Stayed here for 4 nights and was so glad I did. Yes, it's an old building and does show its age in places, but it's clean and comfortable with all you would expect of an inner city hotel. The room was pleasant although it had not been recently decorated, and the one problem was quickly and cheerfully dealt with. The bathroom was big and warm and the towels spotlessly white.
The breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked, not left standing on a hotplate as in many more modern hotels. The only drawback was the coffee! They use a tea drinkers coffee (I'd better not mention the brand) which was rather awful. Please, please change your brand for a better one.
The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. They were full of information, polite and friendly.
If you need lifts then go elsewhere as here you have stairs, and rather a lot of them as reception is one floor up. However, I did not have to carry my own case up them thanks to the staff at reception.
The location is brilliant. A five minutes walk from the station, near the bus stop to Cardiff Bay, and right in the middle of the shopping district.
If you like modern boxes where every single room is the same as the rooms in any other similar hotel in any other town, then go elsewhere, but if you like a bit of character and don't mind a building showing its age, the try the Sandringham
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sandringham Hotel Cardiff, Wales