$96 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 8, 2014 Check-out: Aug 9, 2014

Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

4 stars
Park Place, CARDIFF, Cardiff, CF10 3UD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
16 reviews
Wonderful stay!

Very lovely hotel, gorgeous room, only disappointment was the ''accessible'' bathroom that we did... See full review

  • A.L.C
  • Jun 27, 2014
Fantastic location with modern features

Thistle cardiff was no let down. It's a very convenient location for shopping, eating out, drinking... See full review

  • Mcp. Happy
  • Jun 16, 2014
A grand Victorian building with a distinctive French-influenced faade, The Parc is a Cardiff landmark. Following a massive refurbishment, The Parc is now one of the city's premier hotels for business travelers, and an ideal choice if you're in Cardiff for a shopping trip or short break. At The Parc, hotel have 140 bedrooms, including Suites and Accessible rooms. Hotel also have eight meeting and function rooms, the largest seating up to 300 people theater-style, making The Parc popular both for business meeting and events and as an elegant wedding venue. The Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc is a non-smoking hotel

Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc Rooms

Standard Single Rooms
Our Standard Single rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Decorated in cool, contemporary colours and fabrics, they all have an in-room fridge, air-conditioning, LCD TVs and ensuite bathrooms with power showers. BT Openzone wireless broadband connection is also installed giving you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Double Room
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in cool, contemporary colours and fabrics, they all have air-conditioning, an in-room fridge, LCD TV and ensuite bathroom with bath and power shower. BT Openzone wireless broadband connection has also been installed giving you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in cool, contemporary colours and fabrics, they all have 2 twin beds, an in-room fridge, air-conditioning, LCD TV and ensuite bathroom with power showers. BT Openzone wireless broadband connection is also installed giving you access to your emails and the internet.
Executive Double Room
When you fancy a real treat our Executive Double rooms offer the perfect retreat at the end of a hectic day. They're larger than our Standard rooms, providing space for a large work desk, in-room fridge and a separate seating area. Your ensuite bathroom has both a bath and a power shower, with complimentary toiletries. As in all our bedrooms, you'll have BT Openzone wireless connection and full tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

51.4829 -3.1741
Area served
Cardiff.
Nearby airports
Cardiff Airport (CWL).
Area description
Located right in the heart of Cardiff, The Parc is an ideal base whether you're here for a concert at the Cardiff International Arena (CIA), a top sporting event at the Millennium Stadium, or simply to enjoy one of the UK's top-ten shopping destinations.

Nearby points of interest

  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff: 0.3 mi
  • Cardiff International Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Cardiff Crown Court: 0.3 mi
  • Millenium Stadium Cardiff: 0.4 mi
  • The Gate Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Cardiff City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: 0.6 mi
  • Bute Park: 0.8 mi
  • River Taff: 0.9 mi
  • Wales Millennium Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Cardiff City Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Mermaid Quay: 1.6 mi
  • Roath Park: 1.9 mi
  • Cardiff victoria Park: 2 mi
  • Cardiff International Pool: 2.3 mi
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff: 0.3 mi
  • Cardiff International Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Cardiff Crown Court: 0.3 mi
  • Millenium Stadium Cardiff: 0.4 mi
  • The Gate Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Cardiff City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University: 0.6 mi
  • Bute Park: 0.8 mi
  • River Taff: 0.9 mi
  • Wales Millennium Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Cardiff City Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Mermaid Quay: 1.6 mi
  • Roath Park: 1.9 mi
  • Cardiff victoria Park: 2 mi
  • Cardiff International Pool: 2.3 mi
  • Llandaff Cathedral: 2.3 mi
  • St Fagans National History Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Castell Coch: 5.1 mi
  • Parc Play: 5.4 mi
  • Rhondda Heritage Park: 12.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel's largest function rooms, the Whitehall and Princes Suites, each seat up to 300 people theater-style, making them suitable for large conferences; they also make The Parc one of Cardiff's most popular wedding venues. Hotel have six further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Dining

The Social Restaurant
Our newly launched restaurant and bar "The Social" has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and is where Cardiff comes to see and be seen. Our award-winning Executive Chef Iain Inman, formally of Penny Hill Park, leads a talented brigade serving a distinctively different social dining experience. His innovative menu with fabulous food fuses world tastes with contemporary flavours. Meanwhile with its intimate atmosphere and superb location in the heart of the city centre, our Harlech Lounge is the perfect place to take our legendary cocktails. We also offer a full room service menu round the clock; please see the card in your room for details.
Harlech Lounge
Located on the ground floor, our informal Harlech Lounge is the perfect place to relax with a wide selection of hot and cold drinks available throughout the day, along with a wide range of mouth-watering snack and light meals.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A.L.C
South Wales
Jun 27, 2014

Wonderful stay!

Very lovely hotel, gorgeous room, only disappointment was the ''accessible'' bathroom that we did not ask for so a normal bathroom would've been nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mcp. Happy
Gwent
Jun 16, 2014

Fantastic location with modern features

Thistle cardiff was no let down. It's a very convenient location for shopping, eating out, drinking and attractions, including the theatres and stadium. The staff were friendly with a speedy check in and rooms were ready on time and pleasingly comfortable. Parking was available but it is tiny and very tight for most vehicles. I would definitely stay again and recommend. The rooms were also quiet considering the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fab for bars and clubs and shops all right outside hotel and attached to hotel too.

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bristled at Thistle
Business
Indiana
Sep 16, 2013

Staff Issues

The manager at the front desk insisted that I sign a charge for £456 as security for amenities. I only agreed to sign it if he would provide a receipt, which he agreed to do. After I signed it, he told me that the copy machine was up on the fourth floor, and that he would get it later and put it under my door. I went to dinner, came back and, when it wasn't there, asked him for it again. This time he told me that since he was the only one at the front desk, he couldn't leave, but he would get it later and slide it under my door (seriously, they only have one person on site that can make a copy of something?!! The next morning, it still wasn't there. The night before I checked out I went back to the front deal, and sighed when I saw him behind it. Still, I had a 6:00 am flight and I really needed a wakeup call to make sure I didn't oversleep! He smiled and assured me that this wouldn't be a problem. When I came back later that night I decided I better check with the night person at the front desk. Sure enough no wake-up call had been recorded. I generally pleasant experience ruined by a smarmy and surly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
King Sol
London
Aug 2, 2013

Fantastic Customer Service

This Hotel maybe rated 4 stars, but the staff treat there customers to a 5 Star Level. I strongly recommend Tim the Manager, his service was truly world class, as good or better then I have received at any other 5 star Hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at the Hotel restaurant, they have a great Chef

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lone Ranger
Business
NE, UK
May 12, 2013

Good city centre location

Good location - pleasant staff - little disappointed with the window cleaner arriving at 7 and waking me ! Otherwise good all round hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bonebiddy
Business
Oxford, UK
Apr 14, 2013

Good place, excellent location

This is the second time I have stayed at The Park Thistle Hotel in Cardiff. Both times have been nice. I would recommend it if for no other reason than the location. I was in town to attend conferences both times at Cardiff University and the hotel is in an excellent location to walk to the different campus buildings. It is also just off of Queen Street with large numbers of shops, restaurants and pubs. The staff are nice and helpful. I remember that my first time staying had some noise issues with people walking past my room and squeaky floorboards, but that is not surprising in an older building. My last stay was in one of the two ‘attic’ rooms and it was very quiet with just one neighbour and no one walking around outside my door. The room was smaller, but I actually really liked it. I would recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dave. W.
South Wales
Jan 24, 2013

Dissapointing Customer Care

Booked a double room but on arrival single room allocated. We had to wait to check if a double was available. Hotel took £50 credit to use in bar however, when we ordered drinks at the bar were told this could not be used and long discussion until they gave me my credit but with no apology!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lucky Lady
Devon. UK
Jan 10, 2013

Great For a Shopping Weekend

We were very pleased with the half price offer. The location, on Queens St, with its own P&D carpark, meant we walked out of the hotel and straight into St. David's shopping centre. At night there were lots of nearby restaurants and the bar/clubs were just far enough away not to be heard. The only downside was the constantly running bathroom extract ventilation which was noticable when going to sleep because the room was so quite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The centre closes at 7pm, but lots of stores inside the centre close at 6pm.

Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
alex111
Ukraine
Dec 14, 2012

Maybe the best hotel in Cardiff

This is a very beautifull place to stay. Just 5 minutes by foot to Cardiff castle. Windows has a beautifull view. The staff is very friendly. If I visit Cardiff more times I will stay at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Welshnat
Bridgend, South Wales
Nov 5, 2012

Romantic stay

Booked this hotel due to its central location. We were surprised at how quiet it was as this hotel is located in Cardiff City Centre. Trains to Cardiff Bay are very regular and a night out at the Glee Comedy Club was fantastic. A comfortable nights sleep in the hotel , clean room, would definitely book this hotel again. Pity it didn't have spa facilities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Glee Comedy Club Cardiff Bay

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