Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel
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So here is our super vague plan for the first few months of travel. The aim is to avoid air travel as much as possible!
7th November - fly into Bangkok, Thailand. Hang out for a few days in the city before spending a relaxing week on the beach near Koh Chang. Then back to Bangkok to hire a card and head north ...
... this is a dream guide to every place James and I plan to visit. Along with our regular Skype calls this has informed our travel plan no end. It is also a briliant source of truly useful advice! I would reccomend visiting her 'handy stuff' page if you are considering a similar trip :) Also loving the Travelfish website for quick snapshots of each country including boarder crossings, visas, transport ...
A month since my last post so time for a quick update. Flights are booked (cue fanfare). Four are now set in stone with just the Rio > London one left to bring up to the correct dates. What this means is that we can now start planning for real. So, we have 3 days in Iceland, 39 days in the US and Canada, 3 days in Costa Rica and perhaps 40 days in Brazil. Thats a grand total of 85 days; a week short of 3 months.
Next step is to start booking ...
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.
... drink out of the fountain. We then sat down and basked in the Tuscan sun. Later that evening we went out to dinner at a nice little restaurant. I had gnocchi with a shrimp sauce. Yummy. Jeff had chicken with a balsamic sauce which he thought was very good . For starters we had mellon wrapped in prosciutto. We walked a bit more around the piazza that evening ... Ahhh I will miss you Siena! Buona ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Sheffield St Paul's Hotel
I stayed at the Mecure St Paul's Hotel for one night on Sunday 17th June. I usually stay at the Novotel when visiting Sheffield on business, but thought I would give this hotel a go, as I have always been impressed when walking past it, especially by the restaurant and bar that runs down one side of the Winter Gardens.
This was my first time staying in the St Paul's and it is a great hotel benefiting from being quite new. The rooms are spacious and minimalist and comfortable. Unusually the windows don't open but the ventilation system was good.
Great value weekend
I got a decent rate on Laterooms which meant this worked out as a very good value weekend.
Check in and out were speedy and smooth; I was sharing a twin room and splitting the bill was also no problem.
The room was clean, comfortable and spacious.
The lobby/terrace area which faces onto the Winter Gardens is a very pleasant place for a drink, particularly when the sun is shining.
The pool complex is fantastic and very welcome after a night on the sauce.
The only criticism was the slighty ropy espresso I was served in the bar, but given what Sheffield hotels used to be like that's a very, very minor criticism.
Patti Smith was playing Sheffield, so we decided as a treat to stay in a good hotel after the concert; it wasn't very rock'n'roll, but as one gets older it seems to make more sense...
Fab hotel staff excellent.
we were at the hotel for a hen weekend ,there were 10 of us altogether and we had a great time. upon arrivall we were greated by the hotel manger who colndnt do enough for us after checking in and finding our rooms ,which were very comfortable loved the make-up mirror in the bathroom nice touch.we had a champagne and chocolate fountain reception lovely followed by some beauty treatments.The breakfast was plentyfull and nothing seemed to much trouble alough there didnt seem to be enough staff for the number of guest dinning.all in all a fantastic hotel would reccomend you give in a try.
My partner and I stayed at this hotel at the beginning of May and chose it because of its location. (We had tickets to the snooker final at the Crucible and it is located just round the corner!)
We stayed at this Hotel for 3 nights over a weekend as a group of 10 couples. I had noticed the mixed reviews and had some reservations about what the Hotel would be like.
We stayed during the first weekend of the snooker at the Crucible. Lots of the players were in and around the hotel which was great and gave it lots of atmosphere. The hotel has just been taken over by Mercure and judging from previous reports about the service, seem to have worked miracles in a short space of time. The service we experienced was excellent, the rooms clean. The only downsides were the food on the Saturday night was slightly colder than we would have liked and had to be reheated, and when we returned to the room on Saturday at 4 pm housekeeping was still cleaning it. Having said that, we would stay there again and would recommend it for either business or leisure.
Excellent City Centre Hotel
Booked this hotel before reading reviews. Based on the bad reviews nearly cancelled the booking. However glad we didn't. The hotel, staff and facilities were first class. We received a friendly welcome by reception, our room on the first floor was first class, very clean and spacious with LCD TV, large bathroom with separate walk in shower. Views over Millenium Square were a bonus. The location could not be better with the shops and theatres all within easy walking distance. Overall would recommend this Hotel to both Leisure and Business travellers without hesitation.