Archive for September, 2015

  • Top Tips for watching the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff

    Cardiff Millennium Stadium

    With only two days to go to the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup excitement is building to a fever pitch.

    Cardiff, Wales’ Capital City, is hosting eight matches and you can’t get much closer to the action that staying at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff, right opposite the Millennium – soon to be renamed Principality – Stadium.

    Given that we are less than a meaty drop goal or well struck conversion from one of the official venues, we’ve decided to publish a few top tips to help you enjoy the rugger.

    Wales 19 - 9 England

    No Ticket – but still want to enjoy the Rugby World Cup Party?

    There are 15 official fan zones spread across the 11 host cities of England and Wales where people can go and watch the matches for free and enjoy a big party.

    Cardiff’s fan-zone is one of the largest and is located at the Cardiff Arms Park on Westgate Street, right next to the Millennium Stadium.

    It can take up to 10,000 people, you don’t need a ticket and you can watch the matches on a giant video screen.

    As well as the rugby there’ll be stacks of family friendly entertainment including: street theatre performers, DJs and music, S4C Regional Choirs, Haka Day Out and Fijian Fire Eating.

    Food and drink stalls will also be on site as well as rugby activities such as a Kicking Cage, 3d Scrum, Batak Response Test and Speed Pass.

    Cardiff Arms Park Rugby ground

    Cardiff Arms Park minus 10,000 passionate rugby fans

    Which matches will be shown in the Fan-Zone?

    For a full rundown of the 2015 RWC fixtures click here

    For matches shown in Cardiff fan-zone click here

    Getting to Cardiff

    Transport links to and from Cardiff are good and Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is the closest hotel to Cardiff Rail Station. There are also regular buses into the city from Cardiff Airport.

    For all your transport needs, check out this handy guide to travelling to Cardiff.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

    Sleeperz Hotel cardiff – a jinky little run from the rail station for RWC 2015 fans

    Where to go for a pre-match drink in Cardiff?

    Who better than iconic Welsh brewer Brains to tell us where you should head for a pre-match pint.

    Check out Brains’ guide to the best match day watering holes here

    When is the opening ceremony?

    The opening ceremony of the 2015 Rugby World Cup is taking place on Friday September 18 before the first fixture played between England and Fiji at Twickenham.

    It will start at 6.45pm and finish at 7.25pm and will be aired on ITV with commentary from John Inverdale and Rugby greats like Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward.

    For more helpful information about getting around Cardiff try: www.visitcardiff.com

  • Grab a brew on Sleeperz at our Macmillan #coffeemorning

    This month Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle is joining Macmillan’s campaign to hold the World’s biggest coffee morning and raise vital funds for the fight against cancer.

    MacMillan is an amazing charity that provides a range of services to cancer sufferers, including funding specialist cancer care nurses, and it’s teamed up with retail giant Marks & Spencer for its 2015 coffee morning campaign.

    Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle is holding a free coffee morning on Wednesday September 23rd from 09:30 to 11:30, with free cake, hot and cold drinks and a chance to meet lots of lovely people.

    worlds biggest coffee morning

    Join us for a brew and raise money for Macmillan

    Come along and join us for a brew?

    If you’re a local business in Newcastle or simply hanging out in the city that day, we’d love to have a coffee and a natter and do some good for Macmillan along the way.

    You can register for our free coffee morning by clicking this link

    Here’s a great video all about Macmillan’s brilliant campaign