January Bargain Break - Cardiff - SPICE EXCLUSIVE

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Friday 10 January 2025 15:00 - Sunday 12 January 2025 11:00

(2 nights)

From £140.00

Listed by Spice Thames Valley & Solent

A great value break to get you through the January Blues

We will check in from 3pm on the Friday and will enjoy a fish and chip supper and entertainment in The Main Stage (Below the hotel.) On Saturday after breakfast, you can choose to explore or just relax, some optional events will be offered nearer to the weekend. Including Cardiff Castle, The Milennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay. On the Saturday evening, we will have a meal at Zero Degrees. Sunday after breakfast you can explore some more or set off home. We will offer the opportunity to local members to attend the fish & chip supper and the Saturday dinner without having to also choose accomodation.

We had a great weekend here in January 2024. The hotel is fairly basic but in a brilliant location with lovely friendly staff. It's great value for a weekend break in such a great location. There is currently an Early Booking Discount of £10 The price will increase at the end of June.

Please note that the hotel is across four floors and all levels are accessed by stairs only, there is no lift or disabled access.



  • 2 nights accomodation with breakfast
  • Fish & Chip supper Friday evening, followed by entertainment at The Main Stage (underneath the hotel)
  • Meal at Zero Degrees on Saturday evening, then either back to the Main Stage or check out other hostelries in the area.


  • Drinks
  • lunches
  • optional excursions (TBC)

The Sandringham Hotel is a well-established family run 2* Hotel with good service and friendly atmosphere. It is situated in the heart of the City of Cardiff and only a few minutes walk from the many Shopping Malls and Arcades, of which the City is justly proud; and, just a 'long pass' from the famous Principality Stadium. The Sandringham Hotel offers all that the discerning traveller requires and more.

The Sandringham Hotel was built in the 1880’s. Previously known as the Black Lion, it is a landmark in Cardiff’s St Mary Street. The famous stone lion on top of the building is a great reminder of that era.

The Dutton Family has owned the Hotel since 1989. Mr. Eric Dutton MBE, a well known figure in the capital, served as president of Cardiff Chamber of Trade and was a former chairman of Cardiff Initiative. He was also the first-ever patron of the Cardiff Hoteliers’ Association. In 2003, Mr. Dutton was awarded an MBE for over fifty years of loyal voluntary service to the community in Cardiff. He has now sadly passed away but the hotel remains operated by his sons Simon and Michael and his daughter in law Alison.

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Travel & Stay

All 28 Bedrooms are fully en-suite. Facilities include:

  • Garment press
  • Desk
  • Independently controlled heating
  • Free toiletries
  • Remote Control Colour Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Wake up service / alarm clock
  • Electric kettle
  • Tea / coffee maker
  • Radio
  • Direct dial phone
  • 24 hour reception

Free WIFI In all rooms and public areas

Please note that the hotel is across four floors and all levels are accessed by stairs only, there is no lift or disabled access.

Getting There

From M4 travelling west

Exit M4 at Junction 29 Follow signs for Cardiff (E&S) A48 (M4) and continue straight on for approx. 7 miles Exit left at sign for City Centre (M4) A470 At roundabout after slip road exit, take second exit left - following signs for City Centre Continue straight on for approx. 300 yards to a roundabout and merge with traffic from North Road from your right (Be careful - there is a speed camera almost immediately after merging with North Road Traffic and three more before you reach us!) Continue straight along North Road until you reach Castle on your right (approx. 1.5 miles) Turn left after passing the Castle with the Angel Hotel on the corner into Westgate Street. There are pay to park car parks located on this street. St Mary Street is adjacent to Westgate Street. We are located two doors down from House of Fraser Department store. Please note St Mary Street is now pedestrianised. Please contact us if you require further information.

From M4 travelling east

Exit M4 at Junction 32 Follow signs for Cardiff A470 & City Centre. Route leads into Manor Way, then North Road (Be Careful - no fewer than 5 speed cameras between J32 and Cardiff Castle (approx. 4.5 miles) Turn left after passing the Castle with the Angel Hotel on the corner into Westgate Street. There are pay to park car parks located on this street. St Mary Street is adjacent to Westgate Street. We are located two doors down from House of Fraser Department store. Please note St Mary Street is now pedestrianised. Please contact us if you require further information.


Please note that like any other major city, street parking is hard to find! -- and is available for limited time periods.

Parking is available in the NCP Car Parks situated around Cardiff - www.ncp.co.uk

The closest to the Hotel (and within walking distance) are:

·       Cardiff Quay Street NCP

·       Castle Court NCP in Westgate St, Cardiff CF10 1DB

Please note there is no public parking in the Principality Stadium car park

Parking arrangements if required for the NCP Car Park in Westgate Street/Quay Street CF10 1DZ

1.     Drive to the NCP car park making a note of your vehicle registration number.

2.     Park your vehicle.

3.     Obtain a discount code from Hotel Reception. (£19.95 per 24 hours discounted from £25.70).

4.     Pay £5 per 24 hours to the hotel reception and 14.95 per 24 hours at the car park on departure.

Public Transport

Cardiff's Central Train and Bus Stations are just 500 metres form the Hotel

Cardiff Bus

National Express Bus Services

National Rail

Availability & Pricing

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Host & Everything Else

Cardiff Attractions

Cardiff Castle

Discover 2000 years of history in the heart of the City. From the coming of the Romans, through the Norman Conquest to lavish Victorian design - all have left their distinctive mark on the Castle for you to explore.

Distance from Hotel: 200 meters

Bute Park

Bute Park offers an extensive area of mature parkland within Cardiff’s city centre boasting a nationally significant tree collection, numerous natural play features for the young (or young-at-heart), an education centre, three cafes, and a wealth of horticulture and wildlife interest.

Distance from Hotel: 200 meters

Principality Stadium

Since it's opening in June 1999, the Principality Stadium has welcomed over 1.3 Million visitors per year. With the first retractable roof in the UK, the Stadium is a multi-purpose, all round venue.

Distance from Hotel: 200 meters

Cardiff Civic Centre

Cardiff's justifiably famous civic centre in Cathays Park covers 60 acres and features some beautiful buildings in the style of Austrian Baroque (with overtones of French Baroque). Situated to the north of the castle and the central business area of the city, the park includes the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, City Hall and Law Courts.

Distance from Hotel: 1 km

The National Museum of Wales

History, science and the arts at your fingertips - the National Museum Gallery really captures your imagination. Scroll through elegant art galleries housing world - famous works of art, or take a journey back in time to explore a land of dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Uncover the secrets of the Celtic, Roman and Viking ancestors, or discover the story of the amazing natural history of Wales. There is something to amaze everyone!

Distance from Hotel: 1 km

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay is Europe s most exciting waterfront development. It has a diverse mix of internationally acclaimed visitor attractions, activities and entertainment coupled with vibrant cosmopolitan bars, shops and restaurants all situated around the freshwater lake.

Distance from Hotel: 3 km

Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff Bay is a sheltered inlet covering about 200 hectares on the Bristol Channel at the mouths of the Rivers Taff and Ely. The Cardiff Bay Barrage is 1.1km long and extends from Cardiff Docks in the north to Penarth in the south. This major civil engineering construction project has created a freshwater lake with over 13km of waterfront.

Distance from Hotel: 3 km

St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life

The Museum of Welsh Life opened on 7 July 1948. Since then, it has established itself as one of Europe's foremost open-air museums, becoming Wales' most popular heritage attraction. The Museum shows how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last five hundred years. The Museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagan's Castle.

Distance from Hotel: 8km

St David's Shopping Centre

Wales biggest shopping destination.

Distance from Hotel: 200 meters

The Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre, on Cardiff Bay waterfront, is the most exciting cultural initiative happening in Europe today. Not only a place to see the best in international musicals, opera, ballet and dance, it is also home to seven diverse and exciting cultural organisations.

Distance from Hotel: 3 km

St David's Hall

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall and Conference Centre of Wales. It is home to the annual Cardiff Welsh Proms, the world-class Orchestral Concert Series featuring the world's top orchestras, soloists and conductors and the famous bi-annual Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

Distance from Hotel: 100 meters

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

The Cardiff Motorpoint Arena is a modern arena set in the heart of Cardiff.

Distance from Hotel: 1 km

Visit Cardiff

The Official Cardiff visitors and tourism website for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.


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