Hayes Court Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cardiff
... a bit before calling it a night and heading back to the hostel for some much needed laundry time. Interesting facts: Love spoons are hand carved wooden gifts in the shape of a spoon that are given to loved ones. The different carvings represent different hopes and wishes of the giver and receiver. This is where the term spooning comes from! Afternoon tea is ...
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 ...
... in 1903. The village also gave its name to cheddar cheese and is now known for its strawberry growing.
We enjoyed exploring some of the caves together and browsed the quaint food and gift shops in the Cheddar village. For a bit of exercise we climbed the 274 steps of Jacob’s Ladder and then up the tower which gave us beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and reservoir. We enjoyed a hot cheddar and chutney baguette and glass ...
... So inside the stone walls were old war bunkers so it was interesting learning the history of that. We also went inside some of the rooms of the castle and we were able to go up the watch tower which was in the centre of the grounds. The tower was surrounded by a mote and back in the day it was heavily guarded. The top platform provided amazing views of Cardiff city.
After the Castle we headed to a Vodka bar called Revolution, it was cocktail hour ...
... the grey stones of the huge building which surround it on all sides.
I'd also recommend the steam train which takes you to SS. Great Britain. If you don't mind coughing a tad at the steam it's a great way to take in the river which flows right through the middle of the city. Add into this the FREE museum detailing Bristol's fantastic history and the local wildlife to be found, Bristol truly is a forgotten gem.
Other places to stay in Cardiff
City Centre, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Butetown, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $90
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- Future inn cardiff-great value
- Ideal hotel in Cardiff
Adamsdown, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $90
- What a surprise...
- Hotel is top banana!
- Best Rooms In Cardiff....
City Centre, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Sleep? why bother.
- OK, but not a 4 star hotel
- Not what I expect from a four star hotel
City Centre, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- Superb location and very nice rooms
- Poor Relation in the Hilton chain
- Spurious Entry
City Centre, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Great value, great location.
- New Years Eve - No Problems
- Standard of the Room was poor
City Centre, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Super City Center Hotel
- Seen better days I'm afraid
City Centre, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $140
- Too many problems to be good!
- Very comfortable & convenient
- The marriot
Butetown, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Not impressed for what we paid
- Terrible staff!!!
- Absolutley fine
Butetown, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $144
- A load of c**p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Great service, fantastic spa
St. Mary Street, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $85
- Cardiff A Wonderful City- Great Hotel/Food/Sightseeing
- Angel - Perhaps the staff but not the facilities.
- NOT 4 STAR !!
City Centre, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Fantastic hotel !
- An Excellent Choice For Cardiff
- Excellent Business Hotel
Pentwyn, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $63
Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff | 4 star hotelfrom $86
- Not quite what is was
- A pleasant stay
Butetown, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Loved The Lodge
- Everything was good!
Butetown, Cardiff | 2 star hotelfrom $95
City Centre, Cardiff | 2 star hotelfrom $74
- Pleasantly surprised
- Very Disappointing
- The price is right
City Centre, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $82
- No complaints about the Royal
- We like the Royal but they need to sort out breakfast
- Lovely rooms
Whitchurch - Tongwynlais, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $59
City Centre, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Pontprennau - Old St. Mellons, Cardiff | 2 star hotelfrom $55
City Centre, Cardiff | 2 star hotelfrom $58
- Good Hotel at a good Price
- Good and basic.
Pontprennau - Old St. Mellons, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Butetown, Cardiff | Hotelfrom $46
- What a Bargain!
- Was für ein Schnäppchen!
- Absolutely brilliant!
Castleton, Cardiff | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Pontprennau - Old St. Mellons, Cardiff | 2 star hotelfrom $63