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“very warm wellcome, they do everything to make you feel comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Acorn Lodge
Ranked #28 of 45 Cardiff B&B and Inns
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“very warm wellcome, they do everything to make you feel comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2009

this is a very good and quiet place, it is 20 min walk from the centre , through a beautiful park
very clean rooms, good food, nice peaple and good price

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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portsmouth
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2009

We booked late so we didnt expect anything too special, but we found Acorn Lodge particually comfortable, easy going and friendly. The continental breakfast in the morning was very filling and we would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jonny501123
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cardiff
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2009

stay here for a weekend and had a great time , (ken & bet} the owners are really lovely & helpfull people, made us feel home from home, nice clean & comfortable rooms . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, ALAN PARSONS

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank alantp
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2007

I wouldn't recommend stay here as Cardiff has many place to stay. Room was clean except carpet and found little dead spider on the bed..
Shower water was very poor pressure which took an ages to take a shower and wash hair.
Breakfast was ok with lots of cerials , cheese, friuts but I would go to the other B&B to get a traditional breakfast..

Hostess lady was kind but not friendly at all which made us feel like we are poor traveller in a budget hotel.

Totally the servide is ok and average, but not happy and comfortable.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — hostess, breakfast
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank steps123
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home
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2006

stayed here for the football international - very welcoming.
The place is a brisk 30 minute walk from the train station - 25 mins from the centre of town.

Room was on the top floor and was very clean - recently decorated. Excellent power shower and good bathroom.

Breakfast was very good despite not being a 'cooked breakfast' - plenty of cereal etc to chose from inc. fresh fruit plus freshly ground coffee.

There is also a very good pub 2 mins down the road - the Beverly - cheap grub and a great pint.

Stayed October 2006
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5 Thank visitor69
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Maputo, Mozambique
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30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2006

We stayed at the Acorn Lodge in early June 2006. It’s located about 2-3km from the centre of Cardiff.

Generally speaking the place is a bit run down – our room was tidy but tired. A bit spartan as well. I can’t actually believe the previous comments as they seem to be talking about somewhere completely different to the place I stayed. For the avoidance of any confusion I stayed at the Acorn Lodge, 182 Cathedral Road, Cardiff.

The shower was an instant hot water system that had very little water pressure – and the hot water did not work on the morning of our departure despite working the night before (we ended up using the common shower down the hallway).

The hostess was friendly enough, but the breakfast was a ‘continental’ breakfast as advertised meaning cereal, toast and fruit juice. I was hoping it would be a continental breakfast like they have on the continent – pastries, croissants, brioche etc…

The Lodge has no car parking but we didn’t have any problems finding parking in the street. We did, however, have to put a notice in the car (supplied by Acorn Lodge) that the car contained no valuables which didn’t do much for our peace of mind. As an aside to this, we parked in a very expensive car parking building (70p per 20 minutes) in Cardiff that evening in order to go to dinner in town and when we returned the car parked next to us had been broken into by having a window smashed, so be warned and do not keep anything of value in sight in your car when in Cardiff. I would have also thought that if you are paying for car parking there should be some security provided.

Anyway, I would not go back to the Acorn Lodge again as I believe there must be better value for money in and around Cardiff, but if you’re visiting for the rugby or football and can’t get accommodation elsewhere you’ll find that it’s adequate but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2005

Stayed here on International weekend! Had a fantastic welcome from Bet & Ken (and cassy). We had a great time, cosy rooms, great company. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Acorn Lodge
Address: 128 Cathedral Road | Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9LQ, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
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Ranked #28 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
Number of rooms: 9
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Acorn Lodge Cardiff, Wales

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