When one turns up to a Holiday Inn the expectation is generally of a pretty functional modern hotel. Well, the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield, changed that perception for me. Formerly a railway hotel for the Great Central line from London, this hotel still has wonderful echoes of a bygone era with several quest lounges, including a quiet lounge and a reasonably decent restaurant. We stayed for one night while doing some walking in the Peak District. Service was very good, pleasant staff who took time to chat. Breakfast was the usual Holiday Inn fare, cooked well and with fried eggs to order - just what was needed before a day's walking.
All in all, a very pleasant hotel. Only downside is that it's a bit of a nightmare to find thanks to Sheffield's utterly bizarre road system!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Sheffield Hotel is situated at the end of it s own private drive and so enjoys a quiet and peaceful location. All our bedrooms at the hotel have Hi Speed Internet Access. This 4 Star full service hotel offers fine dining in Cunningham s Restaurant or relaxed drinks and snacks in our Grand Lounge Bar. The Esperanto Health Suite is open 24 hours and features a fully equipped multi gym, dance studio, saunas. These facilities are free for resident guests. One of the most striking features of this Grade 2 listed building is the elegant Victorian Ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 guests. All our meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Sheffield Hotel have natural daylight and wireless internet access.The Holiday Inn Sheffield Hotel is within walking distance of Ponds Forge, The Crucible and Lyceum Theatres. Also within a short drive from the Holiday Inn Sheffield are Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Ice Sheffield and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield.The Holiday Inn Sheffield Hotel is just a half a mile from Sheffield Train Station and Sheffield Bus Station. Travelling by car, we are located a few miles from Junction 33 of the M1 Motorway. Sat Nav Users please use the street name Victoria Station Road, Sheffield or S1 2AU to reach your final destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sheffield Hotel Sheffield
- Sheffield Holiday Inn