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“Brilliant central accommodation”
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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #16 of 73 Hotels in Cardiff
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Brilliant central accommodation”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel with great staff and easy access to the middle of cardiff
Loved our stay for the six nations and shall return
Thought we got an excellent deal on our rooms until we discovered others got even better deals
Would have lived to give the breakfasts a try but at three times the price of the places round the corner we decided against it
Nice rooms and lovely toiletries supplied

  • Stayed March 2014
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Amazing hotel for the money spent! The staff were wonderful and helpful. The staff was helpful in telling us what sites to see and how to get there. They were accommodating to our requests. The pillows were feather and I am allergic but they brought me some non feather pillows. The hotel room had everything we needed. Lovely stay! We would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I have stayed at the Royal on many occasions whilst working in Cardiff.
The staff are warm and friendly. The location is excellent and the rooms are modern and clean.
I really enjoy my stay here and would certainly return.
It's excellent value for money especially with its location on the main high street.
I must also mention Matt & Raff's food is amazing.
Rob Jones, Sheffield.

  • Stayed November 2013
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North Cornelly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

What a great location. Near to the train and bus station, the millennium stadium, restaurants and bars, the castle and the shops.
The hotel itself was clean and tidy. The staff on reception were friendly and efficient. Our room was clean, a little in the small side but very nice all the same. The hotel had a nice bar area which was relaxing but we did wait 20 mins for our drinks to be served. However when they did arrive they were very nice.
The hotel is next door to an O'Neills pub which was quite noisy at 2 in the morning but in all fairness it was St Patricks day! Our room was very warm but we were able to use the air con thank goodness! The bed was extremely comfortable and the pillows were fab.
This hotels location is definitely a winner.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed in The Royal on Sunday night. Decent nights stay and a fab breakfast. Only a couple of down points - the lift was out of order we had to climb 5 flights of stairs. There was no apology offered about the lift only giggles from the receptionist when we ascended the climb. We had to change rooms also as when I opened the window the curtain rail fell off the wall, oops. Receptionists said I should not of opened the window as it was European law that windows should not be opened in hotels???? Really I replied????

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rhyl
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

I've stayed at this hotel several times recently, and have enjoyed the experience each time. It's a boutique hotel with quirky contemporary decor. All the hotel staff are friendly, polite, helpful, and professional. The rooms are modern, spotless clean, and very comfortable, with a wide range of complimentary products (tea,coffee,toiletries) and WiFi. The hotel's location is ideal: in the middle of town, and just a short walk from the railway station. I've yet to try their restaurant, but breakfast at this hotel is sumptuous - there's an extensive menu, and the kitchen will accommodate the fussiest of eaters. Whether for business or pleasure, staying at this hotel always enhances my trips to Cardiff.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Yeovil
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My husband and I booked a de luxe room for a Sunday night in February. The hotel is situated right on the pedestrian precinct and close to the bus terminus and the train station. It is right by the wonderful shops and fantastic selection of restaurants. Our room was spacious with enough seating, a good shower and bathroom, all immaculately clean. The bed was large and very comfortable. We were on the 6th. Floor with good views. The Millennium Stadium was just visible over the opposite buildings. We both had a great night's sleep. Breakfast was excellent, a great selection of food, and the cooked items arrived fresh and fast. The staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming. Thanks for the lunch recommendation, it suited us perfectly.
We are looking forward to staying there again in May, and using the discount voucher we were given for a return visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Property: The Royal Hotel
Address: 88 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium gates. The Royal Hotel is the oldest of all the Cardiff hotels and has been welcoming guests to our fantastic city since it first opened it's doors in 1866. Our rich history includes the Captain Scott Room, where Captain Scott and his expedition team held their final public banquet before setting sail to the South Pole. Home to the Barbarians for 25 years etc. etc. Recently refurbished throughout, we're working on the next stages including free WiFi now available in every bedroom. ... more   less 
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Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales

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