Things got off to a slightly odd start when I received a call round lunch time on the day of our stay advising of an issue with my booking. I was told that they had the booking, it was paid for and the room was ready (always good to get this detail in when saying there is a slight issue!) but that for the check-in system to accept me they required the name of the other person staying, as I had advised there would be two people in the room. No harm done as I provided details, but as I say, odd. Not sure if this is a genuine issue, whether it's a Premier Inn requisite, or whether they were looking to bump someone into a single room?
Made our way into Sheffield and towards the hotel. If you know Sheffield it's a 10-15 minute walk there from the station, but if you're not au fait with it then it's a bit of a pig to find and may take a bit longer. It's on the edge of the centre, but certainly not far from anywhere you might be heading within. When we arrived we headed up to the reception on the third floor and checked-in. As a newer Premier Inn, check-in is done through a 'self' service machine, but in reality the staff are talking you through the whole process anyway. Talking of the staff they were all very approachable and helpful, but barring handing the door card over at the end this was the only interaction we had.
Went to our room on the 8th Floor and were met with a clean spacious room in the Premier Inn colour scheme. It consisted of a double bed which seemed pretty comfy (I'd had a bit to drink that night, so can't comment as to how beneficial it was for a good night's sleep), wardrobe, tea making facilities and a television with… wait for it… Freeview! Excuse the sarcasm, the Premier Inn website is pushing this as something amazing, which it clearly isn't.
There was also, rather unusually, a basin in the main room rather than in the bathroom. Not an issue, there evidently isn't room in the actual bathroom - which consisted a toilet and shower cubicle - so why not make use of the available space.
Due to its location I do think it's quieter here than other central choices. I didn't find an issue with noise at night, but think my wife did a little; however this is pretty usual for us as I'm the deeper sleeper.
Didn't have breakfast here, but if cooked properly and supplies are restocked then £8 for all you can eat seems reasonable. We headed to Sheffield's glamorous Moor area and opted for a cob and hot drink from Greggs for £2 instead.
A few other people have mentioned the lifts being a problem. When we got there and when we headed out in the evening they were fine, but come the morning one of the two was out of order. Mrs. Robinho decided to wait for the lift and I decided that as I had to drop the door card off that I might as well take the stairs. So I went from the 8th to the 3rd floor, dropped the card off, then went down to the Ground floor and waited. And waited. And waited. One lift for this hotel is not enough, so if you do see one isn't working then take the stairs as it is definitely the quciker option.
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