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“Decent Hotel, but huge room for improvement”
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Penrhys Hotel
Ranked #37 of 47 Cardiff B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The Hotel was reasonably priced at £40 a night, and more for Breakfast. Breakfast is optional. The couple who ran the hotel seemed friendly enough and the rooms were reasonably clean and tidy. It was fairly quiet so you could get a decent nights sleep. The breakfasts were decent but a little more choice such as more spreads for the toasts and more cereal and juice options would have been preferable.

My only real issues with the hotel was the smell and the internet connection. I found the internet connection was very poor and inconsistent, often blocking out and making internet very slow and crashing.

There was a strong smell of smoke throughout the building and I was fairly sure some of the staff would smoke in the back sitting room whilst some of the customers were dining next door. The smell got round most of the building and opening your windows for fresh air often resulted in the room being filled with the smell too. These areas need some improvement and the decor is quite dated too.

Room Tip: Nearest to the top of the building as possible due to a creaky staircase
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Great location near my business interests in Cardiff. Also very close to the Millenium Stadium! Hotel has free parking, free wifi, AWESOME 5 STAR BREAKFAST and the staff were more than friendly and very approachable too! Would definately recommend this hotel. Great value for money!!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Every year I do a summer jazz course at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Fed up with the student accommodation we'd had in past years, I decided to book a B&B for a change. Found the Penrhys Hotel online and booked rooms for myself and a couple of friends. Accommodation was clean and comfortable, decor somewhat quaint, excellent and plentiful breakfast included. Great value, and we're all hoping to stay there again the coming summer.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top can get a bit hot in summer.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Admittedly the hotel is a little dated, but depending on your expectations this can either add to the charm or be a bad thing. Think traditional - 4 poster beds etc. However, in terms of what you get for the price, we were very happy. The room was clean which is the main thing - and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We desperately needed somewhere to stay at very short notice (we were lost and it was getting dark!) and they were extremely accommodating. The hotel is in a good location The room has freeview television which we appreciated.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

got to be honest was a bit nervous after reading some reviews but was very happy. The staff were very friendly and helpful breakfast was lovely and rooms were clean what more do you want .Also very close to city centre ideally located.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Booked in haste and enjoyed at our leisure! could only stay one night in a clean and warm victorian grand house. Thanks to Tina we were doon shown to our clean spacious double double room F14. We choose to sleep in the four poster overlooking the Cathedral Road. Car was safely parked. Tina was apparently covering for the usual staff but you could not fault her welcome, helpful directions and she cookes a mean full Welsh breakfast.

Room Tip: This is an old Victoriad Town House. Leaded windows, skylights , moulded ceilings, patterned wallpap...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Located within a short walk, bus ride from the city on Cathedral Road, this hotel is family owned and is a great value for money place to stay in Cardiff.

The room are clean and tidy, if a little dated in some aspects, all have good televisions with free view. The beds are comfortable with crisp white linen with duvets. The bathrooms are dated and need upgrading but they are functional and for the price paid acceptable.

The hotel has a free car park, saving more money.

The hotel is on a good bus route into the centre of the city and the bay area. Very near to the cricket ground and many parks.

Some good places to eat and drink nearby.

Room Tip: On a main road so a room at the back of the hotel is welcome.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Address: 127 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9PJ, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
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Ranked #37 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
Price Range: £48 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penrhys Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cosy bed & breakfast ideally situated within 10 minutes walking distance to the millennium stadium. Free wifi and free secure parking. A warm welcome awaits you! ... more   less 
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