This review is designed to manage the expectations of two kinds of visitors: Americans and business travelers.
The Premier Inn is essentially a UK Motel 6 - a decent, clean, no frills, no charm budget hotel chain. If you like chain hotels and price is your # 1 concern, you will like the Premier Inn. If you'd rather not have a banner advertisement on your bed or a 99p store downstairs, book elsewhere.
Here are some specifics on our recent stay:
-About a 10-minute walk to the center of town, located next to a 99p (99-cents) shop. Safe, but a bit shabby.
-Many vending machines (you literally only get what you pay for).
-Downstairs coffee shop that mixes their tea & coffee water pots so you get bitter tea water. Shameful in England.
-Restaurant with decent food and really lovely staff. Open until about 10 pm.
-It does have an elevator.
-Fairly quiet hallways and surprisingly quiet fire doors.
-In a word: Purple. EVERYTHING is purple.
-Nicely sized for the UK, though I suspect average outside of London.
-Clean - no strange smells or stains.
-Not a great view, but the rooms seem to be quiet. No street or neighboring room noise.
-Almost no electrical outlets. Very frustrating if you need to plug in a phone or something.
-Heat available (not sure about air conditioning).
-Window opens a bit.
-We had a tub with fixed shower. Plenty of strong, hot water, and the shower curtain is curved out. Good.
-No soaps or bath products - just shampoo/shower gel in a dispenser in the shower (mine was empty) and hand soap in a dispenser by the sink. I usually like dispensers in hotel rooms, but prefer the boutique route of offering three dispensers - shampoo, shower gel and conditioner. (You can buy these things downstairs, though.)
-Towels were mostly a bit threadbare, though I had one fluffy new one. No face towels... only hand towels and bath towels.
-Rooms do have a hairdryer... mine was located on the wall by the TV.
-Fine - definitely no boutique hotel pillowtop, but reasonably comfortable and large.
-No top sheet - only a duvet.
-Microfiber pillows (which I prefer thanks to allergies).
-Large, purple, pointless banner advertisement across the bottom of the bed.
-Medium-sized flatscreen with a lot of channels. I think there were pay movies, as well.
-WiFi available for a fee (ridiculous in 2010).
-In-room telephone with credit card slider.
-No clock or radio.
Again, if price is your # 1 concern, I recommend it. If you'd like some charm or comfort, book elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Sheffield City Centre Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. Ideally situated in the heart of Sheffield with Sheffield train station just 0.25 Miles away. Close to tram links to Sheffield Motorpoint arena, Don Valley Stadium, Ice Sheffield, the English Institute of Sport and Meadowhall shopping centre. Attractions within walking distance are Ponds Forge, O2 Arena, Crucible Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, City Hall, Winter gardens, Cathedral Quarters and a fantastic selection of bars, galleries and restaurants. As there is no on-site car parking, we offer a discounted rate at a nearby NCP car park, which is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. The discounted price is £8.70 Per 24 hours. Guests must pay each time they take their car out. The car park Address is NCP Hartshead Square, Meetinghouse Lane. S1 2EL. The car park is availble 24 hours a day, although passcode from the hotels is to be used. Height Restriction of 7FT. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel St Hotel Sheffield
- Premier Inn City Centre