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“A Short Break in Cardiff”

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SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road
Reviewed March 5, 2013

A short break to take advantage of a few days of elusively good weather saw my husband and me book a short notice trip to the Welsh capital. The apartment reserved for us by SACO was plain but spacious and very clean. We had a ground floor allocation with two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower) and a large living room with a well-equipped galley kitchen. A second bathroom with a 'proper' bath allowed a relaxing soak for me; as required.
The apartment is situated on one of the major roads into Cardiff so there was a little traffic noise with us being at the front of the converted house but this was bearable. There are many pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk and the City Centre was reachable, on foot, in 15 - 20 minutes. Parking and broadband are available at a reasonable daily cost. I would be very pleased to stay here again and would recommend it, happily, to others.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SACO Cardiff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location pleasing.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Cardiff.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

We had such a delightful relaxing stay here in Cardiff. The apartment had the wow factor when we arrived with absolutely EVERYTHING you would require at your stay.

We travelled to watch the Wales v Ireland rugby game. We came back to the apartment earlier than planned due to its comfortable atmospheric feel.

Most thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the accommodation. Would stay here when visiting Cardiff EVERY TIME!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank Nins82
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SACO Cardiff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the apartment had the 'wow' factor.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Cardiff.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Excellent service - excellent apartments. Spotlessly clean, freshly decorated & furnished to high standard. Staff couldnt do enough to help. I will definately stay again. Car parking very convenient and I had an apartment in the back building which was very quiet.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Maggie M
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SACO Cardiff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found your apartment was spotless.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Cardiff.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Spacious apartment (Flat 10) well laid out and good furnishings, Spotless. The instructions as ever where easy to do. Leslie had made sure the heating was turned up (Sat 26 Jan - so cold). This flat has a dedicated patio so would be great for a summers day/evening :-). Used the washing machine as had to dig ourselves out of snow on the way down thus cloths needed washing - great facilities - Thank you Leslie for the easy instructions. Car parking is a slight disappointment as now it is extra - a minor inconvenience - but should be made a little more clear on booking. Internet: bring your own MiFi if you need to be in contact from a business perspective. Summary; Easy to book, spotless clean, Leslie always makes sure you are OK and if not is on the end of a phone... and she picks up !!!!! enhancements that would be good - mattress toppers ;-)

Room Tip: If you are a couple Book room 8 - if you are a family Book Room 11, if you just want a nice and very...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SACO Cardiff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found Lesley to be very helpful.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Cardiff.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Spacious apartment (1 bed) well furnished and clean. Faultless instructions on key access etc which means no messing around checking in etc. Only thing I could fault was that upon arrival, the heating was on very low and so with winter upon us, it was cold upon entering the apartment - quickly fixed.
Will use them again

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Barkersoldbean
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at SACO Cardiff. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next visiting Cardiff.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Clean, spacious well situated apartment. 20min walk from central station, or about £3 by taxi. Efficient entry by picking up the keys from the key safe rather than waiting around for someone to meet you.

Would definately use again.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
Thank KevDalby
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Thank you for your review, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This time we took a single room on the 3rd floor (room 8) it is at the front and at the top of the building, however the bedroom is at the back - so very quiet for sleeping. The front room has a large sofa bed which pulls out in seconds and provides a put me up bed which was very comfortable for our son.

The kitchen was extremely clean and the usual things was available such as tea, coffee and milk in the fridge. Breakfast the usual packs. Bath was nice and deep with a great shower.

Main bedroom was large with a Freeview TV and very comfortable bed so a good nights sleep.

Short walk into town and the Cricketers pub 2 mins away that sells great food and good selection of beers. The weather was fantastic and as ever central Cardiff very welcoming - this visit we went to Cardiff bay and that was a really nice day out. Thank you to Lezley and the team for looking after us

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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JennieGM, Manager at SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is really helpful for us to ensure we are getting things right for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to SACO in the near future.

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Additional Information about SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road

Address: Saco House 76 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LL, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Cardiff
Price Range: $108 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This stunning restoration of magnificent Victorian town houses provides one and two bedroom apartments overlooking Sophia Gardens and Glamorgan County Cricket Ground. The apartments have been interior designed in a contemporary style featuring a large living/dining area (some with sofa beds), fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with king size beds and separate bathroom. Two bedroom apartments also have king size beds and additional en-suite shower rooms. ... more   less 
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