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The Avala Guest House
Ranked #21 of 42 Cardiff B&B and Inns
mainplym
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“comfy room”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

stayed in number 10 room the guest house was very clean, good location, at times in that room could hear the people upstairs and also people going past for their breakfast but the beds were was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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newtown, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed June 10, 2011

stayed here on a girls weekend recently, we found the beds to be comfy and the staff helpful. we had good qulity tvs, nice refreshments and even a microwave in our 'louge' room. we had the top floor rooms which was more like having our own cosy appartment. the hotel seemed quiet although there were many other residents, so you wont get disterbed by other residents in the night. good value for money. all in all a good hotel, would stay again : )

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed May 25, 2011

This is an average hotel with basic facilities. There was no furniture in the room, except for the beds and 2 small shelves, one of which was taken up with the coffee tray. Meant all our stuff had to go on the floor. Addition of a chair to sit on would be great and table/desk as there is plenty of room for it. Ditto bathroom had no shelf. Staff very helpful with taxi numbers etc. Plenty of parking. Paid £75 each per night room only. Thought charging £4.95 extra for breakfast was a bit steep. Maybe due to it being a rugby weekend. If you want comfort go somewhere else. Very close to town centre and had free wi-fi.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

I just stayed in the Avala this weekend the 22nd May 2011 (Heineken Cup rugby weekend) so it was a very busy weekend in Cardiff. The Avala is in a superb location on Newport Rd, And area is very nice and quiet. Staff are very helpful and eager to provide information about the area. But there are 2 things I would take note of for people. The value for money for the price we paid (for the weekend that was in it) was very low value for money for 2 reasons. The rooms are very small and accomodation is fairly basic, they only switch your towels every 4 DAYS (which they dont tell you on arrival) which is very poor by regular standards given that you would typically expect changes to towels every day (and maybe bed linen every 3 days fair enough but not towels). Also, the breakfast is not included in the price. Which again is crazy. And not only that, but the breakfast is VERY BASIC - so i would warn anybody staying here, for the same price they charge you for breakfast (a fiver) you can get a Full English Brekkie down the road in town. So be warned. Great location, very clean and friendly, but basic.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

Me and my boyfriend came up to stay for the weekend for 2 nights with 2 of our friends. We were up on the 3rd floor and had lots of bags which we were not offered any help with. We had no view as it was the fire escape in our room which was awful as we could not even see out of the window as it was frosted or open it! it was a warm weekend and got very stuffy as we could not open any windows. Paint was peeling off the wall above the radiator, we had to kill a few bugs and spiders around the room, the towels were very rough and looked tatty, there was no chair at the dressing table which made it hard to get ready! No hairdryer. The shower was ok but not powetful atall. Heating goes off quite early and at night the room was freezing. The staff of the hotel were no where to be seen throughout our stay. The hotel was in a good location but thats about it!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

The room was clean, but painfully small.
It was a warm day so the room was very hot, but you could barely open the window as they decided it was a good idea to block window with headboard of bed!
The shower room had no door, so was practically in same room!!
The toilet was hidden in what looked like a cupboard.
The road its situated on is very busy so dont expect much sleep if you are a light sleeper.
They offered breakfast to us, croissants and cereal for just under a fiver??!!???
This hotel is fine if you dont mind travelling on buses, as there is nothing in this area to do.
The only upside was they had free wi fi!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

I wasn't expecting luxury and I have to say that the room was spotlessly clean, the throws over the beds were snuggly and warm and the bed was comfortable.

The free wifi in my room was extremely fast which was great and the lady on the reception (only open 8-8) was lovely.

HOWEVER ...

On opening the door to the room I was hit by the fact that the air in the room tasted, yes tasted, not just smelt, of car fumes, of cigarette smoke (it was a non smoking room) and of air freshner - it was opressive.

The bed was comfortable and the bedding clean although both the towels were stained and dirty ...

The shower had no shower gel or shampoo and only one small bar of used looking soap by the sink (on which the taps wobbled badly and the plug didn't work properly and water came out from under the sink unit when taps were run. The bedside light didn't work.

The noise from the road outside was constant throughout the night but got worse in the morning ... I was glad I'd taken ear plugs with me ...

The upside is that it is close to the city and has a good bus service right outside from the busy busy busy Newport Road ...

so in short if you stay here take ear plugs, take your own shampoo, towel, wash stuff and prepare for the smell ... once you get over that you will be impressed with the friendliness of the welcome, the speed of the wifi and the cleanliness of the rooms.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Property: The Avala Guest House
Address: 156 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1DJ, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avala Guest House is a well presented Victorian property with 16 rooms all en-suite. The rooms range from singles, double, twin and family rooms. All rooms come with LCD TV and freeview and also have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. There is also free parking and Wifi in our guests' TV lounge. The Avala is 15 minutes walk from the centre of Cardiff and also has excellent public transport links. ... more   less 
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