I stayed here in July for three nights on a business trip. It's a perfectly fine hotel, set in beautiful grounds, but I don't think that I would want to stay here for a romantic/refreshing weekend. I stayed here because Cardiff hotels were very expensive (nothing below £100) and I managed to get a three night deal for £66 B&B per night, which was excellent. But like most things, you get what you pay for.
The major irritation I had was that the previous guest had gone off with the room key and for some reason, the hotel didn't have a spare. So each time I wanted access to my room, I had to go to reception and ask for someone to accompany me and let me in.
The breakfast is decent, although the cooked breakfast is a little greasy. I only ate in the bar one evening (preferring to go into Cardiff for food). A plan burger was over priced and cooked through to the point of it being on the dry side.
I didn't try the leisure facilities. There isn't any wifi except for in the main lounge. This is irritating. I know it's expensive to put wifi through old buildings, but sometimes you don't want to use a laptop and have it connected to a cable.
If you need a reasonably-priced room with a comfy bed then it's a good hotel. If you think you're going for a weekend to a michelin-starred-type hotel and spa, then I would search again.
- 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