I stayed here for a couple of nights when visiting my son at university and chose it for its location and car park.
I was given a room on the second floor in the main block of the hotel, which was smallish for a single room, but adequate for somewhere to put my head at night. The en-suite shower room was very nicely done and felt luxurious. Good wi-fi connection which was free and all the usual tea and coffee-making kit. The bed was comfortable and I slept well on both nights.
Having a room at the back of the main building meant that I had a superb view over the area, even if I could look down and see the bins, but they've got to be somewhere.
Staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful - I can't speak too highly of them. I'd booked B&B through laterooms.com and, although I didn't want breakfast on the first morning, I was able to "credit" it to the second one and my son joined me before we headed off on our travels.
A word about breakfast - single items of things like rashers of bacon for £10 isn't good value. The good news is there is a Wetherspoon's close by where you can get a better deal.
I used the bar as well and found very knowledgeable and interesting bar staff - one a local lad and one a student; picked up some good tips about real ale pubs in the area.
Cleanliness of the room was superficially good, but the horizontal wooden slats on the walls really do need to be dusted at least once a week.
Because the hotel is a collection of various old houses which have been converted and linked by spanning corridors, it is a bit of a maze and there are no consistent-sized room offers - which probably reflects the varied reviews it's received. You do need to be prepared to use winding staircases and change levels a few times.
Would I stay there again? Yes, but it will be interesting to see what like it is in a different part of the hotel. And it'll be room-only.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at The Rutland and you'll discover an idyllic retreat, set in its own private landscaped gardens, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet just a short cab ride away from Sheffield's vibrant centre. A truly unique hotel experience, The Rutland offers modern bedrooms with stunning design features, a warm, relaxed atmosphere, fresh local food, and an exceptional level of service that sets it apart from other, sometimes soulless, city centre properties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rutland Hotel Sheffield