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“Overview, great area for childrens entertainment & restaurants for the grown ups plenty to see and do in the area.”

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A Space in the City @ Quayside
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Overview, great area for childrens entertainment & restaurants for the grown ups plenty to see and do in the area.”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Steven, the manager was a very helpful person helping us to find a parking area and all queries were gladly met. Rather unusual method for finding the location but we found it eventually, Really needs a better map location system and don't rely on google maps, because it was outdated when we went in 2014 and would confuse strangers to the area because a lot of new infrastructure has been added.

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Germantown, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

When we checked in, I was so happy with the location, we could see the Millennium Center from our window. Right in the heart of the Cardiff Bay area, A Space in the City- Mermaid Quay is a perfect little spot.

For the Americans- there's no air conditioning, but even though the days were warm on our trip, opening up the windows worked sufficiently enough to keep the apartment cool and comfortable.

It was a bit noisy during the day with the hustle and bustle of Cardiff Bay, but we didn't mind so much- the nights were quiet and peaceful.

If you're looking for the Doctor Who Experience, or anything related to Torchwood, this is the primo spot to stay while you're in Cardiff- walking distance to the Experience and to Ianto's Shrine.

Overall- I would stay here again because it was clean and the landlord that met us with the keys was friendly and welcoming- they even have deals with local restaurants for 20 percent off the food bill- which was a really nice perk!

Room Tip: If available, request a room with a Balcony- great view of the Millennium Center.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Stayed for 3 nights with my partner. On arrival, met up with a random man outside sainsburys who gave us our keys and led us to our room. We were a little dubious at first. Luckily the apartment was only next door. But he was very nice and explained discounts, best places to visit and easiest way to travel about. The information he provided was excellent.

The apartment was clean modern and spacious.

Meals are over prices but with the 20% discount it worked out alright. Bars are brilliant, 'salt' cocktails (241) out of this world.

The clean luxury apartment, location, easy access to city day and evening - I would recommend the aquabus. 3 quid per person in to town. 25 min boat trip. Brill! Deffo would return, overall 9/10

Cheers!

  • Stayed July 2014
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A Space i, General Manager at A Space in the City @ Quayside, responded to this review, 24 September 2014
Hi Rich, many thanks for your great review. We are so pleased you had a great stay & enjoyed all that Cardiff had to offer.

Be great to see you again in the future.
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Dalby Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We chose this hotel because it was close to a number of places in Cardiff and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the apartment. We had a two bedroom apartment with a full kitchen. It was well laid out and the beds were very comfortable. We did notice that the rooms got quite hot during the day and opening the windows let in a lot of noise as we were close to street level. Perhaps higher rooms may be a little quieter. Overall though, we were extremely satisfied with the room overall.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Beautiful one room appartment with a perfect location near to all you want in the bay (restaurant, attractions, supermarket). It's like if we are at home, with a big bed, fully equipped kitchen, all you need and more! We hightly recommended these appartments at anyone who want to enjoy a trip in cardiff! At 15 min walk to the center and all this shopping centers and monuments, it was not our first coming to Cardiff but it was our best because of the appartment and all we can do like if we live here! Can't wait to come back and for sure Cardiff is better from the inside more like any hotel ever!! Thanks again for this wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

A lovely apartment, close to everywhere around Cardiff Bay, will stay here again when we will be back to Cardiff, the apartments had everything you needed, I thought much better than an hotel, and you had plenty of places to eat around the Bay, plus you had a supermarket right under the apartments, what more do you want! Excellent, can't wait to return.

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A Space i, General Manager at A Space in the City @ Quayside, responded to this review, 24 September 2014
Great to receive your review, always a pleasure to know our guests have enjoyed.

Look forward to welcoming you on your next stay in Cardiff Bay
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I don't think you can get a closer place to stay for Mermaid Quay and many Cardiff Bay attractions than these apartments. Situated right beside Roald Dahl Plass and the Millennium Center, above a small grocery store, and within a very short walk to the bus stop to take you into the city center, the location is absolutely perfect.

The apartment we stayed in was very well equipped with a nice living area and full kitchen. A small balcony at the front had a side view of the Millennium Center and did receive quite a bit of road and street noise - especially people singing on the street at all hours.

The only issue we had was frankly finding the place and unloading and the blinds that don't really fit and hardly block out much light.

A very good choice, very well located, for a visit to the heart and soul of Cardiff, Mermaid Quay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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A Space i, General Manager at A Space in the City @ Quayside, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for your review,

We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the apartment and local area!

We are looking at getting the black out blinds replaced in these apartments to improve guest comfort during summer months.
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Property: A Space in the City @ Quayside
Address: Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — A Space in the City @ Quayside 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quayside apartments in Mermaid Quay are situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Only 50 meters from the Wales Millennium Centre and 100 meters from the bars and restaurants in the Marina. The location is perfect for those looking to take in an Opera or theatre production or simply looking for an ideal base to explore Cardiff Bay and the City Centre.No on site parking is available however nearby parking is available at the APOCA Pier Head Street car park which charges £10 per 24hrs or £14 for Friday and Saturday. ... more   less 
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