The Angel Hotel
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Basically a travel day from Ireland to the Welsh capital of Cardiff. A very early start was followed by a ferry ride from Rosslare to Pembroke then on to Cardiff for the night. An optional tour and evening at the castle was passed up in favour of some free time and extra rest.
REDISCOVERING MY ROOTS After a week in Morocco, I spent the night in London and the following day I went to Paddington Station to catch a train to Cardiff. I'd been to Wales once before but it was only to the border town of Newport back in the days when I used to live in London. This time I was determined to see Wales properly. The train took only …
... been wearing my tennis shoes everywhere (called trainers in the UK) but I am going to try my dansko's for the day tomorrow, the last hospital I was at, the attire was fairly formal for staff and I didn't see any tennis shoes. It seems odd that with all the walking, they don't wear comfortable shoes! Somehow I made an error in my hotel reservation, it's further from the hospital than I ...
... Turns out not even driving in the country is simple and speedy in the UK. But the scenery is like something from a painting and Bath has to be seen to be believed. Got to Bath. Eventually. Had a tour of the Roman baths. Once again uber old. There's so much history here. It's page bit mind boggling for a couple from Oz. Got moving again and this time had our noses pointed for ...
... of the best preserved ancient bath and temple complex in Northern Europe. This is the only thermal springs in the UK emerging from deep underground. We were shown all stages of the hot spring process, life as it was in the day and info regarding the site via audio headsets. They have built walkways over some of the ancient stone areas and other areas are closed off via viewing perspex. Once again I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Angel Hotel Cardiff
We (2 adventurous almost senior ladies) had a wonderful 3 day trip from Saturday-Tuesday. I felt safe and people were helpful on the street, in stores, and the hotels.
This is the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed in, with extremely polite and efficient staff. However it is certainly not worth the money.
My Husband and I booked direct with the hotel for a one night mid week stay. The car park was small and crowded but we did manage to get a space by arriving early. The nearest overflow car park was an NCP one which was very expensive. Reception was good with a helpful member of staff. Our room was small and clean but next to a gents toilet which was in constant use and quite noisy. The hotel is very old and it shows. The air conditioning didn't work in the room so we had to open the window. This didn't help much as it was still like an oven. We went out and reported the fault to reception along with a request for some more milk cartons. When we returned at 10 pm, the air con still didnt work and there was no milk. We rang down to reception and requested the loan of a fan. A short time later there was a knock on the room door and and a young male manager came in and checked the air con. He stated that We should have told them sooner about the problem as maintainance had now gone home. He then told me that no one else had complained and the fact that as the window was open, the air con wouldn't work ! So it was our fault all along !! We explained that the window was open because it was so hot and that the air con didn't work!! Obviously my experience as a hotel manager didn't enter into it !! He then left and a while later a helpful receptionist arrived carrying a fan and some milk !! So at last we got some sleep!! At breakfast the following day which was also poor, the other guests were overheard complaining about the heat they had endured during the night.
This is a very nice hotel, situated a short walk from the town centre and the Millenium stadium. The room was comfortable (if a little on the warm side) and the staff polite.
The buffet breakfast is excellent.
There is a small carpark at the rear of the hotel, but adequate alternative parking if the car park is full.
I stayed here on business, but the hotel would be ideal for a shopping or weekend break to the City. I would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Great location, helpful staff
I stayed at the Angel for three nights in late March. The Angel is situated within walking distance of the castle, shops, Millenium stadium and a superb art gallery. Reception, bar and restaurant staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean and had been refurbished in a modern style. It faced the back of the hotel, so there was a constant background noise from kitchen ventilators, which could be drowned out by putting on the air-conditioning!
The food in the restaurant is variable, but good value and convenient. Good selection for breakfast, more fresh fruit would have suited my taste.
The staff and location make this hotel good value for money.
Loved it will return
Spent two nights in Feb 2005 at this hotel, lovely room, clean spacious and everything worked. Very cool bathroom.
Food excellent both breakfast and evening meal.
Staff very communicative and helpful.
Nice to have a car park for free on the premises.
Location good for town centre, sport and escaping if you need to.
Price very acceptable.
We will return and I would advise you all to try it. A very good town centre hotel with some history, bowed walls and not all chrome and glass.
I stayed here with my boyfriend for the New Years Eve special weekend and it was amazing. We upgraded to a suite which was spotless and really lovely, the bed was huge & very comfortable!
We had the usual dinner & breakfast buffets the first night/morning which we thought was delicious.
The New Years Eve five-course gala dinner & dance was FABULOUS. Gorgeous food & wine/champagne and a brilliant atmosphere. The hall and tables were beautifully decorated and the staff couldn't seem to do enough for us!
I really am shocked to read any bad reviews for this hotel because for us it was perfect and I would definitely go back.
Stayed here on a special deal the weekend of the Tsunami Appeal Concert in Millenium Stadium.- January 21/22. All hotels in Cardiff fully booked but wife and I had already booked the weekend.
Couldn't fault hotel in any way! Room was clean and very tastefully furnished, food excellent - Welsh choices on menu, staff very helpful. On return from concert at 11pm on the Saturday, a tray of sandwiches waiting in our room as we had missed dinner!!!!
Would definitely stay here again.
This hotel is just awful and not worth the money. Some of the rooms have been re-furnished but certainly not all of them. My room was dirty, the bathroom extremely shabby and stains on the covers. Give this one a miss, I spent £90 just for one night with NO breakfast included - give it a miss without a doubt!!!
Stayed there March 2004. Nice hotel, recently refurbished. We were upgraded to a larger room as we had a baby with us. The room itself was large, clean and tastefully furnished. Good breakfast, friendly, helpful staff.
Slightly pricey but worth it.