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The Royal Hotel Cardiff

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF101DW, United Kingdom

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Principality Stadium
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,575 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Bar is awesome
Amenities are not the best

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

from A$102
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Cinema Room

What’s around The Royal Hotel 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
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


  • One child 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

Payment types at the property

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
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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


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

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

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 day

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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 668 reviews

Very good 8.0
V Pleasurable stay
Royal very good with everything except the heating in our room wasn’t on in November! We had to ask reception and they had to turn it on Surely it should have been on low in late autumn/winter?!
SARAH, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Mostly really enjoyable and would stay again 😀
We really enjoyed our stay in Cardiff this weekend, this hotel is in a great city centre location overlooking the Principality Stadium. The rooms are nicely furnished and the beds quite comfy. The shower is great (no extractor fan though) and towels changed daily which was really good. Check in was really quick and all of the girls are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. The car park was a little expensive for 48 hours £32 - although without the hotel validating your car park ticket it would be £51.50! The only thing stopping this review from being a 5* one was the abrupt and unfriendly barman who rudely rushed us to make a decision as to the drinks we wanted and really had no idea of customer service at all. If he had been behind the bar on our second night we would have gone straight to our room instead of enjoying a few drinks in the bar. Thank you everyone else for a great stay.
Jenny, gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
No Onsite Parking and Horrible Windows
Walls are very thing and windows were left open either by the maid or previous guests but you couldn't really tell so all night I could really hear the street noise. Also the reason I booked this place was it said it had parking but its not onsite and there was no valet to take the car for you since I was arriving late in the evening and then had to walk with why bags back to the hotel since the front desk didn't offer to come out and take my bags inside. Service could be better
us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
The location of this hotel is very good. The service on check in was friendly. Unfortunately I found the overall condition of the hotel very poor. There was a very stale smell in the corridor and in my room. The carpet in all the public spaces is worn. There was no proper window in my room and it felt musty. The furniture was very worn and the bathroom had stains on the walls and the grouting in the tiles was dirty. The bed was not very comfortable and there was a green light that was flashing in what might have been a smoke alarm directly over the bed so I found it difficult to sleep. There are a lot of stairs to climb with luggage. Overall I would be unlikely to stay here again unless it was refurbished.
Marion, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent one night stay twitch Wales semi final.
There was a delay in finding our booking, but gave us drinks vouchers to compensate. Overall very good stay, but can be noisy, downside to being in central location.
Christine, gb1 night family trip

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