Novotel Cardiff Centre

Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, Southern Wales, CF10 4RT, United Kingdom
(4 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Hanover now called 'Novotel'

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 16, 2005

the hotel is split into two parts which consists of and old part and a very modern part. the modern part is immaculate, lovely and relaxing - unfortunately our £110 a night room was in the old part. the room was sufficient but not a four star quality room - a travel lodge room would have been much bigger.

the location is only 10minutes walk from the central shopping area and brewery quarter.
on the whole its a decent hotel and they are planning to renovate a lot more rooms before september 2005 so it should end up being a very nice place to stay as the staff were all very helpful and curtious.

the buffett breakfast was excellent but not worth £11!

Unique Quality: pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym, vertical sunbeds, beauty appointments from hair to nails to waxing to massages and wraps.
2bars and a restaurant. conference and meeting rooms
free taxi phone
cash machine
free tickets to cardiff castle (look on the cistern of your toilet for these!!! - dont know why they put them there!)

Directions: follow signs for atlantic wharf or hanover international

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Niggling problems

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 2, 2004

I stayed at the Hanover International during a very busy weekend in Cardiff (a capacity 74000 crowd at the Millennium Stadium). I booked my room a year in advance through an agency who didn't require payment upfront. I was a bit nervous about this because I knew how difficult it would be to get another room if something went wrong so I kept phoning the hotel to see whether my booking was OK. Time and time again they told me that they didn't have a booking on their system but that it would be OK because they didn't always get the agency bookings until close to the date of travel. I accepted this, and hoped.

On getting to the hotel at 9.30pm on a busy Friday night, guess what, they didn't have my reservation. I don't know whether it was the hotel's fault or the agency's fault, but I've since booked other hotels through that agency with no problems and I've heard stories from friends who've stayed there in the past who have had similar problems.

To be fair, the hotel did their best and managed to find a double room. Because we'd booked a twin they scraped around and found a camp bed so I got to spend the weekend on a low, narrow bed. Not ideal and certainly not what we'd booked, but better than a weekend on a park bench I suppose. I do worry what would have happened had we turned up an hour or so later though as it was quite literally the last room in the hotel.

To be nice about it, the hotel itself was nice, good facilities and a good breakfast buffet. The location isn't as good as other Cardiff hotel's I've stayed in, it's not right in the city centre and it's not properly in Cardiff Bay, but it's close enough to the city centre to walk with no problems and it's probably a bit quieter.

Just make sure you get your booking confirmed properly and don't take any excuses from them!

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Warehouse hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 5, 2003

I'd recommend the Hanover to anyone - it's modern clean and efficient whilst still having a certain atmosphere of style. My stay was very pleasant with the staff always helpful.

Unique Quality: The hotel lies between the city centre and the newly renovated docks area, offering the best of both worlds. The cutting edge design extends from the sail-like roof above the reception area (see picture) to the rooms themselves. It’s difficult to believe that only a short while ago this was a derelict former bonded wharehouse.

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Address: Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, Southern Wales, CF10 4RT, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Novotel Cardiff Centre

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Suites

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