The Principal St David's Hotel

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The Principal St David's Hotel
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St David's Hotel from Cardiff Bay
The Principal St David's Hotel is located in Cardiff
The Principal St David's Hotel
Location within Cardiff
General information
Location Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay, Butetown, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°27′37.65″N 3°10′2.18″W / 51.4604583°N 3.1672722°W / 51.4604583; -3.1672722
Opening 2000
Management Principal Hotel Company
Other information
Number of rooms 142

The Principal St David's Hotel is a five-star[1] hotel situated in Cardiff, Wales, just off the A4232 road, and close to Cardiff Bay railway station.


The first five-star hotel in Wales,[2] the building features a sweeping sail-topped roof and a lofty atrium lobby, the 142-room hotel was owned by the Rocco Forte Hotels group, until purchased by Principal Hotel Company in 2007. Situated on Cardiff Bay, the hotel overlooks Mermaid Quay and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.


There are 142 guestrooms available including doubles, twins and suites. Guests can dine at the Tides Bar and Grill, at which Welsh cuisine is served.

The hotel has eight meeting rooms for up to 40 people, the Dylan Thomas room can a seat a maximum 270 people, and the Roald Dahl room up to 200.


The St. David's Marine Spa offers thalassotherapy as well as holistic and aromatherapy treatments. Facilities include a swimming pool, marine hydrotherapy pools and a gymnasium.


  1. ^ Automobile Association rating
  2. ^ 1999 - the year of Cool Cymru BBC Wales News, 25 December 1999. Retrieved 2011-10-30.

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