We recently stayed at The Florentine on Tapton Park Road in Sheffield. It's been quite recently renovated and stands rather grandly on the side of the road in Fulwood, a leafy and upmarket park of Sheffield.
The hotel as a 20's feel to it, with gorgeous rooms, decorated with calming, muted colours and serving home cooked meals.
We stayed in the Barrosa room which is a generous sized family room. There are 11 rooms in the hotel all which are named after different varieties of cow.
I was very pleasantly surprised by how elegant and well decorated the room was. The colours were all soft pastel greens, blues and creams with very shabby chic-esque accessories and furniture. Each room has a flat screen tv and a hair dryer too.
The room felt like a home away from home. The sofa and chair made it feel much more comfortable and I loved the solid metal coffee table.
There were even two cosy white towelling robes for our use during our stay at the hotel and each room has free WIFI for guest use.The bed was absolutely massive! The picture above still doesn't really to it justice. There was so much space. Staff also brought a travel cot up for the little man without any issue and placed it at the foot of the bed.
The addition of a thoughtful little welcome basket was a nice touch, especially the tasty pieces of tart made by the chef. It was great to be able to make a a cup of 'proper' coffee in our room when we arrived, particularly after the horrendous journey down the roadwork laden A1!The whole room was laid out nicely, with plenty of space for hanging clothes, seating away for the bed and and a large full length mirror near the door.
The bathroom was large with good sized shower, plenty of thick fluffy towels and I loved The White Company toiletries left for us to use.
We dined in the restaurant during our stay. The hotel seem to plug both their pizzas and steaks on the menu and website so the logical choice was to try one of them.
Our food was truely delicious. I went for the ham hock as a starter followed by a cooked to perfect fillet steak. The prices weren't too bad considering how tasty the food was.
The food was fabulous and the service was friendly and polite. There was a good selection of drinks, including cocktails and cask ales and the little man was able to sit with his in a high chair without any problems.
The following morning we were offered a continental breakfast in a large bright, airey room, sadly the breakfast was the only let down of the stay. There was a imited choice which wasn't really a problem but there was no toast and the cheese that was out was quite dry and certainly didn't look fresh. You an order other breakfast items at an additional cost which if I stayed again I would probably do.
Overall, our stay was very pleasant, the rooms were attractive and comfortable, staff were helpful and friendly and the evening meal was absolutely delicious.
Check in at the hotel is between 2pm - 10pm and is done without issue at the reception area at the end of the bar and you can check out from 7am - 11am so you've got plenty of time to get sorted on a morning without having to leave at the crack of dawn.
The rooms start at £80 upwards for a night and include a continental breakfast, which was us, was the only disappointing part of our stay.
One thing worth pointing out though, is that there is no lift. The hotel is not suitable for those who are disabled or guests with mobility problems as the rooms are all up at least one flight of stairs to access them.