The location is quite central and convenient, but during the weekend drunken idiots on the street will keep you awake.
Old building, the floor is squeaky, if anybody walks in the corridor during the night they'll wake you up.
The bathroom smells like sewer.
Complained with reception, they said they are full and made excuses.
I stayed three nights (Thursday to Sunday). On the last day the room was not cleaned (when I came back at the end of the day the bed was still as I left it, they simply didn't get in the room at all)
After complaining at the reception, Richard told me I have to put out the "please clean the room" sign if I want my room to be cleaned. This would be the first hotel ever to have this policy. In fact, after asking why they did clean the room in the previous days he preferred to shrug his shoulders.
The breakfast is rather poor, some hot breakfast is served (sausages that taste like plastic, some decent bacon, some mushroom that taste like cardboard). Mediocre selection of cheeses (a brie probably from Tesco), same for the pastries. Coffee was the only ok thing.
The prices have been jacked up for some local overhyped event
- 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
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- Also Known As:
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