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Llanybydder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff were extremely helpful, arranging taxis for us, nothing was too much to ask for. The room was very large, with 2 huge windows looking over the city. Our bed was very comfortable with spotless bedding. The breakfast was outstanding, with enough choice for a meat eater and vegetarian.

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your breakfast and stay and found the satff extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to leave...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked in for a 4 night break in Cardiff, room was large, bed and pillows comfy, only curtains at the window, could do with blinds or nets of some sort as being on 3rd floor and a few high buildings around neither the room or bathroom, both with large windows, was very private. Television very small for size of room,...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you found the room spacious and comfortable. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the breakfast. I have discussed...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I have stayed at the big sleep hotel many times before. It has always been very basic - just your standard low budget hotel. Its always been ideal as we tend to go to a lot of music events held at The Motorpoint arena, which is just a walk across the road. When we arrived this time...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly and helpful. Thank you for taking the time to leave your...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very easy to find,friendly staff ,very nice comfortable quiet room ,nice small bar area open 224hr.never booked breakfast but wish we had as it smelt good and other people said it was good ,will definitely stay again .

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and...

Swindon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have used The Big Sleep for many years and always ignored the shabbiness as fantastic location & fantastic staff. Stayed last night and was very kindly given a free upgrade to one of the newly decorated bedrooms. WOW, it's lovely. Everything has been replaced & upgraded. We had room 907, gorgeous! Staff as always very helpful and very pleasant. Really...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff very pleasant and helpful. Thank you for taking the time to leave...

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night in March with my friend for a concert. When we turned up we tried the big sleep car park first as we read there were only 18 spaces available at a price of £8 per night. We took our chances and got a space in the smallest and cramped car park we had ever been...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed some aspects of your stay. Sorry to hear that you found the room cleanliness not up to standard....

bristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel for 3.15pm and managed to nab the last space in the very tight car park. We knew check in wasnt until 3.30pm but thought we are only 15 minutes early so surely we can get into our room. When we walked into reception there were quite a few couples already waiting to that didnt bode...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am sorry to hear of the issues you had during your stay. I have discussed your feedback with the reception team. Thank you for taking...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancee and myself stayed at this hotel as we were going to a show, at the Motorpoint centre. We stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms on the top floor. Very comfortable stay, excellent breakfast and very helpful staff. Please note that the bed was set up on behalf of my Fiancee by the hotel staff, as it...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your breakfast and stay and found the staff very helpful. I will pass on your lovely feedvback to...

Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms on the 10th floor which was lovely. Great views and very comfortable. The only complaint I didn't have time to mention to staff was that the bathroom door didn't shut and the toilet seat was loose, so more attention to room maintenance is needed. Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay...

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The Big Sleep C, General Manager at The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback regarding maintenance is noted and will be actioned. Thank you for taking the time...

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The big sleep hotel in February for a 2 day stay. The receptionists were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Whatever we wanted wasn't a trouble for them. The room we stayed in was ok, the beds comfortable but we couldn't open the windows and the extractor fan in the bathroom was very loud which interrupted our sleep! Other...

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Thank you for taking the time to leave your review based on your recent visit at the Big Sleep Hotel. As a hotel we always appreciate guest feedback whether it is constructive or praise. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the staff very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Thank you for taking the time to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Big Sleep Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

Address: Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: RM215 - RM773 (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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