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42 The Calls

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed only one night on a short visit to Leeds. Different from many of the large hotel chains this one proved to be a gemütlich hotel. Converted in 1995 from a grain mill it is a little different from other hotels we have stayed. We had a standard room which although not large had everything one needed. Located about 8-10 minutes walk from Leeds station it is close to the city centre. At £61 for the night (winter rate pre-booked) we also found it good value. Staff were friendly & helpful. Check-in is guaranteed from 4pm

My husband & I stayed here New Year’s Eve. We found the room very cosy & warm. The staff were very friendly & helpful. We stayed in room 315 & my in-laws were in 215. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay & would stay here again. Mr & Mrs Hutchinson.

I find it odd that this hotel has so much potential yet fails miserably at being a decent hotel. Decor in the rooms is awful, the rooms feel drab, neglected and generally unclean. Bathroom wasn’t clean, mould in the shower. This was apparently a free upgrade to a suite as well...don’t be fooled though! Breakfast - I felt like I was eating a full English cooked by somebody who doesn’t understand what a full English should be. Bacon was disgusting, possibly off!! And oh my life, that wasn’t coffee guys, it was warm, weak and wet...but certainly not coffee!! As I said, it truly is a shame as the location, riverside views and the building’s intrinsic architectural character have so much promise. This place desperately needs money investing in it and the staff to bring it up to scratch.

Stayed here 9 years ago and on staying this time realised the the décor/furnishings hadn't changed! We booked for a special occasion (paying £139 for a king room with a river view) and although the room was nice it wasn't worth that much. There were stains on the carpet, grubbiness around the shower screen and the windows were draughty. Also, in somewhere like this a small jug of milk in the fridge would be more upmarket than 4 milk pots. To cap it all we were then stung for £30 for 2 breakfasts! The waiter was nice but I'm not sure if he was doing the cooking as well because the food took ages to appear. Yes there are nice breads etc but the 2 sausages on my breakfast were as dry as a bone (possibly because I'd gone for the unusual ones and they'd had to be defrosted 1st). All in all not worth £170 and pretty disappointing which is a shame as it used to be so special and a bit different. I think it is lagging behind the times now, in 1991 when it was converted it would've been so unusual and 'boutique'. Would I stay here again...No. There are much nicer hotels in Leeds with a better breakfast for a much more reasonable price. Sorry No.42 but that's how it is! PS I have only just submitted my review because my husband had booked the room for our anniversary in April and I didn't want him to read this and be disappointed.

Stayed at 42 The Calls whilst attending a concert at the arena. Great little Hotel, fab location. The hotel is an old warehouse and has retained much of its features. Great for a weekend shopping etc. Really quirky but excellent quality and good value for money. Will definitely return!

The hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming and the hotel looks lovely, with wooden beams in the room and a nice river view. However, I did not enjoy this hotel. The walls and floors are very thin and any noise made in adjoining rooms, or from ones above, is clearly audible. During the 4 nights I was there we had builders working in the building next door during the night, so I was unable to get much sleep for 2 of those nights. I did raise this with management and they quickly upgraded me to a room away from the noise, which was very welcome. The building is very old, but so are the fixtures and fittings and it just feels like it needs an urgent refurb to bring the working parts in to the 21st century.

Great rooms with views over the river. Good size rooms and very comfortable as well as beautifully decorated. Late check in at 4pm but there is lots to do nearby with shopping and the Royal Armouries Museum. Very quiet and relaxing place to stay close to restaurants, shops and bus and rail stations. Fast free WiFi.

Had to give it one star as there is no option to leave it blank. Dirty, unclean toilet, mold on walls and the shower hadn't seen any cleaning solution for a very long time. Table peeling, carpet dirty not been hoovered. The only thing that looked clean was the bedding. I told reception the said sorry! The also gave false information about car parking too. Definitely won't be returning.

I arrived half an hour early and asked if it was too early to check in and the woman at the desk said my room was ready and that it was fine to check in which was nice. A porter showed me to my room and I was given a complimentary glass of wine to take up with me which I thought was a really nice touch. I was shown right to my door and told to just call reception if I needed anything. The room itself was really large and I really liked the style. The bathroom was gorgeous and everything clean as expected. The bed was without doubt the comfiest I have ever slept in. Check out was easy the next day and I'd definitely stay again if I was in Leeds and would recommend to others.

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst meeting up with friends and unfortunately despite being a nice hotel in a great location its badly let down by certain members of thier staff,the one poseing as the manager. Not only was he unprofessional but also very rude and abrupt. We stay in lots of hotels every year and I've never been treated or spoken to in such a manner. The room wasn't the cleanest ive slept in and on the first night the radiator didnt work and as the windows are neither double glased or closed propley the room was very cold. There is definitely "no" bar as stated in the description but a table with half empty bottles of spirits which in my opinion is unhyguinic and very much open to abuse,not by the guest's but by the hotel management who could basicly put anything they wanted in the bottle and pass it off as a quality product. There is a price list available but they base the amount you drink on cctv and thier opinion so be warned,we where charged £35 for drinks we poured on the assurance is was an "honesty bar" and then the drinks where thrown away by staff who didnt even have the decency to as us if we wanted them. We also had drinks in our room that where disposed of before we'd even checked out. Like I said nice hotel if only run by more professional staff. For that reason next we visit Leeds we'll be staying in a hotel not an upmarket hostel.

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

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 863 reviews