The Cathedral 73 is not your usual city hotel or guest house. In fact, there’s nothing remotely ‘usual’ about it. The hotel is located in a a dignified Victorian townhouse with funky, fashionable 21st-century accommodation. They spent over 18 months bringing back to life a characterful Victorian property, reinventing its role as a hotel for the 21st century. The building was completely restored from top to bottom, though they took great care in retaining those fabulous Victorian features that give Cathedral 73 such grace.
There’s also oodles of glamour (not to mention luxury) in the way they have decorated and furnished the rooms – and the kind of fastidious attention-to-detail you only find in the finest accommodation. The staff will look after your every need (think optional butler service, personal chef and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce). Or, if you prefer, you can look after yourself (some of the rooms have state-of-the-art kitchens).
They are relaxed and laid-back when it comes to atmosphere and ambience. They serve afternoon tea the proper, traditional way – then transform themselves into a trendy piano bar in the evening. The hotel has its very own Rolls-Royce. And it’s here to be used. Do you want to be picked up from the station? Or be driven to one of Cardiff’s fine dining restaurants? Or enjoy a personal, chauffeur-driven tour of South-East Wales, with a posh picnic hamper thrown in? These are just some of the ways they put the Rolls-Royce to good use.
The hotel also offers butler service. They will lay anything and everything on for you, from personal in-room attention to a concierge service that can organise every detail of your stay, leaving you free to enjoy Cathedral 73 and Cardiff to the full.
There is also a Personal Chef at your service. The spacious suites are ideally suited to private dining, with superb meals prepared by your own personal chef. They can tailor the service in consultation to your wishes, catering for all styles of dining, formal and informal, together with all dietary requirements.
The hotel is ideally placed to cater for small- to medium-sized meetings, seminars and business gatherings. The flexible interior layout allows a number of configurations – and they also offer full in-house catering facilities of the highest standard. It’s a case of location, location, location too. They are close to the centre of Cardiff and many of the city’s leading businesses.