Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is there anything you need to know before your arrival? Don’t hesitate to ask.
Check in & check out times
Our official check in times are between 2pm-9pm, but with prior arrangement we are able to arrange later check in if necessary.
Our official check out time is 11.30am, but this can be extended by booking a late check out till 1pm for an additional £5.
If you are due to leave earlier than our breakfast time we request you settle any out standing fees the night before. When leaving you can lock the main door behind you and pop the keys through the letter box.
Why is breakfast not included in the room price?”
So that we can maintain our low prices.
We only charge for breakfast if you decide to have it rather than charge everyone, whether they eat it or not. We believe the £5 breakfast fee is very good value for money.[/toggle]
Can a friend who is not staying at Ty Rosa join us for breakfast?
Yes, you are more than welcome to have a friend, colleague or relative join you for breakfast at the non-resident rate of £7.95.
How to get from the airport?
- From outside the arrivals hall take the X91 bus to Cardiff Central Station (£3.40 single, or £4.20 return). Change to a number 9 bus to Clive Street (£1.60 single, or day pass £3.00). Alight at Bromsgrove Street stop. We are on the opposite pavement.
- From out side arrivals hall take the free bus to Rhoose train station where you can catch the train to central station (£3.50). From there you can either take a taxi (£5.50), or walk to West Gate Street and take a number 9 bus to Clive street (£1.60 single, or day pass £3.00). Alight at Bromsgrove street. We are on the opposite pavement.
- If your train stops at Grangetown station, alight there instead. Come down the stairs from the platform, turn right under the bridge, walk to the traffic lights, turn right and you are on Clive Street. We are about 300 meters down the road on the right, number 118.
- You can arrange a taxi that knows Ty Rosa to meet you at the airport (Call: +44 2920 55 55 55). Alternatively take an airport taxi from arrivals. Taxi will cost about £25.
Alternatively you can hire a car. There is a hire company based at the airport. www.carhire3000.com Please contact them for prices as this will depend on how long you would like to keep the car.]
How far is the Millennium Stadium?
The Millennium Stadium is about a mile away. A leisurely walk takes about 20 minutes.
You can also take the number 9 bus from the bus stop outside Ty Rosa (£1.60 single, or day pass £3.00), which stops at the stadium, or take a taxi (approximately £5.00).
Is there a bus to the City centre?
There is a bus stop just out side Ty Rosa where a number 9 bus will take you into the city centre (currently £1.60 single, or day pass £3.00). You can buy the ticket on the bus from the driver, but you will need the correct change. Otherwise you will need to call into the bus shop to claim back your change. Bus Map
How much is a taxi to Cardiff city centre, or Cardiff Bay?
The taxi’s in Cardiff are very reasonable in comparison to other parts of the UK. You can take a taxi to Cardiff Bay for as little as £4.50, or to the city centre for as little as £5.50. Shared between more than two guests taxi works out cheaper than a bus.
- Our preferred taxi company, Premier Cabs: 02920 55 55 55
- Dragon Cabs: 02920 33 33 33
- Bay Cars: 02920 20 20 20
All of these companies charge the same council set rate.[/toggle]
There are two main cycle hire companies here in Cardiff.
- www.oybike.com The city council based scheme (On your bike) where you will need to register on their website to be able to use them.
- www.cardiffpedalpower.com Charitable organisation that provides all sorts of bikes from mountain to tandem, or even disable assisted. Call 02920 390713.
Water bus service from the bay up the river to the castle operates daily from 10am – 5pm.
What is the gay scene like?
The Gay scene in Cardiff is very friendly and people tend to bar hop between the six bars, which are open 7 days a week. The bars have various entertainment during the week, including Quizzes, Bona-bingo, Karaoke and Cabaret with local and national drag acts.
There are also three night clubs
- Pulse (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday)
- Club X (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday)
- Exit Club (Wednesday to Sunday)
What about Theatres & Concerts?
We are very lucky to have 4 major theatres in Cardiff.
- The Millennium Centre also known as the Cardiff Bay Opera house, home to the National Welsh Opera
- St David’s Hall, renowned for its excellent acoustics
- The New Theatre Cardiff a charming Victorian theatre showing all major touring companies
- The Sherman Cymru Theatre, which is part of the university campus with plays from Shakespeare to modern works
We also have thee Concert arenas where all the major stars perform from Take That & Madonna to Neil Diamond.
- The Millennium Stadium is the third largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 74,500 seats
- The Cardiff City Stadium with 26,800 capacity
- The more intimate Motorpoint Arena Cardiff (formally the CIA) with 7,500 capacity.
Are there any shops nearby?
There are few handy neighbourhood shops where you can find everything from newspapers to take-away food.