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Day 4: Bath - Cardiff
After breakfast we learnt some more about Bath on an open top bus tour. The city was established in AD 60 called Aquae Sulis when the Romans built baths and a temple around the only naturally occurring hot springs in the UK. The bathing complex was gradually built up over the next 300 years. The baths themselves are …
Today we left the home of the Beatles behind and traveled onto Cardiff. We made our first successful train transfer and made it here with no difficulties. Once in the city we checked in and began exploring. We decided to go for a traditional English afternoon tea at Pettigrew Tea Rooms. It was delicious! We had a choice of three sandwiches, tea, and a slice of ...
Left Plymouth this morning for Glastonbury the site of the rock music festival, whilst a bit alternative it is a pretty little village, old buildings etc. Then drove through green English rolling countryside to Bath. Toured the famous Roman baths ( with a few thousand tourists) _ it is however a classic roman site and another attractive English city. Finally crossed the Severn into Wales and spent night at ...
... over lunch in one of the local pubs.
After lunch we drove to the nearby city of Wells. Wells is the smallest city in England and its central feature is its stunning, huge cathedral and neighbouring Bishops Palace. We spent time admiring the interior of the cathedral, opened in 1239, and its astronomical, working clock. A colourful market in front of the Cathedral was interesting to explore before we finished our visit with a cream tea at a local ...
If there is one thing I like more than my new found idea to travel the world, it's food. My friend Penny runs a baking blog (check her out http://cakesfromwonderland.blogspot.co. uk/) and I spend most of my uni days stealing, I mean taste-checking, her creations.
Adding to this one of the things I hate is that people from the UK automatically think that there is more to see abroad than on our own doorsteps. THIS ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Cardiff
Our stay at the Hilton on Valentines Day was a pleasure. The staff were very nice, especially with one broken chair and a few room service calls. The breakfast in the conservatory was one of the best buffets I have had. The only problem was that our bed was on rollers, with no way of stopping them rolling around the room which was fairly annoying.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Cardiff
Superb location and very nice rooms
I've stayed at this hotel on at least 10 occasions, its perfect for a night out in cardiff. The location is within easy walking distance from the majority of the bars and resturants in the city centre. I've always had a superb room, clean, and have found the staff attentive and helpful. Valet parking is ?10 per night. I agree that the front of the hotel can become grid-locked at peak times but have never had any problems with damage.
My wife and I stayed at the hotel last weekend. We arrived at 1415 hrs (having been told that check in was 1400). Upon arrival it was traffic chaos and there was no where to park our car. We left it on the pavement and went into the hotel for help. A helpful member of staff came out and we gave him our keys as he offered to park it for us in the hotel car park. We were charged £10 for this service. When we got to the front desk, we found out that our room wasn't ready and it was suggested that we went shoppping in town and came back in an hour. Upon our return, the room was ready and in fairness, it was large, clean and well furnished. We were not however asked about dinner reservations, newspaper or wake up call. There were only two problems with the room.
I spent a very enjoyable evening there with Keith - the staff were only to happy to help us at the bar but the cost was somewhat high even for a Hilton.
Reviews of the Cardiff Hilton have been mixed, if mostly positive, so
Loved the rubbish
This hotel was a disgrace, there was rubbish everywhere, the staff were sooo rude and the resturant was pathetic! The food was disgusting and was cold...the soup was not fresh and was staright from a can, i seen with my own eyes! the room was even worse, the two lamps in the room didnt work and the shower was broken. The only good point was when i left, even my rental car which i left i the hotel carpark was dented...THANKS CARDIFF
Cardiff Hilton-Best Ever!
Staff were amazing!! Best hilton ive sayed in by far! If visiting wales again, would sure to go there again! Thankyou hilton Cardiff!
We stay at Hiltons all over the UK, and this one is sure the best of the crop! Stay on the executive floor, its worth the extra money. Book in here, go shopping and experience a great city!
Stayed here a few times now when in the area. Although the St. Davids hotel on the Bay is better, I stay here for the central location.
Overal the hotel is good. No real complaints. Good executive lounge however the continental breakfast offered is poor.
Standard rooms are bigger than executive rooms and are very 4 star - infact, this is the most 4-star hotel ive stayed in - and its actualy a 5 star. Having said that, The Angel hotel is more a 3* but is actualy a 4*.
I have stayed in a executive suite before which was rubbish, a standard room which was standard Hilton and an executive room which was small.
N.B. The shower tray looks as if it is going to flood as it fills with water; however, the hotel told me this is what it does and it doesn't flood.
Cardiff Hilton the Best
I have stayed twice at the Cardiff Hilton in the during Feb & Mar 2003I can not praise the rooms & staff highly enough.Swimming was nice & the good weel cooked & prepared.Well worth the little extra price compared to other hotels in the area
A great place to stay
I stayed at this hotel in the summer of 2000. It was beautiful. If I'm ever back in Wales, I'll definately stay at this hotel.