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“Bad Attitude” 1 of 5 stars
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Cathedral Hotel
47-53 Cathedral Road | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HD, Wales   |  
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Ranked #52 of 81 hotels in Cardiff
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“Bad Attitude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2006

The staff were rude and uncompromising the hotel was shabby and in need of upgrading.

Stayed March 2006
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2006

I read the previous review after booking the hotel so I was a bit scared of what we would find. We stayed for three nights and would have no hesitation in recommending the Cathedral to others. OK, the decor in the halls and stairs is a bit drab but it must cost a bomb to decorate and the hotel provides good accommodation and service at a reasonable price. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious, clean, warm and comfortable, and the breakfast in the pleasant dining room is very good. Staff are polite and helpful. Best of all, it's really convenient for the town centre and the Millenium stadium, which are a short walk away, and the hotel has its own car park. We had a room at the back with no traffic noise and slept really well (nice firm bed). I'm glad I stayed at the Cathedral; I would definitely go again.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2005

We planned on staying for 2 nights, however for some reason we were only booked for 1 night when we checked in (the guy who checked us in stated that 'the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing'). The hotel was centrally located (about 10 mins walk from the city centre nightlife). The downstairs of the hotel was a little grubby, however our room was clean, warm and comfortable. We also found breakfast to be fine and all in all our stay was good value and pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2005

I have recently returned from a friends wedding in Cardiff. I know the basic outline of the city centre and Cathedral road was the ideal location to stay for both the wedding and the city centre nightlife. Although Cathedral Road is a lovely road to stay in I made the obvious mistake of 'you pay for what you get'! And in the case of the Cathedral Hotel you get terrible service, dirty rooms and a 5am early morning wake up call even though you didn't request one!! Surprisingly the restaurant is good, a contemporary style that serves a good breakfast but in no way makes up for the ‘bread and butter’ of any hotel, it’s room quality and hospitality instinct?

Don't expect much from the additional services either, if you require an iron you must make sure you check it’s clean or you run the risk of ruining your shirt. If you complain expect a backlash from the staff who insist it's your fault and would rather be watching Sky sports. Pay an extra £25 and go somewhere else......

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cathedral Hotel

Address: 47-53 Cathedral Road | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
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Ranked #52 of 81 hotels in Cardiff
Also Known As:
Cathedral Hotel Cardiff, Wales

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