Grosvenor House Hotel
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Crikey! Don't pay much!
If you're 18, with a group of lads who don't care about cleanliness or mess, and just want somewhere central to spend the night this is for you. If the above is'nt you stay away from this awful hotel!
I stayed here on a Saturday night as I needed to be somewhere central in Sheffield for a club night I was going to. I'm a Travel Consultant and as a result got (what I thought was) a very reasonable rate for a city centre hotel at a weekend. I learnt the hard way-you get what you pay for and I feel so sorry for those people who paid the full rate of around ''''''65 for a room there.
The entrance is in a rather creepy square facing the back end of the city. There is absolutely nothing at the entrance to greet you-just 2 very old, shaky lifts and some shabby seating. The reception is on the 2nd floor and we waited 5 minutes for the girl there to even acknowledge us. When we finally located our room up on the 9th floor (Through some very creepy old corridors!) we were rather disapointed to say the least...
Our room was very unusually shaped-like a weird 'L' shape with a tiny double bed at the far end facing a tired old wardrobe with just 5 hangers in it-good job we only stayed one night! There was a shabby dressing table and a filthy chair in the middle of the room and the bathroom has a dirty stained bath, a shower with a tiny spray head over it, sink and a broken toilet (the flusher did'nt pull down properly). There were two drafty windows overlooking the square plus a radiator which did absolutely nothing to heat up this freezing room.
Overall the hotel is similar to that one in the film 'The Shining'-creepy, empty feeling and scary to look at wether you are in it or out of it! Aparently some of it has been refurbished but it must be like, two rooms or something as we inspected all the public areas plus the seemingly 'executive floor' above us which looked no different. Plus on our way to check out the couple in the lift with us were complaining about the state of the hotel.
Top tip:I shall not sell this hotel to my clients-regardless of how cheap it is in comparison with other hotels in the area. Do yourself a favour and pay the extra ''''''20 or so to stay in the (much more central and pleasant) Novotel down the road!
My brother and I recently stayed at the hotel for five days and overall we were very happy with our stay.
I admit that the first impression was not particularly encouraging, as the entrance hall was somewhat shabby, but the slightly dilapidated appearance was more than made up for by the helpfulness of the staff in reception.
The staff that I encountered in the restaurant were also very friendly and I thoght that the breakfasts were first class.
My room could be fairly noisy at night but it was adequately furnished and I certainly had no problems with cleanliness.
Overall, if you are not concerned about staying in a modern glitzy hotel but would prefer a hotel with a certain old-fashioned charm and friendly staff, then I would certainly recommend the Grosvenor.
I have just returned from a 1 night stay at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield and, unfortunately, have to agree with the majority of the reviews - it was terrible!
My first reaction was to turn around and leave to go somewhere else but as it was only for 1 night and at least the bed looked clean, we decided to stay. Looking back, we should have left.
The hotel is very, very shabby and not particularly clean either. We did not experience any friendliness from the staff either although the reception staff weren't too bad. The staff in the restaurant were almost hostile.
The room was small, the bed uncomfortable, the bathroom was dirty and I don't even want to start on the tiling, wallpaper etc. We were on the eight floor and were kept awake till about 3am by very rowdy clubbers.
This is most definitely a place to avoid at all cost, however good the deals are they are offering!!
Fantastic Hotel- if you're a corpse!
Arrived at the Hotel, knackered after recovering from a drinking session the night before and travelling up by train. Entered, and got my key- i was handed an enormous keyring, larger than my mobile, in electric blue, and became worried.
Still, hadn't seen my room so gave it the benefit of the doubt. Got in the lift which has a lovely 1960's feel to it and would be best placed in a museum or Alton Towers.
Got in the room and, well, i wasn't expecting the Hilton but my Student bathroom was nicer than this one- i've seen better tiling at Tottenham Court Road tube! In all honesty the place needs to be gutted and modernised or else it'll become the new asylem seeker resort of the UK.
At the end of the day it doesn't cost much to replace taps, hooks, tiles etc to at least give it a cleaner appearance.
Stuck for somewhere to stay for 1 night, well ok, it does the job, but as for promoting itself as a venue for Business Conferences, Weddings etc, you really would have to take such marketing with a HUGE fistful of salt!
The filthiest, most run down hotel I have ever stayed at
We stayed here with some friends and it was the filthiest most run down hotel I have ever had the displeasure to stay at. The hotel was abismal with the wall panels falling off throughout the corridors. The lifts very rarely worked. Most of the staff said they also hated the hotel.
If I had had more time I would have moved hotels immediately. Most of the rooms were dark, dirty and smelt of either smoke or urine! Please, please don't ever use this hotel. There is a reason for the only picture on their website being of a bedroom that does not exist within the hotel anyway.
Run-down but cheap
A desperately run-down tower block on the edge of Sheffield town centre. By night, this is a fairly rowdy area with noisy crowds roaming between the many local bars until the early hours of morning.
Once inside the hotel (not as easy as you might think, as the main entrance giving onto a large windswept roundabout is kept locked) matters do improve, and some effort has gone into renovating bedrooms, although the orange & grey colour scheme and the cheap furnishings do somewhat spoil the effect.
A definite plus is the secure, gated first-floor car park which is kept locked at night.
This Hotel did look very run down on the outside and once inside the the hotel looked very tired and dated, however the reception staff were lovely and could'nt do enough to help. Once in our room we were pleasantly surprised, it was very clean and comfortable, the menu looked tempting. Also the hotel is central so easy for shopping. The hotel carpark attendant was also a friendly chap. We took advantage of a special deal with this hotel and it was definately good value. We will be visiting again in December.
Had a great stay
Having stayed at many hotels in my working career I came across The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield. I found the hotel to be very comfortable and clean although the hotel is looking a little tired I believe that to be true of many hotels of the same period.The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The reception desk was run by David and his excellent team of staff who were only too pleased to help with directions and local information in fact nothing was too much trouble.I also enjoyed an excellent meal in their restaurant with Letha the restaurant manageress at the helm to suggets wines etc.All in all a most enjoyable and pleasurable stay. I will definitely be returning again
Don't even bother!!!
Words fail me to even contemplate describing the dirt and grime of this town centre hotel. Hey Health & Safety!! They should be paying us!! No problems with the staff or service, I was thinking as I cracked back my bed covers, whist the curtains drew themselves. I can honestly say, had I known, I would have slept in the car!! Unless your into that sort of thing...avoid like the plague (probably not far off actually!!)
Oh my god
The filthiest hotel I have ever had the displeasure to stay at.
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