Booked as a late deal and was happy with the price especially as the location was central to what we needed. Reception is really welcoming and although we had arrived just after 2 we were able to check in before 3pm. We were booked into Room 1002 which was easily accessible by the lift and although there were coaches booked into the hotel, we did not experience long delays as previously mentioned by some guests. In fact we had some interesting conversations in the lift with american visitors. Room was clean and fresh and I am someone who judges a hotel on the cleanliness of the bathroom which in this case was immaculate. We were booked in for 3 nights and agree that if you like to unpack your bags while there is plenty of hanging space, the draw space is limited to one and ours also had the hairdryer attached to it. Bed and pillows suited us perfectly and the mattresses were protected. Did check the mattress and it was spotless. The only negatives for this room are the view. The curtains in the room lead you to believe there is a large window but when you go to open them fully, most of what is behind the curtain is a wall!!!! The part which is a window looks over the SleeperZ and Great Western buildings and towards the train station. None of which is a problem because we did not book the hotel for the views. However, if you look out of the window and too the left you can see into some of the hotels other guest rooms and they could see into ours which meant if we had the lights on, we had to keep the curtains closed and most of the time our curtains were only partially open which meant light was restricted. This is my only criticism. We did not eat at the hotel as we planned to eat out and there are so many places you can get a good quality breakfast for under £5 and the rest of the time we ate on the run. The room overall was great, the staff were really, really nice especially the housekeeping staff who helped us with the ice machine. This hotel is ideal as a central base as the bus and train stations are around the corner and this includes getting on the Cardiff City Tour bus which is £12 for a 24 hour ticket which takes you all around Cardiff and you can get on and off at designated stops throughout the 24 hours. Finally, while enjoying a coffee in the centre of Cardiff, 2 cybermen from Dr Who walked past at which point we realised Dr Who was being filmed no more than 200 metres away from where we were sitting. Overall a great weekend, very relaxing and with a quiet room so if you are able to get a good deal for this hotel, I do not think you will find much better without paying higher prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clayton Hotel, in Cardiff City Centre opened on the 16th May 2011. Millennium Stadium is only a short walk from the hotel. The 12-story Clayton hotel Cardiff comprises of 216 air-conditioned guest rooms as well as bar, restaurant and meeting rooms. Facilities at a glance: •216 air-conditioned guest rooms• FREE Broadband & wireless internet access•Cardiff city centre Hotel•View Restaurant and Bar•Dedicated Business centre - 7 state-of-the-art Cardiff conference rooms. ... more less
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- Clayton Hotel, BW Premier Collection Cardiff, Wales