Holiday Inn Sheffield
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I arrived in Sheffield by train last night from London's St. Pancras station, with a migraine and carrying a doubled airsick bag from the plane. The 2-hr train ride was a blur, but I managed to find a taxi (after getting cash--cash only taxi's), and the taxi brought me to the Victoria Station Holiday Inn. It was so British and historical and looked …
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Pick up Sat Morning. Smooth handover. SC- Can you feel it? DC - No hardly tell it's there. First outing in the new Van at our first C&C site in Ashbourne. Lovely Site. Friendly helpful staff help us push it on the pitch. The Van is very comfy and warm.
50 miles from Cresswell Rd Mexbourgh to Site.
89 miles from Site to Home.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
This hotel was the original railway station for Sheffield, and has a gorgeous ballroom with the original ceiling moldings. And steam heat!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Sheffield
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Sheffield
Nice hotel, good location.
Stayed at the Holiday Inn, December 10th 2005, location is pretty good although it can be a bit difficult to locate, we managed to drive straight past it going from Meadowhall but it was easy going back the other way.
Location is OK within easy walking distance of the town centre. If you like a curry there's some good curry houses close by.
The standard rooms are a bit small on the small side, but they are clean and have obviously been refurbished in the recent past.
Stayed for a weekend in October 2005 - booked an executive room. The first room we were given reminded us of a long dark hall with a window at the far end - however, we asked reception to change our room which they did without question. New room was lovely - two large windows and a very comfy bed.
We had an overnight leisure stay at the Royal Victoria Saturday 01st October. Having not stayed in Sheffield before, we were unsure where to stay and having looked at both the Holiday Inn and the Hilton just across the road, we opted for the Holiday Inn.
Stayed several days here, had to have the room changed because of a plumbing problem but staff was very helpful and accommodating. Second room was much nicer so we lucked out. Very nice and updated bathrooms with nice amenities. Rooms were nice and roomy, beds comfortable, room was clean and well stocked. Nice breakfast, and had a nice dinner one night. All in all, a good stay and didn't really see another hotel in the area that looked nicer.
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times, when my partner is visiting Sheffield on business. The hotel has real Victorian charm - particularly the lounge and the grand staircases. The rooms we've stayed in have been spacious with high ceilings, big windows etc. Until recently some of the bathrooms seemed a bit dated, but the last few times we've stayed we've had plush bathroom suites with bowl shaped sinks (those modern ones that sit above the counter).
We stayed at the holiday inn "royal Victoria" over new years eve 2004/2005. We got the hotel as part of a club package at Gatecrasher club so I really wasn't expecting it to be all that great,and was suprised by how nice it was. It had alot of charm especially in the reception where there was even a little library/sitting room. Great big staircase and rooms were lovely. Ok so the window did have peeling paint and there was a definate crack between windon and sill to let the cold air creep in....bbut shut the curtains but the beer bottles to chill on the sill....crank up the heat and you wouldn't know.
Don't allow the word 'Royal' to fool you into believing that you will be treated as such; I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and every trip seems to further expose the shortcomings of this ramshackle hotel. Avoid the room service at all costs, the food is of horrifically poor quality and is likely to induce a serious episode of vomiting. The beds are old and in desperate need of replacement before they bring about permanent damage to some unfortunate visitor's spine. Some of the rooms are so small as to cause residents of HMP Belmarsh to positively extol the spaciousness of their surroundings.
Nice enough, great high ceilings, but watch out for rooms on the side by the train tracks.
Tired and listless
We stayed for less than 30 minutes! Paint is chipped, paper is peeling and the previous occupants dirty dishes were still in the room. we saw three rooms and each was WORSE than the previous one. The management have offered a complimentary upgrade if we visit again - to what? We were shown the 'executive' and 'spa' rooms.
avoid at all cost - free would be too much.
Two of us stayed for one night in the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria on a room only basis. We had booked a twin room and were given a large family room containing two double beds. The room was traditionally decorated and was exceptionally well kept and spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable with nice crisp, clean white linen with good pillows and duvets. The bathroom was extremely nice and looked like it had been recently refurbished to a very high standard with very tastefully chosen fixtures and fittings and an excellent shower. The fitness room, though small, is well equipped and nice to use. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.