Maldron Hotel Cardiff

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Address: St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GD, Wales

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.7

A striking new addition to Cardiff’s top hotel tier.

Everyone in Cardiff knew the successful Irish chain Maldron were coming long before the hotel slowly revealed its contemporary architectural brew of curves and angles this spring. A new crown at the top of the ever-developing St Mary Street, it fills the once sad urban hole that was home to Cardiff’s iconic but decrepit Central Hotel and marks another chapter in the cityscape’s voyage into the future.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

City centre action doesn’t come much closer. The Maldron, like [node:176766], is right next door to the central bus and train station and is just seconds away from both the Millennium Stadium and the St David’s 2 retail complex.

Bedrooms

Twin room users: let battle commence! All twin rooms at the Maldron come with a double and single bed so get ready to flip a coin, arm wrestle or just plain argue over who has the biggest bed. That said, the single beds are more than ample for a good night’s rest.

Families: let bookings commence! The aforementioned twins are ideal for a family of three while other rooms offer a sturdy pull out bed that’s much more substantial than the conventional, flimsy pull out beds older hotels are known for.

Couples should try to request a corner room thanks to their roomy, suite-like lay out and resplendent dual floor-to-ceiling action.

Public areas

Step inside and step into tomorrow; Maldron’s chic black veneer gives the lobby a cool, upmarket flavour without ever feeling too formal or over-posh. The bar and restaurant on the first floor is amass with warm browns, purples and wood tones and is blessed with a hundred corners that suit the both private or lively moments.

Eating and drinking

The sprawling, window-lit bar makes an attractive proposition. As does the bar meal menu that offers a well selected range of light-to-indulgent daytime bites. As evening arrives, the restaurant comes alive with an equally attractive menu that celebrates local produce with a twist of traditional Irish tucker.

Service

 Staff are helpful, friendly, relaxed and clued up about the local facilities and attractions.

Who stays there

Maldron’s a very new hotel in the city so its regular visitors haven’t been established yet, but there’s an impressive emphasis on families and, as already established by its Irish counterparts, it’s a big hit with the sports fans.

Price advice

 WiFi is free, breakfast is £10 and parking in the local multi-storey is discounted.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Sporty types
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • A very young, very cool place in a great location
  • Great dining facilities
  • It’s surrounded by traffic-heavy roads
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