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Sport Wales National Centre

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW, Wales (Formerly Welsh Institute of Sport)
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420 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Ideal for groups and individuals. This sporting centre has an arrange of training, sports, events and facilities. Good value for money and breakfast, WIFI included. Always recommended as first choice in Cardiff. Right in Bute park which is an outstanding public park with plenty of biking routes. 20 mins walk from the bus station and rail station. 'Situated on three... More 

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Thank jh6056
Owen29, Assistant Customer Services Manager at Sport Wales National Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to receive such positive feedback. More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

To be honest this isn't the sort of place I would ever stay but friends had booked for a rugby World Cup game and we just went along with it. Have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Very central location, reception staff extremely friendly and right across the road from a reasonable pub. Rooms very basic but clean. If you... More 

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Thank Suemas2014
Owen29, Assistant Customer Services Manager at Sport Wales National Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is good to receive such positive feedback, particularly regarding the friendliness of our staff. More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The accommodation here is brilliant for the price. En suit room with a tv, very basic but it does the job. The rooms are the hottest rooms I've ever stayed in, even with the window open. The free WiFi also does not work in the accommodation, it's just out of range so that's slightly annoying. Great place to stay if... More 

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Thank Nicola W
Owen29, Front Office Manager at Sport Wales National Centre, responded to this review

Hi Nicola Thank you for your review. It's great to have such positive feedback. Your comments regarding the food we provide have been passed onto our Catering Team. More 

Wales
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Considering it's a National Centre, WIS lacks pizzazz! Very small, pretty cramped gym and a poor selection of exercise classes. Dance Studio is dated too and could do with a full size mirror. Please inject some money and life into the centre to make it a bit more attractive for members!

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Thank Taff55
Owen29, Manager at Sport Wales National Centre, responded to this review

It is appreciated that the gym facility is smaller in comparison to other operators and that there are a limited number of group exercise classes available and this is taken into account in our pricing policy. As the National Centre for Wales the development of facilities is based on our national governing body requirements. The Dance Studio was converted to... More 

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My daughter was doing her rhythmic gymnastics grading here & we needed somewhere to stay. After checking local accommodation in the area, which were proving to be very expensive due to it being over the easter weekend, we decided to stay here & we wasn't disappointed. Was very reasonably priced, friendly helpful staff, reasonably priced cafe with very nice food.... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One criticism is of one receptionist on the main desk. She must be in her 30s, has mousey blonde hair and is the most rude, unfriendly and unapproachable person ever! I always hope someone else is working whenever I visit! I was a member of the gym 10 years ago and she was EXACTLY the same then! I hate to... More 

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420 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Ideal for groups and individuals. This sporting centre has an arrange of training, sports, events and facilities. Good value for money and breakfast, WIFI included. Always recommended as first choice in Cardiff. Right in Bute park which is an outstanding public park with plenty of biking routes.

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Have recently stayed here whilst attending Heineken Cup Match in the Millenium Stadium. Its location is ideal, 5 min walk. bedrooms are basic but clean. Breakfast is included and good value for money. Reception Staff friendly & efficient. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Its a little gem that very few people know about, and very few people... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The place has everything you need for a comfortable accomodation. The booking is easy although you need to give your card details over the phone. The rooms are clean, have TV, microwave and kettle with tea-coffee provided. There is a free wifi although the signal is not very strong. The cafe caters for different dietary needs and the meal prices... More 

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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This sports centre offers rooms for single, double or triple. (Single travellers are charged same price irrespective of which room is allocated). Facilities exist for leaving luggage, ironing, ,laundry . All rooms have showers. Breakfast is self service.

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