The Big Sleep Hotel

Address: Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales, CF10 2FE, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located in the City Centre area of Cardiff, is near St. David's Hall, St. David's Hall Galleries, St. David's Cathedral, and Theatr Brycheiniog.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff

      Good Hotel at a good Price

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      Stayed in the Big Sleep for one night and found it to be a decent hotel at a decent price. The room was quite large and clean with a good view. Beds were very comfortable. Good breakfast as well. The hotel also allowed us to bring in food to the bar from elsewhere and even supplied us with plates. Good location. Would certainly stay there again.

      Disappointing

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      The room reminded us of a hospital room - very cold and uninviting. There was no place to put things, only a small table too little to hold more than a purse and camera. The floor was hard and dirty with no carpeting. The beds were very small. The staff was friendly and the location was nice were the only good things.

      Good and basic.

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      I had to stay in Cardiff for business and I found the Big Sleep a good place to stay. The walls are a triffle thin - but it has great views and guests are pretty discreet - knowing that if they can hear you - you can hear them too!

      The breakfast is fine (despite other comments), it is self service but has boiled eggs, toast and cereal - it is plentiful and quick if you want to get on with your day. It is pretty central and it is reasonable (I paid 45 p/n B&B).

      I think that the rooms could be cleaner - the wall could do with a wipe down and the skirting boards are a bit dusty. These small things leave it looking a bit unkempt - but wouldn't take much to put it right.

      Yuck

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      Dingy paint, broken toilet, hospital-like rooms and an uninviting entry. If this is one of Conde Nast's coolest, I don't care to see the others.

      Fun times

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      I stayed at the Big Sleep for one week and had a blast. I am a student and my study tour group stayed here and I was fortunate enough to get a corner room on one of the upper floors. Although I could see everything around me, the things that surrounded me were not worth looking at, construction and demolition work was going on next door. You get what you pay for and it is not much. A twin size bed and tiny little TV with all of 6 channels on it. It is not what I am used to in the states, but since this was my first time overseas I did not care where I was sleeping. It is located in the heart of the city and within walking distance to most anywhere you want to go. For the price you cannot beat it.

      Stay i here in cardiff

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      This is where I stay in Cardiff, fairly stylish for the money, worth paying a wee bit extra for a room on the 9th floor, try and get a corner room, two walls of massive windows give a cracking view over the city. Compared to ?140 at the Hilton, I'd rather stay here and spend the difference at Howells.

      Fab

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      I can honestly say that I've spent some of the best nights of my life at this hotel. very clean, very good value and within the centre of the city. Great.

      Big Sleep

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      Well it's a ten story tower block, converted into a passable hotel experiance.It's convenient for the CIA. And reasonably close to the city centre.The walls are on the thin side, leaving you at the mercy of everything from the brushing of your neighbours teeth to the passing of trains at the back of the hotel.The bar closed at 11 on the dot, and at 10:30 on sunday night... couldn't say if this was the usual but it was unexpected in a hotel bar.All this taken into account the hotel was pretty nice. The room decor was aimiable, the bathrooms and bedrooms were well sized. The bath being large and comfortable enough for tall folk like me. The staff were friendly and helpful.So it's a bit of a mixed review.

      Big Sleep = Big Insomnia

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      Given all the hype about the Big Sleep (owned by John Malkovitch, minimalist interior design, mentioned all over the place, etc.) you'd think it was worth staying in. Well, don't be misled, it isn't. For 'minimalist interior design' read 'cheap' with an almost prefab construction to the bathroom. That's not the biggest turn-off, though. That accolade goes jointly to the complete lack of sound insulation underneath, either side and above (think humping, drinking and TVs and you'll get a picture of the surround sound experience) and the ghastly breakfast room, which serves the worst continental breakfast imaginable. It may be cheap but that's all it's good for. You've been warned!

      Great!

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      It's actually a former office block, so you get a big room with big windows with great views. Near enough to everything, too.

      The only downside was the help-yourself-to-toast breakfast.

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff

      2.50 of 5 stars Fair
       

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