The iconic St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay was a very pleasant place to spend the weekend. The location is spectacular with every room having a sea view and the atrium is leg-wobblingly impressive. Service was excellent throughout, but just a couple of touches took the edge off. First, they make you pay for the car park - at five star prices for the room, I expect to be able to park my car for free, and breakfast was an eye-watering £18.50 for a fairly standard looking buffet. Pre-booked breakfast (booked before midnight) was £12.00 but check your bill - we pre-booked and were still charged the full £18.50 although reception were very good at removing the extra charge without question. Finally, my sausage and mash bar snack came in at £16.00 for some distinctly average-looking sausages. Overall, the food was excellent, but £16.00 was a bit much. The spa is starting to look a little tired also and the lifts were a little alarming (they wobbled sideways), but for the most part this was a thoroughly enjoyable stay with the occasional shine taken off.
The bar/lounge singer on Friday night is worth mentioning. At first, he seemed a little stereo-typical lounge singer but his repetoire was incredible. From Les Miserables operatic numbers through the obligatory Tom Jones and less obvious Shirley Bassey (really) he included a number by Ed Sheeran also. Excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St David's Hotel & Spa is situated on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Dynamic and contemporary in style, the hotel incorporates an impressive floor-to-ceiling, glass-backed atrium that provides a vision of space and natural light. All bedrooms have private balconies and waterfront views. Just five minutes from the centre of Cardiff, St David's Hotel & Spa is adjacent to Mermaid Quay with a wide range of entertainment including The Wales Millennium Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. David`s Hotel Cardiff
- St Davids Hotel Cardiff
- Cardiff St Davids Hotel
- St Davids Cardiff
- The St. David's Hotel & Spa Cardiff, Wales