We booked the hotel via an on line hotel search site as we were going to see a local show and needed a room for three adults, these are very few and far between. Anyhow I managed to get a three bedded room for the night for £99 which when split 3 ways wasn't bad. The hotel is literally 5 minutes walk from the railway and bus station and is in one of the main streets, so a car is not needed. The small entrance looks a bit strange as you have to navigate a few steps then take the lift up to the reception but once inside it is fine. The young lady on reception was welcoming and efficient. We were pleasantly surprised by the room as we thought it would be cramped but not at all it was very roomy with 3 very comfortable single beds, a sofa and large television. It was quite modern, clean and tidy. The bathroom was also very roomy with nice hot water, towels for each of us and some nice free toiletries to use. In a cupboard was tea, coffee and hot chocolate and nice biscuits. The windows in the room were very small and had a restricted view so you were unable to see out of them (but that didn't bother us). We didn't eat in the hotel, as we had a meal out before the show but we did come back and have cocktails in the comfortable private bar afterwards. The staff mostly seemed very pleasant. Although the hotel is in the main street with some busy pubs nearby it was quiet. I would recommend the hotel for a short stay and would book it again. There isn't a swimming pool or gym though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium gates. The Royal Hotel is the oldest of all the Cardiff hotels and has been welcoming guests to our fantastic city since it first opened it's doors in 1866. Our rich history includes the Captain Scott Room, where Captain Scott and his expedition team held their final public banquet before setting sail to the South Pole. Home to the Barbarians for 25 years etc. etc. Recently refurbished throughout, we're working on the next stages including free WiFi now available in every bedroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Cardiff
- The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales