I booked on-line with only a few hours' notice but the staff had all my reservation details to hand when I arrived and the formalities were dealt with very swiftly and easily. The room (en-suite) was warm, clean and comfortable and, above all, quiet. I've no idea how many other people were staying that night but I didn't hear them at all. The room was to the back of the hotel which meant no traffic noise but also no view but that's the kind of trade-off one has to expect I suppose.
I paid £35 for a single room but the bed was easily big enough for two (albeit two people who know each other well). In the past, I've paid upwards of £50 and £60 for a room in chain hotels with nowhere near the level of comfort and convenience. There is free wireless internet and tv.
There is free parking in the courtyard.
All in all, very highly recommended. I have given it 4 stars just in case I eventually come across a genuinely 5-star hotel but this came pretty close for the money.
If it has a downside, I would say that for me it was the fact that it's owned by the ubiquitous (in south Wales at least) Brain's brewery and is quite clearly branded as such but even this can be forgiven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Churchills we offer a traditional style hotel with modern facilities and excellent service. It is the ideal venue for any occasion. So if you are to stay for business or pleasure or just want somewhere to 'pop in' on the way home from work, Churchills is just perfect! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Churchills Hotel Cardiff, Wales