I recently stayed here for one night while visiting Sheffield to watch the snooker and found the hotel to be very nice overall in a good, central location, but I was disappointed with some key aspects.
The service at reception was swift and friendly. We were quickly checked in and inside our room within minutes of arriving, so that was a great touch since some hotels have a lengthy check in procedure. In addition, prior to visiting, the hotel also advised on a question I had with regard to payment via a third party website and again the manner was professional and friendly, so full marks to the receptionist.
The rooms are modern and clean with comfortable beds. The only issue we had was the bathroom shower, which lacked even average power and looked like it had been set to save water. Showering was a real problem but we could "just" about manage it. For one night it wasn't a huge deal. Still, when you are paying you expect basic things like this to be working correctly. Of course, we could have complained to management but since we were pressed for time, it hardly seemed right, especially since the problem was only discovered 1 hour before checking out.
Breakfast was not particularly appealing and the presentation could be improved quite a lot. The cooked breakfast containers needed replenishing with fresh food - even at 9am. It's not like we turned up minutes before closing! We had to make do with (what can only be described as) dregs of sausage, scrambled egg, bacon, etc. There were no fried eggs - only a few spoon fulls of scrambled. The beans were lukewarm and my overall impression was disappointment. Likewise, knives were missing from our table and I had to take some from other tables. The hot drinks area needed sprucing up as it also looked a mess and wasn't clearly advertised.
These negative aspects are unfortunate as the hotel is actually very nice, but some attention to detail is needed as currently the Metropolitan is more "style over substance".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is in a fantastic location. It's easy to get here, and you'll find loads to do. Take a peek at the shops, the theatre or the museums or take a hike to the Peaks or just stay put! You'll have a spacious comfortable bedroom with great room service. And you'll always enjoy the atmosphere, the food and the company in the bar and restaurant. ■111 Bedrooms, standard double and family rooms.■Fully equipped with tea and coffee, Complimentary WiFi, flatscreen TV and freeview channels, hair dryer, trouser press, toiletries, work desk.■In the Quay-Side district, 10 minutes from city centre. The Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel offers modern accommodation in a great location, in the Quay Side quarter of Sheffield, close to the city centre, the train station and motorway. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The convenient central location makes the hotel a great base, whether you are exploring Sheffield as a tourist or visiting the area on business. The great transport links mean the hotel is well placed for visiting any part of the city or for travelling further afield and exploring the region. Sheffield Arena and the city's theatres, including The Crucible and City Hall, are all within easy reach. The property is within 20 minutes' drive of the Peak District, ideal for walking, cycling and hiking. You can enjoy discounted access to Chatsworth House. All of the modern en suite rooms are stylish and contemporary with all the comforts and facilities you need in a restful, relaxing base. A varied room service menu is also available. The Picasso Restaurant serves brasserie style dishes until 21:00 Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, freshly prepared Paninis are served until 21:00. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Inn By Radisson Sheffield Hotel Sheffield
- Sheffield Park Inn