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Jolyon's Boutique Hotel
Ranked #12 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were lucky to arrive on during a two-day food festival right outside the door on the Roald Dahl Plass. I was worried that the activity in the area would mean a poor night's sleep, but despite the festival, the music, the crowds, etc., once we closed the windows it was surprisingly quiet. The shower seemed to be purely ornamental. I never did figure out how to work it. There was a wonderful bathtub, though. Breakfast was delicious, the staff was very friendly, and we liked the bar in the basement. Parking was tricky. I had emailed the hotel beforehand and was given advice, but lost the printout of the email. When I arrived and called the hotel to ask where to park, nobody could help. I had to pull over to find the email, which I finally did, and here's the important info: use the Havannah Street Car Park. It was 7 pounds for 24 hours. Beware, there is a car park a bit closer, the Mermaid Quay Car Park, but 24 hours cost 20 pounds and they only had machines that took coins! Who carries around 20 pounds in coins?

Room Tip: I requested a quiet room and was put on the top floor. Very quiet.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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jolyons-hotel, Owner at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

wow thanks so much for your lovely comments its really nice to have great people staying with us

thanks again

Diolch

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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

A two night break with my husband to coincide with Cardiff Bay food and drink festival. A lovely little hotel, comfortable rooms with an impressive wet room. Good breakfast cooked to order. Only negative was the ice machine in the bar broke so no cold drinks a bit unfortunate on the hottest weekend of the year!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank BristolEmma
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jolyons-hotel, Manager at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

well thanks for your lovley comments We look forward to see ing you in the near future

thanks again

jolyon

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at this hotel as a birthday treat in February. We had a very pleasant welcome. Parking outside is at a premium when you may have a lot of luggage to take to your room. The room was pleasant and quaint, a little bit dusty in some areas, but that did not distract from it being used as a bedroom for one night. The one criticism I did have of our room was that the heated towel rail in our bathroom, it was wall mounted and the size of a small radiator. In fact it did indeed act as a radiator (but no visible means to turn it off) and was exceptionally hot, even to the extent we had to open the window to cool the room down. This in turn let in the noise of the drunken revellers outside.

The breakfast the following morning was of excellent quality, though it was a little slow. We were the only two in for breakfast, yet it took about 25 minutes for the cooked breakfast to arrive. We were not in a hurry, so it wasn't an issue.

What could have been an issue was that the nearest parking is the Mermaid Quay a short walk away, which would have cost almost £20 for the overnight stay, but again the gods were good to us and the pay machines were broken and the stay was free.

Overall, a lovely hotel, a great stay, but was marred by the towel rail (You could get quite a nasty burn off it). But if you do indeed, like me, worry about parking and its cost, this might cause concern.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Gareth P
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jolyons-hotel, Owner at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Many thanks for your lovley comments have alovley summer and we hope to see you soon


JOlyon

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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Lovely location and rooms. Fab service and breakfast. Room though very loud as next to beer garden and bar even though nice and cwtchy very busy with non guests so no where to sit . Did not eat there but breakfast was fan and service was lovely

  • Stayed: July 2012
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jolyons-hotel, Owner at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

thanks for your comments We love happy customers and always look to add more please ask the manager for a special rate and a few more sausages at breakfast

have a greaqt summer

jolyon

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A great little hotel which is placed in an enviable position right in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Good links to the City centre either by bus or water taxi both within a couple of minutes of the hotels front door. The best option for parking is in the Pier Head multi storey car park behind the Millennium Centre which is opposite Jolyons and just a 5 minute walk away. Parking was reasonably priced and cost just £12 from Friday late afternoon to Sunday morning. There are some parking spaces immediately outside the hotel but is metered short stay , but I believe it was free after 6.00 pm .
The rooms were excellent , and all can be viewed on the hotels own website before booking . Breakfast was served downstairs in the bar and was freshly cooked.
Right on the doorstep there are a number of bars and restaurants all overlooking the Bay. Just a further short walk away is the Dr Who museum Experience.
Overall a great hotel and location. Next stay already booked ! .

Room Tip: View the hotels own website to view each room.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Raeju
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jolyons-hotel, Owner at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

many thanks for your lovely comments it means alot to me and the team

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Located down by Cardiff Bay with lots of restaurants/bars. Access to the city either by walking (a good 20 mins), the number 6 bus nearby, cost £1.70 or a local ferry &3.00.

The hotel is comfortable and the staff are friendly. We stayed in room 3, which was pleasant enough, two points to make, firstly the windows are not double glazed so you hear all the street noise and secondly, the window treatments are inadequate to block out the street lights, hence getting a good nights sleep is not guaranteed..

The breakfast provided was fine with cereal, juice, toast and cooked available plus tea/coffee.Free bottled water and internet wi-fi is also provided.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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jolyons-hotel, Manager at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in the near future, in regards to the window blinds I will look into this matter.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed an excellent 2 day stay at the quirky & different Jolyons Boutique Hotel.
Nothing was too much trouble - staff were hospitable, friendly & engaging.
Manager Ben was the epitome of helpfulness & catered for our every need.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank grahamsmac
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jolyons-hotel, Manager at Jolyon's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in the near future.

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Additional Information about Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

Address: 5 Bute Crescent, Cardiff CF10 5AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range: $87 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jolyon's Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This elegantly restored Georgian town house is situated in the oldest terrace in Cardiff Bay, opposite the millenium centre. We offer superb luxury accommodation, comprising of six lavishly furninshed, luxury bedrooms. Facilities include king-sized beds, Wi-fi facilities, free-to-view television, beverages, some with views of Cardiff Bay. Sumptuous en-suite bathrooms, include one with a whirlpool bath and one with a wet room appointed to the highest standards, with extra large fluffy towels, .Delicious full welsh breakfasts or a generous seasonal buffet are served in our Bar Cwtch. ... more   less 
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