Royal Hotel Cardiff  4 stars

88 St Mary'S Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW  show mapSave
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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.

Distance to:

  • 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. 

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  • 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
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area



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 an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed

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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
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Royal Hotel Cardiff Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds

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

Double Room
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Royal Hotel Cardiff Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds

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

Twin Room
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Royal Hotel Cardiff Twin Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds

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

Deluxe Room
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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
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Royal Hotel Cardiff Room Assigned On Arrival
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds

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

Royal Hotel Cardiff LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Tourist attractions
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  • Convention centers
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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
  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral
    1000 ft
  • Saint John's Church
    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
  • Shipley Amusement Centre
    1000 ft
  • Shipleys Amusements
    1000 ft
  • Ugc Cinemas
    1000 ft
  • Cineworld
    1400 ft
    1400 ft
  • Cardiff Millenium Stadium
    700 ft
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
    1000 ft
  • The National Museum of Wales
    400 ft
  • National Museum & Gallery
    1400 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
  • Norwegian Church
    1.0 mi
  • The Gate Arts and Community Centre
    1.0 mi
    Keppoch Street, Cardiff
  • Wales Millennium Centre
    1.1 mi
    Bute Street, Cardiff
  • Cardiff Bay Water Feature
    1.1 mi
    Bute Place, Cardiff

Near the hotel

  • Millennium Stadium
    900 ft
    Westgate Street, Cardiff
  • St. David's Hall
    700 ft
    The Hayes, Cardiff
  • Cardiff Central Library
    700 ft
    The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
  • Wales National Ice Rink
    1000 ft
    Hayes Bridge Road, Cardiff
  • Cardiff Castle
    1500 ft
    Castle St., Cardiff
  • National Museum and Art Gallery
    1400 ft
    Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
    1300 ft
    Mary Ann St, 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

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Based on 826 reviews

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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
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