The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DWshow map
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FabulousBased on  1024 reviews
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Overview

Located 350 meters away from Millennium Stadium, a 4-star Royal Hotel Cardiff hotel offers a contemporary accommodation within a 20-minute walk from Bute Park. The Royal Hotel Cardiff has welcomed guests in Cardiff since 1866.

The Royal Hotel Cardiff lies in the center of Cardiff. A 10-minute walk to the center of Cardiff.

Shopping centers and boutiques are also set close by.

Cardiff Central Railway train station lies within a 5-minute walk. The hotel is about 20 minutes' drive from Cardiff-wales airport, which is 15 km away.

Rooms

The Royal Hotel Cardiff features rooms with a Victorian interior that come with individual climate control, satellite television, high-speed internet, a writing table and a DVD player for a pleasant stay in Cardiff. The rooms have a spectacular view of the city. Guests will enjoy a bathtub, a shower and bathrobes provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the lounge area. The snack bar serves tea, refreshments and coffee. Guests can dine at the coffee shop The Louis located 100 meters away.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs GBP 9 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site conveniences include currency exchange, allergy free rooms and a storage room.

Relax

The Royal Hotel Cardiff is a child-friendly hotel offering cots, a playground and video games.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 14 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 14 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Video games
  • Playground
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • Street view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Cardiff Central Railway StationCardiff Central Railway Station400 ft
Cardiff Central Railway StationCardiff Central Railway Station400 ft
Shipley Amusement CentreShipley Amusement Centre1000 ft
Cardiff Millenium StadiumCardiff Millenium Stadium700 ft
Millennium StadiumMillennium Stadium1000 ft
Motorpoint Arena CardiffMotorpoint Arena Cardiff1000 ft
Saint David's HallSaint David's Hall700 ft
Cardiff International ArenaCardiff International Arena1000 ft
Cardiff UniversityCardiff University2300 ft
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle 1700 ftCardiff Castle Grounds
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The Meating PlaceThe Meating Place200 ft40 St Mary St
Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary StreetPrezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street100 ft106 St Mary Street
O'Neill'sO'Neill's100 ft85-87 St Mary Street
BrewhouseBrewhouse100 ft49' St Mary Street,
Papa PandaPapa Panda100 ft112 Mary's Street
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St Fagans CastleSt Fagans Castle2.2 mi
Cardiff Bay Railway StationCardiff Bay Railway Station4600 ft
Cardiff Bay Railway StationCardiff Bay Railway Station4600 ft
Cardiff CityCardiff City1.1 mi
Cardiff National Museum & GalleryCardiff National Museum & Gallery1.1 mi
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff1.7 mi
MARL PLAYING FIELDSMARL PLAYING FIELDS1.1 mi
llandaff Fieldsllandaff Fields1.9 mi
Wales Millennium CentreWales Millennium Centre1.1 mi
Techniquest Techniquest 1.1 miStuart Street
Cardiff BayCardiff Bay1.2 mi CardiffWales
Mermaid QuayMermaid Quay1.2 miCardiff Bay
St Fagans National Museum of HistorySt Fagans National Museum of History4.3 miSt Fagans
Castell CochCastell Coch5.2 miCastle Road Tongwynlais
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)9.1 mi
Bristol (BRS)20.9 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station700 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  1024  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff were efficient and courteous. Room was clean and was sufficient for the purpose (1 night stay). The continental breakfast was good and well presented - the area was refreshed with breads, meats, cereals on a regular basis.

    The room was freezing when I arrived and the policy of having the guests switch on the heating should be revised - staff know which rooms are being used and should be able to arrange for the heating to be switched on prior to a guest arriving. The Hot water and Coffee served in the dining room was tepid, it did not improve when the staff member went to renew it upon request.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Right in the centre of the city perfect if you're going to the rugby.

    Needs money spending on it. Bathroom conditions poor and cheap laminate floor to reception and rooms is not very warm and inviting

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    It has an excellent location for shopping and nightlife.

    The Bar staff and Night Manager were rude and had a terrible attitude, this was not acceptable, which w3e made clear to them. At the hotel bar there was no gas in the lager pumps, we pointed this out, the staff were uninterested, did not even apologise or offer substitute, clearly they do not have customer relations training. Our room was fairly clean, but the duvet cover had mererly been put inside out instead of it being changed. mould, dirt and hairs were around the bath taps. Reception on 2nd floor would not be a problem if the lift worked, this was out of order.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The situation of the hotel is perfect for a visit to cardiff its perfect for shopping as the shops are barely 5 mins walk away. Close to everything castle,stadium,CIA.

    It was fab the service was excellent, very comfortable too. Would definately go back

  • 9.2
    Superb

    very large room , massive Tv

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Was not aware of the bars and pubs below which was a big concern when I saw the hotel. Also had a complimentary upgrade which was a lovely surprise. Stunning hotel and it made our weekend.

    Saturday night we cam back after a meal and a few drinks so it was quite late and we had to step over drunken yobs who were spread across the entrance. They were drinking, asleep and agressive. We even had to wrestle with a girl who tried to sneak in behind us when the door was open. She clearly wasn't staying there as reception were denying her access. This was a huge shame as it means I could never recommend the hotel to family as this situation would upset them and find it intimidating.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Booked a double room with my wife, was looking forward as the pictures look really nice on the website! But alas, it was disappointing! upon checking in, we noticed that our room has no windows! A small and horrible dark internal room with no windows. We were told some rooms have no windows. You will get rooms randomly and no guarantee that your room would have windows when booking online. It was also very noisy, till midnight!!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location, comfort, breakfast - excellent and good value

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Cebtral position.Modern decor good bar staff

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room was very clean and spacious, the staff were very friendly and the breakfast was very good. Great value for money :)

    Guests who are light sleepers may have a problem with the noise and should bare in mind this hotel is on a busy main clubbing street,however this did not really cause us a problem.The drinks in the bar are very expensive!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Convenient for all of central Cardiff, although lack of parking makes it more expensive. Staff well clued up and helpful -- I enjoyed my stay.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel is in a good location near the Bus and Railway Stations

    Noise could be heard from the street until the early hours of the morning

  • 6.6
    Good

    The dinning room is very authentic and interesting. Our room was large and modern - loads of space

    We were un aware that is it in process of being refurbished. Also there was a lot of outside noise well into the early morning

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Nicely decorated and very clean rooms. Staff polite.

    During our stay they were in the process of changing the carpets of the corridor. There was a very intense smell of the plastic underliner they were putting. No response by the staff when we mentioned it.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The everywhere in the hotel had a very smart modern and up todate appearance. The room is not huge but fit to a very good standard

    The only downside is that parking is 5-10 minutes walk away and it is hard to park outside the hotel to unload bags.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  1024 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)9.1 mi
Bristol (BRS)20.9 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station700 ft
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