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The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, Bradford

Forster Square, BD1 4HU, Bradford, Great Britain - See on a map
The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western - The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western The The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is ideally located in the center of Bradford. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

Victorian grandeur in the heart of Bradford. With opulent decor, spacious public areas and sparkling chandeliers, The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western has a majestic feel and still retains some of its original Victorian features. This city center hotel has spacious bedrooms, including luxurious executive rooms and four-poster rooms with his and hers sinks, power shower and iPod® dock. All rooms come with en suite facilities, SKY TV and a trouser press. There is free onsite parking for guests and free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is ideally placed for exploring the city of Bradford and wider Yorkshire region. The National Science and Media Museum is a 10-minute walk away, and you can spend the evening watching a show at the Alhambra Theatre or St. George’s Hall. The hotel sits next to Forster Square Railway Station, so you can be in Leeds in 25 minutes or Saltaire World Heritage Site in 15 minutes. You might also like to explore the home of the Bronte Sisters in Haworth and the windswept South Pennine Hills where they found so much of their inspiration.

Sure Hotel Collection

The Midland Hotel




Hotel advantages

  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Lounges/bars
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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User 12/12/2019

Wow, we had a graduation party at the hotel, the service was perfect, everything was of very high standards, I can't fault anyone or anything. Very friendly helpful and articulate staff. Good deco, good food and perfect evening.

"Such a wonderful building "

AnitaDM, Halifax, United Kingdom 09/12/2019

Why haven't we had our work's Christmas party here before?? Absolutely loved our stay at The Midland. I was so impressed with everything from start to finish. We stayed over for our party and check in was efficient and friendly and just managed to check in before the Turkey and Tinsel tribe arrived!! Reception were geared up for it though. Our room was okay..... yeah a bit dated but had more than we actually needed with tea, coffee, biscuits etc and was clean. As you can expect with an old historic building there were bits and bobs that were a bit tatty but overall the upkeep of this beautiful hotel is stupendous!! The glamour of the staircase and the chandeliers is amazing. Loved the little Santa grotto for one just be reception and considered staying in there the whole night. Food and service for our dinner dance was really good to be fair. Breakfast the next morning was outstanding with a great selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt. My poached eggs were perfect and the hot buffet was good quality too. I thought the staff at breakfast were very attentive and professional. They were really on the ball! I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel seeing as the last time I was there was in 1985 at my wedding reception. Well done to all the staff - great job for Bradford.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for your lovely review and kind words. As you can imagine it is like a merry go round keeping up with the refurbishments and maintenance of such a large building, we are constantly doing our very best. Our team are so happy you enjoyed our service and facilities. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warmest Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Christmas Works Do"

Nicola J, Leeds, England, United Kingdom 09/12/2019

Fantastic night for the Queen tribute! Considering there were over 200 people in the room, the food was good, bar service was quick and atmosphere was great. The hotel is lovely and the ballroom was stunning, would definitely book again!

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We have had many fantastic, positive comments from this special night in our ballroom. We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. We have many forthcoming events for 2020, you can view our website for details. Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Just lovely!"

Coopster22, West Yorks 09/12/2019

Just a lovely - surprisingly lovely - hotel! Gorgeous room, friendly staff, welcoming bar with roaring fire, great location (check out the equally beautiful Waterstone's!) The back entrance from the car park is amazing, worthy of a transport museum itself. Highly recommended!

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for your very kind words and wonderful review of our hotel. Your comments mean a lot to all of our team. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Warmest Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Great Hotel"

Sally W, Worcester, United Kingdom 08/12/2019

I was very impressed with this hotel. After asking for a different room as the original one that I was allocated was situated next to the boiler (and I am a light sleeper) I was up-graded to a suite: this was very luxurious with a four poster bed! The hotel has a bar which is open 24 hours. Breakfast was very peaceful and efficiently served. I will stay again if in the area.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you so much for reviewing our hotel and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Warmest Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Ideal position in the centre of Bradford"

777Misue, Sheffield, United Kingdom 29/11/2019

Booked this hotel as a base to visit our granddaughter who is at university in Bradford. It was 5 minutes walk from the train station and another couple of minutes into the city centre. Our room had been upgraded and was really large and comfortable. The bathroom was very modern and was spotless clean. Everything we needed was available for our one night stay. The staff we dealt with were very pleasant and friendly.Breakfast was adequate - enough choice and staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely revisit.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for taking the time to review our hotel and facilities. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warmest Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"short break"

User 26/11/2019

nice big room, very clean and comfortable beds , clean towels when required also tea and coffee making facilities.twenty four telephone service also room service available if required, all the staff were very helpful and cheerful, this is the 2nd time we've stayed at the midland and have booked in for three days over christmas

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for your kind words regarding our hotel , staff and facilities. We are all looking forward to seeing you again and to help you celebrate the festive period. Warm regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Second time around. Can't wait for the third "

game_richard, Otley, United Kingdom 20/11/2019

Following from a spa trip and afternoon tea in Wakefield, this was the only choice for me to stay for the night Booking was easy and i opted for DBB at a very reasonable rate We got there and were given a free upgrade to a lovely room with enormous bed. Marvellous. Only trouble the tv didn't work Emily on the front desk couldn't do enough for us and as the tv couldn't be repaired we were moved to a similar room The joke was we opted to move and for roughly only 20 minutes of tv !! before we fell fast asleep in the lovely comfy beds Should have saved the hassle and stayed put. Dinner was beautiful as was breakfast and all the dining staff were first rate Love this hotel and can't wait to return especially as I've found out there's a four poster room and jacuzzi bath Now that has my name on it folks

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Wow what an amazing review thank-you so much. We are very pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us and we are very much looking forward to your next visit. We will do our very best to give you the best possible price for our Jacuzzi room, it is an experience in its self. Take care and see you very soon. Regards The Midland Hotel Team

"Afternoon. Tea"

HelenWestYorkshire, West Yorkshire 18/11/2019

Very good selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Together with a glass of Prosecco and tea. Excellent value. and very attentive service by Philip. A very traditional type hotel which is very comfortable with an open fire. Really enjoyed our afternoon.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello We are famous for our Afternoon Tea's and we are very happy you enjoyed your experience. You should come and try our festive afternoon tea which starts next week , they are always a winner with our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards

"Enjoyed our stay"

P1401BCjohnh, Lincoln, United Kingdom 17/11/2019

Nice hotel. A lot more character than the more common competition such as premier inn etc. Nice room not huge but decent. Free car parking is a big plus as is a window you can open!!!! Only issue was a noisy fan or something similar near our room which woke me up around 6am and very creaky floorboards in the room above which then kept me awake, however in an historic building such as it is there's not a lot they can do about that.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. On investigating the fan noise we have since changed a faulty one on that corridor so thank-you for bringing it to our attention. Hopefully we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards

"Comfortable stay, good service."

cabradyp16, Leicester, United Kingdom 12/11/2019

Stayed at the Midland hotel for 2 nights. The hotel has a lot of character including grand ball rooms and stair cases. Our room was comfortable and spacious, however the bathrooms could do with an upgrade. We went to Bradford for a conference and have booked again for next year. It is very well located and has its own parking facilities. Recommended for a short stay.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello We are pleased you found your stay comfortable and that you enjoyed your 2 nights stay with us. We are city centre location and many of our customers find us a great base when on business in Bradford, we do offer the complimentary parking which is always an added benefit to our guests. Glad to see you have booked again for next year, we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel. Regards

"Lovely but old."

keymull, Wigan, United Kingdom 10/11/2019

Booked this hotel for a one night stay, there was a group of 10 of us. We were watching mamma Mia stage show at the Alhambra theatre. ( this hotel is about 5 mins walk away). With free parking and breakfast included, it suited all our requirements. We all enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean. Breakfast although cooked was served buffet style and the tea and coffee wasn't that warm. And the bacon and eggs had been sat in a warmer some time. Would recommend this hotel and would stay again. However it wasn't worth upgrading to a premier room. And because the hotel is very old, the sash window in the bathroom had a large gap and the bathroom was absolutely freezing. The bed was old, and the hotel would definately benefit from some updating. However you do get what you pay for, and the price was reasonable in comparrison to other UK hotels of similar standards for a weekend city rate. Bradford was unexpectedly a very lovely town to visit. The theatre is also really nice.

"Lovely afternoon tea"

BingleyDolly, bingley 05/11/2019

Had a lovely afternoon tea in a stunning old Victorian hotel oozing with character. Philip who served us was a gem, even took photos of us and packed the cakes we couldn't eat for us to take home. Will definitely return very soon.

"Another great stay"

70ish, Worcester, United Kingdom 04/11/2019

I stayed for just one night again and I love everthing about this hotel with it's fabulous Victorian interior full of super features but with very modern facilities. This time I had a room with a plaque! Our room being one of the two occupied by Laurel and Hardy when they stayed in 1952. Really good evening meal and buffet breakfast and friendly helpful staff.

"A pleasant hotel "

Sandie9440, Billericay, United Kingdom 03/11/2019

Just returning from a weekend in Bradford and stayed at this lovely hotel. Steeped in history and character yet with comfortable stylish bedrooms. My mother In law needed a disabled room which had a fully accessible bathroom complete with support handles and shower seat. Breakfast was adequate and the staff very pleasant. Suitably situated for a good shop in the new mall opposite. Thank you midland hotel

"Great afternoon tea"

User 25/10/2019

Using a Groupon Voucher we took my mother for a prosecco afternoon tea for her birthday - Philip the barman really made our experience special. The food was really good value for money and the surroundings beautiful. Free parking was available - great for a city centre location.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you for lovely review, I will be sure to pass on your comments to Phillip. He has been nominated for an outstanding customer service award so fingers crossed for him. We can offer the same special price direct at the hotel so please contact us direct next time you wish to treat yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel. Regards

"A very pleasant stay in a comfortable hotel in a good location near to the Cathedral."

User 24/10/2019

On arrival we discovered that we had been upgraded to a superior room which was large with a comfortable four-poster bed. The bathroom was spacious and contained a jacuzzi-bath as well as a shower cubicle. Toiletries and beverages were good and well-topped up daily. The hotel is in a good location with both train stations and high street shops close-by. We dined in the restaurant both nights and enjoyed pleasant meals which were competitively priced and received very good service from the waitress, Jessica. Despite being an upgraded room and big, there were no racks for our luggage. We were also disappointed that there was no fridge in the room. The fire alarm activated in the early hours. Fortunately this was a false alarm and few residents appeared to take notice. However there was no attempt to communicate to the guests that this was the case. We don't know what the reaction would have been if this had not been a false alarm.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Thank-you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were one of the lucky ones that evening to receive an complimentary upgrade. We do have a strict procedure when the fire alarms are sounded, so please be assured if it was a real situation ,we as a team know exactly what is expected of us . We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest Regards

"Not as good a stay as last time"

User 15/10/2019

I looked forward to my stay as I had stayed earlier in the year and enjoyed it. I requested the same room as last time and got it.However, the window was stuck shut and the heating was on. The room was very warm. I reported this to reception and they stated that they would contact maintenance. I was then informed that maintenance had left for the evening but they would call the chap in. They then informed me that they could not raise him. They offered to change my room but I had unpacked and was tiered so said I'd put up with it. I was informed that a note would be made in the changeover log and maintenance would address the window in the morning. In the morning, I checked with reception and they could not find the note but would speak to maintenance when he came in. I returned in the evening to find nothing had changed. Reception looked bemused about a note being left or speaking with maintenance when he was in. I had another night in a hot room, thankfully, the exterior temperature had dropped a little and it was not so hot but on both evenings I opened the bathroom window so had to put up with traffic noise on occasion. I do not think anyone had been near the window and communication in the hotel was poor between staff. Dinner was fine on one evening and so was breakfast. Staff were pleasant as last time but how efficient reception staff are or the hotel communication channels is are not too sharp. Based on this, I am in Bradford soon but have opted to stay elsewhere. Car parking was poor on site as functions were on both nights and so i had to move my car once guests had gone.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello I am very sorry to hear of your bad experience on this stay. Please be assured I have spoken to the relevent staff on duty and we have now introduced a new maintenance report sheet to be left in the room to say what has or has not been done to resolve maintenance issues reported. I see that you were offered a room move but understand why you refused to move. We would love for you to return to our hotel in the future so please contact me direct, I will be sure to personally look after your booking, I am Sharon Tyson- Deputy General Manager. I look forward to hearing from you.

"Utter Dump"

worrow01, southport 04/10/2019

2 rooms booked both stunk of tobacco,broken window frames dirt in the rooms and broken fitments Breakfast inedible and parking hit and miss Might be cheap but not worth £35 b&b Absolute dirty dump where even the beds make you itchy

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Not sure you have reviewed the correct hotel here, your comments are unfair, there are no reports that you let us know any of these issues during your stay. I have been up to both rooms in question and cannot see any of the maintenance issues you mention in your review. Also we are definitely not a dump.

"Central and Comfortable "

Toqiz, Abergavenny, United Kingdom 29/09/2019

Nice, clean hotel with parking in a perfect central location. Little to fault, premium rooms are modern, relatively large and I had a good sized bath. Two bars, one in the foyer which is a little disconcerting. Smashing old railway porters entrance.

midland_hotel_bfd, The Midland Hotel Team at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Hello We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of our hotel and it's wealth of history, the car park entrance is a wow factor. Hopefully we will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards

"Golden Wedding Afternoon Tea"

Colin M, England 24/09/2019

We chose the Midland as a venue to have our Golden Wedding afternoon tea function. We booked the Forster Suite for 54 guests and what a good choice it was. The service was impecable, the food delicious and everything ran like clockwork. I heard nothing but praise from our guests and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. My wife and I also stayed the night, the room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast choice was extensive and first class. Highly recommended if you want to hold a function or simply for an overnight stay.

"Pre-Theatre Dinner"

Neil P, Grand Bay 24/09/2019

Fantastic service from the Restaurant team at the Midland Hotel. When booking our pre-theatre dinner I asked if there was a Vegan option for my daughter and was advised that the chef would adapt one of the vegetarian meals on the menu... On arrival Fernando arranged pre-dinner drinks whilst we selected our choices, to be informed by Pati our waitress that the chef Marc had prepared two additional starters and two additional main vegan choices. We were a party of four including my 80 year old mum and three of us had the vegan options! Absolutely delicious. Mum likes a tablecloth, which Pati quickly arranged too. A perfect meal in a stunning location and superb attention from the Midland team - Thanks to all concerned

"Quality & Class"

BellowingFoghorn, Spalding, United Kingdom 23/09/2019

Our third stay here and it's still fabulous. Wonderfully convenient for Forster Square station, the Midland is a railway hotel that continues on strong form. Lovely comfy bed, room beautifully clean and a lovely breakfast in the morning. We hope to be back again before too long. Thank you team Midland.


321ianm, Trier, Germany 19/09/2019

A beautiful building steeped in history. The entrance grand and inviting to suggest opulence. But it stops there. Reception not the most helpful, room cold and heating did not work. Restaurant staff not sure what is service and seemed to think delivering your drinks an option. Disappointing.

"Mr Geoff Nicholson "

User 16/09/2019

My wife and I were fortunate enough to win a weekend in Bradford and the Midland was the hotel chosen for us to spend the 2 night stay. It was like stepping back in time to the elegance of the Victorian and Edwardian era with chandeliers in the foyer and a grand staircase giving it the ambience of a bygone era. The food was excellent served by friendly and efficient staff, would recommend this hotel for a business or pleasure stay in Bradford.

"Brilliant !"

625lynn, Nottingham, United Kingdom 15/09/2019

Stayed here for 2 night's, what an amazing hotel ! Full of history, centrally located and wonderful staff......nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfast was beautifully set out and the food was very good. Will definitely be visiting this lovely old hotel again. Thank you for making our stay outstanding.

"Midland Hotel"

User 15/09/2019

Great hotel full of charm and character. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay...especially the great breakfast spread, top notch customer service from all the staff....and the most comfy bed of the entire trip! Thanks to David and his team - we had a wonderful stay. Cheers Ben

"Our stay"

philipm6060, Dungannon, United Kingdom 10/09/2019

Our time at the hotel was such a lovely experience. The staff were fantastic and the food was top restaurant standard. Our room was cozy and left fresh and clean every morning by the cleaning staff. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to everyone

"Coach party"

510hazelb, Walsall, England, United Kingdom 07/09/2019

Hotel nice n smart. But staff let it down in restaurants They laid up tables and left my self and driver to eat in bar. After they gave us wrong menu to start. Lack of communication with staff. Would not recommend

"Fancy hotel but unprofessional and untimely service"

Marianne_fr1, Wakefield, United Kingdom 23/08/2019

The French Ballroom was very nice but let down by the carpet, the breakfast was nice (though porridge would be an appreciated addition), the size of the room was good and the communal areas (foyer etc.) were fancy. We arrived to check in 35 minutes after check-in but were told that the room was not ready. The two members of staff then bickered with each other at the desk which was really unprofessional and inappropriate. We were told it would be about 10 minutes so we waited in the foyer. We waited for around 25 minutes before the room was ready. This was the day before my wedding, we had a lot of important luggage with us and I actually had an appointment I had to attend so wasn't able to wait around for the room to be ready. I would have expected arriving after 35 minutes of check in that the room would be available straight away, and I would have expected staff to be more courteous and more professional instead of arguing with each other about how to resolve the situation. Unfortunately this put me off from the beginning.

"Incredible Service"

Q4762TOmatthewa, Horsham, United Kingdom 20/08/2019

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and enjoyed every bit of the stay. The staff were more than happy to help with any request. The only down I have on it is that I think the bedrooms require a-bit of an upgrade to be honest. The bathrooms are very nice and give that luxury feeling but the comfort of the bed and furnishing haven't got much going for them.

"Afternoon Tea"

Mary3064, Bradford, United Kingdom 17/08/2019

Had sparkling afternoon tea here today and it was really nice, lovely fresh bread, good selection of cakes, warm scone, plenty of tea and a glass of Prosecco. The staff were friendly and polite, especially Philip he was a very good host. I will certainly be visiting again very soon.

"Lovely grand hotel"

thortere, Doncaster, United Kingdom 17/08/2019

Enjoyed our stay here very grand old hotel could do with decorating and some TLC but it was clean and comfortable shower was great it was quiet in our room. Lovely staircase and ball room and breakfast room buffet breakfast was good full English toast cereal and fruit continental also overall it was great .

"Ok for overnight stay to see show"

suemcnic, Sydney, Australia 10/08/2019

Secure parking which was great. Room was fine - shower facilities excellent and comfortable bed. Slept with windows open as warm night - some noise as others have said however still slept well. Bar facilities good. Service excellent in all interactions with staff. Ate elsewhere so cannot comment on dinner. Breakfast poor - asked for poached eggs which had to be cooked again and still over cooked. Ok if need to be in city centre.

"Good hotel"

brendar456, South West England, United Kingdom 09/08/2019

Lovely large twin room with a walk-in shower for my disabled friend but like a lot of all hotel rooms plenty of hanging space but lack of drawer space of underwear etc The staff were very friendly and efficient The room was at the front of the hotel and as it was hot we opened the window but the traffic noise was very bad [air conditioning units need to be fitted]

"What a lovely hotel for a wedding"

WendyR40, Bradford, United Kingdom 08/08/2019

I was lucky enough to be a part of my friend's wedding here. I had my reservations after being underwhelmed by both food and service at a mother's day meal at the hotel, but I need not have been worried. Joanne and Richard, overseeing the wedding, were so attentive to ensure that the day went perfectly, the food was delicious and the staff throughout the hotel were great ensuring everyone was happy. All this in such a beautiful building made for a perfect day.

"Lovely room and hotel with some niggles"

Burger_me_senseless, Nottingham, United Kingdom 07/08/2019

3.5 stars, but that isn't an option unfortunately. First the good. The hotel is incredible. It's an old train station and a lot of effort has been made to retain the character. So sweeping stairways, a grand lobby, cosy bars, and the best feature is the retained walkway that passengers to the platform would have used all those decades ago. The staff are super friendly, always happy to help, and service during dinner and breakfast was excellent. Unfortunately, a couple of niggles. They won't prevent me from returning but wanted to point them out. Firstly, I felt dinner wasn't great value. There is only a set menu with no option to purchase individual items. The food itself was excellent. Cooked perfectly and delicious, I felt though that the portion size was a bit stingy for what I paid (£20 for two courses). I was hungry again an hour later which wasn't great. Breakfast though was amazing, so it made up for it. My room itself was very comfortable and very clean, but it was a bit dated. Lots of 1980s decor and pine furniture. It was also quite stuffy as the window (which I couldn't close anyway) only opened a crack. All in all, I will continue to stay here as it's a lovely hotel.

"Great food"

faxgirl73, Bradford, United Kingdom 06/08/2019

Went for a business lunch. Good choice and lovely food and surprisingly fair prices for a hotel. Staff were lovely and helpful. Lovely environment and decor. I've been for afternoon tea also for a baby shower and that was great too.

" on coach trip"

Ros D, lancashire england 05/08/2019

This was the hotel booked for our coach trip.. Stop off over night stay before heading off to York. Quick efficient good sized room big bathroom staff very pleasant. Beautiful interior of hotel. Very central location with train station next door. Very noisy at night from people and cars going up and down road .we were on the front we had to have the window open as it was a very warm night so didn't get much sleep but that's the hazard of a city centre location.. evening meal and breakfast supplied was good and plentiful no complaints from us and very good value .bar prices steep .a beer and wine spritzer over £10 .but we only had one and went out elsewhere . You do expect to pay more in a hotel . All round recommended

"Birthday Afternoon Tea"

michellea685, Bradford, United Kingdom 01/08/2019

Fantastic afternoon tea for my birthday. Staff were pleasant and attentive to all of our needs. Philip is an absolute asset to your hotel, very welcoming! Would recommend as a great location for afternoon tea

"Fantastic Afternoon Tea"

travelmich2, Bradford, United Kingdom 28/07/2019

It was my parents golden wedding anniversary so I treated them to a Prosecco afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel. The inside of the building is impressive, despite being in the centre of Bradford. The afternoon tea was delicious with plenty of sweet cakes and tea. The excellent service made it even better; thank you Philip. Highly recommended!

"University reunion"

User 27/07/2019

The hotel is conveniently sited for the city centre parking is easy, rooms are clean and spacious, (still using actual keys) breakfast is very good, I managed by mistake to eat two breakfasts one in each dining room.

"Wedding Venue"

LWED72, west yorkshire, uk 26/07/2019

Wow! I cannot recommend The Midland Hotel enough. We had our wedding here and the staff we absolutely amazing. The events manager Joanne and the manager Richard are wonderful. Every single member of staff couldn't do enough for us and our guests. The Midland itself is a truly beautiful building, extremely well maintained and has some outstanding features such as the gorgeous high ceilings and stunning chandeliers. The food was delicious, both our wedding meal and evening buffet. The staff were amazing, really going above and beyond to make sure our wedding was special and no request was too much. I don't have one negative comment to make about the hotel and it's staff. Our experience was outstanding from beginning to end! Thank you for making our wedding one of the best days of our lives x

"Lovely hotel"

melpeel, Bridlington, United Kingdom 21/07/2019

I cannot fault it, staff friendly and polite, room 144 was spotless,very spacious,bathroom had both bath and seperate shower, really comfy bed, food lovely, worth a visit, short walk to the alhambra theatre,

"Great hotel, with lots of history."

548beverleyt, Barnsley, United Kingdom 21/07/2019

Just returned from a second stay at this hotel and we will definitely be back next time we are in the area. We love the style of the building, wide corridors, sweeping staircases and individual rooms. Although check in time was 2pm we arrived a hour early and called in to store our case, we were told if we wanted to just wait a short time housekeeping would have a room ready early for us, which they did within 5 minutes. There's lots of history to the hotel and lots of famous people have stayed here. We were given room 134 which had once accommodated Laurel and Hardy. The room was good size, had iron, hairdryer, toiletries, robe, slippers and tea and coffee making facilities. Just after we got in a member of staff arrived with a large bottle of chilled water for the room. The bathroom was also large, bedsheets were a good size and we had a powerful shower. The only extra I would suggest yo upgrade the rooms would be the addition of mini fridges, the room was warm so it was difficult to keep drinks and snacks cool. All the staff we encountered were friendly, service was good in the residents bar, and when we ordered room service pizza late at night it was delivered in around 15 minutes. We had breakfast included in our booking. From last visit we recalled a buffet then an extra menu to order a la carte items, such as omelettes. This visit only buffet items were available. There seemed less staff on duty at breakfast and the cold items such as pastries were not kept topped up while we were there, so this was a little disappointing. As we were leaving breakfast I mentioned to a member of staff I had been a little disappointed they no longer offered made to order options . I was informed that actually they still do, but as the hotel was bust they had not put the menus out or made it known to guests, though they would have made me other items had I asked. Obviously this info was too late for me to enjoy the items I had been hoping for but for fellow travellers I would say if no breakfast menu card out ask to see one as there is still more than buffet available. The hotel is in a really good location, we stay when doing theatre trips and it's around a 10 minute walk to the Alhambra theatre. There's a small shopping centre right across the road and the bus/ train stations are just a few minutes walk away. We are looking forward to planning a 3rd visit to this lovely establishment.


merula801, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom 15/07/2019

On the whole a comfortable stay as the faded grandeur of days-gone-by had a certain charm. Those staying on the first floor should be aware that there may be noise disturbance from functions going on in the French Ballroom on the Mezzanine Floor below. During our stay there was a “Peaky Blinders Ball” but this ended promptly at 9 pm, and the launch party for the Bradford Literary Festival but this ended when the guests disappeared elsewhere in the hotel presumably for dinner or a presentation. Meals are taken in the restaurant down at the front of the ground floor. However, for one dinner and breakfast only there was a huge coach group in and meals were served in the much larger French Ballroom. With one exception the breakfasts were fine. The exception was on the Sunday, the one day when our group, which needed prompt feeding as we were on an early start, turned up for the start of breakfast at 7.30 am to find no hot food – the chef had failed to turn up for work. For guests staying more than a couple of nights on a half-board group package, the dinners can get a bit samey. Each night we could select from three choices for starter, main course and dessert for the next day but as the week progressed the choices repeated themselves in different combinations, as did the accompanying vegetables. I forget how many times we were faced with green beans! The chef also seemed to have a penchant for cheesecakes and desserts with a lemon flavouring as these kept appearing on the menu. It was also quite tiresome having to turn up at a pre-arranged set time each evening – the meal wouldn't be served until we were all there – though whether that was a requirement of the hotel or our tour operator, I don't know. Fans of Laurel and Hardy should ask for either Room 134 or Room 234. There's a plaque on the wall outside Room 134 which states that they stayed in these two rooms.

"linda p"

linda p, Newcastle, United Kingdom 13/07/2019

stayed at this hotel for one night with national holidays couldn't fault it in any way our room was huge lovely and clean staff were amazing lovely food red hot water central for all amenities wish we were there longer this Victorian hotel ticks all boxes

"Staff amazing"

User 12/07/2019

Very central for both Bradford interchange and Bradford Forster Square station. If walking from Interchange station its about 10 minutes but very straight forward. The Staff are the assets of this hotel everyone was very polite -professional and friendly. The rooms I had were very clean 1st room on my 1st visit was brilliant huge room very comfy bed .2nd room on my 2nd visit was much more modern decor and again very comfy bed. Breakfast staff were attentive. Over bath showers were powerful and hot which I like in a hotel.

"Overnight for a party"

User 08/07/2019

This was our second stay and both have been very good. The hotel has excellent character and gives a true feel of the values from yesteryear. The staff are all welcoming, helpful and friendly. We will be back in the future.

"2nd chance trip still issues"

beaglelady71, Manchester, United Kingdom 06/07/2019

I stayed here last year for the Bradford Lit Festival and had a few niggles but thought I would give it another go Cant fault reception and bar staff but breakfast team need training! Terrible damp smell in bathroom unable to open windows to air room and also very hot. Bathroom v dated needs complete refurb Breakfast was a shambles told to wait in foyer bar as a large party in, it was only because a fellow waiter mentioned I had been waiting that I was taken to a table member of staff had clearly forgotten. No toast offered and tea flasks empty asked twice before resolved. Food was mediocre. It was similar last time. Why not tell people to avoid breakfast at certain times if you know large party in restaurant your staff clearly cant cope not rocket science! Service is everything!

"Enjoyable stay"

Chilli48, Lymington, United Kingdom 06/07/2019

A centrally located hotel very near to Forster Square railway station. History is everywhere in the building. Many years ago it was probably classed as 5 star but now is a 3 star establishment. The exterior of the building is unattractive- the window frames outside our room were peeling and the small balcony badly rusted. Internally, it is much better. Our room on the 1st floor was large, nicely furnished which included 2 armchairs. A modern bathroom which included a very powerful shower over a bath. The public areas are also spacious (reception,lobby and bar). It gives you the feeling of "faded grandeur " from days gone by. after it was built, every prime minister up until Harold Wilson stayed there and you can imagine them and their entourage making their way up the grand sweeping staircase to their bedrooms. There are 2 large ballrooms and a number of conference rooms. The buffet breakfast was excellent- a large spread of items to accompany a freshly cooked full breakfast if required. A whole host of very young staff were always friendly,polite and hard working-nothing was ever too much trouble if you needed their help. The Midland was a good base for touring the area. Well run and at a reasonable price, I would certainly stay again if in that part of the country.

"Brilliant hotel - try it"

William R, Northwich, United Kingdom 02/07/2019

We had a great visit here and it was only slightly let down because the hotel had double booked and had a party on one if the nights we should have had dinner. They could not provide dinner so gave us a refund but it was not the same. We wanted to eat at the hotel and had to go to another venue which was really not what we would have chosen.

"Lovely hotel, with very noisy party"

Rebecca F, London, United Kingdom 30/06/2019

The property is really lovely and inviting in appearance, with spacious rooms and easy walking access to the train station. Further, it was pleasantly cool indoors despite the 30 degree heatwave outside. Unfortunately, it was impossible to sleep in the room I was given. A party in the hotel had blaring music and a DJ periodically shouting into a microphone late into the night, which carried very clearly into my room. This is hardly what I expected to experience in such a nice looking hotel. Further, I was 6 months pregnant, traveling on business, and had to be awake early for work the next morning, so this was quite upsetting. I eventually called reception and was informed that the party would be over by 12:30AM. Luckily I was able to get changed to a different room, which saved this from being a 1-star review. Still, I can see this level of late-night noise being a huge problem for other travellers who are not in Bradford to party.

"Afternoon Tea"

Tony B, Braintree, United Kingdom 26/06/2019

Lovely hotel with lots of character. Afternoon Tea pre booked and on arrival table was reserved and all set out for our pre booked experience. The waiter offered to take photos and was friendly and attentive. Sandwiches were nice and fillings were good quality, mini cake selection was also nice and tasty. The only let down were the scones - they were rock hard and not as fresh as we would have liked. Background music was pop music and I think to add to the setting and ambience of the experience it would be more appropriate to play classical or Jazz music. Overall we had a pleasant afternoon and would happily recommend and return to this hotel

"A great stay!"

LizH233, Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom 21/06/2019

Spent five nights here on half board as part of a coach holiday. Warm welcome, luggage taken from coach to our rooms, coffee ready for us in the bar next to reception once we'd checked in, which was very quick. Lovely big room, 246, second floor at the front with a big bathroom, shower over bath, and really good sized towels! Iron and ironing board, trouser press, kettle plus tea/coffee etc. Bed extremely comfy, pillows less so though not sure why, think one pillow too low but two were too high. Loads of drawer space plus two full length mirrors and one over dressing table. No individual toiletries but liquid soap and shower gel were provided in wall fixed containers, good quality. Another couple on our coach had a room with frosted glass in the window so they couldn't actually work out which side of the hotel they were in! They weren't concerned but it wouldn't have suited me as the first thing I do in any hotel is open the window and it seems they couldn't do that either. Had been a little anxious about the food as it was a fairly cheap break but needn't have worried, it was all delicious. In fact when I encountered the chef in reception one day I told him I was planning to kidnap him and take him home! His soups especially were simply gorgeous! We had to pre-order dinner at breakfast time and I'm attaching a pic of a sample menu though I think this is just for coach parties and their main restaurant menu is much more comprehensive. Breakfast had a good buffet and a big range of dishes which could be ordered to mix and match with buffet. All the staff were friendly and helpful, we were asked several times by different members if we were enjoying ourselves and if there was anything we needed. Two small criticisms. No safe in the room. These days that's an essential and we'd have been happy to pay for it. Also hairdryer was wired into a drawer of the dressing table and too low down to use - I dry my hair standing up. I could probably have asked for another but there wasn't time. I don't know if there is usually entertainment in the evenings but we weren't bothered anyway. There are no ground floor rooms but there's a lift. Two people in our group used mobility scooters so I'm guessing there are rooms with walk-in showers? Location is central, huge shopping complex round the corner to buy all the things you've forgotten! Do I recommend? Yes, we had a lovely stay Will I go back? Well no but only because I wouldn't go to Bradford.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks LizH233 for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at the Midland. I do hope the small criticisms didn't detract from your stay too much however, I am delighted to read that overall you had an enjoyable time with us! It is unfortunate that you won't be returning because of the geography but if you change your mind, you know where to find us. Once again, many thanks!

"Very Pleasant Visit"

WilliamWrawby, Brigg, United Kingdom 20/06/2019

Hotel has a Victorian facade. Its railway heritage is evident but decorated with consideration. Free parking on site. Room was a double on first floor and requested quiet room which I got. Room was recently decorated and very cosy and bigger than expected. Excellent bathroom in black with external window. Instant hot water. Fluffy white towels.All amenities in the room - tea/coffee, glasses etc. Room very clean. All lights etc worked. Good TV. Had dinner - very nice. Breakfast was fresh, juices, cold meat, cheese, yogurt as well as tasty cooked bacon, mushroom etc. Toast brought quickly to the table - no need to queue to make it at a machine. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Nice touch. All staff very friendly. I have stayed in several Bradford hotels recently, but will certainly stay here again next time.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you William for your review. It is very gratifying to hear your most favourable appraisal of all aspects of your stay with us. We very much look forward to seeing you again!

"On of Bradford's best hotels"

Sketchitt, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom 17/06/2019

For the price you pay, you get fantastic value for money. The older gentlemen who works nights is a fantastic addition to your team. Staff on reception are generally attentive but some of the girls can be lazy, preferring to be on their phones. Amazing interior public areas. Very grand. Breakfast hall very small, but food was very delicious and hot. Breakfast staff very attentive and polite. Overall, for the price, this is the best hotel in Bradford. Rooms are clean if somewhat old and dated, but unlike other hotels, you get a nice sleep.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Sketchitt for taking the time to write your review of our hotel. It's good to hear your comments regarding the food, staff and rooms and rest assured, the use of personal phones by some staff is one that we are addressing. We hope to see you again soon.

"Lovely hotel stay"

Dazi1203, Bridlington, United Kingdom 13/06/2019

Stayed for 2 nights with breakfast Beautiful hotel with lovely ambiance Room was lovely with all necessities Breakfast was absolutely fantastic Would definitely recommend 5 Stars and we'll worth it .....

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Dazi1203 for your most favourable review of our hotel. It's very gratifying to know that all aspects of your stay seemed to have met with your approval.

"sing a long 11/06/19"

robdownes2004, Bradford, United Kingdom 12/06/2019

Went to sing a long last year at Christmas so when it was back me and my friend wanted to go again. Smaller audience than last time but still very good and personal. Singer is amazing. I encourage people to come and see this. 3 course lovely meal prior to singing. Staff were really attentive and kept checking we were ok or if we wanted anything else. Lovely way to spend an afternoon.

"2 day team building conference"

N2823DCmichellen, Cologne, Germany 10/06/2019

I arranged a two day conference at the Midland hotel with overnight stay for 10 people (despite the Bradford why not Leeds comments)Midland Hotel, Bradford The food both lunches and evening meal were excellent Rooms lovely clean and very comfortable beds Excellent professional service Thank you

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks N2823DCmichellen for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and your comments on the food, room and service are very much heartening. We do hope to see you again soon!

"Stayed for 3 days on Emmerdale Studio tour."

User 06/06/2019

Stayed 31/5/19 for 3 nights. Paid to upgrade to room with two double beds as opposed to twin singles. Big room, beautiful bathroom but mattresses could do with replacing. Breakfast was basic, cereal, juice, cooked items,toast. Dinner wasn't great (included in tour price) however having tasted food from the general menu, it was much nicer and a good variety. The older Italian waiter serving dinner was a gentleman and very friendly. Most of the other waiting staff were efficent too. Some areas of this hotel are beautiful, ornate and chic, some areas are a little shabby and the lighting in hallways could be brighter. Location is central Bradford with the Broadway shopping centre just accross the road. Suitable for a short stay.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Caly 1969 for your feedback. Apologies that the food was not to your liking, although I am glad to hear your thoughts on our waiting staff and some aspects of the aesthetic of the hotel. We are always seeking to improve our appearance and the product we offer. Once again, many thanks.

"Poor hotel"

User 06/06/2019

Poor hotel very dated decor, room unclean, mattress very uncomfortable likely due to age. Unclean chairs in the room. Shower pipe leaking pressure. Builders noises after 7am had late checkout booked. Management unwilling to offer reasonable resolution. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

"Ideal location friendly staff but the hotel feels dated and the food is poor."

882jasonb, Shoeburyness, United Kingdom 06/06/2019

I received a wonderful welcome with an offer of complimentary glass of wine which I declined. The hotel has a great history which is reflected in the entrance and lobby of the hotel but nowhere else. The rooms though bright don't fit with the overall feel of the hotel. My room and the odour of stale smoke. The plugs are restricted so you can't use the many in the room. A number of bulbs were out in a number of the lights. The bathroom was a good size and the shower in the morning was piping hot and powerful. The food in the hotel restaurant was poor very small portions and low quality. I should have guessed as there were only seven of us in there for the evening meal. The breakfast on the other hand was excellent. A full english breakfast buffet with a menu for other choices such as smoked salmon and poached eggs etc.

"Gone down hill"

clairewoo2510, Bridlington, United Kingdom 03/06/2019

I decided to stay here for my husbands birthday as we had stayed here a few years back for my 30th.In my opinion this hotel has gone down hill.Upon arrivak the lady at reception was vert short and we were not greeted as we usually are in other hotels.I asked about tines for breakfast and she replied ' its on the sheet' we were then told our room number with no directions!. The room itself was very stuffy ( I understand it is warm at present, but the teml was overwhelming).The bed was very hard including the pillows so didnt have the best of sleeps!. We were looking forward to breakfast but when we went down we were very disapointed- the breakfast was all dried up and in silver warmers.The druit on offer was going brown ( due to being left) and the coffe was stewed and instant.The staff also were stood around talking all apart from one young gentleman who was busy collecting empty plates.The carpets were also very worn and the place was beginning to look slightly tatty.Overall we were very disapointed and will stick to premier inn or Victoria were the customer service and food is much more appealing

"Good Stay With Family "

NAD1974, Choppington, United Kingdom 02/06/2019

Stayed for one night, with extended family whilst visiting relatives in Bradford. The hotel is unique in a good way and has some great character to it. Staff were great, rooms spacious and well appointed but in need of a little TLC in some parts. With a little more attention to detail within the room this would have been a 5 star visit.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you NAD1974 for your very kind review. I am delighted to read your comments and just to let you know, we are currently in the middle of a refurbishment programme for our bedrooms and as I,m sure you can appreciate, this is quite a lengthy ongoing process. Once again, many thanks to you!

"Amazing Hotel who can't do enough for its guests"

Otis-Foodie, Toronto, Canada 19/05/2019

We stayed at the hotel while visiting family, while we were there we arranged a family reunion and the hotel was able to pull it off on short notice. The food was fabulous, the staff were attentive and we had a lovely time. The location is central to downtown, quick access to public transportation, shopping and pubs. Thanks to the staff who have made our stay amazing.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks Otis-Foodie for your most favourable review! I am delighted to read your comments regarding our location, food and most especially the staff, it's great to know that your stay was so enjoyable. We do hope to see you again soon!

"Excellent stay."

Lavernawilliams, Charlotte, North Carolina 17/05/2019

Excellent stay. What a wow building! Entrance way is very period like an old train station corridor. Rooms and beds both clean and comfortable. Bars lovely and cosy with a traditional fire. Breakfast good buffet style but you can choose to add items made fresh and brought to table. Great place to stay with fab pricing.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks Lavernawilliams for your very positive feedback. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and your appreciation of the building - something the whole team are very proud of! We hope to see you again very soon.

"Afternoon Tea"

DoodleBingley, Bingley 16/05/2019

My husband, my two grandchildren and I visited the Midland Hotel for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday. This experience was amazing and made more so by Phillip the waiter ! The hotel had even set out a mini version of the adults table. Drinks, sandwiches, scones and cakes amazing. Service second to none, even booking through reception was a nice friendly experience !

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Many thanks DoodleBingley for your very encouraging and positive feedback! We do try to go the extra mile wherever possible - hence the mini table! - and Philip is the true exemplification of this culture. We do hope that we'll see you again soon and once again, thank you for taking the time to feedback.

"Blood Brothers weekend"

Margaret D, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 14/05/2019

My friend and I travelled with National Holidays to Bradford to later go and see Blood Brothers at The Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. We arrived in Bradford in time to check in to the hotel and have our evening meal early to go to the theatre. The show was very good and the hotel was perfect, beautiful decor and clean and comfortable, after breakfast next morning we travelled to York and had a ride on the tour bus round the city which was excellent and then we had lunch at the Lamb and Lion Inn in High Petergate, we enjoyed that and the staff were very good and very pleasant then we travelled home to Tyneside.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Margaret D for taking the time to post your comments. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable weekend and in particular, your thoughts on our hotel!

"Fantastic Value "

Sisserou64, Bradford, United Kingdom 08/05/2019

Booked a triple room as hosting two friends from opposite ends of the country. I got to the hotel an hour early as I wanted to leave gifts on my friends beds and the receptionist was kind enough to let me. The room was a really good size, with 3 single beds, table and chairs, iron & ironing board. The bathroom was big with bath and shower cubicle. We got dressing gowns and slippers too, which was a lovely touch. We ordered a sandwich for lunch, not realising it came with side salad and chips, very nice. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly, especially Luke. Will definitely be staying here again.

midland_hotel_bfd, Deputy General Manager at Midland Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you Sisserou64 for your very kind and encouraging feedback on your stay at our hotel. I am delighted to hear your comments, especially regarding my colleague Luke who is an extremely valued member of our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

"afternoon tea for two"

User 08/05/2019

My friend and I went for afternoon tea in April to the Midland Hotel. On arriving I realised I had forgotten my Groupon Coupon and mobile phone! As I had travelled some distance I did not have time to go back home for the Coupon. I had great service from Phillip who managed to track down and print off my coupon for me resulting in my friend and I being able to enjoy our afternoon tea. The service from Phillip was excellent and I highly commend him. We look forward to our next Afternoon Tea at the Midland Hotel. Thank you.

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