including 8 days parking
from the airport
A tranquil retreat
This stately, elegant old building, whose eight acres of pleasant grounds and wildflower meadows back onto the beautiful Golden Acre Park, would be an attractive and welcoming place even if there weren't a soul here. But add to that the bubbly, entertaining team, who treat you like an old friend from the moment you arrive, and you've a recipe for a hugely relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Peace and quiet
Despite its proximity to the airport, which is just ten to fifteen minutes away, and its main road location, there was something about the Mercure that just made us feel completely removed from everything. It's a very quiet Leeds Bradford airport hotel, and fairly small at 118 rooms, but more than that, there's a peaceful atmosphere pervading the place that made us feel wonderfully calm. The hotel is surrounded by countryside, cows from a nearby farm graze just the other side of the main road, and there are hedgehog houses, bird boxes and beehives, from which the hotel will soon be harvesting its own honey, in the grounds. Our room looked out onto the lawn and the delightful park beyond, where you must go for a wander, it houses landscaped gardens, an arboretum, a huge lake that's home to several species of wildfowl, three national plant collections and much more.
Fun and frolics
There's plenty to do at the Mercure: a leisure club with a 1.35-metre-deep pool, a whirlpool, saunas, a steam room and a gym offering free fitness classes, as well as a beauty salon, a nail bar and a hairdresser's. In the evening, there's a restaurant and a lively bar. But you may not want to leave your cosy room. Most of the non-ground-floor rooms have balconies, and almost all the ground-floor ones have patio doors, so everyone's got their own little bit of outdoor space where you can relax and enjoy the Yorkshire sunshine.
At the Mercure we genuinely did feel right at home - almost among friends. Manager Stewart Woodeson told us he never wanted the place to feel stuffy - we don't think he ever needs to worry on that point.
We recommend the Mercure Leeds Parkway for:
Great staff - The evident camaraderie between the staff seems to extend to everyone they deal with.
Rural charm - You could lose yourself in the ground for hours. It would be hard to beat this setting.
Comfort - We loved our comfortable room, with its balcony and view of the grounds, and We felt totally at home in our cosy room with its balcony view of the grounds
The hotel itself was fine, if dated - but the airport taxi they booked for us did not arrive, and they were hopeless at sorting it, we needed up having to book our own (as well as another couple of guests) and were half an hour late to the airport. I would never stay here again on that basis. The taxi driver we eventually got explained they have serious staffing issues and there was never any guarantee of someone being on duty at 6am and the hotel should have known that. Not good.Mrs Prince (Mercure)
Our customers rated Mercure on average 8/10 (101 reviews). Read Mercure reviews.
This quiet hotel offers lovely garden views, with a health club and salon to help you to relax before your flight.
Getting to the airport
The Mercure Parkway hotel is less than 5 miles from the airport. The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport, which costs £12.50 each way. The journey takes around 8 minutes.
Directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.
Check in from 2pm and you'll need to check out by 12pm.
This package includes parking at the hotel for the duration of your trip. You can keep hold of your car keys while you're away as your car isn't moved.
Guests say the rooms are well equipped and spacious.
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
- Work desk
- Room service
Wifi is free throughout the hotel and guests say it's a good speed.
Hotel accessibility includes:
- Accessible lifts
Accessible rooms include:
- Grab rails
- Widened doors
You can request an accessible room when you book.
The Arts Brasserie restaurant serves hearty Yorkshire food in a relaxed setting, from pies to steaks. Guests say the food is good and the staff are friendly.
6.30pm - 10pm daily.
The Lounge Bar offers a range of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks, as well as light meals.
Breakfast is a full English and continental buffet. Expect all the classics like bacon, sausages and hash browns. You can add it on for £10.50 per person on the next page.
7.30am - 9.30am weekdays
7.30am - 11am Saturdays
8am - 12pm Sundays.
Things to do
- Beauty salon
Good to know
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Mercure Parkway with hotel parking address
Mercure Parkway with hotel parking Additional Information
|Address||Otley Road, |
|Disabled facilities||The hotel has rooms that are adapted for disabled guests with bath rails and widened doors. Call us on 0800 093 5478 and one of our team will contact the hotel to make the arrangements for you.|
|Phone in room|
Mercure Parkway with hotel parking room-only procedures
On the day of your stay
Make your way to the Mercure Parkway - your booking confirmation will include driving directions and a postcode for satnavs.
Getting from the hotel to the airport
The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport, which runs 24 hours a day, takes 8 minutes and costs £12.50 per car. It may cost more for larger vehicles.
Collect your bags and make your way to Arrow booking desk at the airport to arrange a taxi back to the hotel.