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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looked to spend an extra night in the centre of Cardiff rather than remotely. This hotel had a very good price for Sunday night and good reviews. We were a little put off from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised - as other reviews, this is a very nice hotel and lovely rooms. It does get quite warm, but...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were booked in for an overnight stay (Saturday - Sunday). The exterior of the hotel looked quite tired although the inside was clean and well presented. Our room was small but pleasant enough. Unfortunately the room was cold and we couldn't get the heating to work. We reported the problem to the reception desk at about 6pm and were...

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Carmarthenshire, Wales
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were in room 314 and it was more of a box room than a bedroom. It was stuck on the side of the building. There were brown marks on the ceiling by the window and the curtains had seen better days. The bathroom was nice and spacious although the toilet flush was temperamental and it was difficult to turn...

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The reception staff were very helpful and friendly which started the stay on a great footing. The room was very clean and spacious. We had one to the back of the hotel which was very quiet. We got down to breakfast at 7.30 as we had an early start.The breakfast was pleasant however we did notice that the coffee was...

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hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Royal for second time. Hotel and staff were as fantastic as our first visit two years ago. We upgraded to a delux room again. Scott the reservations manager was very helpful with our booking details. Would definitely recommend this hotel,.The only issue we had this time was the breakfast. But that was down to personal choice. There...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed overnight for a night out in Cardiff, taking advantage of a 10% discount and car park package deal. Room was clean and well equipped, bed was comfy too. Even though our room was facing a busy street the noise didn't disrupt sleep. All the staff were really friendly and the rest of the hotel was well presented and clean....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, we were looking for accommodation close to the station and while this hotel is certainly close enough, there are 2 entrances, one without stairs and unfortunately this is not the one that we used when we first arrived. We were smarter on checkout though! Located right in the middle of town, just a walk to the castle and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't impressed with the hotel. The shower was difficult to switch off and the water wasn't hot enough. The shower base was so coming away from the wall. The toilet seat was loose. I complained about the toilet but was told nothing could be done until the morning by which time I had left.

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Westbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to The Royal and we were just as pleased as the last visit. Whereas before we had a deluxe room, this time we had a standard double. This was quite a bit smaller but still adequate, the only criticism being that the toilet seat hinge was loose. That having been said, as usual, the staff...

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with my dad and brother. Lovely hotel. The rooms were very spacious. Hotel is centrally located and within minutes walking distance from train station, Cardiff Castle, Millennium Stadium. Will go 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: $55 - $173 (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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“Higher floor have less noise”
 of 5 bubbles Grafions57, 5 days ago | Read review
“Go for a Deluxe room”
 of 5 bubbles 393terryl, 1 week ago | Read review
“Turn the towel rail off ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles lambeek, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Use all the Internet addresses until one works.”
 of 5 bubbles mrsaxeman, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Disabled room has no towel warmer”
 of 5 bubbles SMUpony53, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
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