Friday, 18 August 2017

Stay In A Little Luxury With The Aaron Wise Apartments Cardiff

I'm a recent convert to apartment accommodation. You just get so much more space than a standard hotel room, don't you?  So when I was invited to check out the Aaron Wise Apartments in Cardiff recently I was looking forward to seeing what a stay would bring.



The Aaron Wise Apartments are situated in the center of Cardiff, a short 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station, 10 minutes from Cardiff Castle and a 15-minute walk from high street shopping at Queen Street. With a view of the Principality Stadium, it really is well positioned for a stay in the Welsh capital.

The two bedroom apartment we stayed in was on the top floor. Entry is via a pin code which they email you before you arrive. Such a simple idea but an efficient idea, no fussing around picking up keys at all.

As we entered the apartment I was really impressed with the fresh modern decor in muted shades of cream, brown, black and grey, and the lovely style of the furnishings. What also struck me was how exceptionally clean it was. Not a speck of dust anywhere, and no musty smell. I think I need their cleaning team in my home that's for sure!



The bedrooms were well appointed. Each had two bedside tables with lamps, a large full-length mirror and a wardrobe with cupboards big enough to store your clothes for a stay. The bed linen looked fresh and inviting but it was the little touches that were particularly great, such as the cosy slippers and a lovely warm dressing gown each, the sort of touches you get in a luxury hotel. The carpet on the floor was soft to the touch, very clean and felt luxurious.
A large flat screen TV added the finishing touch, and perfect if you want to relax in bed before getting up in the morning.

A small hallway led to the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The area was compact but had everything you would need. The floors had wood tiling and were very clean.




The kitchen included a small dishwasher, cooker, microwave and kettle, coffee pod machine and large fridge freezer. Dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils were all there - everything you would need to cook and serve a simple meal. 

I liked the fact that they included tea bags, coffee pods, sugar and little pots of fresh milk in the fridge. One of the first things we do when you get to a destination is put on the kettle, so well done for including these Aaron Wise apartments. Another little surprise was a bottle of Prosecco, what a fabulous gift!

Washing up liquid, and dishwasher tablets were also included for a couple of days use. If you were staying longer you would need to bring extra.
The dining area was big enough for four, and the room looked out onto the River Taff. 



The Prosecco was a nice touch!



In between the lounge and dining area was another flat screen TV and a very useful guide was supplied covering what to do in the city and how to operate the appliances and heating.  
Upstairs was a double bedroom and a shower room. Just a little note if you have little ones, the stairs were a little steep so be careful.



The double bedroom had a large flat screen TV and integrally fitted wardrobes which were super sleek. Again towels, luxury bathrobes and fluffy slippers were available. I loved the fact that the bath towels were large and soft, not teeny tiny and scratchy. 
The shower room was designed in black, grey and beige and was very smart. Elemis toiletries were left including shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. I don't think I've ever stayed in an apartment with Elemis toiletries so that was fabulous.



Outside is a garden area, that would be perfect to sit in and socialise on a warm Summer's day.

That evening we went out to explore Cardiff, and that night we had a comfortable stay in the apartment, the beds were super comfy and we all slept well. The large fan in the lounge/diner was perfect for a warm summer's evening and kept us cool. 



If you haven't been to Cardiff before, it's a great city and compact too. There is amazing shopping with independent shops in the Victorian arcades, and high street shops at St Davids 2 and Queen Street. There is also fantastic history to explore in Cardiff Castle. If you want to read more about Cardiff check out my post on What To See And Do In Cardiff Bay.




One point of note is that the apartment it is perfectly situated for the Principality Stadium, however, if you are not a football fan then you may want to check when matches are on as you would have a level of noise from the stadium.

There is no special parking for the apartment, instead, there is on street parking at a pay and display machine. When we tried to pay it with a credit card it wasn't working so be sure to have change. Many thanks to a kindly traffic warden who gave us 10 pence. 

We really enjoyed our stay at the Aaron Wise Apartments. The apartment was in excellent condition and was the perfect size for a small family or close group of friends.  Everything was super clean and very fresh smelling. The added luxuries of Elemis products, Prosecco, bathrobes, and slippers, as well as complimentary tea and coffee, added some special touches.  Being only a short walk from the center of Cardiff the apartments are well positioned too. They market the apartments as 'Luxurious, Modern and Convenient' and they certainly are. We would definitely stay again. 

If you want to book, add the code MELLOVES10 at checkout for 10% off online or give them a ring and quote that code for your discount.

Aaron Wise Serviced Apartments
57 Fitzhamon Embankment
CARDIFF
CF11 6AN

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26 comments

  1. The room looks lovely, well presented and spotless as you mentioned. The bathroom looks lovely and modern too.

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    1. The apartment was presented really well and very clean.

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  2. What a lovely looking place to stay, it looks like it has so nicely been converted and is such a modern space.

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  3. What a fab looking apartment. I love grey color scheme it looks very modern and a fab place to stay

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  4. These look fabulous! I completely agree with you about having so much more space and freedom than a hotel room!

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  5. What a gorgeous apartment! The prosecco is such a nice touch, little things make all the difference!

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  6. This looks great, we've been thinking about staying in an apartment next time we go away as it would be much more practical than us all being in one hotel room x

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  7. I went to stay in Cardiff recently but I stayed in an air bnb. I like the look of these Aaron Wise Apartment, it's very stylish :) I would like to go back to Cardiff again so will bear these in mind

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    1. Cardiff is a lovely city, know I am biased as it's my capital city but it is a great place to shop and wander around.

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  8. This looks a gorgeous apartment and sounds like a great location too. I love that staircase and the bedding. I'm a recent apartment convert too, its so much easier travelling with my daughter having a kitchen and living space than being crammed in to just a bedroom.

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    1. Yes, apartments are especially great if you have kids.

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  9. How lovely!! I love the fact there is a small dishwasher and a garden space available too!! Love the simple sleek interior!

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    1. Yes i's always good if you have outdoor space.

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  10. This looks really well kitted out. I'm a big fan of apartment stays too, especially when travelling with kids, it's good to have the space. This looks great.

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    1. Apartments come into their own when travelling with kids don't they?

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  11. Oh wow what a gorgeous place to stay. The location seems perfect for exploring! xxx

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  12. A really nice looking place, with just what you need. I like the idea of apartments over hotel rooms, particularly if you have family. Great location, and even a friendly traffic warden on the scene. What more could you ask for?

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  13. These look really lovely - bright, clean and with a very home-y feel to them!

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  14. Looks smart, luxurious and quite possibly the perfect refuge for the boys and I to escape the dust from the building site I'm currently calling home! What do you think? Both the view and the fizzy wine sold it for me 😉.

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    1. Yes it would be perfect for a small family.

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  15. I like staying in apartments when I travel, as it's nice to have some of the comforts of home.

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  16. And how much was this a night??

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    1. The apartments are from £100 a night. Use code MELLOVES10 at checkout for an extra 10% off.

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