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The Royal Hotel
Ranked #18 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
Douglas, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

My son and I stayed here for three nights in July. Found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Beds very comfortable and rooms fairly clean. Thought bathroom could do with a refurb though as looms slightly on the tired side. Hotel very well placed as right In middle of high street, close to all shops, pubs, eateries etc. Aircon a godsend as can be very warm and no windows open. We were on third floor and found it very quiet even though we stayed for speedway weekend which included Friday and Saturday night. Would stay here again. Free wifi also very good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We have just had a lovely stay for two nights great room on the 6th floor shame the air conditioning didn't work and the shower kept giving up while showering. But put that aside and had a great stay.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

It might not have the view but the rooms and staff made up for that, for the price we paid I didn't expect such luxury, I enjoyed every moment of my stay there, I know where il be staying whenever I visit Cardiff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Located right in the center of Cardiff, the Royal hotel is a great place to stay. If your there for a night out, or a longer stay then its ideal. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Had a few issues in the room we stayed in, but they were resolved very easily. Will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Regular come here for a weekend away even though it's close to home. Lovely rooms and close to the heart of Cardiff. Cheap rates and I would definitely come again. Even though our room overlooked Mary Street it wasn't loud at all. Our most recent visit our TV did not work and someone came up to fix it immediately.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very nice hotel! A hidden gem, I booked as it was on offer and only slightly more expensive than the premier inn. So glad i did. Room was nice the AC has broken but there were already two fans in the room.
The outside of the hotel looks a little old and dated but inside its a really nice feel. The decor is different but nice, two entrances, very close to the train stations. in the city center very close to shopping and bars
Didn't have breakfast so cant comment on the food. There was a bit of dust in the room but overall it was clean. Staff were all very friendly. There are very limited plugs in the room but to be honest not much time was spent in the room mainly for phones to be charged over night.
I would definitely consider staying again if I go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located in the city centre and has nice and clean rooms. Although the room was a bit small and the central heating/cooling doesn't seem to work properly.
The central location is a real plus and gives the opportunity to explore everything in the city within foot distance.

Unfortunately the elevator was broken and the room was located in the 5th floor so we had to walk the whole way up with our luggage.

The breakfast was adequate but good.

I definitely would come back again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales

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