Park Plaza Cardiff
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Today was basically a travel day, after 1 bus, 2 trains, a taxi and 5 1/2 hours travel, I have arrived in Wales. I will meet my host at the hospital in the morning, and stay with her Tuesday and Wednesday, travel home Thursday. It is harder to understand the Welsh accent, Cardiff seems to be a fairly modern city. I visited this city about 24 years ago, but I don't see anything familiar. ...
Today we hopped in a hire car and headed for the country. Eventually. Getting out of London was torturous. I didn't think we were ever going to break free from its traffic congested clutches. Turns our there is something worse than perth traffic!!! Headed for Salisbury. Got there. Eventually. Super wow. The cathedral was amazing. Built around the 1200's. So beautiful. Then we headed off to ...
I'm loosing track of the days, today is - let's see Tuesday 3rd June. Today is our only full day for Bristol and we spent it travelling around as our sights for today were out from Bristol. We are off to see Stonehenge and the Roman Baths at Bath. We set the Garmin and off we went expecting to be taken via the M4 but instead were taken via busy city streets and country towns. So the expected travel time of ...
... We sampled some Italian seitan and a few other bits and pieces. Then we went out into the open air section with rows of stalls and cafes. We started with some empanada and spicy chips, had some pasties, then grabbed a couple of vegan beers! It was quite a treat to have a pint at a festival, most times we have to pass as they aren’t vegan! There was a Scottish fellow in a full kilt and outfit with his vegan jacket ...
... altogether? Uncle Geoffrey & Auntie Carol, Danny & Elaine Rees, Paul, Mo & family, Ma, Pa, Huw & his good lady Kate, Spence, Owen, Emma, Grant, Clive, Gail, Jayne & me obviously and there's a lot of other people as well........I will alter the blog once I'm reminded. The party ended up being a very late one, normally most people leave by 2.30am...this one goes on until 7.00am.......oooer ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Plaza Cardiff
Fantastic hotel !
WOW what a hotel !
we had one night here last weekend,its stunning !
having read the reviews we were looking forward to it and we werent disappointed,the room was fabulous.
everything from the staff,cleanliness,decor,food etc was of a high standard
wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be going back !
An Excellent Choice For Cardiff
I am a travel agent who spent 2 nights at this hotel in October 2005. Excellent location, just 1 block from Cardiff Castle, several restaurants, shopping, and several sights. Front desk staff were very friendly, recommending several restaurants for meals. Room was large with excellent beds, and clean, modern bathroom. Internet access in room. Morning breakfast buffet was included and had hot and cold choices. Very good selection and tasty. Lobby is modern with lovely fireplaces. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Cardiff.
I usually stay at the Hilton when in Cardiff, but was peeved that their expensive rate didn't include breakfast.
Just got home from a FANTASTIC stay at the Park Plaza in Cardiff. I've never really heard of the chain before, but I'll DEFINITELY be staying with them again!
Had booked a room for the Park Plaza for the night of the U2 concert in Cardiff - it was the only place available.
Great, city centre hotel
Good room, restaurant & staff and fantastic central location. We did have a room at the front, which didn't suffer from any noise from the bars (although it was a Monday night). The photos of the hotel and rooms are representative. While the car park is a multi-storey across the road, it seems secure, as it is closed during the night. Our car parking ticket was validated for free.
We booked with a "Cardiff Delight" package, which was good value for money (room, inc. dinner & breafast, and champagne & strawberries on arrival). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends & colleagues. I'd like to go back to see what the gym & pool look like - perhaps someone could comment if they have seen it
Great hotel, outstanding food!!!
I stayed at this hotel last weekend and have to say the standard of rooms and service is excellent, and comparable to any top hotel. I also work in Cardiff and have eaten lunch at the restaurant bar on several occasions. The food is the real selling point of this hotel in my opinion. Lunches are superb with great dishes that you won't find anywhere else in Cardiff. Evening meal is also superb. No pretentious food here, just top quality ingredients. Leaves other so called good restaurants in Cardiff way behind in quality and standard.
Really nice hotel in Cardiff
I have stayed in some expensive but terrible hotels in UK cities.
Park Plaza was very friendly - the front desk helped out when I needed to book a meeting room at short notice - and the hotel was very comfortable.
Food was good, rooms were very comfortable - modern, light, a bit minimalist but good. Bathrooms not huge but nicely done - very modern. Comfortable beds. No question that I would return when I am next in Cardiff.
Price was reasonable too - £79 per night (maybe a late booking deal).
The Park Plaza is a brand new hotel (opened February 2005) located close to the city centre so is ideally placed for High Street shopping, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales, the New Theatre and Cardiff's lively night life. It has about 130 rooms and these, and hotel in general, have quality fittings and furnishings. The building started life as Mid Glamorganshire's Council offices and certainly looks like an office block from the outside.