The Best Hotels to Book Near Tropical World, Leeds

Check into these hotels near Tropical World on your next visit to Leeds
Check into these hotels near Tropical World on your next visit to Leeds | Courtesy of Dakota Leeds / Expedia
Kim Gregory

One of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds, Tropical World is home to vast numbers of tropical plants and animals that kids big and small will love to discover. Our list of Leeds hotels are all nearby: pick from stylish city centre stays or self-contained apartments that are great for families, bookable with Culture Trip.

At Tropical World you can marvel at animals like monkeys, crocodiles and snakes as you wind through the park’s aquarium, rainforest canopy, butterfly house and fuel up on Yorkshire fare at the cafe. Kids will love the educational events, the exciting gift shop and leafy Roundhay Park where it’s located. Just 3mi (5km) from the city centre, it’s the ideal attraction to add to your must-visit list during a long weekend in this Yorkshire metropolis.

1. Dakota Leeds

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Dakota Leeds
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The stylish, luxury rooms and suites here are as cosmopolitan as they come, with rich dark tones, media hubs to listen to your favourite playlists and, in some, private balconies overlooking the city. Downstairs you’ll find Dakota Grill restaurant, which is perfect for a swish evening meal, best topped off at the Dakota Bar where original, art-inspired cocktails are served. If you’re travelling with a group, you can even hire the Champagne Room for private drinking and dining. The morning after, head for brunch at the on-site Salon Prive, where dishes like Yorkshire cheddar and ale rarebit and classic steak and eggs will cure a hangover in no time.

2. Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds City Centre

Chain Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds City Centre
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Leeds’ amenities are on your doorstep at Radisson Blu, located in shopping and entertainment complex the Light, where you’ll find shops, bars, restaurants, a cinema and more. The hotel – a restored, grand building – has the Fire Lake Grill House restaurant, where diners can see meats cooked to perfection on an open-flame Josper grill. For late nights, there’s 24-hour room service with a pizza menu, and in the morning there’s a great breakfast buffet.

3. High Bank Hotel

Budget Hotel

High Bank Hotel
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For a budget hotel with a cosy feel, book High Bank Hotel in Chapel Allerton. High ceilings and city views adorn some rooms – all have cosy carpets, pretty fabrics and free wifi. Pre-order breakfast – either cooked or a choice of lighter bites – and they’ll bring it to your room. If it’s sunny you’ll enjoy the garden with its cute swing for two. The free car park, available on a first come basis, is helpful for the 10 minute-drive to town or to Tropical World, which is also a 40-minute walk.

4. Village Hotel Leeds North


Village Hotel Leeds North
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Hip Headingley is home to this amenities-packed hotel with colourful rooms featuring Sealy beds and free wifi. The highlight is the Health & Wellness Club with its gym, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room. Choose from over 100 classes each week and work up a sweat at Pilates or HIIT. There are swimming sessions for the kids and you’ll all enjoy the in-house Starbucks and tantalisingly tall Pub & Grill burger stacks.

5. Malmaison Leeds


Malmaison Leeds
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In a central Victorian building, you’ll find this cool hotel with bold rooms and a suite that features quirky, art decor furnishings, including a giant hippo statue. There’s private dining, meeting rooms or pods for events. Take a seat in the bar for signature cocktails or refreshing gin Malmatonics – or book a table at the restaurant, which serves exciting dishes like Asian roast pork belly or beetroot burger with vegan cheese.

6. Quebecs

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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1891-built Quebecs is Grade II listed and the only independently owned luxury hotel in central Leeds. Marvel at original features like the columned entrance, sweeping staircase with carved oak and grand windows in the lavish suites. Cream tea in the Gallery, adorned with stained-glass windows of the Yorkshire coat of arms, is a must. Enjoy locally sourced breakfast in the Conservatory and your complimentary access to a nearby premium health club and spa.

7. Park Plaza Leeds

Chain Hotel

Park Plaza Leeds
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Downstairs from your contemporary room or Skyline Suite at Park Plaza, you’ll find the award-winning Chino Latino restaurant serving colourful, exciting pan-Asian cuisine and Latin cocktails. Think black cod with spicy miso and tantalising tasting menus, plus a list for the kids. Work off all that indulgence at the fitness suite before heading to Leeds train station across the road to start exploring. Here on business? There are 11 flexible meeting rooms on two dedicated conference floors.

8. Novotel Leeds Centre

Chain Hotel

Novotel Leeds Centre
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The highlight of this hotel is its restaurant: the Soap Factory Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen. Kick back and peruse the long list of exciting burgers, from locally sourced meat patties with tons of toppings to Thai spiced fish burgers with coriander, chilli and lime. Room decor is simple and clean and you can start your mornings with a breakfast of favourites. Enjoy useful amenities like a car park, wifi and nine meeting rooms.

9. Mansio Suites the Headrow


Mansio Suites
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Find your stylish city pad at one of these four different sized apartments, which have everything you’ll need plus luxury touches. Expect kitchenettes with Bosch appliances, Nespresso machines and pods, beds by Leeds mattress designer Harrison Spinks, luxury showers, Molton Brown toiletries and big smart TVs to stream your favourite Netflix shows. They’re all in a swish silver and grey package and just five to 10 minutes’ walk from Leeds train station.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Leeds and book now on Culture Trip.

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