We very carefully chose an apartment with A Space in the City to enjoy Mermaid Quaybut without too much noise. However, the company moved us at the last minute to an apartment that was supposed to be of equivalent standand but actually lacked the promised view of the bay and balcony. The aparments was dominated by the noise of lorries unloading outside and a bank of industrial extractor fans, all along the apartment, pumping out noise and smell constantly. It was noisy with the windows closed and we could not open them as the noise and smell would have been unbearable. The carpeted bathroom also smelled of cigarette smoke and damp. The oven was filthy and there was no dishwasher, washing up bowl or even plug. The glass covered dining table had mould showing through. While there was an allocated parking space, it was often already taken, and when we parked in it we got notes on our windscreen saying we should not. It was very difficult to sleep as the rooms that did not face the extractor fan faced the very bright lights of the inner courtyard, which shone through the inadequate blinds all night. This was supposed to be good standard! Obviously, what you book and what you get with this company do not match up - beware!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will have a commanding view over Cardiff Bay from these apartments, with the promise of clean sea air, sailing boats gliding by, and the call of the sea, all at no extra expense! Furnished to a very high standard, these apartments provide shoreline and water views from both the living area, and the bedrooms. Mermaid Quay is just a five minute stroll away, where the Waterbus will chug you along to Cardiff centre, Penarth, or (for the landlubbers amongst us) provide you with a grandstand view of the boat traffic working its way through the Bay Barrage Locks. Parking is provided for one car per apartment in this luxury development, which is accessed throughout by coded fob. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- A Space In The City - Mermaid Quay Cardiff, Wales