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Alara Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 32 Sheffield B&B and Inns
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Budget accommodation - very clean”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I spent a night here on my way to Scotland. I found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming and the double room and shared bathroom were both very clean. The staff were also very helpful in terms of recommending places to eat and methods of transport. This is an old, old building and so the steps leading to the bedrooms and shared bathrooms are very steep and narrow. It would not suit anyone with mobility problems and as I have bad knees I did find the steps a bit tricky. Noise was also an issue as it faces a busy road. None of this can be helped as this is the structure of the building and its location but I do have a couple of recommendations for the owners. One would be to buy blackout curtains for the windows and the other would be to put mattress toppers on the beds as mine was slightly uncomfortable due to some bulging springs.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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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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UK
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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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Leeds
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Manchester
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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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ALARA_Guesthouse, Owner at Alara Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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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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Wellington, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Alara Bed and Breakfast

Property: 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 #17 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Sheffield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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