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The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom

5-starThis property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.
Havannah StreetCardiffWalesCF10 5SDUnited Kingdom, (02) 8228 1927

Bayfront hotel with spa, near Techniquest
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Could use a good cleaning
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The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom

from A$195
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Signature Suite (Principal, King Size bed)
  • Deluxe Room (Principal, King Size bed)
  • Junior Suite (Principal, King Size bed)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 142 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1999
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


St David's Marine Spa has 2 hydrotherapy pools and a 15-meter exercise pool. The facilities also include two fitness studios and a large Technogym with views out over the Bay, 10 spa treatment rooms, including a dry float chamber, and a juice bar.

Treatments include deep aromatherapy massages, soothing facials and all-over body treatments.


The Admiral St David - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • St David's Hotel Cardiff
  • The St. David's Hotel Spa
  • The Admiral St David
  • St David's Hotel
  • St David's Hotel
  • St David's Cardiff
  • The St David's Hotel Spa
  • Admiral St David Hotel Cardiff
  • Admiral St David Hotel
  • Admiral St David Cardiff
  • Admiral St David


Children are allowed in the pool from 8 - 10 AM and 5 - 7 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 20 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.50 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 10 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 St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom


  • In Butetown
  • Techniquest - 4 min walk
  • Wales Millennium Centre - 11 min walk
  • Principality Stadium - 33 min walk
  • Cardiff Castle - 34 min walk
  • National Museum Wales - 42 min walk
  • Cardiff Bay - 1 min walk
  • Mermaid Quay - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 73 min drive
  • Cardiff Bay Station - 12 min walk
  • Grangetown Station - 27 min walk
  • Cardiff Central Station - 28 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 348 reviews

The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
So close to Mermaid Quay which would be a very trendy area in summer. Room was good with great view of Cardiff Bay. Thought that 20pound per night was over the top for parking as not under cover.
Lynne, au2 night trip
The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
good apart from check in PITA
The hotel is really nice as always. When we arrived they lost my booking for 4/5 rooms and it took a good hour to get us checked in, then they said our second night may not be ok as they have no availability. That Was quite a stress going to bed on the first night thinking were moving rooms or hotel on night 2. had payment and said I was confirmed but this wasn’t what the hotel was agreeing to. The rooms are awesome as is the food and the view. Beware to check with the hotel they actually have your booking, also beware that when you book taxis through the hotel they’re usually late (the hotel paid for two of them due to them sending cars too small) £20 a night for parking with 4 cars is always a bit of a grr moment when the hotel is right next to so much parking, this should really be 1 car free per room in my view.
Anthony, gb2 night trip
The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing stay at this hotel . Perfect location and beautiful views . Best hotel for us so far .
Genna Lee, gb1 night trip
The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great Stay, but NOT air conditioned as advertised
Went to a show at the Cardiff Millenium Centre. About a 10 minute walk away along the bay. Breakfast was included with our room but was disappointing. Also the advertised air conditioning in rooms is not air conditioning at all, I was told this by an engineer who was sent to fix a fault after we arrived.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom
My wife and I visited for our anniversary with high hopes given the price and reputation. Arrival was great - the staff member on reception upgraded us to a larger room on hearing that we were celebrating, which was a nice touch. Unfortunately, after a good start, the rest of the experience was disappointing. We ate at the restaurant and my wife's curry dish was very bland, with an obvious taste of just curry powder and not much else. My main was decent but not imaginative despite the menu looking really exciting. The main issue was that our room was boiling hot despite setting the air con to as cold as possible. I spent 15 minutes calling reception but no-one even picked up the phone to help! We didn't get much sleep at all and had to have our balcony door open all night. On checking out we explained to the staff member what happened, but got no apology and simply asked if we would like a follow-up phone call from their manager, with no chance of resolution before leaving the hotel. This is meant to be an exceptional hotel, but we saw no evidence for that aside from a nice room in a good location. Service standards should be much higher for a place aiming at 5 stars!
Tom, gb1 night trip

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The St David's Hotel, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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