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Review of Bubba's Place

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Bubba's Place
Ranked #38 of 45 Cardiff B&B and Inns
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Returned and stayed here for 2 nights for the wales scotland rugby match - once again a fantastic welcome from bubba and his lovely family nothing is too much trouble for them to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Excellent breakfast and plenty of it to soak up the lovely lager that they serve in the 24hr bar. Clean bedding and a comfortable bed. Hope to return again in the very near future - always our first choice when staying in cardiff - cheers Bubba and thanks once again for a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Caernarfon, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

I feel that I had to write a review about this hotel. We stayed there for 2 nights from the 11th - 13th feb. Please dont listen to all the negative comments. about this friendly family run hotel.
I will begin in saying the owners are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a lovely family.
Rooms are clean
Beds are clean
Breakfast A **************************
Bar has the best pint of lager, guinness and Bitter in Cardiff (Belive you me we had plenty!!!!)
Will be back very soon hopefully!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank glenda1967_12
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balloch
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

some people on here are really quite nasty when it comes to describing this hotel....you know who you are....agreed needs some loving attention but if you want shiny and new dont look for the cheap option... go elsewhere are take your nasty remarks wih you....lovely staff..si and bubba and ben and even wee josh...good luck to you guys..first time here..would stay again...

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shellyg7
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

My friend and I decided to have a night out in Cardiff and we chose to stay at Bubbas Place as was cheap and nearby city centre. There was two good reviews and two bad ones so thought we would take a chance as we only wanted a place to crash after a night out.

Upon arrival, the outside of the hotel looked like it needed a refurb but we over looked it and went inside to be greeted by a friendly receptionist who took our payment as the only option was cash on arrival.

We got our room key and continued to go upstairs as there is no lift. The corridoors were in a pretty poor state, once we got to our room the nightmare began!

The door had a hole in it, the walls were damp, stained and had paper hanging off them. The carpet was very old, worn and filthy. Wardrobe was covered in stains and damaged. Shower room had ceiling tiles missing and there was black mould everywhere.
The sink that was in the room was filthy and damaged and the mirror above it was broken and dirty. Underneath the beds there were socks or pants (who knows) and empty coke bottles. The bedside table was very damaged and when we opended the drawer we found to our horror fag butts in empty milk cartons! With chewing gum that had been chewed and stuck to the sides of the drawer.

We could not have left faster as there was no way we were going to stay there, the room had obviously not been cleaned and God only knows if the sheets had been changed! We were not prepared to find out.

We went downstairs and the nice receptionist gave us our money back and we booked into the premier inn.

Do not under any circumstances stay here for any reason. As a well travelled person who stays in many hotels around the world and the country this is offically the worst!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dominique B
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Booked this place as everything else in Cardiff was full. owners very friendly, as other reviewers have said but the whole place is very tired and in need of updating , room cleanliness was ok but very old and tired furnishings .breakfast was included in the price and was fine as was free parking . Walking distance into Cardiff , I guess you get what you pay for and if you go here expecting the ritz you'll be disappointed but for £50 a room en suite it's an ok place for the night, bar had good price drinks for a night cap

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pizzie
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Liverpool
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

Booked hotel for 1 night to watch the rugby, didnt expect much for the price and didnt get much! The owners were very nice and friendly and have only recently purchased the property. They are in the process of repairing and re-furnishing the place, sadly though we didnt get one of these rooms and were left with a very uncomfortable bed, leaking shower with shoddy decoration, furnishings and repair jobs. The room and bathroom however were very spacious, there was free parking around the back of the hotel and the location was ideal for us with a 15minute walk into the centre of cardif. The breakfast was poor, low value produce would not advise purchasing if it comes as an optional extra! We along with others left the sausage well alone! However they do have a bar which sells reasonably priced drinks and there is a pool table and things avalible if your after pre drinks/quiet night.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SarahandChris69
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

Apart from the staff being really friendly I can't say anything good about this place other than the location.
Furniture was falling apart, no tv, hairdryer, not even a toilet roll holder. Damp on the ceilings and walls, disgusting shower head, carpet tiles that slide about, a constant smell of damp and cigarettes and very thin walls.
I could go on but I don't think I need to say any more.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LJM85
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Additional Information about Bubba's Place

Property: Bubba's Place
Address: 179 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1AH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bubba’s Place is private, family run hotel and offers the best welcome in the capital city of Wales. It is a short 10 minute walk to the main shopping centre and event arenas in Cardiff, and offers secure free parking for 50 cars on premises. The hotel has 52 bedrooms consisting of single, double, twin and family rooms. All our rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee facilities, most with TV and rates include full cooked breakfast. ... more   less 
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Bubba`s Place Hotel Cardiff
Bubba's Place Cardiff, Wales

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