Rated 4,1 out of 5 by 151
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by kusun23 Lovely hotel with warm welcome
When we checked in we had such a lovely receptionist and duty manager, both made us so very welcome.
Room was just lovely clean with everything one need in a hotel room.
It was central and just a short drive from city centre. We went out for dinner in Leopold Square. It was a short drive from the hotel.
Over all we had quite a pleasant stay.
23. August 2014
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 Great room and helpful friendly staff
stayed two nights July while moving son across Sheffield to new flat, both nights all or one of us were dining really late but the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the meals were great. Room was a good size, nicely equipped and decorated - great bathroom. Good variety of drinks at the bar and reasonable prices for this class of hotel. Really good and varied breakfast buffet.
17. August 2014
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by ITbagman You can almost feel the history
You drive past the concrete box hotels stacked high on the old station approach road, but then you see the proud Royal Victoria in front of you on the left. It was built as a station hotel in the mid 1800's when building wasn't done at the cheapest and nastiest level possible as it is nowadays. You park on what was Platform 1 of the old Great Central Railway Victoria station.
As you go in the hotel, if you think the reception area is impressive, ask to be shown the Grand Ball Room and the dining room. The ceilings are at least 30 feet tall, and have sculpted and finely painted decor. The landings are wide with impressive staircases sweeping up to them (there is of course a lift, but just try the stairways).
The restaurant area is delightful and you can almost feel the history of the generations of elegant travelers who have gone before. The ground floor boasts pictures of the hotel when a young future queen visited and pictures of magnificent old steam trains waiting at the platforms to whisk the travelers north or south to their destinations.
If you prefer the functionality of a new build concrete box hotel room then that's fine. But if you want to feel a part of history and marvel at the way things used to be, stay at the Royal Victoria. Perhaps you'll get a sense of times past as I did. I only wish I could have stayed longer....
16. August 2014