Wanted a city break, not too far from home (Bristol) and using Tesco Clubcard points. St Mellons fitted the bill but the poor reviews were a worry. So, we arrived Friday afternoon and the room was ready, room 27 top floor and the receptionist was helpful and friendly. In fact all the staff we met were very friendly and helpful.
The room was clean and tidy although we didn't move furniture looking for issues! The room was well appointed, flat screen TV, Tea, Coffee, alarm clock, phone and even a trouser press. Bathroom was also clean and tidy and had an array of toiletries.
Diner, although choice was rather limited was of good quality and the service was good. Breakfast was great , full english for us but plenty of other choices and on a par with most good hotels.
Cardiff city centre was a £15 taxi trip away and Cardiff shops are very impressive.
Back to the hotel, the bar was always available and prices were as expected for a Hotel. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well - a party in the Hotel was barely audible.
Diner on Saturday night was also good, the roast lamb was excellent, breakfast Sunday morning also very good although more of buffet style, perhaps as the Hotel had party guests?
In all a great weekend, St Mellons was exactly as described in the brochure - a 3 star in the countryside, not too far from Cardiff. We would be happy to stay again and would recommend it to TripAdvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, traditional hotel set amongst secluded gardens, yet close to the centre of Cardiff, the St. Mellons Hotel was originally a large country house. With high standards of service and an emphasis on luxury, today the hotel comprises 41 en suite bedrooms, all stylishly furnished, as well as a wealth of leisure facilities including swimming pool, Spa Works beauty salon and rejuvenating spa amenities. Guests seeking the finest cuisine can indulge their curiosity at our Llanarthan Restaurant. Outside the hotel, guests can take a relaxing wander in the extensive hotel grounds or discover the sights and sounds of Cardiff only a short journey away. We acknowledge the gracious living of an earlier age, yet appreciate the contemporary desires of today's guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Cardiff
- Cardiff Best Western
- St. Mellons Hotel Cardiff, Wales