The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW  show map
 4 stars
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The Royal Hotel Cardiff

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 14 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Internet television

Elevator

Overview

The Royal Hotel Cardiff is a 4-star grand venue featuring a cozy accommodation within a 20-minute walk from Cardiff City. The hotel opened its doors in 1866 and was remodeled in 2011.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. The property is neighboring restaurants and a stadium as well as Millennium Stadium, which is around 5 minutes` walk.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to boutiques and shops.

Riverside, Cardiff Stn (B2) bus stop is 350 meters away from the hotel and a 5-minute walk is enough to get to Cardiff Central Railway train station. Fast access to Cardiff-wales airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

The Royal Hotel Cardiff of 7 floors features rooms offering a spectacular view of the city and coming with individual climate control, a mini bar, wireless internet, ironing facilities and a DVD player along with coffee/tea makers, a fridge and a stove. The rooms have modern-style decor.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the café. Guests will enjoy eclectic and European meals at CafeJAZZ, which is 100 meters from the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs GBP 9 per person per night. 

Services

Currency exchange, allergy friendly rooms and a baggage storage together with a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier are offered.

Relax

The Royal Hotel Cardiff provides cots and video games for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 14 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Street view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW

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City Center
  • Cardiff
    500 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • The Meating Place (cuisine: British)
    60 m
  • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    60

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Rooms and availability

The Royal Hotel Cardiff photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Street view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Game console
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • CD player
  • Blu-ray player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Room

The Royal Hotel Cardiff photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|standard triple

The Royal Hotel Cardiff photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
Street view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Royal Hotel Cardiff Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Leisuretime100 m
  • winter wonderland ice rink400 m
  • Capsule Artt Gallery400 m
  • Castle Galleries500 m

Popular areas

  • City Center400 m

Places of interest

  • St David's Shopping Centre100 m
  • Cardiff & County Club200 m
  • St David's Hall200 m
  • Saint John's Church300 m
  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral300 m
  • Crowning Glory Silk Veils400 m

Train stations

  • Cardiff Central Railway Station100 m
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station100 m
  • Cardiff Central Station200 m

Shopping areas

  • Capitol Shopping Centre100 m

Amusement

  • Bananza 2000100 m
  • Shipleys Amusements200 m
  • Ugc Cinemas300 m
  • Shipley Amusement Centre300 m
  • THE GATE400 m
  • Cineworld400 m

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • The National Museum of Wales100 m
  • National Museum & Gallery400 m

Parks

  • Llandaf Fields400 m

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Glamorgan Cardiff Campus500 m

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Cardiff Bay1.7 km
    CardiffWales
  • Roald Dahl Plass1.8 km
    Cilgant Bute, Cardiff
  • National Assembly1.9 km
    Harbour Drive, Cardiff
  • St. John the Baptist Church1.7 km
    St. John's Square, Cardiff
  • The Cardiff Story1.8 km
    The Old Library, Cardiff

Near the hotel

  • Cardiff Central Library190 m
    The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
  • Caerphilly Mountain410 m
    CardiffWales
  • Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier420 m
    Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
  • City Hall980 m
    Cathays Park, Cardiff
  • National Museum and Art Gallery410 m
    Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
  • Butetown History & Arts Centre410 m
    5 Dock Chambers, Cardiff
  • St. David's Cathedral440 m
    Charles Street, Cardiff

Restaurants nearby

  • The Meating Place60 m

    Address: 40 St Mary St
    Phone: 02920 22 4757

    64% likes this, based on 219 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • O'Neill's30 m

    Address: 85-87 St Mary Street
    Phone: 02920 664 103

    63% likes this, based on 57 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish
    Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 18

  • Papa Panda30 m

    Address: 112 Mary's Street
    Phone: +44 29 2039 2039

    74% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street20 m

    Address: 106 St Mary Street

    66% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Brewhouse30 m

    Address: 49' St Mary Street,
    Phone: +(44)02920399913

    80% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: British, Welsh

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Hotel Awards

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The Royal Hotel Cardiff Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Royal Hotel Cardiff

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 865 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.4

    The room is spacious, modern and comfortable. It's located at one of the main streets, pedestrianized area so nice and quiet. They have a deal with one of the parkings nearby. The staff is very kind and helpful.

    Opening a window is impossible unless you ask reception for it and even then all you can get is slight ajar. For this reason the air in the hotel is heavy. The breakfast at £9-11 is too expensive, I used one of the local places for half that rate. There were tons of dust on the back of furniture pieces.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Great location, near train station, shops, sports stadium & restaurants.

    Unfortunately we were in a corner room which was tiny, not suitable for 2 travelers. All the floor space is taken up with 2 sets of drawers so there is no space for suitcases, let alone a 'stand' for ones case(s). No tissues in the bathroom :(. I would stay here again, but be asking for a larger room.

  • Single
    8.8

    Very good location, excellent staff and excellent value for money. Good room, good checking in and out times.

    I would have liked an iron in the room

  • Couple
    5.0

    Location

    Room603 was terrible; it had a little window towards the ceiling, which made the room feel like a jail ceil, the toilet stunk, dusty air duck, and the room smelled dusty. The bed was slanted to one side caused me to fall off the bed during the night. The redhead receptionst offered us newspapers only to inform us that we would be charged when we were checking out. Breakfast was included but you had to order it through the menu (except basic bread and coffee), however, the waiter never came to take our order.

  • Single
    7.0

    I was very disapponted to be charged an extra £2.00 for paying by credit card. I was not aware of this from your website and think it is a rip off, particularily as I was not given any choice. The hotel's machine was down (along with it's phone system on Monday night ) and I left my bag at the hotel and came back to collect my bag I had left with the hotel. Although I was then given a receipt it was not until I got home that I realised I had been charged this amont. I have not paid this elsewhere. Are you or the hotel going to publicise this rip off?

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Excellent location: wife went shopping, I went to a rugby match and in the evening we ate and drank in excellent pubs and a restaurant. Our room was clean, spacious and very quiet.The reception staff were very polite and friendly. Our deal didn't include meals so we can't comment on the food.

  • Couple
    10.0

    All in all an excellent service, staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and immaculately clean. This is the second time me and my partner have stayed at the royal hotel and it definitely did not disappoint. Highly recommended. The location is fab, close to the shops/and restaurants.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Central location, comfortable beds, good toiletries

    Wi fi didnt work in the room, the helpful staff bought us a router to still no usable internet. BATHROOM HAD USED SOAP AND TISSUES FROM PREVIOUS GUESTS LEFT IN THE SHOWER

  • Couple
    8.8

    We got the rooms on a discount. Nice rooms, interesting history, nice staff, and great location in the thick of it...

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    the location was brilliant and the staff is very nice and helpful

    i think it was presented as a 4 star hotel which i think is not really true. i would guess of it more as a 3 star hotel

  • Couple
    7.4

    The location and also the price was within our budget.

    The parking was quite a distance from the hotel and made it quite difficult to carry the amount of luggage that we had (I have a back injury). It also wasn't very clear that was where we had to park.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The location is perfect for a visit to cardiff - the receptionist that checked us in on friday evening was a credit to your company

    Nothing - have stayed at the Royal several times and it gets my vote every time

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Good location, excellent vfm just under £60 for the night

    The noise from the bars on St Mary Street - in future would ask for a room not overlooking the main St Mary's Street

  • Couple
    9.2

    Great location everything you needed in walking distance

  • Couple
    9.6

    This hotel was a great find. Right in the city centre, 5 mins walk from Cardiff Central station and Cardiff Castle, literally across the street from the Victorian shopping arcades, it couldn't be more central, and it's ultra modern and luxurious. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. The breakfast was epic. Even the bath products were great, featuring paraben-free beeswax products.

    There was a worrying strip of black mold along the bathtub of room 308 but everything else was perfectly clean.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Royal Hotel Cardiff Cardiff location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW

Get directions
City Center
  • Cardiff
    500 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • The Meating Place (cuisine: British)
    60 m
  • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCardiffThe Royal Hotel Cardiff

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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