Skip to main content.
All properties in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

3.5-star3.5 stars
88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF101DW, United Kingdom

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Principality Stadium
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Very Good8.4
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
597See all 597 reviews
From 1,527 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

from $47
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Cinema Room

What’s around The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff


  • In Cardiff City Centre
  • Principality Stadium - 5 min walk
  • Cardiff Castle - 5 min walk
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - 6 min walk
  • Cardiff Bay - 9 min walk
  • National Museum Cardiff - 14 min walk
  • Cardiff University - 16 min walk
  • Wales Millennium Centre - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 73 min drive
  • Cardiff Central Station - 4 min walk
  • Cardiff Queen Street Station - 11 min walk
  • Cathays Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
The Hotel has entrances on both Westgate Street, CF10 1TL and St Mary Street - CF10 1DW (Pedestrianized). Guests with heavy luggage or disabled access requirements are recommended to use our Westgate Street entrance, CF10 1TL which is step free. Our entrance on St Mary Street (CF10 1DW) is not step free.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2367
  • Conference space size (meters) - 220
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1866
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Fitz Bar - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff’s small print

Also known as

  • Cardiff Hotel
  • Cardiff Royal
  • Cardiff Royal Hotel
  • Hotel Cardiff
  • Hotel Royal Cardiff
  • Royal Cardiff
  • Royal Cardiff Hotel
  • Royal Hotel Cardiff


Please note: Guests who use credit cards to pay for incidental charges at the hotel will be assessed a GPB 2.00 credit card administration fee. There is no charge applied to cash or debit card purchases.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 16 per 24 hours

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14 for adults and GBP 7 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 5 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 597 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel.
We enjoyed our stay very much and the room was lovely. Comfortable bed. We especially appreciated the fridge and kettle.
suzanne, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
With great partiers comes great earplugbility
The hotel is on the main entertainment area of downtown in Cardiff. Because of that, it's inherently going to be a little loud. Reception is upstairs and requires a different elevator than the rest of the rooms, which I assume is because the building is older. The checkin was easy and the staff is pleasant. Rooms are normal European size, and have good bathrooms. Again, like most euro hotels, they don't have full walls or curtains in the shower. So weird. They do have towel warmers though, because the UK is awesome. Breakfast is good, though perhaps a bit expensive. The hotel is near several buses and walkable from the rest of downtown, the University and the castle, which is great. The only problem I had was the walls being very thin. A bunch of drunks came in at 3 in the morning, screaming at the top of their lungs and woke me up. When I complained the next day though, the manager was kind enough to give me a room higher up, which was also lovely. All in all, this is a good hotel, but recognize that if you're not there to go out and have fun or whatever, it's not an amazing location for business travelers, etc. The street is loud, and the chance of having partygoers staying there is not low.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best value for money for the cost conscious travel
Of the two hotels I stayed in, in this immediate area, the Royal gave the best value for money. And it is right across the street from a Witherspoon restaurant for a value breakfast
Peter, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Gem in the City.
The Royal Hotel, built 1866 is full of history and situated in the heart of Cardiff on St.Mary's St. Easy walking distance to the train station and buses run every 12 minutes. The hotel is privately owned and while it no longer has its grand entrance, it has been nicely refurbished. The reception area and bar are in the starting blocks of an update from what I endearingly refer to as 'brothel chic purple'. There are Bee Hives on the roof of the hotel, with trained staff caring for them, a testament to the integrity of the hotel owner. The hotel is convenient to the castle, great shopping, Cardiff Bay and the airport is accessible by bus or taxi. You'll not find more interesting pubs anywhere on the planet.The staff at the Royal are fabulous with a special shout out to Marcus, Gareth and Raf who were informative, professional and welcoming. We look forward to staying there on our next trip.
Judith, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better location to explore Cardiff. Parking was easy at the lot near bye. Downtown pedestrian walk is just outside the front door. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The room was clean and comfortable. A very pleasant stay.
michael, us1 night trip

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us