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“Not as superior as we hoped” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Century Wharf Serviced Apartments

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Century Wharf Serviced Apartments
Ranked #45 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not as superior as we hoped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

This apartment was not as the photo shows! We paid over the top to stay in a superior apartment for two nights rather than staying in a hotel. The photo shows the apartments looking over a river, the view from our apartment was another apartment block! The inside of the apartment was spotlessly clean and had nice moden furnishings.

The apartment is ideally located to all attractions, there are a good selection of restaurants only a short walk away. The shopping centre is a longer walk but you can get the river boat for a small fee.

We wasn't happy that the owner charged us for paying by credit card, we wasn't aware we were charged until we received our credit card bill!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, UK
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188 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at Century Wharf apartments but it wasn't quite as good as the first.

The penthouse apartment itself was really nice and was very nicely furnished. They are in a great location but it was slightly let down by one major thing - the bed!

When staying in a luxury apartment you expect a luxury king size bed but we got a small double that was quite uncomfortable - more Argos than John Lewis!

Despite the bed everything else was great and I can recommend acityabode and century wharf apartments.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GaryHLondon
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Wales
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Our overall experience of this accommodation was very good. The apartment is nicely positioned, not too far from the bay to walk and in a complex of flats, both residential and holiday lets. It is spacious and modern with all the appliances and extra bits you need. The only down side is that the bathroom smells slightly damp, and there is a slightly funny smell to the apartment(or there was when we stayed there) but other than these it is lovely and we would stay again.

Room Tip: There is no view of the river so don't stay here if that is what you are drawn to and it is a gr...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FlashlightHonesty
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london
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Booked via late rooms. We got the room very cheap. Its really close to Cardiff bay like 5mins walk would highly reccommend clean neat and peaceful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mrscozy
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Helston
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

I was worried about using acityabode after reading some reviews but the whole experience was a good one with no hitches. We were contacted beforehand regarding arrival times, we arrived early and called the number and the rep was there in under 5 minutes to meet us and take us to the apartment. He was very helpful and friendly and directed us into cardiff, which was a 15 minute walk from the apartment to the Motorpoint arena. About 10 mins to cardiff central station. The apartment was lovely, spacious, clean and comfortable. More than what we needed for our 1 night stay. Would highly recommend! The parking was good which I reserved beforehand for £7.50. Being in a secure complex it was the perfect place to leave your car.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa J
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

We arrived to find that there wasn't a reception area but you were meeting the landlord at the car park....this did put us off a bit but as soon as we got talking to the landlord he was really nice and showed us everything that were needed to know. As soon as we got into our apartment we were really happy, great big bed and living area and a 40 inch tv with a dvd player, great for a chill with a glass of wine in hand :) You got to park your car underground in the basement so you knew your car would be safe. Also the apartment were only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Definetly would stay here again, great value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank katie c
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Rosewood, Australia
Level Contributor
185 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

We booked this accommodation through the website "A Place In The City" and we're very impressed with the service. On arrival we were met by a representative who directed us to our apartment and parking space and showed us all we needed to know about the apartment. Everything we needed was in it, from cooking utensils to extra bedding.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth C
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Additional Information about Century Wharf Serviced Apartments

Property: Century Wharf Serviced Apartments
Address: Dumballs Road, Cardiff CF10 5FE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Cardiff
Hotel Class:5 star — Century Wharf Serviced Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Century Wharf Serviced Apartments Cardiff, Wales

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