Travel Blogs from Cardiff
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 ...
I'm still attempting to get my Visa processed for my trip to China / Tibet. I though the Russians were awkward however that one was a piece of cake in comparison to this. I have bored plenty of people moaning about this issue now! The Chinese are very cautious when letting people see their homeland. That said, things are looking far more optimistic on this front, although the Chinese need confirmation of entry into the country (& train tickets can only be ...
... Richard Webb in 1675. It was named thus because he worked his workers so hard it was known as a "house of bondage", and therefore was given the name. Ducks were sleeping, swimming and duck diving amid the running water. After a drink, we then headed on to Nympsfield Long Barrow to see a Neolithic Barrow and also to Uley Barrow which had a larger opening and you could actually crawl inside if you wanted to. They were amazing as you could feel the essence of the place and time to which ...
... 8217;t go slashing and burning any more, though Enoch Powell might have done if he had had his way. And after a generation or two we give them a British Passport. So, what is all the fuss about some non-native plants and animals? Surely we should worry more about the one’s we cause to be extinct. And look at pheasants? Weren’t they introduced from Asia? They are now part of the fabric of our countryside and hedgerows. Mind you, The Queen goes round shooting ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sandringham Hotel Cardiff
I have to visit Cardiff for one night (work/conference) every 2 to 3 months and always stay over at the Sandringham. O.K. it is an old building etc. but it is so conveniently placed near the station, the shops, taxis etc. that I would not wish to go to one of the newer,'posher' hotels. The rates are good for a single room although the rooms tend to be a little gloomy but they have tea/coffee making facilities, television, room to do some written work and are en suite. The breakfast is O.K. - can be a little cold sometimes (especially the bacon!). I feel quite happy to walk into the Jazz Bar for an evening snack or a drink i.e. as a lone woman. Do not rely on the early morning call 'though. I have mentioned this at reception but the same happened again this last visit. Lucky I'd remembered to pack my little alarm clock! Very welcoming and friendly place in the middle of the city.
Good value for the area
Like most of the buildings in this area, the hotel is in an old building and, therefore, very creaky. The bathroom was also small. However, the location of this hotel is excellent. It is right on a main street with lots of shopping and restaurants. Parking can be an issue, though.
Just arrived back from a 1 night stop over in Cardiff, was going to travel up and back in the same night for a concert but checked last minute hotel availability and worked out that a combination of taxi's and trains would have worked out more expensive so decided to stop over at the Sandringham. What a find! A lovely little hotel slap bang in the middle of the city, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the room was immaculate. The hotel is an old building and so creaky floorboards and stairs are expected, the only issue being the lack of lifts, but again expected in a building of this age, luckily we were on the first floor so not far to go. Another excellent pro would be the Jazz bar, which although next door is part of the hotel and even on a monday night was pretty busy and great fun!
Friendly staff, good location, good value
I stayed at the Sandringham for 2 night earlier this week during my visit to Wales. I was looking for an affordable, friendly, affordable place within walking distance of Cardiff Central train station. The hotel is on the main commercial street in the heart of Cardiff. You can walk to Cardiff Castle, the national museum, etc.
There's no lift so be prepared. My room as small but clean, comfortable and comfortable. The price was great and included a full English breakfast.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The young lady who served my breakfast was gushing with friendliness and enthusiasm. What a great way to start the day.
There's a good restaurant on the ground floor called Cafe Jazz. Unfortunately, I missed the entertainment.
Lovely staff, Lovely stay
We stayed at this hotel whilst visiting Cardiff for an Avril Lavigne concert (it was wicked!) we stayed in the front room of the hotel and it was great we could look out of the window and see everything going on which we loved. There were lots of nice bars up the street and we enjoyed Cardiff Castle. The staff were so friendly and the breakfast was lovely. We will definately be back next time we are in town for a concert. Excellent value and lovely spacious rooms.
My wife and I stayed at the Sandringham 8/31/2004 - 9/3/2004, after booking it through the British tourist office. We were looking for a nice place under £65 a night and convenient to the train station. The Sandringham definitely met those criteria - £45 a night for a double en suite room and located about 3 blocks from the Cardiff Central Station. But the Sandringham offers a lot for the price. The Sandringham is in Cardiff City Center, close to restaurants, shopping, clubs and to Cardiff Castle. The Jazz Café on the ground floor is a good place to hang out. Our room was a smallish but fairly standard hotel room, and looked like it had been decorated in the late 80's. It included a TV (with a couple of satellite channels), telephone, hot water pot for coffee and tea, and a trouser press. However, the mattress on the bed was rather hard and not particularly comfortable. The bathroom was clean and surprisingly spacious, with plenty of hot water. Since the hotel is in central Cardiff, there can be a bit of street noise (particularly on a Friday night), but not enough to be a problem if you close the window. A full breakfast is included in the price, and it was quite good. (The menu offers a larger breakfast for an extra £2, but I can't imagine needing that much more food). The staff was helpful and friendly, and called taxis for us several times. In short, good value, good location and a nice place to stay.
Good lodgings and location
We had 2 rooms here in July 2004. Like most hotels in the U.K. the rooms were small but the
bathrooms were surprisingly spacious. Breakfast
was served every morning by very friendly staff.
The hotel is on a busy street but our rooms were
quiet (did not face the street). This hotel is within
walking distance to the train and bus stations, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales, and
a large pedestrian mall/shopping area. We enjoyed
our visit to Cardiff.
Clean rooms, friendly service
We stayed at the Sandringham for one night in Mid-May 2004.
We were just passing through, but enjoyed the clean room and the cheerful service. It seems to be a family-run business. The daughter at the front desk was friendly as were the ladies who served our traditional and delicious Welsh breakfast. I believe the room price included breakfast.
They kept our luggage behind the front desk for us for a few hours after we checked out so that we could explore the town a bit.
We would stay here again.
This is a really great value hotel. It is about 500 yeards from Cardiff Castlke and about 750 yeard from the bus station and the Airbus etc.
Nice, Cheap and clean hotel. No Fussing, stayed there overnight no problems at all.