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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

getting into bed was like climbing everest ,mattress was totally squashed on one side,very uncomfortable night.Checking out staff at reception did not say good morning or ask if room was comfortable,perhaps they already knew.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reading earlier reviews about the Royal Hotel I was a bit dubious, noises in the night,traffic noise,unfriendly staff! There was none of that as far as I was concerned! We were able to leave our suitcases as we were early for booking in the staff were friendly even the cleaner we bumped into! The room was clean bed comfortable what... More 

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London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand dame of a hotel that has moved with the times. Opened in ver early Victorian times, you can feel the high fashion of those times yet still enjoy a modern service level. The lawns behind the hotel lead to the Promenade and you can easily imagine how glorious times would have been when the hotel's patrons... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 2 rooms for a couple of nights. The place was lovely, the rooms clean and had all that you needed. It was modern and a great location to the city centre for shopping and night out. It had a restaurant and bar that looked great but we never used it.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location couldn't be better, 5 minutes to multi storey car park, shopping centre or stadiums, hotel was spotlessly clean, staff were helpful above and beyond their duty, made sure our shopping didn't get ruined in horrendous weather!! Breakfast everything you could eat, would stay back here tomorrow if they would have me!!! Absolutely brilliant! !!😊

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was really friendly and polite, room was clean and tidy with comfy beds. Breakfast was lovely and lots to choose from. Great value for money. Everything was in walking distance so great location , Would stay there again

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Somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the cinema room for my husband's birthday - he was awestruck with it!!! 75" TV/Movie screen with Netflix, playstation four, surround sound with games and movies. Room was decked in movie memorabilia and pictures. We had a large comfortable double bed with padded headboard. Two low chairs and small table by the screen. Another chair with work top... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live around the corner & spend half my week in my apartment in Cardiff & the other half in hotels in London. Anyway, my flat mate had a girl coming over from Italy to stay with him for a few days & stupidly think I should give them more space booked into this excuse for a hotel the night... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for my birthday weekend, perfect location, easy parking and everything you need in one place. The hotel is incredible inside and all staff are helpful and polite. We had one of the deluxe rooms which spun us out as it has two doors! But the room was incredible, nice views, big bathroom, sofa, tea... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't be closer to centre of Cardiff. 2 minutes away from football stadium, city centre, Cardiff castle and so on. Car park 10 mins away (discounted ncp if staying on hotel) Lovely welcoming into hotel and room was lovely and clean. All staff were very friendly. Would definitely stay again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium gates. The Royal Hotel is the oldest of all the Cardiff hotels and has been welcoming guests to our fantastic city since it first opened it's doors in 1866. Our rich history includes the Captain Scott Room, where Captain Scott and his expedition team held their final public banquet before setting sail to the South Pole. Home to the Barbarians for 25 years etc. etc. Recently refurbished throughout, we're working on the next stages including free WiFi now available in every bedroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: 88 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $53 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales
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#22 Family Hotel in Cardiff
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“We were on the 6th floor very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Bern_A190802, 6 days ago | Read review
“Our room was very quiet and was at the front of the hotel, good quality curtains so not woken by light,”
 of 5 bubbles debrawatterson, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Posts ask for a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles popcorn403, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Try to get high, but essential to get away from the main street. Do not stay if there is an event in at the stadium.”
  • Room 601 high windows and no carpet.
 of 5 bubbles WiltshireDruid, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Request room at the back of the hotel so as to not hear the noise from bars in Mary Ann street”
 of 5 bubbles 892vall, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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