Having driving around Sheffield looking for a place to stay, we ended up at the mall and at the dilapidated old building of Grosvenor House Hotel.
On entering the building we caught a rickety old lift up to reception and after a 5min wait enquired about vacancies. They had a room (GBP54 for a double) - it was a 3-star hotel and had free secure parking (the only one in the area) and thought that for one night it would be okay.
Had to drive around the block to enter the secured multi-level car park. Returned to reception and booked in (room 916). Ordered breakfast for 2 for the next morning - total now being GBP69.50.
Went up the rickety old lift to Level 9 and after going through a bunch of fire-zone doors, we found the room. Once in there we noticed the bed all crumpled and a dirty tea cup on the beside table, so we phoned reception and reported it. They found another room on the same floor and sent the porter up to the floor with the new key to room 910.
Not knowing what to expect, the room was borderline/semi-okay however we would rate it 1-star, not a 3-star!
The room was like a box - very small - old, tired, rundown and outdated but looked clean enough. The bed had crisp white linen sheets and there were extra blankets and pillows in the wardrobe in plastic covers. The bed was pushed up alongside the wall and although the room was tiny and cramped, it contained most of the amenities like side table, mirror, writing desk, chair, TV, tea/coffee/jug. The bathroom was very basic and still in its’ 60 décor with vinyl floors.
The Continental breakfast (room service) next morning arrived on time and was surprisingly good. We had cornflakes, croissants, jam, yoghurt and tea.
The Internet computer near Reception charged GBP1 for 10mins and the connection was so slow that we were barely able to check our email account.
Best feature - its location - very central and secure car-parking.
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- Also Known As:
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