I travel in the UK a lot but I’d given up on B&Bs, preferring the faceless uniformity of the big chain budget hotels to the gamble of the often sour faced owners/managers of independently run hotels. We only ended up staying in this hotel because all the big chain budget hotels were booked out for the weekend. This hotel, however, has restored my faith.
The Hotel itself is old fashioned but comfortable with nice little individual touches like a silver tea tray in the room and Denby cups and saucers. Keith, the owner, was friendly and welcoming without being intrusive and was non-judgemental when I asked about local bars and came out about my nerdy Torchwood obsession. I really did feel comfortable there and not a nuisance, or in the way, as I’ve been made to feel at other B&Bs.
The hotel is in a great location with the town centre being a short walk through the park across the road and past the castle. There’s a creek running through the park from which you can catch the “aquabus” (boat) to the bay where Torchwood was filmed and there’s also free, easily found, street parking (we managed to park about 10 metres away).
If you want something different and enjoy personal service I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel. We’ll be returning there, for a longer stay, as soon as we can get the money together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An original Victorian townhouse hotel, set in a tree-lined conservation area, within minutes walk of Cardiff Castle, Millenium Stadium and City Centre. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Courtfield Hotel Cardiff, Wales