Royal Hotel Cardiff  4 stars

88 St Mary'S Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


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. 

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • City view
  • Street view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Premium bedding
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Parquet floor



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. 

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.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds

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

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    Royal Hotel Cardiff Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds

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

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      Royal Hotel Cardiff Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds

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

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        Royal Hotel Cardiff Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double Bed

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

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          Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds

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

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            Royal Hotel Cardiff LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Underground stations
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            • Tourist attractions
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            • Convention centers
            • Stadiums
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Leisuretime
              400 ft
            • winter wonderland ice rink
              1400 ft
            • 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
            • 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

            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

            • Papa Panda

              74% likes this, based on 25 reviews
              Cuisine: Chinese

              100 ft
              112 Mary's Street

              Phone: +44 29 2039 2039

            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

            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
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