Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East
2 Aberford Road, Oulton
LS26 8EJ
United Kingdom

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4 Things to Try in Leeds this Summer

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Summer is a great time to visit the northern powerhouse city of Leeds. If you’re feeling inspired to try something new then our Leeds hotel has come up with the 4 top things to try in Leeds this summer.


Taste street food from around the world


There are plenty of places to sample street food from around the world without leaving Leeds city centre close to our budget Leeds hotel. Trinity Kitchens offers a whole array of cuisine from Mexican to Thai and Indian in a cool and colourful location. Leeds Kirkgate Market’s new street food dining offers some tasty international dishes and there are lots of street food restaurants such as Zaap and The Cats Pyjamas.


Leeds Street Food

Take a trip in a Water Taxi


If you haven’t already met Twee and Drie they’re Leeds’ water taxis and the cutest way to travel in the city near our budget hotel in Leeds! Hop on at Leeds Dock and take a short but sweet 10-minute trip along the river to Granary Wharf, by the new south entrance of Leeds train station (or vice versa) and take in the scenic views. The taxis run every 20 minutes and are completely free!


Find out more here.


Water Taxi Leeds

Experience an outdoor concert


Every summer Millennium Square becomes a hub of energy and entertainment with a full calendar of festivals, live music and screenings. Check out their website to see what exciting events are being hosted there, near our Leeds hotel, this summer!



Outdoor Concert Leeds

Visit a rooftop bar


Leeds is a great place for some summer drinking with beer gardens and rooftop terraces galore to make the most of the sunshine! Some our our Leeds hotel’s top picks is the quirky Headrow House with a cocktail bar and views of some of Leeds’ landmarks, the Sky Lounge which is the highest rooftop bar in the city and boasts some incredible views and Angelica which hosts barbeques and DJ sets in the summer months and is the highest rooftop bar in Trinity Leeds shopping centre.


Rooftop Bar Leeds


Holiday Inn Express Leeds-East is a comfortable and affordable hotel near Leeds city centre. To check availability, contact our Leeds hotel team on or call 0845 112 6039.


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Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East Reviews


Galway, Ireland

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the disabled access rooms. I was staying alone as a wheelchair user, so a little worried about coping with things.

I had no problems whatsoever. The staff were extremely helpful and made my stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. I would certainly stay here again.



No kidding, but within 30 minutes of our arrival we had booked a further visit for later in the year. The surrounding area is very pleasant, the location appears quiet and is convenient for many local sites and attractions. The room, including bed was very comfortable, the staff most helpful.

Breakfast is included in your price here and much to choose from including bacon, sausage, egg, porridge, cereal, muesli, fruit, yogurt etc etc. I find this, for what we paid, hard to beat. We have family nearby so this is a good location and what we paid for what we received excellent value.



On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who sorted everything out. Once we were checked in and got to our rooms, the room was all set out and was very clean. Beds very comfy and price was right, would definitely recommend.



I have had the pleasure of staying here three times now and it never fails to impress! The hotel itself is well kept, very clean and tidy. The staff are amazing and just can’t do enough to make you feel welcome.

Breakfast is always hot and fresh, be it yogurt and fruit or full English you will enjoy! Beds are really comfy and the room its-self is great with good blackout curtains.



I get to stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn's up and down the country, and this surely is one of the best. Great location, spotlessly clean and wonderful staff that couldn't do enough for you. Comfortable refurbished rooms and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for!


Melbourne, Australia

A friendly place to stay with nice rooms, good breakfast and most importantly great staff. Handy for Leeds and York with easy parking and a carvery nearby. What more could you want. Once again I want to stress the really good staff.



A varied group of 5 but the hotel met our requirements well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, great having free WiFi, and breakfast included. The staff were very helpful and we found it an ideal location for touring around Yorkshire.



Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn East Leeds. Lovely friendly staff and a nice warm welcome. Beautiful clean and cosy rooms. Not one fault with this hotel, free breakfast and a Toby carvery joined on to the hotel, perfect. Paid £55 per night. Well worth it. Will definitely recommend and will stay again.



Nice and spacious rooms, bathroom very clean, everything in working order and free breakfast!

Location about 25 mins from Leeds city centre, however worked well for us as just off the motorway so able to get to other locations quickly. Staff very friendly, would definitely come again.



Spent a couple of nights here. We stayed in an accessible ground floor room which was great. Very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well.

Continental breakfast is included in the price which was very reasonable. Staff were lovely - sorting out our key card when it stopped working and finding me a nail file when I asked for one.

We went for a meal in Leeds one night and to a reception at Oulton Hall on the other. Staff arranged taxis both times without fuss. A small but perfectly functioning bar was welcome too!

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