I booked this hotel as there didn't appear to be many hotel rooms available in the city centre on the Saturday night that I needed. It was quite expensive, but at the time of booking I was not aware of just how basic it was. When we arrived at the room (booking in was all fine) there was a terrible smell - very old ashtray came to mind. We opened the window hoping a bit of fresh air would help as we were in a rush to go out for a family occasion. On our return the smell was no better, but it was late and we went to bed. I woke a few times in the night wondering what the terrible smell was!
The rooms are small and the toilet is positively claustrophobic. You have to know your fellow travellers quite well as there is no privacy -the shower opens into the bedroom (and causes the water from the shower to make a puddle on the bedroom floor). The plug sockets are under the TV which is nowhere near the mirrors, so you can't see yourself when hair drying etc. There are two plastic glasses which are so brittle they break if you squeeze them a little. These and a small bar of soap is all you get, so you have to bring everything else with you -oh and one bath towel each.
If I had got this room at a reasonably cheap price, I wouldn't be so scathing, but for the price I paid it was not good value. I wish I had paid the extra few pounds and gone to a better hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis budget Cardiff is a hotel in the City Centre of Cardiff with affordable prices. All rooms are en-suite, with double bed and a single bunk bed. TV with freeview channels. Snack are available at our 24 hrs reception and Continental Breakfast Buffet for only £5.50. On site car park for just £4/24hrs. Free WIFI access in all bedrooms and public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Hotel Cardiff
- Etap Cardiff
- Hotel Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre Wales