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Premier Inn Sheffield/Barnsley (M1 Jct36) Hotel
Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Northumberland, England, UK
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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“helpful friendly staff”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a bit of late review as we actually stopped there on on the 21st & 22nd of December. We had 6 rooms booked for our annual Christmas family meet up with 7 members of our family travelling down from near Newcastle and 8 family members travelling up from near London so Barnsley was worked out as around halfway between us all.

The only problem we had was that the rooms weren't booked as a group so my parents visited the place a few weeks previous to our stay to request all the rooms were put together. Despite there being a note next to our booking about the request, the rooms were spread between upstairs & downstairs with quite a few rooms between each one.

This problem was solved by the lovely girl on the desk who not only arranged all of our rooms to be next to each other, but also went to the trouble of rearranging the bed set ups in a couple of the rooms and making the beds up that weren't made up (after changing a room that just had a double bed made up into a family room) and even apologised for not been able to make the beds up to the standard they usually are! She did it all with a lovely friendly, relaxed attitude and didn't make any of it seem like a problem. She also talked to us all after a night out bowling asking us how we enjoyed it, who won etc which made us feel very welcome.

All of the staff were friendly and cheerful and the rooms were clean and well looked after.

ROOM REVIEW:

Some of our rooms were facing the front of the building and some were facing the rear but we had no noise disturbance in any of them.

The rooms all have a temperature control in them which is good and of course the much mentioned 32" flatscreen TVs on the wall where you can actually get all of the usual freeview channels instead of just a few like many other places have. The curtains are very thick and dark which blocks out about 99% of daylight (only get a bit shining above the curtain rail) which is ideal for anyone needing to sleep during the day or when it is light from very early until late in the summer.

The bed was a bit hard for my liking and I felt a bit achey when I woke up each morning, but everyone has their own preference so I'm sure some will love it.

The spare beds in the family room are quite good. They are either set up as a settee which you remove the back cushions off for a bed, or as a single bed. They have folding legs and are made in a way so when they are folded down they can be slid under the double bed making the rooms easy to adapt from double to family and you can put them out of the way until you need them if you want a bit of extra space.

The bathrooms have soap dispensers next to the sinks and a shower gel dispenser on the wall next to the bath/shower. The showers are not hugely powerful but are still good and maintain the water temperature no problem.

ADAPTED ROOM REVIEW:

The only 'problem' as such, which isn't to do with this particular hotel - it's just to do with Premier Inn and most other hotels to be honest, is that the only disabled rooms they ever have only ever contain a double bed so they must think that all disabled people are adults with no children!

We have a 15 year old daughter who is a wheelchair user with no standing ability so we either have to have a non-adapted family room and struggle to get her in and out of the bathroom which is too small for a wheelchair to get through the door of, or go to the extra expense of getting 2 rooms and one of us having to share the bed with her while the other is alone in a room. The same would apply to anyone who is a parent who relies on a wheelchair and needs an adapted room but has children. If they were a single/travelling alone parent with children I don't know how they'd manage!

We 'sort' of got around it on this occasion by my parents taking the adapted room and us having a family room straight opposite them so we could use their room to toilet & wash my daughter and use our room to sleep in.

The adapted bathroom itself was fairly good with a sliding door to get into it, rails next to the toilet, sink and around the bath, and a low level sink. It also had the soap dispenser next to the sink and in the shower as the other rooms have. However, there isn't enough space to get a wheelchair alongside the toilet for transferring from one to the other.

We would personally prefer it if they had made the bathroom a wetroom with a shower and shower chair in during their refurbishment as my daughter can't use the baths because she is too heavy to lift into them and does not have enough sitting balance once in there. This would also have given more room to get her wheelchair alongside the toilet instead of it only getting to in front of it meaning we had to lift her and turn her at the same time. So really it's more of a room for people with mobility issues rather than a room for a wheelchair user with little or no standing ability.

The bed is a low level bed - again, this ill be good for some people with mobility issues, but others will find it harder to lower onto or get up off alone or even with help.

The wardrobe is at a low level so things an be put in/taken out from a wheelchair sitting level.

The rest of the room has enough room to get around even with a wheelchair.

One point to note that could do with changing is the door to the room itself has the same heavy hinge on it that makes it close when you let go of it. Someone in a wheelchair, with difficulty walking, or with any sort of weakness in their arms will struggle to open this and get through it. The same goes for the door from reception into the corridor.

So some problems with the adapted room depending on the person's nature and level of disability.

TAYBARNS REVIEW:

Taybarns is good value for money with a range of different dishes and is only separated from the hotel by a covered walkway. I can't say anything was especially outstanding about the staff, in fact there was only one who seemed anywhere near friendly, but the used plates are cleared away quickly and the place was kept tidy. The food is freshly cooked in front of you and put into serving dishes and is overall very nice - better than you would usually get in a pub restaurant, but not as good as a 'proper' restaurant is about how I would describe it.

Obviously being a buffet means you have to serve yourself which some people don't like doing, but we love it because we can get as much or little as we want of anything and take our time without feeling we're being hassled to eat up and leave. Great if you're indecisive and always wished you had ordered what someone else had when your food arrives somewhere where you have to choose off a menu or are a slow eater!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Throughout my 2 night stay every single member of staff I spoke to were professional and friendly. The room was well appointed given the price of the hotel and immaculately clean. The bed was large and comfortable and the temperature of the room was ideal. The car parking was excellent and adjoining the hotel. The restaurant which is located across a covered driveway was good value (Taybarns) and offered good value fayre.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Visiting relatives in the area,Premier Inn gives us a base not too far away at a Good price with a Great Nights sleep virtually Guarantee. We have stayed here before and will do so again if the price is right.The Taybarns Restaurant attached is a real bonus for us as we have a long drive ahead of us,and usually make real Pigs of ourselves.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great modern hotel with usual Premier Inn comforts.
The massive wall mounted TV is superb.
Only negative was the noise from the room above, this wasn't out of the ordinary noise just the occupants moving around causing a lot of creaking floorboards/joists, not expected in a fairly new hotel. Spoilt my good nights sleep.
The Taybarns connected, although very busy , provided superb food and very helpful staff...well recommended

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on new years eve for a little get away, relaxed, with friendly staff clean rooms clean bathroom and nice big flat screen TV and freeview great stay.

Stopped here a few times and would stay again! After the last time we stopped in a travelodge we vowed to only use premier inn as a chain hotel as they are great value for money and can always count on consistency.

  • Stayed January 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Again I had a very pleasant stay This time I wan't disturbed by noisy guests Everything this time was very good although the Wifi could be much better For a quieter room ask for one in the extension. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. If booking a twin room be aware that this will be a double bed and a single bed which is a sofa

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have used Premier Inn Hotels a number of times and am very pleased with the standard of service and the cleanliness.
However I am not pleased with the fact that only one easy chair is provided when two people are sharing a double room and a coffee table would be nice, I have mentioned this to the receptionist and when filling in the Premier Inn survey with no improvement.
Anyway that gripe over, the food provided at the Sheffield/Barrnsley Hotel is provided by Taybarns and although the decor may not be to everyones taste, the self service with plenty of choice and all you can eat is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Premier Inn Sheffield/Barnsley (M1 Jct36) Hotel
Address: Maple Road | Tankersley, Barnsley, Sheffield S75 3DL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 53 Hotels in Sheffield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Sheffield/Barnsley (M1 Jct36) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located within easy reach of the M1. For shops and local amenities Sheffield city centre is 8 miles away; closer still Barnsley town centre is just 5 miles away. Conveniently situated 3 miles from Chapeltown train station. Our Sheffield / Barnsley Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Taybarns restaurant offering amazing choice at amazing value. M1(J35a), northbound exit only. Then A616 for 2 miles, or from (J36) take A61 to Sheffield. Hotel is 1 mile along, on next roundabout. Next to Taybarns, the Ultimate Eatery; opposite McDonalds and Shell filling station. Food served from 11:30am-21:30 Everyday (table bookings reccomended) Breakfast Mon-Fri 6:30-10:30am Sat-Sun 7-11am ... more   less 
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