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The St. David's Hotel

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was 705,top floor bath robe,slippers,tea and coffee facilities in the room and foc bottles of water. Also a bottle of wine,chocolates and Welsh biscuits. The hotel is not cheap I.e drink in the bar,the restaurant and breakfast but very very good. The staff in reception indeed in all locations were attentive and friendly. My paper was not delivered...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Me and my partner checked in on the 8th December. First impressions were good. The Christmas decor was amazing and the reception staff were amazing. As the evening went on, we decided to visit the bar at the hotel where we was eye balled by one of the waiters whilst drinking our drinks, making the experience highly uncomfortable. After leaving...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent restaurant and service in general. Breakfast very good. Woken by noise from adjoining room on one night. Could hear conversation clearly. Woken by vibrations in wall from doors (balcony & room) closing from the other side the following night. Sound-proofing a bit poor for this standard of hotel. Bathroom very good. Room also. Room service fine. View very good....

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rumpled_jumper, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear you were disturbed by noise during your stay with us. It is very rare to receive a complaint regarding noise. I would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention. On a more positive note I am delighted to learn that...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is modern and the location is pretty good. Located in the Cardiff bay just a few minutes from Mermaid Quay, Wales Senedd , Doctor Who Experience and nice places around the bay. My room was not a big thing, tho it had a nice balcony with amazing views of the bay but tbh the room and the bathroom...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear StefyQueen, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry that the hotel did not live up to your expectation and please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointment. I was extremely concerned to read the comments regarding our staff coming across in a rude manner, I have forwarded your feedback to our team to...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a very wet Monday Pouring with rain, I dropped my disabled mother at the door and promptly went back out twice to bring the suitcases in and on the 3rd trip I was asked by one if the several staff standing behind the reception desk (who were not doing anything) if I needed help! Better late than never I...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Heulwen9, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I was very disappointed to read your comments and apologise that your experience on arrival with us did not live up to the standards that are more commonly associated with our hotel. I would like to thank you for your time and for the constructive comments you...

Moffat, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very nice hotel, I stayed in a room overlooking Cardiff Bay which had a balcony with spectacular views of the bay. The room was extremely comfortable, clean and well appointed unfortunately the air conditioning did not work adequately and so the room was far too hot, with the only way to cool it down to wedge the balcony door open...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bigdiggers Thank you for your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointment with both the heating in your room and the quality of the hot breakfast and the standard of service you experienced. We have now introduced chafing dishes to our hot buffet section which I am sure will solve the issues of over cooked food, with...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is overrated to begin with. The room had weird smell in it upon arrival; the carpet was dirty as well. The view wasn't as promised. I requested another room; so they showed me the other two available; however the smell was there in all the rooms; and the price that they offered me wasn't worth the change as...

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StDavidsH0tel, Guest Relations Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reem O Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please accept my sincere apologies for the shortfall in standards you experienced during your recent stay at St David's Hotel. We would like the opportunity to discuss your feedback in more detail, therefore, if you would like to speak to us could you please contact the hotel...

Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a one night stay at this lovely hotel to celebrate my husbands birthday with a trip to Cardiff. We usually stay at another nearby hotel when visiting the city but will now use this hotel for any future visits. Its location to the bay is superb and it also has easy access to and from the M4 motorway....

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cano6 Thank you for your review. I am delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us recently to celebrate your Husband’s birthday. Your valuable comments will be shared with the whole team and I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Graeme Barclay...

Colton
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff, Preet on reception was wonderful, helping to sort out the intricacies of an upgrade. Wonderful room with added extras (wine and fruit etc) views in two directions (Room 709) . Not far to walk to bars, restaurants etc. Went for a university graduation, all the family could meet, sit and chat etc in our lounge...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ColtonHouse Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to read such positive feedback and thank you for your kind comments about Preet, I will ensure they are shared with her. I do hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the hotel. Kind regards Graeme Barclay General...

Barry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary and from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. Our Room on the 7th Floor was very clean and looked as if it had recently been partly refurbished. We used the bar area during the afternoon and evening and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. And breakfast the...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robert C, Thank you for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us. It is a real pleasure to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with all of our team as I am sure this will motivate them further, especially with the Front of House...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The St. David's Hotel is situated on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Dynamic and contemporary in style, the hotel incorporates an impressive floor-to-ceiling, glass-backed atrium that provides a vision of space and natural light. All bedrooms have private balconies and waterfront views. Just five minutes from the centre of Cardiff, St David's Hotel is adjacent to Mermaid Quay with a wide range of entertainment including The Wales Millennium Centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The St. David's Hotel

Address: Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD, Wales (Formerly The St. David's Hotel & Spa)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: £84 - £282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. David's Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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Also Known As:
St. David`s Hotel Cardiff
St Davids Hotel Cardiff
Cardiff St Davids Hotel
St Davids Cardiff
The St. David's Hotel Cardiff, Wales
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Cardiff
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cardiff
#13 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
#21 Family Hotel in Cardiff
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“Top floor excellent views overlooking the bay”
 of 5 bubbles briancarpenter2016, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask what deals they are doing”
 of 5 bubbles Heulwen9, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 709 was great with a separate sitting room .”
 of 5 bubbles ColtonHouse, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Views from all rooms of Cardiff Bay.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertC181, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“need to make sure recently refurbished”
 of 5 bubbles Springer114, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
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