Destination UK

Our stay at the Hilton Leicester #StayPlayExplore

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April 12, 2017

Last week I wrote a post about what we got up to on our Stay, Play, Explore break in Leicestershire, but what was the accommodation like?
As part of the Stay, Play, Explore package, we stayed at the Hilton in Leicester as it is an excellent base for exploring the attractions and landmarks of this city.
The hotel is comfortable and modern and as a family travelling with 3 children, our room was large enough for us all with two queen size beds and a double sofa bed.
Hilton Leicester
This room was bright and airy and cam with a 32-inch plasma TV with on-demand movies and TV sports packages.
Hilton Leicester
This room also offers a range of special touches including plush bathrobes, slippers, a small bottle of wine, mineral water and various snacks.
Hilton Leicester
The room is fairly open plan with an alcove with the sink and a mirrored wardrobe in, which then leads on to a separate bathroom, which is handy for getting the kids to brush their teeth whilst someone is having a bath or shower.
Hilton Leicester
The room also came with a generous amount of toiletries for everyone to use.
Hilton Leicester
The kids were given a ‘Boss Baby’ Activity pack on arrival which kept them entertained in the room, with word searches, a puzzle and some colouring activities.
Hilton Leicester
After all the fun at we had the kids slept well in their huge beds and were more than ready for breakfast the next morning.
Hilton Leicester
The self-service breakfast was served in the restaurant and included cereal, pastries, a continental breakfast option as well as a traditional full english.
Hilton Leicester
There was also a chef on hand to cook you an omlette to order.
Hilton Leicester
We had a full itinerary booked so were out of the hotel by 9am, however, there is an indoor pool that we had access to as well.
I highly recommend the Stay, Play, Explore package. It is great value for money and gives you access to some amazing attractions.
Read all about our trip to Twycross Zoo and the National Space Centre by clicking the links.
Disclaimer: We were guests of Visit Leicester and received a Stay, Play, Explore break for the purpose of a review.

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    April 13, 2017

    It’s so lovely to see a hotel that can cater for more than a family of 4. I’ll definitely look at a Hilton next time we travel.
    Stay, Play, Explore sounds like a great idea for a family break too!

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    Sophie's Nursery

    April 13, 2017

    The room looks lovely! And the breakfast (my favourite bit of hotels!). And the freebies of course 😀 x

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    Nadine Hill

    April 13, 2017

    That’s great that the one room fitted a family of 5 into so easily! Fab if the kids are little ones like yours – we tend to go for the adjoining rooms now ours are a bit older!! Was the wine and water / jelly beans etc include in the room cost or were these minibar extras? I always tend to avoid taking into the minibar if I can help it as it’s so pricy but if they were included that is an extra bonus! Looks like you had a brilliant time!

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      April 13, 2017

      It was all included 🙂

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    April 13, 2017

    I’ve never stayed at a Hilton hotel before the room looks lovely and so does the breakfast

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    April 13, 2017

    Breakfast looks fab, perfect start to the day 🙂

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    April 14, 2017

    I love Hilton hotels, we always stay there for work but not tried this one in Leicester. I love how large the room but for a family room shouldnt the TV be a little higher, away from little fingers lol

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    Fashion and Style Police

    April 14, 2017

    Lovely review. The room looks fab. Love the extras included.

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    Cass Bailey

    April 14, 2017

    I love hotel breakfasts – it’s the only time i eat it really x x

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    Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook

    April 15, 2017

    What a great big room. Perfect for all of your to stay together.

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    April 16, 2017

    how cosy is your room and the brekkie looks fab too. x

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    Newcastle Family Life

    April 17, 2017

    I love Hilton hotels, the rooms are always so comfortable and perfect for if you have three children. I really like the breakfasts too, it looks like you had a great stay x

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    Kate Williams

    April 24, 2017

    Oh it looks lovely there, breakfast looks very good too!

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    May 6, 2017

    A great hotel!! I’ve stayed there in the past and it’s great value for your money. I do remember the food being really good. Thank you for sharing

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