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The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

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Treorchy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Well placed with good views and good size rooms. But they have worn out uncomfortable beds with awful pillows. Lifts don't inspire confidence either. The morning after a stay there I am tired from lack of sleep. If you want an hotel near The Motorpoint area, I would go for the Park inn instead.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed for the Rugby League World Cup weekend and have no complaints about the hotel. It was over priced for what it is that was probably upped for the Rugby League event The house keeper only called in our room once in three days but reception was very helpful .for anything we needed. The breakfast could have been a...

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Thank Michael H
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Paid £85 for 1 night so not exactly budget, our room felt like a hostel, it was a good size but it was dirty, stained carpets fans with layers of dust and a sleepless night as the bed creaked every time you moved and the pillows seemed to be a layer of foam! Our landing had a faint smell of...

Thank anne p
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2013

If you are on a budget I can't help but recommend the Big Sleep. Plenty of reviews below make for very poor reading so I didn't know what to expect when I arrived, check in wasn't until 3pm but they had no problem storing our bags until this. When we checked in everything was very well explained. The room itself...

Thank Chris R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2013

The location is the only positive I found, it really is right in the middle of the action. The parking is very unusual, staff were very blunt and extremely rude and my room hadn't seen a vacuum for a good while. The Breakfast was OK but would not return.

Thank JaiLeih
Hook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stopped here on a Saturday night when visiting family in Cardiff. The hotel is in an excellent location close by to the shops and nightlife. The hotel itself is clean, the staff are all friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and very spacious with a great view over Cardiff. The breakfast was continental self service simple yet fresh...

1Thank g4224wil
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

I was booked into the big sleep by my company, as I was in Cardiff on business. The location is great but that's the only good thing I can say about it. When I arrived, the male night receptionist aggressively asked why I had parked in a disabled space?! (I am disabled with a blue badge). I'm assuming this is...

Thank Spooky100
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I must say the previous reviews do not reflect what Big Sleep is like. The building is 100m away from John Lewis in the centre of Cardiff. The rooms are spacious and clean and for the price charged fantastic value. Yes the sound insulation in the rooms is poor and the hotel backs onto the main railway, another negative is...

1Thank C2Cdoneit
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2013

It is all about what one expects, I do wonder if so of the people who wrote negative reviews would have actually been happy anywhere but you get what you paid for. We did stay in Big Sleep in the past on few occasions in the standart room and never had any complains, our last two stays (August/September) we opted...

1Thank Hans_Kloss_UK
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Reading all the past reviews i was dreaded coming, bringing along my very low expectations i was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly and helpful, Our room was very clean and spacious, Breakfast was simple (ie Toast,cereal,fruit & pastries) but if your extra hungry you can go up again for more and for the amount your paying for a...

Thank tori h

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The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff managed by Compass Hospitality opened its doors in Cardiff in 1999 to a deluge of publicity and. The Big Sleep Hotel was credited as "The UK's first design hotel for budget travelers - Travelodge prices, but with more sex-appeal" by the UK's foremost hospitality publication The Travel Trade Gazette. Our hotel ideally located in Cardiff city centre opposite the Motorpoint Arena (formally Cardiff International Arena) and the new St David's shopping arcade. We are within walking distance of the Cafe Quarter, local tourist attractions and businesses. The hotel offers 81 bedrooms come with flat screen TV's, Broadband access, Wifi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. We also have disabled access rooms available as well as the car parking is available on a first come first parked basis and is chargeable. We appeal to business, leisure and family travelers for those who don't want to spend a fortune but do need somewhere to stay that's different and delivers big value at small prices. ... more   less 

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Address: Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: ₹ 3,442 - ₹ 12,508 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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“There are 10 floors but the lifts do work. Currently having work done but the workforce leaves by 5 pm and don't start back until 9am.”
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