Very convenient if you need access to the city centre.
Being on a main road there was a little traffic noise, but not too much. To the left of the Hotel is the River and opposite are the castle
grounds, so it is sort of on the corner of the city rather than in the centre. The Cardiff Blues stadium is just behind the hotel. (might be busy / noisy on match days?)Nice big room. Breakfast was very good, staff were very attentive. When filling in the form for the Wi-Fi they ask you to rate the hotel. I thought this was a compulsory question, to be able to access Wi-Fi (not sure, now, if it was). Having struggled to find the place and being a bit shocked by the parking fee, I scored 5/10 for 'arrival experience'. About two minutes later the phone rang to enquire about 'my complaint'.
Car parking is directly behind the hotel, but was nearly full when I arrived and cost £12, which I hadn't realised until I arrived (bit of a shock).
The Hotel is surprisingly difficult to find. The post code sent me into the city one way system, which was a nightmare. Pulling over and ringing the hotel gets you an answerphone message which gives some instructions that sound very easy - until you try to follow them. "The hotel is opposite the castle" - dead easy - until you realise that the (very busy) road wraps around two sides of the (very large) castle, is about two miles long and there is a bus lane to your left, frequently full of buses blocking your view, so you can very easily drive past without seeing it. Doing a U-turn to come back is then challenging. What you need to know is that you drive past the castle (which is on your right) until the roads turns right. Down the next side, past The Royal Bank of Scotland, past the NISA store (both on your left) about 100 yards on your left just after a left turn with traffic lights (Westgate Street). Turn left just before the building to get to the car park. If you go over the bridge (over the river Taff) then you've gone too far. [Less]