A couple of weeks ago we spent a night at a Travelodge hotel in Cardiff. It was our first time staying at a Travelodge and it was exactly what we needed for the night. We were traveling from our home in Sheffield, to Bluestone in Pembrokeshire which is around a five hour drive, so we decided to stop off in Cardiff for one night to break the journey up.
Travelodge Central on Queen Street is perfectly located in the centre of Cardiff, right by the main shopping area. It’s also just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Castle and the National History Museum, both of which we visited while we were there.
“Our Cardiff Central Queen Street hotel is moments away from Cardiff’s key landmarks. Cardiff University is virtually next door, and the Principality Stadium, Wales’ rugby HQ, is just around the corner.
Don’t miss the National History Museum, Wales’ most visited attraction. Then there’s the Wales Millennium Centre, a world-class venue and a beautiful building in itself. Head to Cardiff Castle and to add a touch of timeless tradition to your stay.”
Parking for the hotel is at the NCP car park on Greyfriars Road, which is right aroud the corner. Travelodge guests are entitled to a 10% discount here so we paid £21.60 to leave our car there overnight, which I think is reasonable.
When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who gave us all the information we needed for our stay at Travelodge.
We stayed in a family room which was lovely and spacious with a king size bed and two single beds for the children. The room was clean and comfortable, which is exactly what we needed for our night in Cardiff.
Included in our room was:
- Comfy king size bed
- Cosy 10.5 tog duvet, 4 plump pillows
- Showers in all rooms
- TV with Freeview
- Set of fresh white towels
- Spacious desk
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- WiFi* – 30 minutes FREE or £3 for 24 hours
- Hand, hair & body wash
We all slept well in our room, the king size bed was really comfy! There was some noise from a nearby nightclub during the night but it wasn’t too much of a problem and the children slept through it all. I guess that’s just the risk you take with a city centre hotel and there are alternative Travelodge hotels around Cardiff if you prefer somewhere a little quieter.
The hotel also has a restaurant and bar onsite, which of course we took full advantage of! We had our breakfast in the restaurant the following morning which we all enjoyed. There was plenty of choice including a cooked breakfast, cereals, pastries etc. There’s also a selection of hot and cold drinks available.
We really enjoyed our stay at Travelodge Cardiff Central and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking to stay in the the heart of the city. There’s plenty to do in the area, and all within walking distance which is great. Our family room was spacious and comfortable, just what we needed for our stay. Our stay at Travelodge was complimentary but if we had paid we would be looking at £51 for the night which I think is very reasonable for a family of four.
A big thank you to Travelodge for having us, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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*Disclaimer – We were offered a complimentary stay at Travelodge in exchange for this review, however all opinions are my own*