Kenwood Hall Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sheffield
Up for a 9am departure, spent most of the day on the bus dropping people off at Picton for the ferry to Wellington and collecting people coming south. I stayed at the pub while the driver did that, then dropped at a $2 wine teasing of 3 wines and a desert wine. Travelled all the way to tonight's accommodation at Kaiteri Lodge, Kaiteriteri and my first dorm room. After being on the bus ...
So, here we are Manchester airport. Wales have lost to England in the rugby and as we watch the sun go down over terminal 3, the board says our BA flight to London Heathrow is delayed by 15mins.Then 30 mins. Then 50 mins. So worried about catching connecting ...
... to Pupil ratio rose above the department average of 1:12 reaching the dizzy heights of 1:15 ! This was local democracy in action and 'forced' all three Maires in the local area to attend a demonstration breakfast. Yep the manifestation was catered, how very typically Breton. The only schools I know of in UK that have 1:12 are in the private sector where the pressure from fee paying parents ensure that their children benefit from smaller group sizes.
So here we ...
Today was a beautiful day and always will be, it'll be Rob and Sarah's anniversary.
They had a magical wedding ceremony at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Parish of Oxton. We travelled by Rolls Royce to the Church and I was very proud to follow Sarah down the aisle.
We celebrated that afternoon and evening at Norwood Park, Southwell which was absolutely brilliant. We had a wonderful day and evening, congratultations and thank you Rob and ...
Though I failed to get a job in Sheffield, I have had a relaxing and enjoyable month and a bit with my relatives, getting to know them like I've never had such a chance to do. It has been especially good, while a little frustrating at times, to be staying with my grandma who at 89 is unlikely to make another trip to Australia and I thus rarely see. I've earned a little bit of pocket money doing gardening for a neighbour and selling clutter, but a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Kenwood Hall Hotel Sheffield
We didn't actually stay the night here, but just attended a wedding reception and wanted to warn anyone who is thinking of holding their reception here that the food is really quite poor. It was a few days after Christmas, and the meal was clearly re-heated leftovers from Christmas day. Myself and other guests struggled to identify some strange lumps on the plate, until we realised they were potatoes (not real, but the reconstituted kind that you buy frozen) which had been badly reheated, and the piece of chicken was similarly twice-cooked and dry. The vegetables were almost raw (and I am someone who likes vegetables to be al-dente) and cold. The drinks at the bar were also very expensive.
Like most reviews I can agree it is your average business hotel in lovely gardens and that is pretty much where the sheen ends.
Except the staff, all the staff I encountered were excellent.
My room was an adjoining one and the walls were so thin I could here my neighbours talk all night.
Same complaint about the noise from a wedding, but I guess I was well warned. The food was average to good but I am only commenting on room service.
If asked in conversation my summary would be 'it is just fine'.
How people this this hotel is great is beyond me. The grounds are great and the setting is nice but the hotel just has that chain feeling. My room was very small and very hot at the end of long walk way. Long queue to check in and a moody girl at the end of it. No table service in the bar you have to go to the bar and order it yourself. Compare it with other hotels in other cities and it just does not cut the mustard. It needs staff who care about their guests and it needs to drop the chain feeling and get the personal feeling.
We recently stayed in the Marriott whilst visiting our son at University. Although they couldn't allocate us a non smoking room (to be fair the website had made that clear when we booked) the only evidence that the room they gave us was a smoking room was the presence of a book of matches. We had a lakeside view, with large balcony. Had it been summer it would have been an excellent facility to have available.
Not impressed, not relaxed
Recently stayed a Saturday night at this impressive hotel, set in landscaped gardens. Hoping for a relaxing weekend away, but could hear loud music from gardens til after midnight (despite closed windows).
Then even though not requesting a wake up call, woken up before 6am Sunday morning by extremely loud music from neighbouring room.
Otherwise excellent location, excellent food.
Good place to stay
We have stayed here a couple of times. Staff accomodated us both times with adjoining rooms. Rooms are clean and comfortable and quiet. Breakfast is an excellent buffet arrangement. Only ate a meal here once, in the evening, and we were very disappointed with the standard. We will definately stay here again though.
Stayed for one night with my girlfriend in a double room and I was very impressed. Our room was attractive, clean and spacious with a nice big bed ;-)
Stayed at the Sheffield Marriott over Christmas 2003 with the family.
this is a n excellent upper class hotel excellent service and rooms.
Beautiful surroundings. Leisure facilitie s a bit cramped but other wise very good Recomommend using