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Premier Inn Sheffield/Barnsley (M1 Jct36) Hotel
Ranked #14 of 53 Hotels in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Slightly faded, smells of smoke”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

First off, the staff are friendly and welcoming, both in the hotel and the adjacent Taybarns restaurant, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. However, the covered crossing between hotel and restaurant provides shelter for smokers escaping the no-smoking hotel, and the result is that the smell of smoke pervades the entranceway, lobby and first corridor in the hotel itself. Rooms currently have only old, thin double glazing, which doesn't keep out the road noise. Premier Inn breakfast in Taybarns was slightly disappointing: the all-you-can eat buffet style of the restaurant means that cooked breakfast items are laid out on hot-plates, which keep everything decidedly tepid and lead to overcooked eggs and dry bacon. And that at 7am on a weekend morning as first guest in for breakfast. The family-friendly Taybarns formula in the evening is not for me on business, especially packed with families in the evening, and I went elsewhere to eat. The attraction of Taybarns to families on a Friday and Saturday night mean the hotel car park is therefore quite full.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Higham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend on a Saturday night. We had won tickets last minute to watch Boxing in the Motorpoint Arena but as we only found out 4 days before all the closer hotels were booked so this was the closest we could find.

The hotel is easy to find not too far off the M1 so great for getting in and out of Sheffield.

The rooms were spacious, clean and tidy and I felt like they must have been refurbished recently. It was a little cold and even when turning up the temperature control on the wall this didn't seem to make much difference, there was a radiator which we switched on and that did warm it up a little but this was quite far from the bed and only small so the room was quite chilly.

We arrive an hour before we could check in but the receptionist said our room was ready so we were welcome to check in early which was great after our long drive. All the reception staff were really friendly.

The restaurant opposite was fine for breakfast, it wasn't up to the usual excellent standard of a premier inn breakfast and they seemed to run out of things quite a lot, I didn't see anyone able to get everything they wanted the first time round without having to wait for something to be cooked, but it was good value and edible. We didn't have dinner here, it smelt nice from the outside but couldn't comment on that.

Overall hotel was great, restaurant was OK but could do with improvement as other Premier Inn's serve much better breakfasts and service in them.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amber B
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Good location just off motorway. As usual, staff very friendly and hotel room clean and tidy. However we found that the heating didn't work. the thermostat wouldn't go beyond a certain level and in any case the radiator generated no heat at all. We reported this to the receptionist, who came up, looked fiddled and agred that it didn't work. She brought us an extra duvet, which was OK if we were cold in bed. However, the problem was before then. It was uncomfortable just reading or watching TV. We were glad we hadn't visited the previous week as the weather was significantly colder then. There probably wasn't much the lady could have done att he time but don't they check things regularly? We have stayed at a number of Premier Inns and this was our first problem. Hopefully an isolated occasion.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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nottingham
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Rooms at front of hotel are quite noisy. Good sized rooms and great nights sleep. Used to get priority booking in the restaurant as hotel guests but this has been removed and we had to join the large queue and wait for 35 mins to be seated. Hotel guests want to feel special and not be forced to join long queues to eat, even had to wait for 10 mins to get a seat in the bar to wait for our restaurant table. This was at 7.30pm on a Friday so goodness knows how long you would wait on a Saturday or Bank Holiday. Spoiled our break. Priority seating used to make us feel like pampered guests. Used to love to stay in this hotel, will consider our hotels in Sheffield in future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Oakham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I spent a night here before his steam train drive the next day. It's very handy for Elsecar Heritage Centre, where the trains are located.
I had asked for a quiet room. we were given a very quiet one at the end of the ground floor corridor. It contained a double and a single bed. The whole hotel is very clean and modern with white and purple furnishings. There is a huge wall-mounted TV in the rooms and the bathrooms are well kitted out with soap and shower gel; an unexpected bonus at the price, which was very reasonable. There's even a choice of pillow firmness and tea/coffee-making facilities in the room.
We've never stayed before at a Premier Inn and will definitely do so again.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet one at the back, way from the car park and restaurant.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We often stay in Travelodges and couldn't get one in the area for the night we needed so booked this Premier Inn instead. Forjust £5.50 more, we felt the whole experience was far superior and in fact plan to use Premier Inn from now on!

The hotel decor etc looks very new. The kingsize bed and all the bedding was delightful and we all slept really well. Our 4 year old got a proper single bed in our room not a sofabed/pull out and it was made up for us which was fantastic after a very long drive.

It was nice to have a hot bath (plenty of hot water and big towels) and there was a hairdryer and tea/coffee in the room as well.There was a huge TV with freeview to watch in bed.

We were not disturbed by any other guests even though it was a Friday night. Both staff members we spoke to were very friendly and helpful. What more could we want?

Due to the poor reviews of theTaybarns restaurant next door, we avoided it! We found a great spot about 6 miles away. Come off the M1 at Junction 34 and about 1 mile away you find a complex where the Metrodome Arena is. There are around 20 restaurants, cinema, bowling etc including Nandos, Harvester, Chiquitos, Pizza Express, Frankie and Bennys, Gourmet Burger Co, Rib Shack, McD's, B King. We ate at the Harvester and it was superb. Great food and great value. All less than 10 minutes drive from this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was a nice clean modern convenient place to stopover for a few nights. The room we stayed in was clean and quite spacious. The staff were very helpful. The downside to our stay was the awful eatery next door. We did with a bit of guidance find a very pleasant pub that did a very good steak, but of course it was a drive away. There is a McDonald's an easy walk away but it isn't exactly a resteraunt of note is it?

Room Tip: We stayed at the front and it was a bit noisy but the sun was nice to wake up to on the morning!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #14 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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