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Premier Inn Cardiff (Roath) Hotel
Ranked #14 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Good no-nonsense hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

A little out of the way and you need a car ideally but a good basic hotel with excellent parking and very friendly staff, even the cleaning staff were friendly. Comfortable beds, clean and very quiet. Very good for parents with up to 2 children, good sized rooms. Happy to recommend it, we've used it twice (so far!) to visit our son at Cardiff University.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This hotel has big-sized, modern rooms and plenty of space to park. I wouldn't stay here if I was using public transport, but if you have a car it's ideal. Staff are friendly. Rather odd system whereby one can't open the window more than a couple of inches, which must be unpleasant in summer but didn't matter in February. And the turnoff from the A48 is oddly signed 'A4232' when it should be A4161, which sent us on a brief Magical Mystery Tour round South Cardiff - but that's hardly the Inn's fault! Overall very happy with a nice, basic hotel at an affordable price. Bring swimming trunks if you want to use the pool in the David Lloyd next door, though that's not cheap.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

The hotel had friendly and helpful receptionists. The room was clean and spacious with a comfortable bed and a big, 40 inch TV. I had a good breakfast in the adjoining David Lloyd centre and a nice evening meal in the nearby Frankie and Benny's (chosen after reading some poor reviews for the restaurant in the David Lloyd centre). The hotel is OK for a business stop-over but it's in an uninviting location on an industrial estate. The room was cold on arrival with the room thermostat set too low and with a puny electric heater inadequate to heat a room of that size in the winter. Chargeable Wi-Fi (after first 30 minutes) is not acceptable in my view - free Wi-Fi should be the norm these days. There's a long, but undercover, walk to get to breakfast - better to go round the outside if the weather’s OK. If the hotel had been in a nicer area and the heating had been adequate for the winter I would have given a 'Very Good' rating rather than 'Average'.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend for the BGT audition weekend.

The reasno I choose this hotel was due to not wanting to pay the main city hotels prices. As expected the Premier Inn offered excellent customer service, FREE parking, comfy beds, and a great view.

Gym and Spa next door + roughly 10 mins drive into the city centre. Plenty of parking available.

No problems and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Initially hard to locate but a warm welcome awaits you on arrival.Stayed along with my elderly parents for rugby weekend combined with visiting old friends.Staff very genuine and extemley helpful with all our requests.Slightly inconvenient walk to the restaurant for elderly/infirm.Handy location to access Cardiff city and the motorway.Nice rooms .Will stay here again and would recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Prestatyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Rugby weekend and was lucky enough to get a room here. Usual great rooms, service breakfast etc.

This one is a bit unusual as it is attached to the David Lloyd tennis centre where breakfast is provided (indoor walk) and the bar is located (30 second outside walk). The bar has an adult seftion and a childrens play area with Dvd player. A real hit!

Bar closes a bit early but is very chilled and great for families

Taxi to Cardiff between £9 and £12

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

on the friday morning 18th jan ,the snow was heavy and about 4 to 6 inches on the ground ,the staff where very helpfull letting me stay in the room all morning and helping me get abus into town in the afternoon,..room as usual was perfect. ah yes !!only two tea bags again !!
well never mind ,.like to say a big thankyou to all the staff....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Cardiff (Roath) Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Cardiff (Roath) Hotel
Address: Ipswich Road | Roath, Cardiff CF23 9AQ, Wales (Formerly Travel Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Cardiff
#3 Family Hotel in Cardiff
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
#20 Business Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Cardiff (Roath) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're on the road for business or pleasure, the Premier Inn Hotel Cardiff (Roath) is a quiet, convenient place to pull in for a pit stop - just off the A48 for easy access into or out of the city. If you're here for the high life you'll have all the shops, sports and show action right on hand. Or if you're focused on work, we're in a great spot for getting to Newport Road, the Welsh Assembly and the city centre. And when it's time for a rest, our spacious rooms and cosy beds will make sure you get a great night's shut eye. Next door to a David Lloyd Leisure Club. Directions: Westbound: M4 (J29) A 48M. Take 3rd slip road For Cardiff (E) docks and Cardiff Bay. Eastbound: M4 (J30) A48M Take 2nd slip road for Cardiff (E) docks and Cardiff Bay. FTurn right at Morrisn's onto Ipswich road, at the road and enter David Llyod Leisure Club car park and follow purple signs for the hotel. Transport and local information: Cardiff International Arena Events Millennium Stadium Events Cardiff Castle & Tredegar House Cardiff Central Train Station 2.5 miles Cardiff Airport 15 miles ... more   less 
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