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The Riverhouse

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN Wales
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#1 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Cardiff
The Riverhouse is a city centre bed and breakfast in Cardiff near all the main attractions. This award winning Cardiff budget accommodation has a selection of private rooms. All guests get free WiFi which is everywhere, and if booked direct, a huge continental breakfast. The B&B is run and owned by a local Cardiff family who can give advice about nearby attractions and help make your stay a welcome one. There is a homely feel which is helped by a fully equipped guest kitchen, a dining room and lounge with Netflix and Amazon Prime to watch.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Self-serve laundry
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Polish, Romanian
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Diane W wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom193 contributions80 helpful votes
Spotlessly clean facilities for a backpacker/hostel type accommodation and nice Netflix touch. would recommend if your a night owl and don’t want to get much sleep. Little too noisy for me with doors banging and loud voices. Brekkie ample and plentiful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
honestholiday2010 wrote a review Oct 2021
Cornwall, United Kingdom82 contributions69 helpful votes
Booked the Riverhouse as a last minute break for my wife and I. Great friendly staff with exceptionally clean rooms with plenty of space. Don’t be put off with no en suit as the bathrooms were individual cubicles again spotlessly clean. Plenty of choice for breakfast (continental). Great location, 5 minutes walk to the city centre. Defo recommend and defo be re visiting. Big thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pay and display parking just up the road from the accommodation.
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Matthew wrote a review Jul 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions16 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay at the River House. The room is basic but very comfortable. The tv has access to lots of streaming services. Bathrooms were spotlessly clean. I enjoyed the breakfast and the shared kitchen facilities and common lounge area. The location is fantastic, directly opposite stadium right in the city centre and only a few minutes walk from the station. Communication with the owners was great before I arrived, they sent out very clear info on how to check in etc before I arrived. I was very happy here and fully recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Laura R wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions9 helpful votes
The Riverhouse is very clean and tidy. Breakfast was very nice. Tea, coffee, water and biscuits were available all day which was nice. Shared bathroom facilities but we never had to wait to use any. Quiet outside, the doors inside the hotel could be loud when people slammed them. We parked in alterton street just 10 minutes walk away to save on parking charges.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ricardas M wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
It’s was great time,and perfect location. Very good price and lovely owners Communications pre-arrival were excellent. The place was clean, the beds were comfy and there was a smart tv,sockets with USB chargers. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
US$41 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riverhouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Riverhouse?
Nearby attractions include Escape Rooms Cardiff (0.4 km), The Bootlegger (0.3 km), and Principality Stadium (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riverhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Riverhouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Riverhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasture Cardiff, Revolution, and Cafe Citta.
Is The Riverhouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Cardiff.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Riverhouse?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Riverhouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Dutch, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Riverhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Insole Court (3.1 km), St Lythans Burial Chamber (6.3 km), and Mansion House (1.3 km).