We chose this hotel based on price and location - it was the cheapest place for an overnight stop prior to Cardiff University Open Day, and was co-incidentally just a few minutes from the Park and Ride.
The hotel is nothing special - the functional-if-unspectacular rooms are in a two floor motel-style layout separate from the combined reception/restaurant/bar building. The hotel is approached through a half-derelict industrial park which doesn't help first impressions, although the surrounding area is actually quite pleasant. There is a Waitrose just around the corner. The car park is sloping so make sure your handbrake is in good working order!
Sound insulation in the rooms is not up to much, and we could hear our neighbours without too much problem. There was also a pump (or something similar) which turned on and off at frequent intervals, but overall the sounds were not too intrusive.
Breakfast was extra - £8.75 for cooked - but was freshly prepared and tasty enough. We didn't try the restaurant/bar in the evening but it seemed popular with the other guests, a large number of which seemed to be workmen on local projects, judging by the number of vans in the car park.
Overall, not a hotel for a romantic weekend away or a family holiday, but for a one night stop-over, it has everything you need and is excellent value for money. It is also very handy for Cardiff, especially if you intend to use the Park and Ride (£3 per car).
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- Also Known As:
- Cardiff Campanile Hotel
- Campanile Cardiff
- Campanile Hotel Cardiff Wales