I consider myself to be well traveled and my job has taken me to some pretty run down and inhospitable places around the world. However, nothing could prepare me for the stay at the Harley. This "hotel" was booked for me by my boss and I will be advising him never to use this place again. Never have I experienced such noise at a time when I should be relaxing after a 12 hour shift. After going to bed at 11pm, I thought that the room was very basic, but at least clean,quiet and warm. I was woken at 1am by the bass of the music downstairs, which continued til just before 4am. This happened yet again the following night at more or less the same times. Unacceptable.
I have had a more peaceful night on a North Sea oil drilling platform during a storm, or in a cockroach infested Indonesian Hotel next to a main road and the building's generator. I am not exaggerating, even custom moulded ear plugs wont give you any respite.
This place needs to be closed down for "hotel" use or come with a government health warning about sleep deprivation, or become the next Guantanamo Bay for breaking inmates. I didn't have the breakfast as I set my alarm so I was maximizing my time in bed. The shower was taken in room temperature water and the water pressure was really low. Thank goodness it was for only two nights. IBIS budget, you are forgiven!
You have been warned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harley is a small, friendly hotel next to the University and Hospitals. It is located next to the University of Sheffield tram stop and is 5 minutes walk from Sheffield City Centre. All rooms are simple yet comfortable and well appointed, with en suite, TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel bar has a late license. All room rates include breakfast. 'Please be aware that this hotel is situated above a live music and late night venue which is open until 4am most nights. Noise from the bar can be heard in the hotel rooms, so we are not suitable for light sleepers or early risers.' ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harley Hotel Sheffield