Residence 6, Leeds

THE BACKGROUND: Residence 6 comprises 23 one and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of Leeds city centre. They are situated in The Old Post Office building, a stone’s throw from the main railway station and all of the city’s shopping centres and business district.

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THE CHECK-IN: On arrival, I was greeted at the front desk by a friendly member of the Residence 6 team. After completing the paperwork I was shown to my one-bedroom apartment on the second floor and after a quick explanation of what was what and how it worked I was left to settle in.

THE APARTMENT:On arrival, I was greeted at the front desk by a friendly member of the Residence 6 team. After completing the paperwork I was shown to my one-bedroom apartment on the second floor and after a quick explanation of what was what and how it worked I was left to settle in.

THE FACILITIES: The property has an on-site gym with a range of machines plus free-weights. There are also two restaurants in the same building. Wifi access is free throughout the property plus there is a business lounge with a range of facilities, and the front desk is able to arrange secretarial services if needed. There is also discounted car parking located nearby.

THE VERDICT: An impressive property in the heart of the city centre. The apartment was extremely spacious and the staff more than happy to help with any request. The proximity to the station makes it convenient for those arriving by train, and there was a range of good restaurants and shops on the doorstep. Residence 6 is the only Visit Britain and Quality in Tourism five-star graded hotel or serviced apartment in Leeds, and it is well deserved.

THE DETAILS: Residence 6, The Old Post Office, Infirmary Street, Leeds, LS1 2HT. Tel: 0113 285 6250. Rates start from £125 per night (+VAT) with additional discounts for longer staying guests. www.residencesix.com.

Reviewed by David Clare (2014)