How to find us

** Due to major road re-structuring in Cardiff that took place during the lockdowns, please make extra preparations if driving to the hotel, it’s carnage even for us locals **

Castle Street is now open again to traffic but is primarily a bus route, please plan ahead and be cautious of bus lane priorities that may cause you a driving fine.

For the moment, you cannot draw up directly outside the hotel on either St Mary Street or Westgate Street due to the introduction of a bus only restriction. We are awaiting a compromise/solution from Cardiff council. The best option for now is to park in the NCP on Westgate Street and then make your way to the hotel (details below)


Whilst you can access the hotel through Castle Street, the volume of traffic sometimes causes gridlock.

We suggest that you approach the city from junction 33 of the M4, take the A4232 to either the city football stadium exit or travel its length to Cardiff Bay. If travelling from east of Cardiff, junction 33 means over-shooting the city but it’s simpler.

The exit for the football stadium (Cardiff City Stadium) will bring you across the city from the west, using postcode CF10 1TL will bring you on to the part of Castle Street that is still accessible and then on to Westgate Street from the north, the NCP carpark is on the left approximately half way down.

If you travel the extent of the A4232 to Cardiff Bay, you are then approaching the city centre from the south, the simplest option from there is to come up Corporation Road and on to Clare Road (lower St Mary Street is often closed to vehicles at the weekend).

Come up Corporation Road, up Clare Road, travel straight over the junction on to Clare Street, then turn right at the junction of Castle Street, on to Westgate Street from the north end.

Tudor Street is now inaccessible travelling from East to West whilst substantial roadworks are also taking place there.


The hotel has no onsite parking but is just a few hundred metres from several parking options.

We can offer preferential overnight parking rates at the NCP multi storey car park further along Westgate Street (technically Quay Street) at CF10 1DZ. It’s roughly a 5 minute walk to the hotel. To gain the discounted parking rates simply present your ticket to reception on departure.

As of June 2021, parking is charged at the hotel at a rate of £16 per day and is only available for NCP Westgate Street.

There are several other parking options across the city, some of which are less expensive, some which are cheaper initially and then costs escalate quickly. Most parking in Cardiff is expensive. All parking is at your own risk.

There is a Park and Ride option. Buses drop off at Dumfries Place, approximately 15 minutes walk from the hotel through the pedestrianised shopping area.

*The hotels main address of CF10 1DW is now a pedestrianised area with vehicle access only available between the early hours and until 10.30am – it is not suitable for arrival by car.

During large city events (especially rugby and concerts), most roads across the city centre will close to safeguard the large volume of pedestrians on the roads. Times and extent of road closures are always determined by Cardiff Council. We will always text instructions a few days prior as long as we have a mobile number for you of course.


Checkin is from 3.00pm, checkout at 11.00am

Contact Us

The Royal Hotel Cardiff
88 St Mary Street
CF10 1DW

Tel: 02920 550 750

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