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Sheffield City Centre and Pokémon Go

Everybody is jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon since the launch of the game over  a month ago. Trainers are travelling across the lands, searching far and wide to catch ‘em all and for the folk of Sheffield, the city centre is definitely the place to hunt. Below is a list of all the places a trainer must visit.

Cathedral Quarter:

The Cathedral Quarter is a must visit for any trainer wanting to be the very best due to its endless amount of PokeStops. The Cathedral is surely the first place to visit due to it having a gym along with two PokeStops and being a 30 second walk away from some of our apartments. The gym is said to be the most sought after in the whole of Sheffield. If you wanting to be a Pokémon master, defeating this gym has to be one of your goals.

The next landmark is the Peace Gardens. This is known as lure module heaven! Literally every hunter sits there, catching an endless amount of Pidgey’s and hoping that they sight something a little more special (I’m still waiting for a Gyarados to appear!) After you’ve done there, 30 seconds away is the Winter gardens. The Winter gardens is the home to three PokeStops, once again meaning it is lure central!

West Street:

The place to be in Sheffield City Centre for all things Pokémon is certainly West Street! Littered with bars that are PokeStop hotspots it is the ideal place for Pokémon Go players to enjoy a night out whilst catching the odd Caterpie here and there. One of the bars to Pokémon Go to is Reflex 80’s bar for sure. Bang opposite of one of our apartment buildings and one of the places to be to start a weekend night out.

After you’ve caught more Rattata’s than you can count on ten hands you might feel like a change of scenery, and the Hallamshire Hotel is the next on the PokeStop hit list. With a beer garden the size of Viridian Forest it is the ideal place to sit, have a drink and catch a Drowzee or two.

Devonshire Quarter:

The illustrious areas of West One and nearby places are another Pokémon Go goldmine. Some of the actual apartment blocks of West One are actually PokeStops themselves!

Devonshire Green however is certainly an interesting place to do your Pokémon hunting as there is a Pinsir nest there. There is also a PokeStop, meaning when people are relaxing or skating on the park, there are lots and lots of Lures, resulting in rarer Pokémon for you to get your hands on.

If you like the sound of these locations and wanting a short term accommodation to help you on your quest, why not check our availability for apartments in each of these area on www.citycrashpad.com

City Crash Pad Food Guide – Sheffield

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After covering the other cities we’ve expanded to, we’ve saved the best for last – Sheffield! Here are a few of our favourite budget eats that are not only value for money, they are real tasty eats that we think you should try. Best of all, all these places are close to the city centre and located near all our serviced apartment locations so if you’re staying with us, do pay a visit to these great places in Sheffield!

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For a quick and affordable meal on-the-go, we love getting a falafel wrap from Fanoush.  This Falafel Salad Bar serves up middle-eastern wraps and salad boxes that are vegetarian-friendly and absolutely delicious. Expect a wide range of hummus, vegetables, fresh falafels and hot grilled halloumi. They also serve up aubergines and cauliflower if you want more to choose from. All around, one of our favourite places to get a meal to go.

100 Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HQ, England / +44 114 327 3134

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Another great takeaway place that is fiercely loved by locals is Edo Sushi Takeaway, a small Japanese-run takeout place in the heart of the Sheffield City Centre. They pride themselves on quality ingredients, meaning customers get to taste fresh sashimi and sushi at affordable prices. Lunch Specials run from 12-2.30pm every weekday, including one hot special and a variety of sushi boxes to choose from. Deliveries start in the evening which make it the perfect dinner choice when you’re too lazy to leave the house (free deliveries to S1 & S3, conveniently where our serviced apartments are located). Our personal favourites are the Godzilla Rolls and Salmon Deluxe Sashimi.

 24 – 26 High Court Chambers, Sheffield S1 2EP, England / +44 114 275 5123

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Tucked away at Westfield Terrace is Tamper Coffee, an independently opened Kiwi-style coffee shop. This specialist place offers boasts a wide range of coffees on offer, including a brew bar for coffee fanatics. To accompany your beverage, Tamper offers up some real good sandwiches and pies that we highly recommend. With much popularity this place has gained through the years, Tamper has opened another branch at Arundel Gate with more seating space and a bigger food menu – the perfect place for a heart weekend brunch.

 9 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield S1 4GH, England / 0114 327 1080

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Fancy some Chinese food? Dim Sum Restaurant is a contemporary Cantonese, Seafood and Dim Sum Chinese Cuisine that serves up an authentic meal. If you love to ‘Yum-Cha’, this is the place for you as Dim Sum is served all day and is rated one of the top 10 dim sum restaurants in the UK. Staff here are really friendly and always welcoming, another plus that makes us love this place.

 201 London Road, Sheffield, England / 0114 255 0467

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Head down to The Great Gatsby for a Mexican-oriented pub grub. They’ve teamed up with Shy Boy Cantina to bring you quesadillas, burritos, tacos and other delicious Mexican food.  While the food menu may seem limited, every dish packs a punch! Tip: leave room for desserts, the churros are freshly made and are piping hot when they are served, perfect for dipping into the accompanying melted chocolate. If you visit later in the night, choose one out of the many cocktails on the menu. Can we declare this the best cocktails in Sheffield? Try their Pina Coladas and judge for yourself!

 73-75 Division Street, Sheffield S14GE, England / +(44)1142763939

 

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Situated right in the heart of West Street is a gem of a pub called the Wick at Both Ends. This place serves up an extensive selection of cocktails and wine but the real star is their modern British food on offer. They don’t just serve your usual pub grub, they turn it up a notch and put their twists on traditional favourites like fish and chips. The menu also changes seasonally, keeping diners excited for what new dishes will be on offer. We once had an earl grey crème brulee which was so memorable that we cross our fingers they bring it back soon. PS: book a table in advance if you’re heading there on a Friday or Saturday night as it can get quite busy.

149-151 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EW, England / +44 114 272 3039

This is just one of many more posts to come about Sheffield! We love this city and can’t wait to share more about it with you. Let us know what are your favourites and who you think we should feature in our next blog post.

8 Reasons to Book with City Crash Pad this Autumn

We could go on and as to why we’re the top choice for serviced apartments in Sheffield. But here it is in a nutshell, why you should book a stay with City Crash Pad!

21. Luxurious Space – We offer 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, which sleeps 1 – 6 persons. This means everyone in one place without comprising comfort. Our apartments also have spacious living rooms for you to kick back and relax.

 2. Competitive Prices – Unbeatable rates and definitely more value for money than hotels. We also offer special discounts, sign up to our newsletter to be notified so you get more bang for your buck.

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3. Central Locations – All our serviced apartments are conveniently located within the city centre, this means easy access to shopping, attractions and other amenities. While many things are within walking distance, our serviced apartments are also close to public transport links.

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4. Fully-Equipped Kitchens – Don’t feel like eating out? All our kitchens are fully equipped, which makes self-catering an easy option. There are also washing machines available for you to do your laundry , another great plus if you have a long stay with us.

5. Easy Booking – Bookings can be made through our website or through the phone at 0845 148 9 148. Easy peasy!

6. Excellent Service – We pride ourselves on a high level of service, right when the booking is made till after you leave. Our customer service team aims to provide you with the best stay possible. All apartments also come with complementary wi-fi access and weekly housekeeping services.

7. More Rewards For You – For every dollar spent with us, you’ll automatically earn points under your name. The more you stay with us, the more you’ll be rewarded. It’s that simple!

8. Years of Experience – We’ve been in the hospitality business for many years, and customers always choose to stay with us when they return. Book a stay with us now and find out why.

 

Serviced Apartment Street – Our new promo!

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At City Crash Pad, we put our customers first and always look to offer the best prices for serviced apartments. This month, we’ve launching a fun new promotion for all our customers.

From 1 Oct 2014 onwards, make a booking during the TV broadcasts of your favourite soap operas and we’ll automatically apply a 15% discount off your stay! Simply making your booking between the hours of 7-9pm on the weekdays to take part in this offer, no promotion code is needed – it’s that easy.

Follow us on Twitter @citycrashpad for the latest news on our promotions, including a Christmas deal that will be hard to resist.

Who benefits most from serviced apartments?

Many people have seen the benefits that Serviced Apartments provide as an alternative to hotel rooms. As Serviced Apartments cater to all, here are three specific groups which serviced apartments perfectly cater to:

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Business travellers

Our Serviced Apartments are great for both long-term and short-term stays and we have a dedicated corporate team to ensure your stay is stress from right from the booking to the check out. Our locations are central, with many offices and amenities within walking distance. Our spacious apartments also give you the privacy to both relax and work in comfort with proper living room space rather than having to do your work in a bedroom. Travelling as a group of staffers? No problem – we have apartments that accommodate to groups that are financially cheaper than booking individual hotel rooms.

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Special needs tourists

If you have specific diet or require specially prepared meals, serviced apartments are better suited to your needs as we provide a fully equipped kitchen and fridge/freezer if you need to store your food. We ensure that just because you are travelling, you don’t have to change your routine.

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Families

Our serviced apartments range from 1-2 bedrooms, meaning we accommodate for families with children better than a hotel would. No more being cramped up in a hotel room or having two separate rooms across the hall, having a whole apartment to yourself makes a much more pleasant and easy stay.

So the next time you’re visiting Sheffield, book your stay with us at City Crash Pad and we promise you will enjoy yourself. We also have locations in Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh on offer as we are constantly expanding. Contact us at: info@citycrashpad.com

 

 

Health & Eating for Business Travellers

Business travellers know that travelling is often similar to a marathon: It’s tough with changing time zones and overall physically tiring. To keep your vitality and health up, set aside some time for regular exercise and healthy eating.

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Staying fit on the road has both benefits for your health and your business’s health. A healthy body and mind can help improve your focus and clarity when at work. There’s no equipment required except your own body which means no excuses at all! With our serviced apartments, there is ample space for you to do light exercises and stretching. Follow exercises here

You can also creatively use contents already present in the room to create a personalised workout facility.

–  Use a towel as an exercise mat for light stretching and yoga.

–  Use a chair to accompany you in your workout, you can do triceps dips

– Use a heavy phone book or filled water bottle as weights

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And of course if you have running shoes and would like to go for a run, Sheffield is known for being green and having lush parks that are perfect for exercise. Weston Park and Sheffield Botanical Gardens are popular routes in Sheffield.#

Healthy Eating

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Our serviced apartments are close to amenities such as supermarkets, making it easy to stock your kitchen with fruits and other healthy foods. Our kitchens are fully equipped with appliances and dinnerware so you can easily whip up a meal if you choose to dine in. Also remember to drink lots of water while travelling, carrying around a water bottle helps keep you hydrated at all times.

Remember: all things in moderation – It’s okay to order the late night take away, just not every single night if you want to maintain your target weight and feel energetic. Instead, order once in a while to curb your cravings.

Adopting good exercise and eating habits will not only give your body lots of energy, it’ll make the constant travelling less tiring. So on your next business trip, book your stay with City Crash Pad where you can easily follow these health and exercise tips.

Our New Locations!

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You may have noticed through our twitter and blogposts that we have more exciting locations for our customers. City Crash Pad is based in Sheffield but now we’ve included more locations around the UK. Currently, we offer serviced apartments in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and are constantly expanding to provide you with more comfortable places to stay when you travel.

All our serviced apartments are ideally location and provide the amenities you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Expect more space and better value for money than you would get at a hotel.

Book your stays in these exciting cities now! Follow our twitter at @citycrashpad as we tweet about exciting events not only in Sheffield but our new locations too.

Four Ways Serviced Apartments Keep Your Stay Stress-Free

Everyone in one place

Hotel rooms are usually limited on space and fit only 2 adults in one room; if you have children then they may provide you with a pull-out bed at an extra cost. Booking an apartment that is big enough for everyone is easy since serviced apartments vary from one bedroom to two bedroom apartments. This means that everyone can stay together in comfortable space and not have to resort to splitting up.

 

Relax as we take care of the chores

No one likes to do chores and clean during the holiday/business trip. We provide cleaning services to take care of your towels and bedding so that you can concentrate on enjoying your stay instead of worrying about the chores.

 

Your own space to enjoy

Booking an apartment over a hotel room or hostel is an easy decision as an apartment gives you more benefits with the main one being the amount of living space you get to enjoy. City Crash Pad Serviced Apartments includes a living room, dining area and kitchen that you can take advantage of during your stay. So why book a hotel room when you can book a spacious serviced apartment today.

 

All the facilities you need

It’s not uncommon for hotels to charge you extra for wifi, or not have a laundrette available if you want to wash your clothes whilst you are away.  City Crash Pad Serviced Apartments provide free Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer in every apartment so you never have to worry about paying extra.

 

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Benefits of Serviced Apartments for Business Travellers

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Being away from home is  inevitable for business travellers. With an increasing demand for travel, it’s imperative to make the right choice when choosing your accommodation.

Savvy business travellers are now seeing the benefits that serviced apartments have over hotels. City Crash Pad caters to the needs of the business traveller and takes 3 things into account when ensuring the perfect stay: location, comfort and value.

All our serviced apartments are ideally located within walking distance of the city centre. We provide more than just a bed for the night; our locations provide convenience in terms of restaurants, entertainment venues and high street shops right at your doorstep.

Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen and living room – perfect for when you need to do work or kick back and watch some TV. We also provide free wifi to ensure you are always connected and conference calls are never a problem.

We guarantee value for money when you stay in a serviced apartment with City Crash Pad. You get more space, more amenities and more flexibility than you would when staying in a hotel.

So on your next business trip, book with City Crash Pad and experience the luxury and practicality of one of our serviced apartments.