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The Avenue Guest House

163 Cathedral Road | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9PL, Wales
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The Avenue Guest House
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Ranked #19 of 44 Cardiff B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Stayed here with a friend for a long weekend. Good location and easy to find. Staff were mostly friendly - one of the ladies who did breakfast was a bit abrupt but think she might not be used to young people? Others were lovely, especially Debbie who was very welcoming. Fantastic selection of continental breakfast - everything you could want... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very nice B&B, 15 minutes walk from Cardiff city center. The room was small but very clean and cozy, with a operational (en suite) bathroom (but only few room have it). The breakfast was plentiful, with a lot of tea, milk, cereals, croissants and so on. Recommend for people who want to visit Cardiff for its position and the excellent... More 

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El Paso, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Located on the beautiful Cathedral Road, the Avenue Guest House is an excellent choice for accommodation that is well-decorated, clean, modern, comfortable, and within a reasonable walking distance of downtown Cardiff.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I stayed here to be close to the University for one night. I was in the single room with private bathroom at the top of the building. The room was clean and cosy and the bathroom clean also. I was welcomed by the friendly helpful owner who carried my case and offered information for places to eat. The rooms I... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I stayed here on March this year - just for one night but had a lovely experience. There is a very friendly atmosphere and everywhere is spotlessly clean. Decoration nice and well maintained throughout. There was an excellent choice for breakfast and this was included in an already competitive price. Location ideal for the City Centre. Good value great stay... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Needed a quiet room close to the University and handy for the city. Now Cardiff is not a big place and it doesn't take long to get anywhere but this guest house on a very nice street is a short walk through Sofia Gardens to the University and an easy walk to both the City Center and the Millennium Stadium.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I have stayed here a number of times over the past 6 months when I had an early start in Cardiff the next day. I always stayed in the single bedroom with private bathroom. The room and bathroom are clean, comfortable and have everything you need. Breakfast is cereals, toast etc. The owners are friendly and happy to help. It's... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

But not in this case. If you prefer to spend your money on giving back to a local independent business owner than one of the large international hotel chains you can't do better than stay here. I travel to Cardiff frequently on business, I have found myself a new home here. Highly commended and definitely recommended

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Cardiff is lovely, and I cannot wait to come back. But I won't be coming back to The Avene Guest House again. Had no interaction with the owners, just the cleaners. The room was clean but small. The noise from the rude / guest neighbours was intolerable and made for a very unpleasant night for which 'again' the cleaner apologised... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed here for four nights in a single room. The room itself was on the small side and wasn't en-euite, however the bathroom was conveniently located and perfectly adequate (if also a little small). The room was very clean and had everything you would expect. The Owners were friendly and very helpful and guests were well looked after during breakfast.... More 

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