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The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked and got a night in a twin bed for £44. Clean functional room. Helpful staff. For this you get a Continental breakfast. My son paid an extra £2.50 for full English. Good value. There was a tremendous choice and the Continental was also extensive. Drawback was having to pay for parking£7-8 for night.

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best things about the Big Sleep are the room size - they are massive; the windows and views thence - they are massive and you can see England across the sea; the value - it costs significantly less than I would have expected; equality - they allow dogs! There are more than a few points which left me scratching... More 

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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for four nights and we were not impressed. He uses a mobility scooter and we were told on booking that we would have a room on the same level as reception and that there was good access for the scooter. We ended up on a higher floor and the access into the room was... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel as was seeing a show in The millennium centre this room would be ok if you were going on the beer and just sleeping not nice if you wanted to relax in room as it was like student digs solid windows with no way of opening them fan on wall as no air flow. Mattress was... More 

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TBSH G, Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed elements of your stay at the hotel. I am sorry to read that you found the mattress to be uncomfortable. Sadly when the builidng was built for health and safety reasons opening windows were... More 

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North Yorks
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61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is basically a converted office block and the rooms feel like dated student halls. Weird fleece curtains do nothing to block light from the massive windows in my corner room so don't expect to sleep well if the light bothers you, The room was really big so the little tv was hard to see from the bed. The... More 

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TBSH G, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. I am sorry to read that your room curtains were not to you liking. We are in the process of finalising refurb plans which will see the curtains and carpets... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have high expectations for this hotel but was pleasantly impressed. I stayed here for the night for a night out in Cardiff. We asked for a room that could fit three and was given a huge room with a double bed and two singles, so we couldn't complain. The room was clean and spacious and had everything you... More 

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TBSH G, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed elements of your experience whilst staying with us. I am glead to read that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you again for... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We staid in a family room for 2 nights. It is what it says on the tin...... Budget hotel. We had a couple of complaints while we were there, but saying that, they were delt with promptly & satisfactorly. Everyone we met was friendly & very helpful. The room was basic, but everything we needed was provided & was clean.... More 

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TBSH G, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed elements of your experience whilst staying with us. I am pleased to read that you foudn the team friendly and helpful. Thank... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in need of a face lift. Basic doesn't have to mean tatty and uncomfortable. Chipped furniture, thin carpet, cheap bedding and the odd stain on the curtains gives an air of 'doesnt care'; and the room just felt grubby. The upside, I like the refrectory style breakfast and it includes the basics; was nicely cooked and good... More 

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TBSH G, Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed elements of your experience whilst staying with us. The hotel teams do care and do the best that they can. The hotel... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I resent the negative reviews on this page for the most part. Yes, the hotel is basic, but what do you expect for the price you pay? It has a fab location and the staff are lovely. It is basic but it's clean. My only point would be that I'd rather pay more and have some proper air con. It... More 

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TBSH G, Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed elements of your experience whilst staying with us. Thank you for your true reflection of your stay at the hotel. The hotel... More 

Stockport
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok I accept it is a budget hotel but it was very disappointing. On possibly the hottest night of the year we were in a room with no opening windows a fan on the opposite side of the room from the bed that didn't work we complained at reception so they gave us a small desktop fan instead which obviously... More 

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TBSH G, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your recent stay at The Big Sleep Hotel. We always appreciate guest feedback whether it constructive or praise. The internal windows are regularly cleaned however due to the continuous building work next to the hotel, the external windows become dirty quickly even after bing cleaned by an outsourced... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff managed by Compass Hospitality opened its doors in Cardiff in 1999 to a deluge of publicity and. The Big Sleep Hotel was credited as "The UK's first design hotel for budget travelers - Travelodge prices, but with more sex-appeal" by the UK's foremost hospitality publication The Travel Trade Gazette. Our hotel ideally located in Cardiff city centre opposite the Motorpoint Arena (formally Cardiff International Arena) and the new St David's shopping arcade. We are within walking distance of the Cafe Quarter, local tourist attractions and businesses. The hotel offers 81 bedrooms come with flat screen TV's, Broadband access, Wifi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. We also have disabled access rooms available as well as the car parking is available on a first come first parked basis and is chargeable. We appeal to business, leisure and family travelers for those who don't want to spend a fortune but do need somewhere to stay that's different and delivers big value at small prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

Address: Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $51 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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