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The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW  show map
 4 stars
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The Royal Hotel Cardiff

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 14 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

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
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Royal Hotel Cardiff Cardiff location
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Hotel Address:

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW

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Airports
Train
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • The Meating Place (cuisine: British)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    60

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Rooms and availability

The Royal Hotel Cardiff photos Room
Standard Double Room
Street view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Game console
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Blu-ray player
  • Radio
The Royal Hotel Cardiff photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Royal Hotel Cardiff Location

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Local attractions

  • Techniquest 1.2 mi
    Stuart Street
  • Mermaid Quay1.2 mi
    Cardiff Bay
  • Castell Coch5.2 mi
    Castle Road Tongwynlais
  • Cardiff Bay1.2 mi
    CardiffWales
  • St Fagans National Museum of History4.3 mi
    St Fagans

Near the hotel

  • Cardiff Castle 1700 ft
    Cardiff Castle Grounds

    Restaurants nearby

    • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street100 ft

      Address: 106 St Mary Street

      74% likes this, based on 58 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Brewhouse100 ft

      Address: 49' St Mary Street,
      Phone: +(44)02920399913

      83% likes this, based on 47 reviews
      Cuisine: British, Welsh

    • Bill's400 ft

      Address: 27 - 39 Wyndham Arcade
      Phone: 029 2023 1524

      61% likes this, based on 362 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary

    • The Meating Place200 ft

      Address: 40 St Mary St
      Phone: 02920 22 4757

      56% likes this, based on 194 reviews
      Cuisine: British

    • Papa Panda100 ft

      Address: 112 Mary's Street
      Phone: +44 29 2039 2039

      66% likes this, based on 10 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      60

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCardiffThe Royal Hotel Cardiff

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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    The Royal Hotel Cardiff Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Royal Hotel Cardiff

    8.0
    FabulousBased on1040 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      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.

    • Single
      5.4

      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

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      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.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      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

    • Single
      9.2

      very large room , massive Tv

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      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.

    • Single
      5.4

      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!!

    • Single
      10.0

      Location, comfort, breakfast - excellent and good value

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      Cebtral position.Modern decor good bar staff

    • Family with children
      7.4

      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!

    • Single
      8.8

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

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      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

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      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

    • Family with children
      7.4

      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.

    • Single
      9.6

      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.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Royal Hotel Cardiff Cardiff location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • Cardiff Central Railway Station
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street (cuisine: Italian)
      100 ft
    • The Meating Place (cuisine: British)
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of floors:
      7
    • Number of rooms:
      60

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCardiffThe Royal Hotel Cardiff

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

    Use Badge