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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliantly located and very modern hotel. Staff very nice. Rooms very nice and breakfast was excellent. Only crib was aircon didn't work properly in room but didn't need the following night as typical cooler weather resumed;-) The beehive on the top roof is a cool initiative. We got a guided tour from one of the helpful staff/bee keepers. Was very... More

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wrote a mixed review of this hotel last summer after spending a very hot and sleepless night there, so it seems fair that I should redress the balance and comment on my most recent experience. No problems this time - again, it was a warm evening, but the functioning air-conditioning kept the temperature at a bearable level. Too hot... More

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LLANELLI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I booked the hotel through Booking.com which I've often used and once again their website was spot on with the information regarding The Royal.We parked our car in the Wood St NCP car park which was only a few minutes walk away from the hotel and it was at a discounted price of £12 which you pay the hotel for... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner booked this hotel as a surprise treat for my 30th birthday based on the reviews - he now wishes that he had booked anywhere else as we had such a disappointing stay and experienced such poor levels of customer service. The main issue is that what they portray as a 'double' or 'king' sized bed in the deluxe... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from Cardiff and I can say this hotel was the best choice! It was right in the city centre so you can get to the shops and castle really quick. Staff was really nice and friendly and atmosphere was amazing. Room really quiet and room service was great! We will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't have been happier with our stay, everything was perfect. The room was gorgeous, I didn't want to leave and would happily have stayed a few more nights. I cant wait to go back :):):):):):):):):

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Worcestershire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night, half term deal (included breakfast). Reception staff lovely, v helpful and friendly. Room v good size. Loved the decor! We used the bar as we were given a voucher at checkin. Bar staff lovely and drinks not too expensive. Went down for breakfast, both had a full breakfast which was plenty (also croissants, toast, cereal, fruit and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No complaints here! Large room, huge lovely meals and cocktails. They stuffed up our bill somehow, someone charged room service to our room that we didn't order but the manager fixed it straight away. So close to Millennium stadium and the Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Cardiff for a few days and wanted a hotel close to St David's Hall. The Royal fitted the bill nicely. Unfortunately it has no car park but there is a NCP close by. The hotel will give you discounted parking there for only! £12 per 24 hours. However, at the car park you can buy a weekly... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Location, Rooms very nice and Breakfast is good! If you hunt around online you can find discounted evenings, so you can get it reduced to £70. Also the reception runs a special rate for the local NCP car park so call reception before you pay loads for parking! Best place we have stayed in Central Cardiff

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Address: 88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff > City Centre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Hotel 3*
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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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