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42 The Calls

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You kind of expect to have a lot of noise outside when you stay in the city center, whilst this was indeed the case, a couple of street scuffles and drunken revelers would be standard, but with 42 The Calls most of the 4 am noise came from within the hotel. We were on the second floor in a deluxe room , there was an adjoining door to the next room through which you could clearly hear your neighbors! Voices in the corridor sounded like they were in bed beside you, whilst every word and movement from the upstairs bedroom became crystal clear at 4 am. So, if you are looking for a peaceful night sleep, avoid this hotel. The room was supposedly a deluxe room, but it was very standard, with an unpleasant selection of stains on the carpet.The bed was comfortable enough and the shower worked well but the housekeeping left a bit to be desired.. I wasn't sent a confirmation until the day before my stay and when i called to check our booking the month before they refused to let me know whether indeed I had a room there or not. Parking is an issue, you can park in the street over night for a small fee but then have to move to the NCP for a £24 charge (for 24 hours). You do get a small discount buying an exit ticket from the hotel but as you can only have one of these any stay over 24 hours will cost you in parking. We have stayed in a number of city hotels and had it not been for the locality to the event we attended, this was our most disappointing stay.

WE have stayed at 42 The Calls lots of times in the past 20 years, but noticed a huge deterioration in our visit this weekend, when we had Room 202. I emailed the hotel a week before our arrival, to ask about arranging an early breakfast but got no reply, so I asked again at check in and was told to fill in the room service request and hang it on our room door handle- I did this but no-one collected it, so no breakfast appeared. The receptionist just shrugged when I handed it to her on check-out & told her what had happened. The rooms are now very dated and badly in need of a refurb, which would be fine if they were clean but our bathroom had filthy ground-in dirt around the bath, along the sides of the bath, around the plug holes, the sink had a large crack in it and the shaving mirror was dirty and damaged. The bedroom carpet was stained and rucked up and there was a large hole in the bedsheet. Not worth the money at all, at least an Ibis is clean! Such a shame to see what was once our favourite hotel in Leeds in a state of decline. .

We had the appropriately named room 101. The plumbing isn't up to a reasonable standard. The hot water in the sink takes an age to come through and when it does it's a trickle. The cistern on the WC takes an age to fill. The extractor fan is old and noisy. The shower has mould on the inside, which in unhygienic and disgusting. There was no shower cap. Other than that, the bed was too short and the TV reception so patchy it was impossible to follow. The Calls has been around for a long time. It's clear very little is spent on it. In this case 'boutique' is another term for a bit dog-eared.

Having visited Leeds on a number of occasions and booked soulless chain hotels decided to try something different. Stayed at 42 for 3 nights visiting my daughter. Friendly helpful staff at check-in. We had room 106 which overlooked the canal. Lovely room, spacious and quirky, although I would imagine at the weekend would be quite noisy as the windows are almost over the decking of the restaurant/bar next door. If I stay there again would ask for room further away as I like my sleep! Great location just a short stroll in to town going past lots of eating establishments so you don't feel cut off at all from the city centre Would recommend and hope to return soon

A superb stay here, many times. Sadly all with business. I would live to stay here on a personal level. Staff are amazing and very welcoming. The rooms are increadibly comfortable. Views over the canal is also nice and takes you away from the reminders of a busy city. I seem to remember the breakfast is amazing

My partner arranged a two night stay at the hotel as a city break in September, 2017. We had a Deluxe room #311. HOTEL The hotel has a specific style to it and is quite unique, which is lovely and refreshing after staying in hotels that all look the same! Common areas were clean and well-looked after. ROOM Our room was absolutely fantastic with a lovely river view. The bed was huge and incredibly comfy. The room was spacious and had a wardrobe, study desk, mirrors, TV, tea, coffee and complimentary biscuits. Bathroom had everything you might possibly need, including shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion. The whole suite was kept in an authentic boutique style. STAFF Staff was friendly and check-in was no problem. LOCATION The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the main shopping street, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment - can't beat it! FOOD We did not try any food at the hotel. RECOMMENDATION Would definitely recommend this hotel for a vibrant city break.

Surprisingly upmarket hotel in an ideal location in Leeds. Lovely staff who offered a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. The room we were staying in (2 people) had a lovely view of the river and the surrounding city and was very spacious and well-kept. Was impressed by the mini-fridge too (I'm not used to staying in posh hotels as you can tell!). Beds were very comfy and I slept well, and the bathroom had a lovely 1950s-esque decor which was very nice. From looking at the handbook in the room, the hotel offers many premium services such as an honesty bar (which I had never actually heard of before), and many others. Overall, a fantastic hotel and while not the cheapest in the area is definitely worth the price and experience, especially if you're used to staying in ibis' etc. :)

Spent a night at the hotel with my boyfriend. Lovely, tidy rooms with a great look over the canal and staff were very friendly on arrival. Had an issue with the TV late in the evening and when the technical guy couldn't fix it the manager personally came apologising for this inconvenience and boosted us up to a bigger room where the TV was definitely working. So polite and apologetic of the staff and would recommend to anyone visiting Leeds

We had a third floor room. In the ceiling were some Original features. Spacious room and great to have two chairs. We had a riverside view too. Seemed to miss out on the free wine though......? Staff couldn't be more helpful. We had afternoon tea....was huge. I'd arranged this as a surprise for my husband, to catch up with his daughter, her husband and grandson. The staff were careful not to let the cat out of the bag when we arrived. Lovely breakfast. Matthew, I think, was our helpful waiter. We were very happy with the room and location. We didn't feel it was 'tired' but we like unique places.

I stayed here after an interval of several years. The welcome was friendly and I was offered a small glass of wine on arrival. Breakfast was fabulous with the chef taking the orders and serving... a novel approach!! The room was a little tired - the loo needs a service the shower head a relic of the 80's or 90's and the mattress needs replacing. Really these are small quibbles and I look forward to the next visit. Great deal on offer this time in spite of useless Traveleads.......who can't organise a drink up in a brewery!!!

42 The Calls Leeds England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Armouries
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Royal Armouries is a short stroll from 42 The Calls, and other popular attractions like First Direct Arena are within a mile (2 km). This 41-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Leeds and also a short walk from Corn Exchange and Leeds Kirkgate Market.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite brasserie, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


All of 42 The Calls's 41 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of 42 The Calls enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a fireplace in the lobby. Self parking is available for GBP 19.95 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 844 reviews