The hotel itself is pretty average for a 4 star hotel in the UK but has a better than average gym (good enough that they sell stand alone gym memberships) and the benefit of spa facilities.
The staff are very polite and attentive and the standard of housekeeping was very good.
My 1 complaint is the quality of food served in the main restaurant. My first meal was a rib eye steak served with onion rings and chunky chips. I asked for the steak to be cooked rare however it was actually served medium to well. The reason for this error appeared to be the thickness of the steak. Advertised as 8 ounces, however it was only around 1cm thick. This steak would have been well done the instant it hit the grill! The chunky chips were soggy and not very nice. I came away with the impression that the look of the plate was more important to the chef than the quality of the food. To cap it all I was charged £5 for a Bottle of water
My suspicions were confirmed upon my next visit. A very tasty starter of pea soup lulled me into a false sense of security as the main dish was even more disappointing than my previous visit. A piri piri chicken burger was actually presented as a plain, dry chicken breast served in a bun with a sliver of tomato and a large lettuce leaf. Presumably they had run out of piri piri spice as they provided burger relish instead. The chunky chips on my previous visit were a disappointment but the fries served with my burger were soggy oven chips!
In short, a nice hotel set in a fantastic location but please please please dine at 1 of the surrounding restaurants if you value substance over style.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury 4 star hotel offers 163 en suite rooms in the heart of Sheffield. Just minutes from the railway station, Crucible and Lyceum Theatres and Hallam University. Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield Arena, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Chatsworth House and Peak District are all a short drive away. 650 capacity conference centre and banqueting rooms, The Yard restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, snail shower, ice fountain and technogym. High speed Internet access and 24hr room service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure St Paul`s Sheffield Hotel Sheffield
- Accor St Pauls Sheffield
- St Pauls Hotel Sheffield
- Mercure Sheffield