I don’t normally mention brand switches but long-term readers know that Sheffield hotels pop up on here from time to time!
Two weeks ago I had what was arguably the worst hotel meal of my entire life in the Holiday Inn Sheffield, not helped by having to wait an hour from ordering in order to receive said worst meal. At the time I thought that the hotel was sliding deeper into disrepair with every annual visit we make. I was therefore shocked to find that Holiday Inn Sheffield is being rebranded as a Crowne Plaza later in the Summer!
There is some refurbishment work underway, I admit, but we are talking about a hotel which gives no elite recognition as far as I can tell and which generally gives you a worse room – rather than a better room – than the one you booked, the other weekend being a case in point. The new bathroom in our old room had clearly been tiled by some random con-artist picked from Yell. And the pancake machine has disappeared!
The upside of staying there is that you don’t need to bother bringing an alarm clock. There are so many moth holes in the curtains that the rooms is flooded with light as soon as the sun comes up ….
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