I actually booked this hotel not realising the location and when I realised where it was I had some trepidation. I have to say this was misplaced and I was very pleasantly surprised. I haven't stayed in a Days Inn property before so I was open minded as to what to expect.
It was easy enough to find within the Woodall motorway services area. The location being on the Southside of the M1 between Junctions 31 & 30 is actually not as limiting as you would assume. Obviously, you need to be happy to drive on the motorway but just a mile south is Junction 30 where you can use the A6135 to get in to Sheffield with comparative ease without having to head back down the motorway. Chesterfield is very close by as well, linked by the main A619.
The 24 hour reception was very helpful on arrival explaining the facilities and check in / out procedures. It also had a mini shop and amazingly was great value, 50P or more cheaper on a bottle of water than the WH Smiths in the service station! Breakfast is offered as an extra which complements the array or options at the service station (McDonalds, KFC, Burger King as well as the service station run cafe / restaurant). Parking is free, you just need to remember to log your registration number at reception.
The room was on the first floor and was clean. One word of warning, their is no lift so if you don't like or can't access even one flight of stairs, make sure you are on the ground floor. The room itself was bigger than I expected. It featured a double bed with a bathroom that had a bath / shower.
The decoration reminded me of US hotels I have stayed in, being very beige but that was to be expected from an American chain of hotels and it is in no way a criticism. Noise was something I wonderd about being on the motorway, however, even thought I had a motorway facing room the noise was very minimal due to good windows and the hotel being well set back off the actual carridgeway.
I booked through eBookers and the deal I got was really excellent considering what I paid for the experience I had. I understand the limitations in terms of location and I have mentioned them above but they are not as bad as you would think, plus my initial concerns regarding motorway noise was not an issue in the end. I have no reservations based on my experience of recommending this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between junctions 30/31 on the M1 motorway, this hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from the Sheffield city centre. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking, free newspapers and a 24-hour reception. Rooms at Days Inn Hotel Sheffield South provide en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with freeview, Hypnos beds and tea and coffee-making facilities. Is part of the Welcome Break service area where there are places to eat, a shop, arcade, petrol station and cash machines. Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Motor Point Arena, Don Valley Stadium, and Sheffield University are only 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Rother Valley Country Park is also nearby, only 7 miles from the hotel. Facilities available on the nearby service area include Starbucks, McDonalds, KFC, Burger King & WH Smith. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Sheffield
- Sheffield Days Inn