My friend who booked this hotel for three of us noticed that the money taken from his card was nearly £100 more than the price given when booking on the Holiday Inn website. On checking in we queried this and they said they would look into it overnight.
On enquiring the next morning, it was explained to us that this was due to a communication error between the booking system and the hotel which had resulted in the system assuming full occupancy for our rooms. They refunded the surplus charge to friend's card. Moral of the story, check your card statement after making a booking for this place.
On the plus side, the hotel is only a year old and the rooms and public areas are both nicely furnished, though most of the tables in the breakfast and bar area seem to be wobbly. A small point but irritating.
The breakfast is included in all room rates and consists of the usual choice of cereals, toast, juices and hot drinks. The only hot options are pork sausages, scrambled egg and baked beans.
The room was nicely furnished and the bathroom has one of the biggest shower cubicles I've ever seen. That said, the beds felt pretty soft. The room I stayed in also had a rather small window for the size of the room, making it quite dark inside. However, the room was excellent value for money on the deal we obtained and is definitely a step above the norm from other budget hotel chains like Travelodge and Premier Inn.
If you require to be right in the centre, this might not be the best choice for you (the Crucible and the Cathedral are between 5 and 10 mins walk way) but it was good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre is conveniently situated within a few minutes walk to Sheffield City Centre and overlooks the River Don. Hotel within a 5 minutes walk to Ponds forge, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield train station and the Supertram network. An ideal stop for both business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Sheffield City Centre Hotel Sheffield