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The Royal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales (City Centre)
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Ranked #20 of 81 hotels in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ibiza, Spain
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is quite nice and in very central position. The only downside are windows of all hotel rooms that cannot be opened by guests, so you cannot breath fresh air inside your room. For the rest, room furniture and bed quality are of high standard. Reception staff is friendly. I am not rating it 5points only because of the... More

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Pencader, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arrival things looked fantastic, place was modern, clean and staff are very polite, but we were allocated room 602 which is a room on the top floor meaning windows were very high. The problem started at 11.30 that evening, some sort of drilling sound began which made the loudest noise ever and also made our bathroom and bedroom wall... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel and would definitely go back there. It's in a great situation being a very short walk from the central station and surrounded by some great bars and restaurants, not to mention the stadium almost on the doorstep. I agree with the other review that it is much easier... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great central location,bit of a maze inside and certainly isn't your normal lay out for a hotel,staff were polite and helpful,room it's self was nice enough and clean,bit on the small side and the bed wasn't to my liking.one big annoyance was the doors slam shut and make one hell of a noise that can wake the rest of the... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel Last minute Friday night, arrived at Cardiff Central rail station, walked just around the corner and we were there. Perfect position as right in the middle of nightlife! But no noise as it has triple glazing! We got upgraded into a superior room which was nice! Super kingsize bed, 42" tv and all the necessary stuff hairdryer... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is excellent, it was right in the centre, but the minor downside, at 3am on a Thursday night, I could hear the party revelers going home. The staff were very friendly, the room was a good size, all in all I would stay there again. If it is your first visit and you have a heavy luggage, please... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stay in the hotel for a 2 night stay during the week. The positives: 1). Great, friendly staff. 2) Excellent location. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from central Cardiff train/bus station. And right in the city centre, so plenty of choices for eating. 3) The hotel itself is pleasantly decorated, clean and slightly quirky!... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I checked into the Royal Hotel for just one night in March 2014 for Business Reasons as the Hotel itself offered city centre access with breakfast at very competitive rates. I found my room to be absolutely massive and also found a bottle of wine and 3 glasses? Not sure that the Wine was for me so I did not... More

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8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With about 5,000 hotel rooms in Cardiff and almost every major hotel brand represented - competition is tough and standards are generally high. The refurbished Royal is modern and well appointed and good value at the price offered. Think Budget Boutique and you won't be far wrong - rooms are a little on the small side and some offer a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with great staff and easy access to the middle of cardiff Loved our stay for the six nations and shall return Thought we got an excellent deal on our rooms until we discovered others got even better deals Would have lived to give the breakfasts a try but at three times the price of the places round the... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales
Address: 88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff > City Centre
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#26 Family Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium gates. The Royal Hotel is the oldest of all the Cardiff hotels and has been welcoming guests to our fantastic city since it first opened it's doors in 1866. Our rich history includes the Captain Scott Room, where Captain Scott and his expedition team held their final public banquet before setting sail to the South Pole. Home to the Barbarians for 25 years etc. etc. Recently refurbished throughout, we're working on the next stages including free WiFi now available in every bedroom.Book direct for greatest discounts and free breakfast. ... more   less 
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