We booked last minute and the only room left was a triple room. The location, free parking, excellent breakfast and the lovely staff are the reason this hotel gets an 'average' and not a 'poor'. We were in room 1 - The room was very tired and dated and like a sauna. There was no aircon or fan in the room and even with both the windows open the maximum of 4 inches there was just no air at all. Unfortunately, to make matters worse, the kitchens extractor fan was below our window and as well as the really loud hum that went on and off all day & night we also got the smells drifting into the room through the open window. The bed was really old and uncomfortable with springs poking up which coupled with the fan outside meant that we didn't get a very good nights sleep at all. There was no bedside lamp, meaning you had to get up and walk across the room in the dark after turning the light off - this is not a major problem until you stand on the broken doorstop, which has no rubber stopper and is just a very sharp piece of metal!! The bathroom was really big, but the bath was old, small and dirty as was the hand basin. There was a really cheap shower curtain and the most poorly placed soap dispenser (with very sharp corners) I have ever come across. The shower over the bath looked quite new, but the water pressure was awful. As I previously said, the staff were lovely both in the hotel & bar. The free parking was essential as there is street parking in the area but its constantly full. Location is great - a 10 minute walk through a lovely park and you are at the castle. We paid for a full English breakfast which was cooked to order and was really good, but the continental selection was OK too. I would have written this review 2 days ago (before we left the hotel) but the internet was so slow that I would never have finished it!!
If room 1 was redesigned with a new bed, new bathroom, some soundproofing and a few mod-cons then I would happily stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for hotels in Cardiff, our lodge offers budget accommodation close to the heart of the city. So whether you're here for business or pleasure, you'll be near enough to all the action, yet happily away from the hustle and bustle. The Millennium Stadium is just a 15-minute walk away, as is Cardiff Arms Park, and attractions such as Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay are also within easy reach. While you're sightseeing, how about stepping into the future - or the past - by visiting the Dr Who Experience? Of course, you won't need a Tardis to get to us because the M4 is on the doorstep, and excellent rail and plane connections are just a taxi-ride away. As for the lodge itself, our classic Victorian building was once a rich man's townhouse. Today it's anything but expensive to stay here. With a comfy bed and a cool pint or plate of hearty pub-food available in the pub downstairs, you'll find it offers a great-value base for exploring the Welsh capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beverley Hotel Cardiff
- Innkeeper's Lodge, Cardiff Wales