Royal Hotel Cardiff  4 stars

88 St Mary'S Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW  show mapSave
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities


Having the central location, the four-star Royal Hotel Cardiff features major attractions, as Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff castle and Millennium Stadium as well as Red Dragon Centre and Cardiff University.

Renovated in 2011, the boutique style hotel offers quite spectacular views over Cardiff city and the Millennium Stadium.

All 64 air-conditioned guest rooms offer heating and triple glazing as well as a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

The hotel restaurant and a lounge bar are available onsite for the guests, serving classic European cuisine and finest wine list.

Hotel can host business events offering three conference rooms with Wi-Fi internet access, conference facilities and audiovisual equipment.

The nearby entertainment facilities are bowling alley, golf with available golf lessons as well as an ice skating.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   60.

City Center Cardiff - 1700 ft
Airports Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL) - 9.1 mi, Bristol (BRS) - 20.9 mi
Train Stations Cardiff Central Railway Station - 700 ft, Cardiff Bay Railway Station - 5000 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants The Meating Place (cuisine: British) - 200 ft, Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street (cuisine: Italian) - 100 ft


The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Double has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Twin room offers flat screen TV - 32 inches +.

Room assigned on arrival feature a safe deposit box and an internet access.

All children under 12 year old are staying free, using existing beds, while children under two years old stays in the hotel for free.

Maximum one extra bed is available in the room.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is included into the room rates.

A full Welsh breakfast is available for extra charge per person supplement.

A buffet breakfast is served for GBP 8 per person per night.

In-room dining option is available in the hotel.

The Royal Hotel Cardiff has a restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner.

The Lounge Bar serves a wide selection of drinks and snack foods during the day.

The hotel itself does not serve dinner.

There are many dining options on St. Mary Street, including American, Italian, Portugese, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Wagamama and many others.

The hotel does have an arrangement with Mia Porto Duo, located within the Brewery Quarter on St. Mary Street, but meal and drinks can be brought to the hotel.

There are also a number of rooms, which are great for private dining and for large events there is the Captain Scott Room.

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

This field is required.
Email not defined
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel

General information



First Name
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.


  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is GBP 12 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Do you manage this property? Add your hotel to drive more sales or use badges to increase conversion rate at your website.

The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Double has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Twin room offers flat screen TV - 32 inches +.

Room assigned on arrival feature a safe deposit box and an internet access.

All children under 12 year old are staying free, using existing beds, while children under two years old stays in the hotel for free.

Maximum one extra bed is available in the room.

Single Room
Check Prices
Royal Hotel Cardiff Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Double Room
    Check Prices
    Royal Hotel Cardiff Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds

    Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Twin Room
      Check Prices
      Royal Hotel Cardiff Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds

      Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Deluxe Room
        Check Prices
        Royal Hotel Cardiff Deluxe Room

        Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room Assigned On Arrival
        Check Prices
        Royal Hotel Cardiff Room Assigned On Arrival
        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds

        You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

        Room facilities

          Royal Hotel Cardiff LocationWhat's nearby

          • Current hotel
          • Hotels nearby
          • Airports
          • Underground stations
          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • Tourist attractions
          • Museums
          • Convention centers
          • Stadiums
          • Food and meals
          • General

          Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

          Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Leisuretime
            400 ft
          • winter wonderland ice rink
            1400 ft
          • Capsule Artt Gallery
            1400 ft
          • Cardiff castle
            1400 ft
          • Castle Galleries
            2000 ft
          • National Museum & Galleries Of Cardiff
            2300 ft
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            1400 ft
          Places of interest
          • Cardiff & County Club
            700 ft
          • Saint John's Church
            1000 ft
          • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral
            1000 ft
          • Crowning Glory Silk Veils
            1400 ft
          • Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd)
            1700 ft
          Train stations
          • Cardiff Central Railway Station
            400 ft
          Sport related
          • Millennium Stadium
            1000 ft
          • Bananza 2000
            400 ft
          • Shipleys Amusements
            1000 ft
          • Ugc Cinemas
            1000 ft
          • Shipley Amusement Centre
            1000 ft
          • THE GATE
            1400 ft
          • Cineworld
            1400 ft
          • Cardiff Millenium Stadium
            700 ft
          • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
            1000 ft
          • The National Museum of Wales
            400 ft
          • National Museum & Gallery
            1400 ft
          • National Museum of Wales, Cardiff - Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd
            2700 ft
          • Llandaf Fields
            1400 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • University of Glamorgan Cardiff Campus
            2000 ft
          • Saint David's Hall
            400 ft
          • Cardiff City Council
            1700 ft
          • New Theatre
            1700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Cardiff Bay
            1.1 mi
          • St. John the Baptist Church
            1.1 mi
            St. John's Square, Cardiff
          • Roald Dahl Plass
            1.1 mi
            Cilgant Bute, Cardiff
          • The Cardiff Story
            1.1 mi
            The Old Library, Cardiff
          • National Assembly
            1.1 mi
            Harbour Drive, Cardiff

          Near the hotel

          • Cardiff Central Library
            700 ft
            The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
          • National Museum and Art Gallery
            1400 ft
            Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
          • Caerphilly Mountain
            1400 ft
          • Butetown History & Arts Centre
            1400 ft
            5 Dock Chambers, Cardiff
          • Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
            1400 ft
            Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
          • St. David's Cathedral
            1500 ft
            Charles Street, Cardiff
          • City Hall
            3300 ft
            Cathays Park, Cardiff

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Meating Place

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

            200 ft
            40 St Mary St

            Phone: 02920 22 4757

          • Prezzo - Cardiff St. Mary Street

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

            100 ft
            106 St Mary Street
          • O'Neill's

            63% likes this, based on 57 reviews
            Cuisine: Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare, Irish
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 25

            100 ft
            85-87 St Mary Street

            Phone: 02920 664 103

          • Brewhouse

            80% likes this, based on 29 reviews
            Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, British, Bar, Welsh

            100 ft
            49' St Mary Street,

            Phone: +(44)02920399913

          • Coffee #1

            84% likes this, based on 50 reviews
            Cuisine: Café

            200 ft
            9 Wood Street

            Phone: 02920 232 802

          Getting there.

          Cardiff-Wales airport is in 14.1km

          Bristol airport is in 37.6km

          By Air

          Upon arrival at the Cardiff airport, visitors can go to the hotel by taxi, train or bus.

          By Rail

          The hotel is in a few minutes’ walk from Cardiff Central Station. First Great Western trains offer discounts on advance bought tickets. Rhoose train station is reached by a shuttle bus which departs from outside the airport.

          By Road

          As the hotel is located in the heart of the city, car parking can be difficult and reservation will be needed.

          By Bus

          All buses, local and national, arrive at the Central bus station located next to Cardiff Central Station.

          Royal Hotel Cardiff Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 865 reviews

          Rating by category:


          Individual guest reviews

          • Single

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            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

            • Average rating
          • Couple


            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.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            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?

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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

            • Average rating
          • Couple

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

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            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

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            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

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Great location everything you needed in walking distance

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            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.

            • Average rating
          Show big map »

          Why book with us?

          Low prices
          Enjoy our best price guarantee and special offers.
          Free cancellations
          Usually cancellations can be made free of charge close to your arrival date (check policies).
          Guaranteed room
          You get instant confirmation directly from the hotel's reservation database.

          Hotel Awards 2014

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCardiffRoyal Hotel Cardiff

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

          Use Badge