Why not treat yourself to an amazing city break and enjoy a long weekend away? Yorkshire’s cities deliver a fabulous mix of fashion, fun, culture, clubs, music and mouth-watering food. Come and live-it-up the Yorkshire way.
Overlooking the city’s historic wall and with stunning views of the world-famous Minster, the Grand Hotel & Spa provides an idyllic setting for a city break in York or as a base from which to explore the region. As the city’s only five-star hotel, The Grand offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a Yorkshire welcome!
There is a significant amount of history attached to Bradford’s The Midland Hotel, which still retains some of the finest of Victorian features including the Victorian Passageway with its floor to ceiling Burmantoff tiles. It boasts magnificent public areas, spacious bedrooms and a resident’s bar that never closes.
Unwind in Gothic grandeur in the heart of Yorkshire Brontë country at Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel. Set in a Gothic style mansion house surrounded by landscaped gardens, this hotel is a peaceful retreat just a short stroll from the banks of the River Aire.
The Old Deanery is a hotel and restaurant based in Ripon. In 1625 the Old Deanery was built on the site of part of the former monastery of St Wilfred, for use by the Canon-in-Residence. Recently refurbished, this Grade II listed red star building offers high standards with contemporary design.
The Met, Leeds is a stunning four star, Grade II listed hotel in the centre of Leeds, stylish inside and out. Based in Leeds’ business district and also just a short stroll from a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars as well as the Victoria Quarter and Leeds Arena, The Met is one of Leeds most historic hotels and an icon within the city.
For a break with style, sophistication, great food, great people andgreat places to stay, Yorkshire is a first class choice. Across the county you can treat yourself to something special, unusual or downright decadent.
At Malmaison Leeds take your pick from 100 modern, spacious rooms and elegant suites, and enjoy huge, soft beds and power showers. It’s your ticket to sophistication, particularly in the glowing basement Malbar, where you can sip a high-end cocktail, glass of wine, champagne or ice cold beer before moving into the adjoining brasserie for some seriously fine dining.
The 4-star Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel in Sheffield, close to the Lyceum and Crucible theatres, as well as Sheffield Hallam University. Relax over contemporary cuisine in The Yard restaurant, or try the Champagne Bar as a stylish spot for a nightcap. The Spa has a fully-equipped gym if you fancy a workout before heading into town. Built on the former site of a Grade II listed Boys Grammar School, The Leopold is one of Sheffield’s finest boutique hotels. This historical property offers a quirky yet luxurious place to meet, situated centrally in Leopold Square offering an array of upmarket bars and eateries. The imposing building has been sympathetically restored to retain its charming architectural character.
Once the home of a Victorian gentleman, Marmadukes Town House Hotel boasts luxury rooms with handmade beds, a lounge bar furnished with antique sofas and a wonderfully light conservatory, all just a few minutes walk from York’s city walls. Spoil yourself with a stay at the York Marriott Hotel and stay just a short drive from the city centre and its many attractions including the National Railway Museum and York Minster. The hotel offers 151 stylish guest bedrooms, a leisure club and even a private tennis court. Located in the heart of historic York, The Royal York Hotel offers unique and stylish accommodation; surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular views. This stunning hotel creates a magnificent contrast between its historic Victorian architecture and its modern and luxurious furnishings.
This article is taken from our 2016 Stylish Breaks guide.