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1 room, 2 adults

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF101DW, United Kingdom

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near St. David's Hall
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
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  • We had an amazing stay at the royal just before everything kicked off with social…Mar 24, 2020
  • Great room, comfy bed, lovely bathroom, right in Cardiff city centre, reasonable price…Mar 21, 2020

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

from £85
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard 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
  • Wales Millennium Centre - 23-min walk
  • St. David's Hall - 5-min walk
  • Cardiff University - 16-min walk

Getting around

  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) 38-min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) 72-min drive
  • Cardiff Central Station 4-min walk
  • Cardiff Queen Street Station 11-min walk
  • Cathays Station 19-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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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 required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) 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 off-site 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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 specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

The Royal Hotel Cardiff’s small print

Also known as

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Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

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

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of GBP 2

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

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)

Cots/Infant beds are available for GBP 5.0 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.

FAQs for The Royal Hotel Cardiff

  • Does The Royal Hotel Cardiff offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Royal Hotel Cardiff does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 2 AM. There's a charge of GBP 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Porto Duc (1-min walk), The Yard (1-min walk) and Crumbs Kitchen (2-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Royal Hotel Cardiff?
    Recommended spots to visit include St. David's Hall (5-min walk) and Principality Stadium (5-min walk), along with Cardiff Castle (5-min walk) and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 676 reviews

Very good 8.0
Carlton Christian
staff where very friendly and the rooms were amazing for the price
Monique, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Rugby weekend
Is a very nice hotel, brilliantly located with nice rooms and friendly helpful staff, however we were on the 6th floor and could still hear a lot of noise coming from the pubs and clubs in the street. This was probably made worse by the fact that it was a weekend though.
Ffion, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Lift was out of order and my room was on the 4th floor. Staff were apologetic and provided a drinks voucher as a good will gesture.
Claire, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Unfortunately the lifts were out of service and I was on the fifth floor. But I was offered an upgrade if I was to book a future stay. Overall I was happy with my experience in the Royal and will be returning sometime later in the year.
Mark, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Lovely staff but not worth the money
This hotel was not what I would rate as a 4 star, it was quite worn and there was hair around the shower the toilet didn’t flush properly and floor was a bit sticky in some places. The decor was worn.The lift didn’t work so although vouchers were received this was difficult having had spinal surgery
Harriet, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel with amazing staff
A amazing stay 100% enjoyed our stay. If you want a hotel this is the hotel to stay at.
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
very good hotel
Ian, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Top Notch
Central location...lovely room, friendly staff.
Elizabeth, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location
great valued hotel in the middle of everything that you would need in a city centre
Paul, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A surprise!
We cannot fault the experience of staying at the Royal. The hotel compares very favorably with the best Italian and Swiss hotels which we know. This is not usual in British hotels!
Russell, gb1 night trip

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

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