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Aberdare, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I can't fault our stay here this week - great value at this ideal location right in the centre of Cardiff. Really nice room - the Deluxe room with complimentary bottle of wine, loads of space including a sofa, very large TV, desk with free internet/wifi router connection, comfortable king size bed and good bathroom. Staff in Reception and at...

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Hull
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in was efficient although the receptionist was not particularly welcoming. However the breakfast and housekeeping staff we met over our 4 night stay were all pleasant and helpful. Our room was clean and a reasonable size. The window was small and high up, which I found gave the room a closed in feeling. If I returned to the hotel...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in Cardiff for work recently and stayed in this hotel - in a very central location it is an old hotel, with quirky but lovely interior design - I stay in a lot of "samey" hotels - I really found this refreshing. The staff were lovely, a friendly place. It has lots of ups and downs, stairs everywhere...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is fantastic as it is right in Cardiff city centre. It is an excellent location if you travel by train as it is located just round the corner from the station. It is really easy to nip in and out to the room during the day as the hotel is so central to the castle...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Cardiff regularly but have never stayed at this hotel, we were very impressed. Booked in advance the price was very low, great location, ideal for city life. Despite being on St Mary's street the noise was minimal. All staff were friendly and courteous, we would definitely return. Beds not the comfiest but for one night, did the job.

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the ugly exterior, the inside of the hotel is fantastic, very modern and clean. The room was huge and very nicely decorated. However the staff were rude when we tried to check in earlier than the 3pm rule. Most hotels are flexible about this to an extent but the most flexibility they could give us was 230! And they...

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wales uk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife stayed there for 2 nights it's smack bang in center Cardiff the hotel itself is ok room was clean shower was not grate water pressure up and down beds was ok for what we payed we was happy enough no parking had to pay £22 a night in car park not far from hotel plenty of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for two nights as an Easter break. The room was well appointed and modern although it could do with better signage to find it as we wandered around for ages looking for it! We had breakfast for £9 which was ok but we had to wait quite some time for eggs and bacon. The staff on reception were...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Royal Hotel in Cardiff last night for a quiet night away with my partner. We booked the cinema room which was an amazing surprise. It was very clean and tidy with complimentary treats to add to the whole cinema experience. A mini fridge with coke, water and chocolate in, a bag of popcorn, doritos and dip...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location but...needs a bit of tlc in the room: Bathroom and bedroom needs decorating Had to move furniture to get to plug sockets Hair dryer broken and unusable Kettle in wardrobe and not able to be moved Although the bed was comfy, good nights sleep. Breakfast a little hit and miss, very slow toasters, lots of guests had to...

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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 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: 88 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $80 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Wales
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#22 Family Hotel in Cardiff
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“Some rooms have small windows.”
wanttogetawaymore, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“cinema room is fantastic but no windows so not ideal if you want a room with a view! but a great cinema experience with themed decor.”
danniwales, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“higher up at the back”
UkHammers, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was a luxury double with a sea view”
alexanderlG5391NV, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try and get a room on a higher floor, away from city centre noise”
jimbothefirst, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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