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The St. David's Hotel

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Reviewed 21 May 2015

We visited St Davids Hotel in Cardiff last weekend for a Saturday lunch. The overwhelming smell of chlorine greeted us as we walked into the hotel to eat lunch. We had been unable to reserve a table as nobody had picked up the phone to us. This was not a good start. We were given a good table with a...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Flynn7, Thank you for your feedback. I was surprised to read your comments regarding the smell of chlorine and the dissatisfaction with food. We usually receive positive comments to quality of the food. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations. Kind regards Graeme Barclay

Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Hotel and room where ok. Not up to a 5* which I'm shocked it was awarded. Spa was absolutely appalling. Dirty and looked like it needed a much needed refresh. Pity as this really lets down the hotel. When highlighted to the hotel I really didn't think it was taken much notice so would be interested if anyone else had...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richardincardiff, Thank you for your feedback. All comments both positive and negative are communicated. I am sorry you were disappointed with the spa. Your comments have been shared with our Executive Housekeeper and Spa Manager to action. Kind regards Graeme Barclay

Caernarfon
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for one night for a conference in Pierhead. This hotel is very convenient for visiting the Senedd (National Assembly for Wales) and the Welsh Millennium Centre. There are various bars and restaurant close by. Our room was really large and spacious with excellent views of the Bay. However we were disappointed with the room service. The...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy E, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read your comments in regards of room service. I shall discuss these with our Tempus Manager. However, despite this I am pleased to read you breakfast experience was more than enjoyable. I am pleased you enjoyed the panoramic views of Cardiff Bay we have to offer. We look...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Stayed at the St Davids for anniversary (no kids!) for one night in their recently refreshed rooms. The hotel itself sits in a prominent location in the bay and is largely the only hotel in the bay, and is reasonably modern both in style and age. Staff on check in are friendly, however it lacks the five star effortlessness of...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arudur, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you are happy with your stay. We are sorry you felt the service fell short of your expectations. I am glad that the location worked for you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Graeme Barclay

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

With out doubt the best place I have stayed in years, the rooms are awesome the views are amazing and they have the biggest beds ever. Then you add great service a pool and spa that is mighty fine and you have it all. No it's also got a really good bar and atop notch restuarnt. Well worth a visit.

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear H5dunlop, Thank you for your review. I am pleased overall you enjoyed your stay at St David’s Hotel & Spa and you much enjoyed the location we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Graeme Barclay

Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This was my first time staying in a 5 star hotel, so I don't have any comparisons to judge it by, but I had such a wonderful time at The St David's Hotel and I felt like myself & my other half were treated exceptionally well. We had a very warm welcome when we arrived at the hotel...we were even...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yasmine G, Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your first stay at St David’s Hotel & Spa and that our team looked after through out your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Graeme Barclay

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We returned to the St David's Hotel for a wedding anniversary weekend, booking three nights in their Junior Suite for a long weekend break over the May bank holiday. And this time, our visit was incredible. Firstly the decor - the room had been updated since our last visit, with new furnishings in key places. The views across Cardiff Bay...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gazimoff, Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay to celebrate your Wedding anniversary and that it was even better than you last visit with us. It is encouraging to read our team looked after you so well and that they were polite, helpful and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Tenby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

We last visited about 3 years ago and noticed a huge difference in the quality of the experience. The staff were very efficient, polite and could not do enough for us. We were met by the valet who promptly arranged to park our car for us whilst another delivered our suitcase to the room before we even got there. We...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sueth0mas, Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and I appreciate your comments on the improvement we have made since your last visit. I will of course share your comments with our team here at the St David’s Hotel & Spa. We hope that you will become a regular visitor to...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We booked this hotel as a treat, so stayed in the junior suite. staff are pleasant and attentive, food is great, but the spa was dirty and a little disappointing. A few minor grumbles with the attention to detail which meant that not all as great as it could have been. good location, great views across the bay, lovely room,...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrsA45, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We currently have an ongoing programme and will discuss your comments with our Spa Manager. However I am pleased to read you enjoyed our location here in Cardiff Bay. I do hope that you will consider coming back in the near future when you will...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I found a special offer for this hotel, I've always wanted to stay here (I have used the spa & had afternoon tea there but never stayed) I booked it as a surprise for my husband and I and I was not disappointed. Booked a double room but was upgraded to a king. Had a beautiful view of Cardiff Bay,...

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StDavidsH0tel, General Manager at The St. David's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NatExeter, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read your experience at Breakfast and I pass my apologies in this regards. I have noted your comments and will discuss with our Tempus Manager. We are currently reviewing our automated system and will take on your feedback on board. I do hope that you will consider coming back...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The St. David's Hotel is situated on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. Dynamic and contemporary in style, the hotel incorporates an impressive floor-to-ceiling, glass-backed atrium that provides a vision of space and natural light. All bedrooms have private balconies and waterfront views. Just five minutes from the centre of Cardiff, St David's Hotel is adjacent to Mermaid Quay with a wide range of entertainment including The Wales Millennium Centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The St. David's Hotel

Address: Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD, Wales (Formerly The St. David's Hotel & Spa)
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $150 - $506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. David's Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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Also Known As:
St. David`s Hotel Cardiff
St Davids Hotel Cardiff
Cardiff St Davids Hotel
St Davids Cardiff
The St. David's Hotel Cardiff, Wales
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Cardiff
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cardiff
#13 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#17 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
#21 Family Hotel in Cardiff
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