The last time I stayed at the Big Sleep was Dec 2007, here for a two night stay this time. We have stayed there before & love the location, on a previous review I suggested that arriving early to get one of the limited number of free parking spaces. However we were caught out this time, the hotel has turned the ground floor bar into a conference room, & delegates had filled the spaces. Also the hotel now charges for parking at £6 per day. We were directed to an open air car park 5 minutes walk away, which cost £5 for 24 hrs.
As for the hotel itself, nothing much has changed, rooms are clean & bright, minimalist. Corridors & lifts looking a bit scruffy. Have always found the beds to be very comfortable, but they are quite low to the ground.
Breakfast much more basic this time, the only fruit available was apples, & only one flavour of yoghurt (toffee). Otherwise toast, cerials, croisants, juice, tea & coffee.
The one very good feature of the Big Sleep is the location, we were attentding a concert at the CIA which is opposite, & it is a short walk to the shops.
I would stay there again, however I would also look at one of the many other hotels that are now open in the vicinity, even if they cost more
- 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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- 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