I stayed at this hostel a couple of nights ago, booked via the website for £29 per room including breakfast. The hotel is right on the edge of the city centre, just a few minutes walk from one of the main streets and 5 minutes walk from the central station. Although on the outside the building looks just like an old office block, once you get inside it is OK and the rooms are fine for the price. I had a double room on the 9th floor overlooking the city which made me feel like I was in New York, and it was a pretty big room. I looked over the railway tracks and could hear the trains going by but this didn't bother me and stopped at night after the trains stop running. The bed was comfortable, I had a TV with freeview so I could watch my favourite programmes and I had tea and coffee making facilities as with most hotels. As most have said the curtains leave a little to be desired looking like old carpets, but everything was clean enough and at this price are you really there for the curtains? I also had a decent sized bathroom with a long deep bath - since I don't have a bath at home this was like heaven, and it was perfectly clean with soap, shampoo/shower gel provided and I made the most of it.
Breakfast was in a simple room but there was plenty to choose from with eggs, toast, warm pastries, cereals and milk, as well as tea and coffee and fruit, so this was plenty for the price and it was nice to have a good breakfast before going out for the day. If you have to leave early because of flight or train then they will prepare you a breakfast to go which is a nice touch. The only thing I can say against the hotel is the lift, which seems old and in need of replacement (although they are working on this) as it creaks, makes noises and is generally a little bit scary! Still, makes for a good adventure. All in all I was very pleased with this hotel, for the price you can't really complain and especially not for the location. You're unlikely to find something much cheaper in the centre of Cardiff unless you go for a hostel sharing with others. Definitely worth a go if you're not looking for unabashed luxury.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standard and Stylish Twin Room at The Big Sleep Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Sleep Hotel
- Big Sleep Cardiff
- Big Hotel Sleep
- Big Cardiff Hotel Sleep
- The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff, Wales