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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entered this pub with a group of 4 friends (All over 18) and there was already a large group of people present there. Approached the bar and asked for some alcoholic drinks as we are over 18 and it's 100% legal. But they refused to serve any of us and claimed that we 'didn't look 18' even though we all...

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Penarth, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Wow this place is bad. Understaffed. Not their fault..the food is all frozen from a packet. The bread is plastic bread from a packet. The salmon and scallop tart looked like it had been dropped from the roof before serving...the waitress, unable to identify it, said 'whos is this, whatever it is'...haha. They failed to fully cook the potatoes, which...

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2Thank Josh D
Bangor
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food here on game day before heading to the stadium. The menu has options for small appetites which was plenty on this ocassion. Didn't have to wait long for the food either and it wasn't too packed! Diolch.

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Thank L J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We were in family room as we had booked late. We had to check in at the bar, which was extremely busy so we had to wait to be seen. The lady was very friendly and took us to the room. The room was huge but...the paper was peeling from the walls, the carpet was stained and generally it was...

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Thank Kat652015
Reviewed September 15, 2016

It is very difficult for me to understand how recent reviewers gave so many star ratings as this place is appallingly bad quality and value for money, it is a dump! Avoid it. I will start with the plus points, the food was fine and the beer was fine, the guy who checked me in and the guy serving in...

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Thank David S
Bristol
Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I stayed here recently whilst attending a friend's birthday party. Firstly we were asked to pay for the accommodation on arrival which I found strange but not a problem. One of the good points, the location is first class for the centre of Cardiff and its many attractions. Secondly, at all times the staff were very polite...

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Thank Geoffrey M
Berlin, germany
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We came here early one Friday evening, it's your typical pub food jazzed up a bit (sweet potato fries, burger in paper) so shouldn't be hard to get wrong. Well first they had no mash for the pie - okay, no problem - I'll have the chips. Although it wasn't busy, only about a dozen people and most not eating,...

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Thank MrBikerJon
Kings Lynn
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Stayed overnight. Venue is ideal and in a nice area with easy access to the City on foot. Staff and food were really good. Room in need of a refresh, although nice size. Dragon taxis recommended by staff were excellent and very reasonable. All in all a good experience. If room slightly improved, would definitely recommend visitors to stay. Anyone...

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

We work nearby, so tried to get as a treat to get out of the office for a few hours. The bar staff didn;t acknowledge us initially, the chef came out of the kitchen and they were having a chat and after five minutes served us. The wait on food was more than 45 minutes, so some of my colleagues...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I stayed at the Cayo for 1 night.For my purpose the location was good and the price of £45 for bed and breakfast was acceptable.There was a small car park to the rear which was good you paid when you booked in which is slightly unusual which had to be after 2.30pm.My room a single was smallbut fine if a...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Cayo Arms

Address: 36 Cathedral Road | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9LL, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $62 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I don't know what the other rooms are like but I wasn't impressed with room 2”
 of 5 bubbles geoffm184, Sep 13, 2016 | Read review
“Close to 24/25 bus stops.”
 of 5 bubbles llinos0001, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Not good for disabled access-no lift. Note the night access stairs when the pub has closed. As a pub quite near city centre-not quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Lokie2112, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 1, is road side but has a nice bay window”
 of 5 bubbles 786AnthonyB, Nov 20, 2015 | Read review
“...don't go there!”
  • Green light - ON all night!
  • Poor fitting curtain
  • Disgusting window
  • 2 pillows in one case - still flat as a pancake
  • Stained top of cabinets
 of 5 bubbles ZoeD868, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
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