Rugby fans can stay at the new Welsh Rugby Union hotel right after watching Wales take on the All Blacks this month – if they have a few hundred extra pounds to spend.
The park gate Hotel on Westgate Street in Cardiff – near the Principality Stadium – opens on October 25 after nearly two years of construction.
It’s just days before the Wales fall campaign against the All Blacks kicks off on Saturday 30 October.
The result of a collaboration between WRU and the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort, the 170-bed luxury hotel in the Welsh capital is almost ready to welcome guests through the gates of the former County Court post office and properties in the city center and, as you’d expect, staying in the gorgeous new six-story site during Wales International Weekends will cost a pretty dime.
You’ll pay for the grandeur and elegance of the surroundings, with the hotel featuring an exclusive restaurant and bar, an Elemis rooftop tea room and spa, and an overhanging swimming pool. the stunning Cardiff skyline – complemented by its own private entrance to the stadium for hotel guests on hospitality packages.
Rooms are still available for the Wales vs New Zealand weekend, based on research at the time of writing of an overnight stay for two in one bedroom.
The day before the big game, a couple reportedly came back from Â£ 262 for the room only, Â£ 282 with breakfast and Â£ 342 with dinner as well.
For October 30th itself, single room rates are currently not available, but breakfast in a Superior Queen Room for two would set you back Â£ 485, rising to Â£ 545 for a Deluxe King or 685 Â£ for a 55mÂ² Superior Suite which would also come with a sofa bed for two children under 13, a walk-in shower, separate tub and in-room refrigerator.
A 66mÂ² luxury suite then comes to Â£ 705 for the night, with a separate area with a bunk bed for two more children under 13 provided. Staying in the 74mÂ² Parkgate Suite, with its own separate living room, after watching Wayne Pivac’s men take on the All Blacks, would set you back Â£ 835 (breakfast is included and there is a bathroom with a bathtub) . The most expensive room available after Wales’ first Autumn Game, including breakfast, is in the Tower Suite for Â£ 860 for one night.
The following weekend, Wales will take on world champion South Africa on Saturday 6 November, and then head down next to the Welsh rugby stadium in a superior queen room will cost Â£ 381 for the room alone or Â£ 401 with breakfast (based on two people staying). The most expensive room available this weekend is the Parkgate Suite at Â£ 731 for the room only or Â£ 751 with breakfast.
On Sunday November 14, Wales face Fiji and their place in the rugby world seems to be reflected in the princes of the hotel rooms. A double room would cost from Â£ 276, rising to Â£ 296 with breakfast on match night.
Finally, Wales will host Australia on Saturday 20 November, when a room would only start from Â£ 345, rising to Â£ 365 with breakfast.
Don’t worry, however, if you want a taste of Cardiff’s latest must-see destination, as the above pricing plan is not in effect all year round.
The weekend after the end of the Wales Autumn Series, prices drop and start from Â£ 187 for a bed and breakfast for two overnight on Friday 26 November, or from Â£ 220 this Saturday or from Â£ 136 this Sunday.
WRU Managing Director Steve Phillips previously said of the company: âFans now have a full menu of options to complement their match day experience from our premium hospitality offerings at the new Parkgate hotel or on site at Principality Stadium.
âThe Parkgate Hotel will put guests in the heart of the action on match day and is the perfect location for exploring the city center. This is another fantastic addition to what we are able to offer our visitors for rugby and other sporting matches, music concerts and corporate events. “
Rightacres Managing Director Paul McCarthy said: âCardiff city center has long lacked a luxury hotel and it’s especially nice to incorporate two iconic but unused buildings into the hotel. In addition to the connection to the Principality Stadium, the significant commercial regeneration underway in this part of the city will only add to the appeal of the Parkgate Hotel. “