Travel Review: Staying at the Encore Leicester Hotel City Centre
I was invited to an overnight stay at the stylish Ramada Encore Leicester Hotel which is part of the Wyndham Worldwide Group of hotels, boasting a staggering 8,000 hotel properties in over 77 countries around the world.
Ramada Encore Leicester Hotel is an impressive glass building located right in the heart of the City Centre at 84 – 90 Charles Street and is just a short walk from the train station and City Centre. Which is the perfect spot if you want to walk around and go shopping with Leicester boasting Europes’ largest open air covered market, there are also museums, the Curve theatre, and galleries to visit as well as the Great Central Railway steam train.
For sightseeing there is Melton Mowbray and Bosworth nearby, with Belvoir and Ashby de la Zouch Castles making the perfect choice for a day out for all the family. If you are a car racing fan then the Donnington Grand Prix Collection is a must see for all enthusiasts.
The Ramada Encore Leicster has a welcoming and upmarket feel. The staff were extremely polite and helpful and the overall atmosphere in the hotel was calm and well managed.
The decor is warm with brown, gold and deep red hues with offer a relaxing environment to unwind in whether you are doing a bit of work on business or as a trip for pleasure. A very contemporary feel and with high end furnishings for maximum impact and comfort.
Quite a minimalist feel which works well to create a calm and organised feel to the hotel.
I’m always snapping interesting things on my camera and couldn’t help but notice the spiral staircase from the 6th floor, where I was staying. Really an incredible and mind bending view.
After a long journey of two trains and a coach I was fairly tired once arriving at the hotel and the room was just the perfect size with a clean, stylish and contemporary décor.
I was shown around hotel and was pleasantly surprised at the facilities but more than anything, I was really impressed by the staff and their friendly and extremely helpful attitudes. The hotel amenities and services cover a gym, internet access, restaurant, car parking and bar.
The bar and restaurant area is spacious and stylish and the menu has the all classics on, so there is something for everyone. Breakfast is a well organised affair and they have a good range of foods to choose from, I went a little overboard with the mini pain au raisin but left with a full tummy and a satisfied sweet tooth.
One of the real perks of the Ramada Worldwide chain is their rewards programme called Wyndham Rewards where you can earn points for a FREE overnight stay at any one of their hotels within the group. This rewards programme hasn’t won the accolade of Best Travel Rewards Hotels 2016 – 2017 for nothings as the perks are really generous and they have the customers satisfaction at heart.
Just 15,000 points get you a free night, anywhere! Points are earned at a rate of 10 points per dollar, so one overnight stay tends to give you 1,000 points on average and there are other ways to earn points over and above staying at the hotel.
On top of the points package they are a generous amount of deals & discounts to be had as a member privilege.
The overall experience was positive from a cleanliness, atmospheric, location, amenities and value for money point of view and I would most certainly consider Ramada as a hotel of choice when travelling with or without my children.
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