The Parc Hotel, Cardiff
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Inspired by our recent travels and keen to fit in another overnight trip before our first visit to Portugal, the capital of Wales looked promising. The city centre seems too compact to contain so many points of interest. Yet it is easily explored on foot. We had chosen The Parc Hotel (Thistle chain) as it was in the heart of the town and made …
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 ...
... 10 each. Glad to have food in our tummies and get out of the city. (We discovered after from the host at Hazel Court, that had she known we were going into the centre of Newport, she would have advised against it. Apparently a new shopping centre has been built and the city precinct has deteriorated with 24 hr drinking and unruly behaviour). Tomorrow we will check out Cardiff and ...
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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Parc Hotel, Cardiff
OK, but not a 4 star hotel
The lobby gives the impression of a grand hotel, but the rooms were really stuffy. It could have been we had a bad experience in Wales (it was all closed for the Bank Weekend), but we didn't really enjoy our stay. For a claimed four star hotel, I've begun to get used to having wireless internet access available, but no broadband was available to the room. Just one shared internet access point in the lobby. I don't think it was worth the money.
Visiting Cardiff for a weekend I chose the Thistle, for it's four star rating and reasonable rates. It's location is perfect, right in the heart of Cardiff. £85 per room per night, not incl. breakfast. On arrival the staff were very courteous and helpful. The lobby is a grand affair and promised great things. However once in the room things began to look a little less promising.
Stayed at the Thistle for one night. 4 adults on weekend away and found it to be a clean, comfortable hotel in a great location. Unfortunately didn't sample breakfast but everything else was very good. Would recommend.
Fab room, service and breakfast
The rooms was spacious, the welcome warm, the bed very comfy and we had everything we needed. It was not chintzy as I feared but stylish in 30's decor. The buffet breakfast was brilliant. We would definately stay here again
Great central location
Stayed at the Thistle earlier this year for just one night. The rooms were very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The location was great, the shopping centre is on the doorstep and the nearest bar is a few steps away. Breakfast was lovely - so much to choose from.
Will use this hotel again for short stays in Cardiff
We stayed here for one night in August 2004. The double room was clean, spacious and comfortable. We had a little sitting area with chairs and table facing out onto the pedestrian-only shopping street below (Queens Street). The bathroom had a large shower/bathtub. It's a nicely decorated hotel with all the amenities, except air-conditioning. The location is ideal -- it's walking distance to the train/bus stations (15 minutes), Cardiff Castle (10 minutes), and all the City Centre shops and restaurants. We did not try the restaurant or bar, so we cannot comment on that.
Good Hotel, Good Location
Good Hotel, Good location for city centre and shopping. Rooms a little on the small side but perfectly adequate for a weekend stay and well maintained. Encountered no problems with bathroom or heating in room.
Reception staff could have been a little more professional but other staff in restaurant, bar and house keeping were extremely helpful.
Would stay there again. Excellent buffet breakfast (but watch out for the weak coffee).
Great location, crap hotel
While the hotel is well located, nothing else about it is great. We had rattling windows, the not-so-soothing hum of the vent system right outside the window, the room was freezing cold. A leak from the bath produced a wet, mucky carpet next to the bed. The room was really smokey when we arrived and the got our names wrong when we came in, always a bit frustrating, especially when we'd booked online and they had all our details.
If I'd paid rack rates, I would have been furious, but we did get a cheap deal, which tempered the disappointment a little.
Try somewhere different if you're in Cardiff. I've stayed in hostels which were better.
Great hotel deal right in the centre
We are very familiar with the city (of Cardiff) however staying at the Cardiff Thistle Hotel which is very central to all shops, theatre, etc. was amazing and the room rate was excellent - £65 per twin executive room per night, including English breakfast for the two of us.Cardiff is constantly changing and is a great place for all age groups.