We stayed here this weekend for the Wales vs Italy rugby match as the Park Plaza, which we love, was fully booked when we checked (but had rooms available about 3 weeks ago?). We spent some time comparing the two hotels and overall feel that this is better.
We didn't bother trying the hotel car park but parked the cars in the station (with a telephone booking parking system which was ace), £8.70 for 24 hours - much cheaper than the NCP opposite the Park Plaza. We do think the reception/bar/sofa/open fire area of the Park Plaza is nicer though.
Lovely spacious room, amazing views from 17th floor, huge bathroom (good smellies!), and the breakfast buffet is one of the best I've ever seen - including soya milk yoghurt!!! Great bread too and tomato juice (rarely seen).
Right by John Lewis and the cafe quarter, what more can you ask for? We'll be back later in the year to see Wales play rugby again.More