Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd
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Today was pretty much a full travel day, so this is going to be short and sweet! After getting up before the chickens (5:00 am is too early for any human to be awake in my opinion!!), we had our luggage out and were down to breakfast before heading off to our next destination, Cardiff Wales. This was another sea crossing for us, but this time, 3 1/ …
... itinerary. Tokyo Fuji rocks music festival (which apparently is no where near Mount Fuji) Tokyo Kyoto Hiroshima Kumamoto Osaka Okinawa Home I now have to get camping stuff and me to japan. So that's been today's challenge. Packing. Packing and panicking. And watching lost in ...
... and a full stomach of lamb. * Update- on the train back to Cheltenham and all that remains in my bag is 1 small block of buffaloes milk cheese, eeek, and I'm still hungry. Can't even go home and cook because I have nothing in the fridge and am moving tomorrow, oh god where am I going to find a good, quick, cheap meal in Cheltenham on a Saturday night, near impossible I say.
Ok back to my ...
... much deliberation we choose: Smoked salmon and cream cheese, welsh roast beef and horseradish, and aged cheddar with tomato. Earl grey and wild berries tea And a raspberry coconut cake and mango pound cake. Oh and it came with fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, so delicious. After that fantastic meal we tried to get into the castle ...
... the readers were absolute ****, aka theAmerica professor who sounded like a complete idiot as he recited simplistic rhymes and utilised such basic language rarely seen in poetry; then there were others who I couldn't understand at all, one for their Welsh accents and the other being that their poetic mismashes made abssssssolutely no sense AT all. Ok maybe if I barricaded myself in a corner without food and water, starved myself of the light, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd
Not quite what is was
We have stayed at this hotel before, and probably would again, as it is reasonable value for a good hotel in Cardiff.
The reception staff are universally helpful and courteous and will attend to your every need.
The reception/lobby/bar area is very attractive surrounding the fireplace.
One of the main reasons for visiting the hotel is the leisure club. It's still good but getting rather run down. I noticed the floors are peeling in the changing area and the steam room is damaged and smells unpleasant. I think a revamp is needed!
Also the room (by the lake) although pleasant and clean, was not very warm, and the bed wasn't as big as the last room we had. I do think it's a good hotel and I really hope it doesn't go downhill which would be a real shame.
We stayed here for a couple of nights in May, and had asked for a lake view since it looks good in the picture. Beware - opposite the lake are 'superstores' such as Curry's (big electrical place), so if you don't mind over looking a pond with some shops across the way you'll be fine!
Myself and my husband spent a nice 2 nights at the Copthorne. We have stayed in numerous hotels in Cardiff, and we found this to be one of the better ones.
I stayed in this hotel on 15th November for 4 nights. I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews on tripadvisor but I had a fantastic stay. I stayed in one of the standard rooms and found it plenty big enough, clean, quiet and with all the facilities you would expect (except no mini bar but there was a fridge). Having no air conditioning was obviously no problem in November (and would be unlikely to be a problem at any time of year in Wales). I had a pleasant view over looking the lake. The location isn't ideal if you want to be right in the centre of Cardiff, however the hotel is very conveniently located for exploring South Wales and is only a five to ten minute drive from the city centre. There's a huge Marks and Spencers across the road, which is open late. All the staff (receptionists, cleaners, restaurant staff etc.) were extremely friendly and helpful. My only complaint, and why I'm not giving this 5 out of 5, is that the restaurant is expensive. However, being a short drive from the centre of Cardiff, there are plenty of alternatives.
Considering the very reasonable rate and the fact it is near a capital city (about £53 per room) this hotel is very good value for money. There is a very attractive pool with a good gym/sauna/steam room which is a few steps from the lift you have just taken from your room!! The reception/ restaurant area is very attractive but rather expensive. The rooms are very comfortable (huge bed!!) and clean and well appointed. Just beware of the roadworks opposite which started before 8am one morning.....
All in all highly recommended, a very relaxing stay with helpful staff in a hotel which is, for once, as it appears on its website. Enjoy!
Stayed for one night during August, got a very good deal of £75 and was placed in one of the connoisseur rooms on arrival. When I checked out the price at the hotel was £220. Looking back I would be very dissappointed if I had paid £220 for this room as it was nothing special.
Got excellent deal fom Lastminute room £48 Fri/Sat Night. After finding the hotel the check inn was painless with plenty of parking. Lift to room was clean as was the whole of the hotel. room very spacious for two small people, bath and toilet clean and well presented. Tv reception was very dodgy, but who goes to hotel to watch telly? Cannot comment on food as we only had room booked although drinks, Lager was fairly priced at £1.35 for half.
Another Yankee who does think this hotel is the right choice
we were hoping our family would have had a better time at this hotel.Not only didn't the hotel have a/c in the summer months, but no CNN or any US news, only local. Too much smoking in lobby area. no place to sit Smoke FREE in puble space. Air conditioning no only keeps an area cool but helps air to circulate better. Hotel more like a motel. Good that it's near a shopping mall and highway. Too far from downtown city.
Maybe thi hotel is not up to speed for us Yankees...
This property is Not a 4 Star hotel, more like a motel, limited services, too much smoking, no internaitional TV channels like CNN, no a/c anytime, including summer. I guess heat this summer in Wales was only in mine of Yankees
Only Americans would worry about air conditioning in wales in September!!!!!
this is a great hotel!!!!!!