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Sandringham Hotel
Ranked #23 of 73 Hotels in Cardiff
wales
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Stayed there two nights 10/11 December. Right in the middle of Cardiff, just fall out of the hotel and go where you like. No parking but you know that before you go there. You get half price in the Westgate NCP across the road. The owner, his wife and all the staff were most helpful, couldn't fault them. Yes the rooms look a bit tired and could do with a makeover but nevertheless very comfortable and the bathroom/ shower was more spacious than many we have stayed in. No noise at all as it was mid week, suspect it might be a bit rowdy on weekends. Bar downstairs does a nice meal reasonable prices. Definitely will stay there again.

Room Tip: Room 105 recommended. We had a choice too.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 13 December 2012
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
It was a pleasure to meet you both.
I am really pleased that you have enjoyed the hotel and our bar / restaurant Cafejazz
Cardiff does as you say get more lively on the weekends but a recent report has confirmed it as being in the top ten of safe cities in the UK.
I hope we will welcome you again in the near future.
Kind regards, Simon
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days in the Sandringham. Couldn't fault it - location was perfect (5 minutes from St David shops, Cardiff Castle & the Millennium stadium), food was fine, staff friendly and there's a discount on food and drink in the attached jazz club. A special mention for Dave from the club who looked after us so well! All in all good value for money and highly recommended.

G Robertson

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 1 December 2012
Hello and thank you very much for you visit and kind review.
I am pleased to read that you have enjoyed all areas of the hotel. I am also delighted that Dave has helped contribute to your enjoyable stay. However as I am sure you are aware with Dave being Dave we will now not hear anything else for the next month. :-)))
I hope that we will welcome you again in the near future.
Kind regards, Simon
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

I stayed at the Sandringham on November 22nd, and will definitely stay again when I return to Cardiff. The hotel is close to the station, and close to all the shops and wonderful arcades. I was welcomed warmly and taken to my room which had a key and not one of these card swipes which I find a trial.

The room was quiet, clean and with a big bathroom. Everything worked, and I was delighted to find the attached restaurant with Jazz Cafe in the evening.

Breakfast the following morning was freshly cooked with a good choice of cereals, juices etc. The staff were warm, friendly and very helpful.

The hotel had a family feel to it, and whilst it wasn't as posh as one of the bigger ones, I felt it was preferable in every way. I would recommend staying there to anyone who doesn't mind climbing stairs.

LindiLawrence

Room Tip: I stayed in Room 100 which, although it looked out onto the main street, was very quiet, and on the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Thank you very much for your beautiful review.
I am very pleased to read that you have enjoyed all aspects of the hotel.
It is also lovely to see that you have preferred our family run business to the big brands. This is our unique selling point so it is rewarding to hear that it works.
Thank you for taking your time to post on this website.
Hopefully we will welcome you again soon.
Kind regards, Simon
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

My friend and I decided a central hotel would be the ideal place for our city break in winter. We picked The Sandringham online back in August and were not disappointed - on arrival we were greeted with a friendly welcome and information was given. Ok, the rooms are a little tired but we could not fault the cleanliness which is all important to fussy folks like us, our towels were changed everyday which was a surprise ! Our room had all the usual necessary equipment, hairdryer, tv, tea and coffee provisions and crisp clean linen. Breakfast serving times were convenient - again the staff greeted us and every day we enjoyed a 'full English' meal freshly cooked and hot (not kept warming on a hot plate for hours) There was a varied choice on the menu too - tables were smart with nice coverings - discreet background music was relaxing and we genuinely felt at home! The 'Jazz cafe' adjoining is well worth a visit for evening entertainment and eating - before going to a show in the city we had an early meal which was excellent, the best we had experienced over the three nights of our stay. To sum up we would highly recommend this hotel for value, comfort and friendliness, ease of access to all shops, events, attractions.

Room Tip: Probably a higher floor would be a good idea
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is superb to read that you have enjoyed all areas of the hotel and your visit to Cardiff.
We are all a honest and genuine bunch at the Sandringham so to read such great comments is very rewarding.
Hopefully we will see you both again in the near future.
Kind regards, Simon
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2012

my mum and i stayed in the sandringham hotel in the heart of cardiff city center on the 17 for 2nights the room was lovely and clean and bathroom very big. the staff were always there to help and very friendly full english breakfast was very nice filled us up until teatime, the stairs were a bit of a problem but we did get help to take our luggage to our room and back down stairs as we were on second floor. very happy would use this hotel again. thankyou to all the staff that helped us make our stay a happy one

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
Thank you very much for your review and visit.
I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay. My receptionist Anne-Marie would also like to say thank you.
Hopefully we will welcome you again soon.
Kind regards, Simon
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Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Group of 6 friends on a one night stop in Cardiff. We had tried to book a more modern hotel, but limited availability. Had been recommended this one by a friend who uses it frequently.Our room could have done with a touch up, but was very clean and well equipped. The stairs could prove difficult for less mobile, but was an experience trying to get to the top without stopping. The bar downstairs ( with a welcome 20% discount) served great food and we ended our night there in the disco. The staff must be amoung the best i,ve come across and i,ve stayed in a fair few hotels here and abroad, nothing is too much trouble, Brilliant receptionist on weekend of 17th/18th Nov, and great bar staff couldn,t fault them or the breakfast shift in the restaurant upstairs. We will very likely return!

Room Tip: Try to avoid room 203 is at the top of the stairs and the door slams a lot around 3.30a.m, otherwise...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Thank you for your smashing review.
I am pleased that you have all enjoyed your stay. Please say a big thank you to the person who recommended us to you.
All of my colleagues have been with me for some time so it is always lovely to read that they are still giving 100% and enjoying their work.
I hope we will see you again in the future.
Once again thank you.
Kind regards, Simon
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed for a night at the Sandringham, which was really central to the shops, lots of eating places around and close to the indoor market. We parked in Westgate NCP carpark at a discounted rate of £9 for 24 hours. This is a short walk from the hotel.

The hotel reception is on the first floor up a flight of steps, our room was on that floor also (rooms 1,2,3,).

The room was spacious, clean and tidy and quite comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The breakfast was good with lots to choose from and a good home cooked breakfast to top it all off.

We would be happy to stay here again, and certainly will do on our next trip to Cardiff.

The Jazz Cafe below was a great venue, and if you stay at the hotel you get 20% off your spends in there - bonus.

Room Tip: To minimise stair climbing ask for rooms 1,2,3,
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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owner123, Owner at Sandringham Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2012
Thank you very much for your lovely review.
It is very pleasing to read that you have enjoyed all areas of the hotel.
I look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Cardiff.
Kind regards, Simon
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Property: Sandringham Hotel
Address: 21 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1PL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandringham Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandringham Hotel is a well established family run Hotel with good service and friendly atmosphere. It is situated in the heart of the City of Cardiff and only a few minutes walk from the many Shopping Malls and Arcades, of which the City is justly proud; and, just a 'long pass' from the famous National Rugby Stadium. ... more   less 
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