We stayed at this hotel for two nights around New Year's. The check in went smoothly, the room was clean and bright, with many extras, like coffee, tea, kettle, iron, two safes, hairdryer, options for breakfast in bed. Overall it was a good experience and we will probably go for Radisson in other cities in the future, but perhaps Business class next time. The location of the hotel is very convenient, in the middle of the city, close to a train station and since it's one of the tallest buildings, it's easy to spot.
The staff members were nice and helpful although I didn't really talk to them. Parking was available but we thought it was a bit overpriced at £15, so we found another private car park for less, which was also convenient.
We were thinking about the breakfast in bed option but after reading the reviews here, mentioning cold food, we went out to the city center to find some fresh food, I would definitely recommend Barker Coffee.
The room was nice, I particularly liked the windows. We were on the 17th floor and had a nice view. The light switches were a bit confusing at first :) Neither of us could sleep well on the bed, I actually woke up with an achy neck and back in the mornings. However, the modern bathroom made it better, had a nice shower and made a delicious, hot tea/coffee. The towels were very big and fluffy. The bathroom floor got all wet and slippery though!! Which, let's face it, is a hazard. I put a towel on the floor to make it safer. I also liked the heated mirrors, did not steam up, which was a plus.
There were only two plugs in the room and I could not charge my phone near me at night, I had to leave it on the desk. When I blow-dried my hair, I couldn't find a place where I could be close enough to a mirror to see what I was doing, which was also a problem.
The elevator made me sick to my stomach and dizzy every time we used it. We tried the stairs once, but that took too long. I also liked that there were mirrors everywhere.
On our last morning the cleaning team was knocking on our door, because they apparently did not know that we were there. Slight miscommunication there between staff members. Could improve on that.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Ebookers, LateRooms, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff Hotel Cardiff
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff Wales