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ML Lodge

108 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DX, Wales (Formerly Millennium Lodge)
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Ranked #52 of 80 Hotels in Cardiff
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a one night stay, paid £80.....only worth about £40 really, put in room 8 on the top floor, 100 steps to our room and 80 steps to our friends in room 6. Very narrow stairs old and dated with threadbare carpets, don't mind paying £80 a night but only if it's worth it, this one definitely isn't had a... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently. I am sorry that you did not find us to be value for money. I agree we do have many steep stairs and because of this the back part of some stairs have become threadbare due to them being scraped by heels. We are not sure what we can do about this within... More 

rochdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at ML Lodge for 4 nights whilst in Cardiff to watch first 3 days of Ashes Test Match. Location of hotel is ideal. Couldn`t be more central and easy walking distance to sports venues, castle, bars & restaurants. Also close to railway station and main bus interchange. Stayed in a single room which was quite spacious with large en-suite... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for your review and for staying with us recently. I am very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back. Kind regards, Chris More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything looks quite worn and old, but clean enough and works all right. Location is perfect though, being very close to the coach station, shopping malls and Cardiff Castle. Check-ins and Check-outs, plus breakfast is at Sandringham Hotel across the street. The stairs were a pain though as the stairwells were narrow and had tight corners. Lugging my suitcase up... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for very fair and balanced review. I am glad that you have generally enjoyed your stay and hope that you will choose us if staying in Cardiff again. Kind regards, Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

vary good for the price in that this is in the city centre of Cardiff , rooms are up to date, clan and tidy but there are of stairs but with no lift to use but i you warned when making the booking with this place

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Adam for your excellent review. I am very happy that you have enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Chris More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very tired budget hotel with its only redeeming factor being its central location and 2 minute walk to Millennium Stadium. It is worth no more than £30 per night and on concert days - simply due to its amazing location - no more than £60! The hotel is over 5 floors, above a fried chicken shop and my room (no.... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am sorry that you have not enjoyed your stay. I was already aware of your comments and we have taken them on board in good faith. Rooms are currently in the process of getting painted. The Sandringham Hotel has different owners to us but we pay to use their reception to include dealing with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This lodge is pretty basic. The location is great, and for groups it has spacious rooms with an en suite bathroom. I travelled with 4 other girls, we were travelling for a night out. I was dreading this Lodge when we all decided to book, but it was the cheapest we could find and didn't want to spend over £40... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Paige for your review. I am glad you have enjoyed most parts of your stay. There is different room types on each level so this is why your rooms will have been apart. I agree the walls do need painting and we are in the process of doing this. We have a lot of positive reviews as well... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My room was fine. Clean, tidy with plenty of room. Good shower. The only real drawback was two steep flight of stairs. Had to give a £20 deposit for the key at the Sandringham. Check in easy. The motel is actually better than it looks from the outside. Outside is only one small doorway. I wanted a cheap and cheerful... More 

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Simon6567, General Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Edwyn for your review I am very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and I hope that we shall welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Simon More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I reviewed this hotel a few months ago and as was back in Cardiff decided to stay again. As per my last stay the hotel is pretty basic but amazing value for money. Again the rooms are very clean although a little run down. I slept well although if I can make one suggested please replace the mattress in room... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you John for another excellent review. It was a pleasure to welcome you again. I will mention the mattress to the owners so I am sure they will act on your comments. Kamil (Polish Waiter) passes on his thanks to you also. Kind regards, Chris More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews on here to say that I wasn't looking forward to my stay is an understatement. However, I was genuinely surprised, it wasn't all that bad. I can't comment on the checking in process as my friend checked in prior to my arrival, though I do know that you must check in at another hotel, it's just across... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your balanced review. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay. Please note that whilst we have no reception on site there is a telephone in the room. This connects to the hotel across the road that you checked in to and is open 24 hours a day. Kind regards, Chris More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have a little time to spare and after reading some of the reviews, i thought I'd add my own. So read on, as you may be surprised like myself! This would be my third stay in the ML lodge now. I would honestly say that I would choose this hotel over any in the city centre as overall it... More 

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Simon6567, Manager at ML Lodge, responded to this review

Wow Thank you so much for your well written review. It must have taken you ages. I am so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits and hope that you will make many more. We strive to offer value. As you say we do not want to hide the fact that we have stairs so we do list this. We... More 

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