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The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

3.5-star3.5 stars
88 St Mary StreetCardiffWalesCF101DWUnited Kingdom
3.5-star hotel, walk to Principality Stadium
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Food could be better
535See all 535 reviews
From 1,318 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

from $53
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Exclusive Double Room, 1 Double Bed, No Windows
  • Exclusive Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Premier Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Cinema Room

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

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • 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
  • Resort fee included
* 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 2
  • 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

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.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 16 per 24 hours

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 5 per night

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

What’s around The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff


  • Heart of Cardiff
  • Cardiff University (18-minute walk)
  • Principality Stadium (5-minute walk)
  • Cardiff Castle (5-minute walk)
  • National Museum Wales (15-minute walk)
  • Techniquest (24-minute walk)
  • Wales Millennium Centre (24-minute walk)
  • Llandaff Cathedral (43-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) 69-min drive
  • Cardiff Central Station 3-min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 535 reviews

The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
Very Good8.0
Nice location and value
For a day trip to Cardiff, it was a very convenient location for sight seeing.
Mark, us1 night trip
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
Lovely hotel in City Centre
Centrally-located, clean hotel with spavious rooms and all the amenities. A friendly staff made our stay enjoyable too!
Karen, us2 night trip with friends
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
Very Good8.0
Great location close to castle and national museum. On noisy street. Big room and spacious bathroom.
Christopher, us5 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
Great hotel in Cardiff
Incredible value for a very comfortable, bright, air conditioned, quiet, hotel in central location. Great breakfast in beautiful, oak paneled dining room; very friendly staff.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
Very Good8.0
Great room in the center of the city
We stayed at The Royal Hotel Cardiff for an overnight layover. Just a few minutes walk to the train station and bus stop to get to/from the airport. It's on a great pedestrian street that has lots of shops and restaurants. The only downside of the location is that there was a club below the hotel BLASTING music on a Monday night, which we could definitely hear in the room. About 25-30 minute walk down to Cardiff Bay area. We randomly got put into a handicap room which was probably the largest hotel room that I've been in in Europe. All switches and fixtures were very low because it was a handicap room. Beds were very comfortable! Great free wifi. The hotel itself seemed nice, I wish we got to stay there a little longer and explore some of the other amenities. Front desk was helpful in finding where the bus to the airport stopped and gave us a schedule. Very affordable price for the room. Would definitely stay there again.
Lauren, us1 night trip with friends

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The Royal Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff

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