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The Royal Hotel Cardiff

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88 St. Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1DW Wales
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 75 hotels in Cardiff
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In the heart of Cardiff city centre, The Royal is the closest hotel to the Principality Stadium. Just 250m from Cardiff Central train station. All 60 bedrooms have full air conditioning, free WiFi, flat screen Freeview TV's and tea & coffee making facilities. Discounted parking is offered at the NCP car park 250m from the hotel on Westgate Street (opposite the stadium). We are adjacent to the main shopping area with more than 1000 stores and individual outlets. Cardiff Castle is 400m away. Free breakfast included when booking direct with hotel
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Czech and 4 more
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Alison S wrote a review Dec 2021
29 contributions9 helpful votes
A beautifully decorated hotel, warm, cosy with friendly staff in a very central location and at a reasonable price. A warm bedroom, comfortable beds, plenty of drawers & wardrobe space, lovely bathroom with toiletries supplied. The hotel has a nicely decorated bar area & the most stunning wood-panelled breakfast room with historical significance of Scott of the Antarctic - and served an excellent quality breakfast. I definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Dec 2021
Good afternoon Alison, thank you for your lovely feedback and review following your stay with us. I am glad that you had an enjoyable visit and I will make sure that I share your feedback with the team. From all of us, have a wonderful Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you back again in 2022. Kind regards,
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James P wrote a review Feb 2020
Devon, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
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After a disturbed nights sleep at another hotel the previous night, I called The Royal early on the day of arrival to ask for a quiet room. I was placed in a large room on the top floor and had a very comfortable, peaceful night - thanks! There is a small 'unloading' area on Westgate Street behind the Royal where guests/luggage can be dropped off and a quick 'U' turn takes you back to the Westgate NCP (entrance on Quay St - just 5 mins walk/1 min drive from the hotel). The hotel is located VERY conveniently for the main shopping/pub/restaurant area, and adjacent to the Millenium and Cardiff Arms Park stadia. Friendly, helpful reception staff made this hotel a firm favourite for a return visit - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind review and we were pleased to hear that you had great stay and a peaceful night. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Hotel. Booking direct with us next time will entitle you to a free breakfast.
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422lesley wrote a review Dec 2021
Exmouth, United Kingdom21 contributions8 helpful votes
The Royal is excellent value for money- the staff are friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and comfortable, and the location is superb! Wouldn't consider going anywhere else! The buffet style breakfast includes plenty of choice, and having nearby parking included in the price was a huge bonus.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 3 Dec 2021
Good morning, thank you for your kind review and positive feedback. It is great to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us on 3rd visit to the Royal Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards,
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Jacky C wrote a review Dec 2021
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
I have stayed at this hotel several times now and can't imagine ever staying anywhere else when I visit Cardiff. The location is great, not far from a car park and just across the road from the lovely Victorian arcades. It's perfectly located for shopping, the Principality Stadium, the castle and the water taxi down to the bay is only a 10 minute walk away in Bute Park. The staff are lovely, friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable and very clean.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 2 Dec 2021
Good evening Jacky, thank you for your kind review and feedback following your recent visit. It is great to read that you had an enjoyable visit and I will make sure your comments about the staff and the facilities are passed on the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards,
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Sophie L wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stayed at the hotel on a Saturday night. Was reasonably priced for a weekend. Helpful and pleasant staff, really lovely, clean room complete with good quality large telly, tea and coffee facilities. Close by parking paid for by the hotel which was an unexpected bonus. Thank you very much for a pleasant stay
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 Dec 2021
Thank you for your feedback. I will ensure that your comments about the staff are passed on. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$82 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomWalesSouth WalesCardiff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hotel Cardiff
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Cardiff (0.3 km), Escape Reality (0.3 km), and The Bootlegger (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bigmoose Coffee Company, Fresh the Baguette Bar, and Pasture Cardiff.
Is The Royal Hotel Cardiff located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Cardiff.
Does The Royal Hotel Cardiff offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Insole Court (3.6 km), St Lythans Burial Chamber (6.8 km), and Mansion House (1.0 km).
Does The Royal Hotel Cardiff have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.