Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
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Looking forward to starting out on our mini adventure and packing has now started in earnest.....Our rucksacks are bulging already, where will we put the other half of our stuff? ha ha! Still loads to do and running out of time fast,some things never ...
Our Sunday night worship experience was interesting to say the least! We headed off to the local Church of Wales 6pm service and were greeted warmly by the Vicar. We suspect they had not had visitors for some time. First hymn and Janet had a fit of the giggles, followed by Dave and then Paul. I was very disciplined! Trouble was we were all singing the hymn as it should have been ...
... days before their departure) it appears that a train reservation is enough to obtain the Visa, along with a complete itinerary of my stay. Sorting this will be my number one priority on Monday morning. I already have a quote for Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by train for £180. Not cheap but a necessary evil with just days to go to get this sorted. On the plus side it looks as if I will be in Tibet on Christmas Day. Looks as if it will certainly be a white Christmas for ...
... perhaps we shouldn’t go there! Discuss.
Tiny Culbone church at the end of the woods is a real pretty place, the country’s smallest complete church in a tiny combe. Then it was down to the Porlock marshes which are a real contrast and Bossington at the eastern edge of the marshland is a very attractive village before the climb up the side of Bossington Hill
Adrenalin’s still up.
The day seemed to fly by. It went much ...
... the back, no outside seating and was a Chinese restaurant! And no one was in the restaurant! The menu was pretty familiar. Everyone was disappointed--the food was mediocre Chinese. For the afternoon we had two choices; to go to the Castle in Cardiff which had a wonderful write up, or go to a recreated old Welch village. The bus would take us to the village, but we had to walk to the Castle, a bit of a trek to get there. ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
What a surprise...
We have now used this hotel on a number of occasions and on each have been surprised by the high standards of what is austensively a 4 star hotel. The dining experience is especially worthy of note and the view from the rooms second to none in central Cardiff. We attended a wedding exhibition there recently and the main function room was vast.
Hotel is top banana!
Fabulous beds, fabulous views and first class service with a smile - nothing was too much trouble! Excellent disabled facilities and able to book in at 11am and leave 12 midday the following morning - you don't often get that! Restaurant was very good also. A top hotel!
....By Far! The hotel used to be an anonymous office block, but thanks to a lot of money and imagination has been turned into a superbly appointed modern style hotel, with the biggest and best rooms on offer in the whole of Cardiff. Great views across the Bristol Channel from the south side, with views up to the north just as interesting from the higher levels.
My husband and I have stayed in some fantastic 4 and 5* hotels all over the world and found that this hotel was quite simply the best we had ever stayed in!
The hotel is very nice, clean and lovely. There is a brilliant swimming pool with steam and sauna room. The Breakfast is delicious.
I stayed at Holland House on the 7th August 2004. As i had travelled up from London to watch the football the following day. Arriving in Cardiff earlier than expected i thought i would try and check in early.... to my surprise this was not a problem although it was a good few hours earlier than the "normal" check in time.
If the manchester utd football team can stay here so can I
I visited the hotel this weekend ready for the football. The lobby is beautiful.Rooms are very spacious and very modern in decoration and the views across Cardiff are superb. It is literally across the road from the shops, and bars etc are all within a 5 min walk. It has everything you would expect from a hotel of that standard and imagine my surprise when I arrived to find the Manchester Utd football team arrive for an overnight stay.
I stay in many 4-5* hotels throughout the UK on a regular basis and this so far is one of the best.
I remember when Holland Hiuse was an office block, so when I had to attend a business meeting in Cardiff and was booked into this hotel at a very good rate, I wasn't expecting much.
Four-star rating is ambitious. The lobby stank of cigarette smoke, the dining room is difficult to locate, the car park is very expensive. The rooms are smart, large and well-decorated, the bar is pleasant and the pool facilities good. I think this hotel will start looking rather down-at-heel within a year or two.
Top Marks for Service, Quality and Facilities!
The three nights we spent at Holland House in May 2004 were thoroughly enjoyable. We had anticipated some teething problems given that the hotel had only been open for 1 month...but there were none. The staff were friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful, the central location is good, the rooms are very tastefully decorated (funky cherry wood interior complete with wide screen TV and superb views of the city) and all the facilities were wonderful. Room service was prompt and polite. Our meal in the restaurant was superb and the leisure facilities were very good. I'd definitely stay here again if in Cardiff and can thoroughly recommend it.