Prize has established itself as an important award – recognised nationally as a relevant profiler of artists working in the North East, North West and Yorkshire regions.

Thu 28 Mar 2013 – Sun 16 Jun 2013

www.northernartprize.org.uk

 

If you are looking to treat your dad this Father’s Day then why not head to Harewood House witch is gearing up to Father’s Day Classic Motor Show with hundreds of vintage and classic cars to admire. On the day there’ll be a full arena programme showcasing all the vehicles and prizes will be given out at the end of the day for best in class.

Sun 16th June

http://www.harewood.org/whatson

 

Moving across the Pennines, those of you heading to Manchester are in for a treat, with a wealth of cultural, musical and sporting events all taking place over the coming month.

Here are just a few to whet the appetite.

For the musical lovers amongst you, why not check out the fabulous production of Dirty Dancing?

On at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from 21 May – 15 June 2013, Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dirty-dancing/palace-theatre-manchester/

 

If musicals aren’t to your taste, how about some all out rock?

Southern US rock siblings Kings of Leon will be playing two shows at Manchester Arena on 24 and 25 June 2013. The performances will start at 19:30 on both nights. The Tennessee quartet will be performing tracks from their sixth studio album, alongside hits from their decade-plus rock back catalogue.

www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 

For those of you heading to our favourite city in the North East (Newcastle for those of you who don’t know!), there is plenty for you to do over the coming month.

World famous musical Cats is making an appearance at the Sunderland Empire.

One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world – now you too have the chance to experience this legendary musical phenomenon.

With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless Memory, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breath taking choreography, Cats is a magical musical like no other.

Tue 28 May – Sat 8 June

http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire/

 

Regressing along the evolutionary chain, we segway nicely from Cats to Dinosaurs with the Natural History Museum exhibition – Age of the Dinosaur – visiting Newcastle’s Life Science Centre

Be transported back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Age of the Dinosaur, a Natural History Museum exhibition, gives you a glimpse of life as it was 65 million years ago.

Featuring around 50 real specimens, realistic models, CGI, full-scale animatronics and stunning film footage, Age of the Dinosaur paints an evocative picture and tells a compelling scientific story of a vital period in Earth’s history.

http://www.life.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What they say! Press reviews of Roomzzz Aparthotel. Part 2

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Have you seen our site recently? If you look through each of the pages you’ll see quotes from recent press trips and reviews of Roomzzz Aparthotel – in all locations – Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

We’ve picked out the choicest of quotes for your reading pleasure…

‘Room 9 out of 10, Service 9, Cool factor 8.5, Value 9, Score 8.5′ . The Times, The Cool Hotel Guide – Manchester City

‘We take the lift to the seventh of the 11 floors, unlock our door and are taken aback by the sense of space.’ The Times, Leeds City West

‘The apartment is large enough to live in, never mind stay a single night.’ The Times, Leeds City West

“Blimey,” says my wife, “this is more than we have at home.’ The Times, Leeds City West

‘The bed delivers a good night’s sleep – must get some memory foam’ ‘And the bathroom has an excellent power shower’ The Times, Leeds City West

Room:
9 out of 10, Service: 9 out of 10, Value: 9 out of 10. The Times, Leeds City West

‘The Grade II listed building is full of character, with enormous windows, exposed metal beams and high ceilings.’ The Daily Telegraph, Manchester City

‘Each of the 48 apartments is unique and quirky – some have his-and-hers showers or sinks, four-poster beds or a Jacuzzi.’ The Daily Telegraph, Manchester City

You don’t have to stay in a suite for a touch of luxury: even some of the entry-level “smart studios” have four-posters, and all rooms have a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and hob, free Wi-Fi and an Apple Mac computer as standard.’ The Daily Telegraph, Manchester City

9/10 – The Daily Telegraph, Manchester City

‘The UK’s homegrown lifestyle brand’ Buying Business Travel

‘Roomzzz has made quite an impact on the UK’s regional hotel market’  – Sleeper Magazine

‘While the group has a strong pipeline going forward it is current performance that has sparked an interest amongst owners and operators in the regions’ – Sleeper Magazine

What they say! Press reviews of Roomzzz Aparthotel. Part 1

Roomzzz Aparthotel, Manchester CITY

Have you seen our site recently? If you look through each of the pages you’ll see quotes from recent press trips and reviews of Roomzzz Aparthotel – in all locations – Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

We’ve picked out the choicest of quotes for your reading pleasure… Check back for more soon! There is more!!

‘As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style’ Company Magazine – Manchester City

‘Perfect for a girlie weekend of shopping and partying!!’ Company Magazine – Manchester City

‘High ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces and grand Victorian character by the yard.’ Company Magazine – Manchester City

‘I stayed in the Liberty Suite which had the ‘wow’ factor in every way.’ SKY – Newcastle City

‘I can imagine any party of people finding the utilities and the interior to be most impressive – making for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.’ SKY Newcastle City

‘A great place to touch base after a day sightseeing, wandering along the quayside, discovering hidden gems’ SKY – Newcastle City

‘A perfect location in a fabulous building which has undergone an impressive regeneration.’ SKY – Newcastle City

‘The hotel is found within a Georgian townhouse and combines historic features including vaulted ceilings and a grand staircase’ The Daily Telegraph, ‘The Week in Travel’ – Newcastle City

‘Roomzzz, in Manchester, offers serviced apartments with quirky and luxurious touches, close to Chinatown and the Manchester Art Gallery.’ The Daily Telegraph – Britain’s Top Affordable Hotels – Manchester

‘I was in a “maxima suite”, which costs from £109 a night — and it was very good.’ The Times, The Cool Hotel Guide – Manchester City

‘On the lower level I found a desk and iMac, with a large screen and fast (free) wi-fi, next to a magnolia leather sofa and a striking rug. A shiny toaster and a hob, so new-looking it appeared that they’d never been used, were in an alcove next to a spotless bathroom with a power-shower. It felt like the ultimate bachelor pad.’ The Times, The Cool Hotel Guide – Manchester City

‘With rooms starting at only £89, this modern ‘apartment hotel’ offers excellent value’ – The Times, The Cool Hotel Guide – Manchester City

It’s a HAPPY EASTER with Roomzzz Aparthotel!

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From all at Roomzzz Aparthotel we’d like to wish you a very Happy Easter break!

We know that many of you are staying with us over Easter for mini breaks – but for everyone who has other plans we thought we’d remind you of the reasons to book with us soon – with this fabulous Trip Advisor review of Roomzzz Aparthotel Newcastle City.

Remember we have our amazing Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk offer on at the moment so you can stay for less when you Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk

Get an extra 20% off the best available rate by booking right here, right now on our brand new website.

Leeds City From £63.50

Leeds City West From £47.50

Manchester From £79.50

Newcastle From £69.50

“Delightful in every way!”
5 of 5 stars

This was my second visit at Roomzzz Newcastle. The first visit was so good that we decided to come back for few more days and am so looking forward to be back again. What a pleasure to be staying here.

Staff was just excellent , very pleasant and helpful. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and what a delight! The attention to detail has been fantastic. Really gives you a luxurious feeling and felt so good to have such a space to ourselves. Having an iMac in the suite was such a luxury,which I have not had at any other hotel yet, not even at hotels like Atlantis,The Palm !!! I just can’t say enough as to how happy we were at Roomzzz. Again, we had two big televisions in the suite which was great. The sitting area was very comfortable and gave a good space to chill out.

We had the complimentary breakfast on the first day and it was lovely. The coffee machine made great drinks,the Mocha and Hot Chocolate were my favourite and my husband was enjoying the Latte’s. We had nice selection of French pastries and it was all complimentary! On our second morning,we prepared a cooked breakfast and we found everything that we needed for it.The oven and the microwave was sparkling clean. It was a real pleasure. For evening meals, we took a short walk to Grey Street on both nights and had a lovely dinner’s at The Living Room and at Brown’s. We were very much in the centre of town within minutes walk from our hotel.

The beautiful staircase lead us to the bedroom upstairs which was very romantic and trendy. The bed was extremely comfortable,but no surprise there as it was the same when we stayed the time before. The bedding was very good quality and luxurious. We had a good sound sleep on both nights. Bathroom was lovely too with nice shower. Towels were very absorbent and were changed regularly.

The standard of house keeping was impeccable,everything was nice and clean.

We just did not want to leave our room to go out. We had some real chill time in our Suite and are so looking forward to be back. What a pleasure to see that the standards have not slipped at all. We have decided to come back every few months!!!!

 

Roomzzz Reviews: Manchester City

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Roomzzz Aparthotel, Manchester City

“Fantastic hotel – gigantic rooms!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I totally enjoyed this hotel. Great staff; well furnished rooms with kitchen facilities and great showers. Every room has a desk, a table, sofa and huge windows. I’ve never seen so many lights in one room – there’s a light for every corner! Great coffee and croissants in the morning too. I’d stay there again for sure.

Remember you can book to stay in Manchester City from only £79.50 with our amazing Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk offer on at the moment so you can stay for less when you Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk

Get an extra 20% off the best available rate by booking right here, right now on our brand new website.

Leeds City From £63.50

Leeds City West From £47.50

Manchester From £79.50

Newcastle From £69.50

Roomzzz Reviews: Roomzzz Aparthotel Leeds City.

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Roomzzz Aparthotel, Leeds

We love reading our reviews of Roomzzz Aparthotel on Trip Advisor…

Totally unbiased and straight from our guests. The review below is from Roomzzz Aparthotel Leeds City – which incidentally is just around the corner from the new and wondrous Trinity Leeds. Perfect for all  your shopping needs as well as being FAMOUS – how could you not have seen it on the news yesterday?

“Great place to stay whether on business or leisure”
5 of 5 stars

Reviewed 18 March 2013

‘As a regular visitor to Leeds on business, I usually get put up in one of the many hotels in Leeds, however I have now discovered Roomzzz Aparthotel and wouldn’t go back to the hotel experience. These apartments are very well appointed and 5mins walk from Leeds Station so very central.

I love the fact I can eat in, eat out, cook for myself or for colleagues or bring in a takeaway (no more eating in my room on room service!) and I have everything thing I need for a comfortable stay. The beds are very comfortable, the bathrooms have everything you need (including underfloor heating) and are clean and modern and the kitchen has all the appliances, cutlery and crockery you could possibly need as well as a washer dryer and dishwasher.

The ‘grab and Go’ breakfast provided in the price hits the spot nicely with decent coffee and fresh croissants and pastries, juice and fruit.

The concierge in reception is friendly and helpful and to top it all, it’s cheaper than staying in a hotel so good for my company’s budget!

If you are staying for leisure, Leeds excellent shopping centre and myriad of eateries are just minutes away.

I highly recommend you give Roomzzz a try next time you have to stay in Leeds’.

Remember we have our amazing Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk offer on at the moment so you can stay for less when you Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk

Get an extra 20% off the best available rate by booking right here, right now on our brand new website.

Leeds City From £63.50

Leeds City West From £47.50

Manchester From £79.50

Newcastle From £69.50

 

 

 

 

 

Roomzzz Manchester City: Company Magazine

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Roomzzz Manchester

Roomzzz Aparthotel Manchester City had a visit from glossy girls magazine Company… These are extracts from what they had to say about their stay!

‘As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style’

‘Perfect for a girlie weekend of shopping and partying!!’

‘High ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces and grand Victorian character by the yard.’

Don’t forget you can stay for less when you Spring into Roomzzz.co.uk

Get an extra 20% off the best available rate by booking right here, right now on our brand new website.

Leeds City From £63.50

Leeds City West From £47.50

Manchester From £79.50

Newcastle From £69.50