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The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
Ranked #56 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hen Weekend”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our experience at the Big Sleep! We shall start with the negatives - The hotel was disgusting, smelled of drunken men, There were wedges left on the carpet all weekend that had been dropped! Dirty carpets, furniture damaged,Curtains omg need i say anymore! Bathroom was awful, we had no cold water to brush our teeth, stained bath and toilet! One of our beds was on wooden slats and mattress had a massive dip in it! I felt dirty and smelly in this place!! The 24hr bar....No wine glasses no bottle openers what sort of bar was this?! Positives - Some of the staff were friendly but there was one guy who i remmeber him as the teeth man...he was pretty rude!!
I will never go back to this place EVER!! Would not let my dogs sleep here!! Great location thats it!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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St.Helens, Merseyside
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed for two nights last winter. Was bargain at just £30 per room/night!
Main point for us was the location and it was ideally placed to access the city center and short walk to Cardiff bay!
Staff were very helpful. Cleanliness could be improved and not the best atmosphere at breakfast but aside from those small things it did the job!
Spacious room, cleans beds, towels and was great to be able to leave the car on our last day whilst nipping down to the bay!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Karlovy Vary, Karlovarsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

My experience with The Big Sleep hotel is only positive. Yes, breakfast could be better, but staff was friendly and helpfull all the time. They showed us how to get, where we needed and also allowed us to leave our luggage in luggage room, when we needed to do some appointments after our check-out and didn't want to take our luggage with us. Room maybe wasn't bright and shiny new, our view outside wasn't the best either, however it was clean and nice to sleep in, which was all we required, since we spent all days outside. Even location seemed great to me. We (me and my friend) had it close to the bay, but also to our bus station for bus to London. We spent two days discovering Cardiff and we absolutely fell in love with the city. The hotel for us was a good place to get some good sleep and have breakfast in the morning, before we go out again, which was exactly what we expected.
In the end, probably the only "bad" thing for me was the fact, that we had to pay to get a wi-fi. Which we didn't in the end. But unless that, everything was just fine and if you are a traveler, looking for some cheap and reasonably nice place to sleep, I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

would never stay here again
room was flithly,
@ £75 for the night it was a rip off I wouldn't let a tramp stay here its that bad !!!!
bed was broken, sheets ripped, curtains look like they have never been washed, windows dirty,
stains all over the floor, & food left on floor from previous guest, all surfaces filthy including food/drink stains on the wall , as well as crayon marks where a child has drawn, bathroom not cleaned and to my horror went to use a towel only to find it was filthy( make up on ) from previous guest................ all in all room was not cleaned before my arrival
getting out of the lift and along the hall leading to our room smelt like a toilet with a strong over powering odour or urine which filtered into the room & remains of a kebab & chips littered the hall

I would advise not to book here

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a budget hotel in a rather unattractive part of Cardiff near railway lines and the prison!
But it could be better if there were helpful staff and a nice rooms...
Our experience was poor - with both the staff and the rooms.
Not expensive - but that's about it!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a few times for work in June and July. I liked it quirky but rooms were huge - more like an apartment. I found it clean and the staff very helpful. Excellent location for the City centre and just across the road from the Motorpoint centre. Booked through trivago and got the room for £35- really can't grumble at all. Not sure where the person who had stale breakfast got toast went but I had a choice of fruit, cereal, fresh Danish pastries. Yogurts, boiled eggs, fresh toast (toast it yourself and tea and coffee.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Shocking room with a dirty carpet throughout, dirty bathroom with leaky tap, dirty lifts. This is a budget hotel but you can do better. Don't do it you can do better for the money. I have a feeling that there were just two staff in the whole building from about 6pm

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Property: The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
Address: Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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. Alternative parking is also available at a charge which is walking distance from hotel. 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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