Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hotel Review: Novotel, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England - March 2015
http://ift.tt/1GW5dMK I stayed one night at the Novotel, Sheffield in March, 2015. It was a Saturday night, I booked a double room for two people with Booking.com for £79.00 (room only). The advertised breakfast price on Booking.com was £13.95, which we were not prepared to pay, however, upon check-in breakfast was offered at £9.95 - if booked before midnight. We decided to go with that option. If you are using Booking.com to book a room here, go for the room only option, and pay for breakfast upon arrival. The hotel is very well situated in Sheffield city centre, a 5-7 minute uphill walk from Sheffield railway station. You can enter from the Station side via the lower ground floor, or from the Winter Gardens side on the upper ground floor. If entering on the lower ground floor there are both stairs and a lift for getting upstairs. Note on the lower ground floor there is also a fitness suite and swimming pool - it is a very small pool, and the changing rooms are tiny, so it's probably better to get changed in your room. You need to get a keycard from reception to unlock the doors to the fitness area and swimming pool. Reception is large, colourful and bright, and the reception staff were all friendly and helpful. We were told upon check-in that an event was taking place and that there may be 'some noise' until midnight. They weren't wrong, it was boom boom boom until just after midnight. We didn't let it bother us, but I can imagine it would be an annoyance to many people. I asked for a room with a view on a high floor, however my view was of student flats next door, not a nice view at all, and I was really disappointed by this. I specifically requested a good view on Booking.com (hoping for a view over the valley), but I didn't bother complaining this time, as we were heading straight out after check-in. The room was the usual high standard that Novotel offer, no complaints really, other than the ironing board and iron taking up 50% of the wardrobe, and their being no small hand washing sink in the toilet room (I find this unhygienic). We did enjoy our stay here, and I would stay again, but I would insist on a room with a better view. To see a film that I have previously made of Sheffield, click here: http://ift.tt/1EviCeN . To visit the Novotel website, click here: http://ift.tt/UvbMyN . To read about this hotel on TripAdvisor, click here: http://ift.tt/1EviCeP . If you liked this film there are many more like it on my YouTube channel, which can be found at http://ift.tt/1uTkpb0 . Please do check out my channel and subscribe to my videos by clicking the red subscribe button. You can also find my travel films and photography updates on the following: Facebook: http://ift.tt/1qnoMEq please like my Facebook page; WordPress: http://ift.tt/1uTkpb3 please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow link; Tumblr: http://ift.tt/1w6b7dl please follow my blog by clicking the +Follow button; Blogger: http://ift.tt/1yWIUBD please follow my blog by bookmarking the page; Google+ just add +stuartmoss ; and You can follow my travels on Twitter @mosstraveltv or by visiting http://ift.tt/1uTkprA .