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Alara Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 32 Sheffield B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I picked this place as it was close to work. It was reasonably clean. It could do with updating.
The staff were very friendly, breakfast was good. They have off road parking.
The bed they had for me needed the sheet changing (was stained with sweat) I moved to the other bed in the room. They have wifi which was good. I did have issues with some people tuning up at 1am they were not too noisy.
I wanted somewhere on a budget and it delivered that. It includes a cooked breakfast. Not bad.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Needed a b&b for one night while we watched the mighty YEOVIL beat Sheffield Utd in the playoffs, and this was just the job! This b &b is only 500 yeards away from Sheffield Wednesdays ground so if you are a fan , its an ideal location.clean and very nice people ! Dont worry about the dog either, big softey !

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank yeboha
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is a decent B&B in a down-market part of Sheffield. It is pretty battered, but very very clean. The staff are excellent, helpful and friendly. My room (1B) was very warm, and although it faced onto the busy main road at ground-level there was no noise problem. The breakfast was good quality and the dining room is bright and cheerful. There is off street parking at the back of the building. This room was very warm with a massive radiator.

As others have said, the stairs are very steep - the hotel used to be a row of terraces, and that's just the way the stairs are. This meant that because my room was not en-suite, I had to crawl up to the lavatories on the first floor (again all very clean, but a bit of a drag in the night).

So I would say, definitely not a holiday venue, but OK if you want a rough and ready overnight stay. Don't go if you can't manage stairs. Get an en-suite if at all possible.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank JimAgain
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Extremely basic accommodation even for contractors, ensuite is the sink in the corner of room. Stayed in room 8a. Very cold very draughty.

Btw I don't know who is writing these excellent review but it is almost cirtain that it is not hotel guests!!!!

Very cheap very basic, what do u want for 30 quid a night.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank LocalBoy1230
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ALARA_Guesthouse, Owner at Alara Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

Dear Localboy1230,

Thank you very much for your recent review regarding your stay with us. We extremely appreciate your feedback. We understand that your stay was not up to your satisfaction and we are deeply sorry for that.

Unfortunately, we need little more information about you and your stay so that we can look into the problems/disappointment you experienced during your stay as we are unable to find your booking with your TripAdviser username.

We received your review on the 23rd of January 2013 stating that you reviewed our establishment on the 22nd of January 2013. Could you please confirm the date you stayed, how many nights and the rate you paid? This will enable us to respond to your review efficiently.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012 via mobile

Stayed at this B & B for one night. It was available last minute and was reasonabley priced, the staff were friendly and room was good with tv, kettle and sink. The downside was that shower and toilet was shared and it was very difficult to get a constant temperature in the shower. The fried breakfast though wad great.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Alara Bed and Breakfast is a great value B+B which offers fabulous service the family team of Mehmet and Caty are super friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for their guests. room costs are pretty much the lowest in Sheffield - yet for this you get Free wireless internet - clean rooms - with daily maid service - free cooked English breakfast and also free secure parking all in all its hard to fault them. Yes there are some steep stairs ( its an old converted house ) and yes some rooms have shared facilities, however if you are looking for a clean room with flatscreen TV and somewhere to lay down your head - its perfect. I have no hesitation in recommending Alara for workers, contractors as well as those looking for a low cost destination following a night on the town. A great place.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Stayed there late July/early August.Service very good ,off road secure parking available.rooms not flash,originally booked non en suite room but on arrival found you had to use 2 flights of VERY STEEP stairs to access bathroom & toilet,we managed to get a twin room with ensuite for 15 pound extra no shower.Would not recommend this property

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tedqueensland
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ALARA_Guesthouse, Owner at Alara Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

Dear Tedqueensland,

Please accept our apologies for not responding your review until now. We would like to thank you for your custom and your feedback on Tripadviser after your stay.

We are sorry to hear that your stay was not pleasant. We would like to mention that we remember your stay (although it was a while ago) which was in August 2012. As you stated on your review that you booked a non en-suite room via telephone almost 30 minutes prior to your arrival. You have been informed on your arrival that we had only 2 rooms left for the night, one was a standard double room with shared bathroom facility which you originally booked for and the other one was the twin room with a bath- not a shower. For your comfort, you were shown both rooms for you to decide as a couple before you made the payment. You were further informed about the rate for this particular room available. We do recall that you were also told that we could call couple of other accommodation provider nearby if you did not want take what we had available on the date. You and your partner told us that you were both happy to pay the rate and took the room offered.

We thank you for your positive comments about our other services but extremely sorry to hear that you would not recommend our establishment to others.
Regards

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Additional Information about Alara Bed and Breakfast

Address: 981-987 Penistone Road | Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2DH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Sheffield
Price Range: £45 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alara Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ALARA B&B has been successfully running for the last eight years and we would like to extend our homely welcome to you. ALARA is a family run bed & breakfast that is nestled on the A61 North also known as Penistone Road between the Sheffield Wednesday Football Stadium and the Hillsborough park. ... more   less 
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