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179 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1AH, Wales   |  
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Ranked #35 of 44 Cardiff B&B and Inns
berkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“not good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

my partner and i stayed here for the olympics....just one night was more than enough,our room was smelly dirty,hairs on the old bed..i wouldnt shower in that room..i slept fully clothed and could still smell the room long after i had gone...we were offered free breakfast but i wanted to leave asap!! we paid £80 which is to be expected for the olympics,but £20 would have been more like it.. ...we overheard the managers conversation on the phone saying the hotel was being torn down at the end of august...good! the family was lovely but the hotel was not!! the beer in the bar tasted old and flat...i guess they are trying to use up the old stuff before they go?? anyway this was a bad experience and i advise people to not go!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

thanx for a great stay, really enjoyed it. lovely people & very friendly... amazing price £25 with a good breakfast but too hung over to eat it all lol... thanx to your son for the putting upwith the early morning drinking after we got in from clubbing, bless him lol... shame you are closing.. would of stayed again, no other place like it........ hope the rabbit bis ok after biting my friends finger, her fault for getting it out lol....
all the best.. sheila, louise, wendy, debbie & tracey..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reynalton, null, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Lets start with the good points:

Friendly staff
Cute rabbit in reception
Breakfast was good

Bad points:

No matching furniture
Smelt of cigarette smoke in the hallway by our room
9" hairs on the floor of the bathroom which certainly weren't mine or the two other blokes I was staying with
Needs a proper shower in the room not a mixer coming from the two taps
Curtains didn't reach the end of the window
They put a new window cill on top of the old one - very tacky
Could feel the springs through the matress
Cold tap ran hot
Would only take cash at reception

The rooms need stripping out and replastering, then get some matching furniture and it will be a nice hotel! I paid £75 for 3 of us in the room, £50 and I would have had no complaints, yes the £75 included breakfast but I couldn't get a good nights sleep

Room Tip: Sleep in your car
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Hi, we stayed at Bubba's place for 2 nights for a hen weekend, yes the place could do with a make over, and showers that don't flood the bathroom lol..... But for £25 per night Bed and Breakfast it was great value for money, 24 hour bar, 24 hour reception desk, awesome english breakfast, great location I can't fault the place.

Lovely family run B&B would defo stay again in the future xx

Room Tip: High floor as the floors are quite creaky and we were on the bottom so were woken up by creaky floor...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

i travelled here with friends for a weekend away in cardiff. great location in the city, a short distance and cheap taxi fayre to get to all the best nightlife. the family were very friendly and helpful and made the effort to make conversation with us. they also booked us taxis and told us all the best places to go. Rooms were clean and comfortable and were perfect for a short stay. Breakfast was nice and very generous portions. My only fault is that the cutlery was dirty. However it is great value for money and i would recommend to anybody who is looking for somewhere to stay for a short time!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Hi, just came back today from a mad hen do in cardiff and stayed at bubba's place, it could do with a little paint here and there and a shower that doesn't soak the full bathroom lol. For the price of £50 for the weekend couldn't really complain and ther breakfast was fabulous and 24 hour bar so just what we needed lol, would defo stay here again. Great hospitality xx

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vernet-Les-Bains, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

A vast sprawling sort of place that has a down market feel. Although clean, the appearance is a bit tatty and basic. Public area could do with decorating and some pictures and plants to make them more welcoming. The staff were friendly and actually apologised for the attic double room we had been given. The sloping ceilind made it dangerous to sit up in bed, the hand basin was minute and the shower looked horrid. Breakfast was superb though!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bubba's Place

Address: 179 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1AH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bubba’s Place is private, family run hotel and offers the best welcome in the capital city of Wales. It is a short 10 minute walk to the main shopping centre and event arenas in Cardiff, and offers secure free parking for 50 cars on premises. The hotel has 52 bedrooms consisting of single, double, twin and family rooms. All our rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee facilities, most with TV and rates include full cooked breakfast. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bubba`s Place Hotel Cardiff
Bubba's Place Cardiff, Wales

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