I will try and be as objective as I can. This hotel has some good points amongst the bad.
Good - the shower was really powerful and the was a heated towel rail with large bath sheet towels.
Bad - don't really know where to start!! Firstly, the corridors were ridiculously narrow and had more than a hint of Eau de Urine about them! You step into the room and it was like being taken back into a 1980s poor standard university hall of residence, chipped paintwork, very basic furniture and the furry beige curtains were really spectacularly dated and disturbing.
That said, it was cheap (for a reason obviously), in a perfect city centre location and the bed was comfy.
If you don't have high standards or are not easily shocked this would be an ideal hotel room for you, although my advise would be to stump up a few extra quid to upgrade to a travelodge!!
John Malkovich, if this is your Hollywood dream I don't know what you are thinking (he part owns the hotel).
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Big Sleep Hotel
- Big Sleep Cardiff
- Big Hotel Sleep
- Big Cardiff Hotel Sleep
- The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff By Compass Hospitality Wales