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Ramada Encore Leicester

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel has clean, basic rooms and is in an excellent location for visiting Leicester - the city centre is very compact, so this was a great base to go to the rugby, visit student son and do a bit of shopping. Close to lots of good restaurants. The rooms next to the lifts can be a bit noisy, but that's just the luck of the draw!

I stayed here recently when I attended the gin festival being held close by. We arrived early and our rooms were ready for us so could check in straight away. Rooms were a good size, clean and comfortable. We had lunch at the bar restaurant and although the price was steep for what we had the food was nice and it was convenient for us to eat at the hotel. We had drinks at the bar after the gin festival whilst waiting for a cab into town and then more later that evening. Not as much selection of drinks as would have liked but the environment was nice to sit and relax together. Breakfast in the morning was pleasant enough and with it being a buffet style you could eat exactly what you wanted. Would definitely stay again.

For a flagship city centre hotel I expect ed better. It looks the part but that’s about it. My room was freezing cold, asked for an iron and ironing board never got it, the phones to contact reception don’t work, shower didn’t extend high enough. The staff where pleasant enough and the guy who checked me in went the extra mile after I had forgotten my razor and he found me one, that was the highlight on what was a disappointing stay. Will use another hotel next time, considering this places price as well it should have been a lot better

I stayed 1 night here and that was enough. I checked in with no issue and was given room 513 and on opening the door I was hit with freezing temperatures. It was so cold I thought a window was open, but no. I turned the wall heater on and settled into the room. No carpets just cheap wood floor making the room feel colder. 3 hours later it was still no warmer. I got into bed with my duffel coat and went to sleep. I figured most of the other rooms would be the same. The bed was comfy and I slept ok. The next morning the bathroom was even worse not a radiator or heater in sight. I had to run the shower for ages to warm it up. Breakfast was good. On checkout....not a mention of how did you sleep? So I mentioned the cold room and her response was do you want a VAT receipt? I mentioned it again and she asked if I wanted my car park ticket validating.... I gave up and left all I wanted was an apology, it’s too late now. I will never stay here again.

Stayed at the Ramada for one night while visiting DeMontfort Hall and we were not disappointed. A great hotel with a lovely lounge and a great bedroom with everything we needed. Everywhere was very clean but what made our stay fabulous was all the staff who were so helpful, nothing was too much trouble and will definitely stay here again

Hotel is in great location but unfortunately the room and breakfast let it down. Bed had so many spring sticking out so uncomfortable, also very small double and then the noise outside room. Stopped about 1am in morning and started again at 4am. People emptying bins and doing god knows what. Breakfast was £10 and was not fresh had been sitting there for what I could only guess was more than hour cold and tasteless. I will not be staying at this hotel again.

Stayed here on business with two colleagues wanting a change from the Premiere Inn. Pluses; Good location, friendly staff and a comfortable bed but but the lack of parking and £10 extra for breakast took the overall cost well above what it delivers. Other gripes; heater broken in room and had to get moved, undercooked food at breakfast and still waiting for my receipt after a printer problem. Back to the Premiere for us...

I have stayed here around 5 times in the last 2 months on business. Check in is always swift and friendly. The rooms are clean and modern with a great walk-in shower. The room has its own controllable radiator which is very efficient. Breakfast is really good (self service) but evening meal can be a bit hit and miss, with good and bad service and poor quality pizzas but excellent steak and chips,

We have a son up here at uni, so have taken the opportunity to stay at a number of hotels in Leicester....& there’s generally only one request-apart from location & value for money-& that’s somewhere to leave the car. It said on their website that there was parking at the Ramada...there was but it was down the road at the NCP....& that was after we’d navigated the joys of Leicester’s ring roads trying to find this unsignposted hotel. All very clean & tidy & basic-like you’d expect-but nothing that grabbed us-that stood out as a place that we’d like to return to-which we won’t.

Near the city center this is a clean but rather unpersonal hotel with a lobby reception, bar and restaurant in one room. Hotel room was good and the bed was comfortable. Public parking conveniently around the corner with a hotel discount.

84-90 Charles St Leicester England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Ramada Encore Leicester places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Leicester Cathedral and Highcross Shopping Centre. This 115-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Centrally located in Leicester, the hotel is also a short walk from New Walk Museum and Jewry Wall.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 115 rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with LCD TVs. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Ramada Encore Leicester features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for GBP 11 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 633 reviews