Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales, CF10 1XD, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the City Centre area of Cardiff, is near Cardiff Castle, National Museum and Art Gallery, Caerphilly Mountain, and Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Cardiff City Centre

        Reviewed by aussiepanda

        Great location, unexpectedly good hotel

        Reviewed Sep 1, 2012
        by (34 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

        Holiday Inns aren't a chain Australian's have much exposure to. To be honest, we didn't expect much in Cardiff, especially considering the rate we paid. Gee were we surprised.

        We stayed at the hotel over the weekend of Cardiff Mardi Gras. The location for attendance at that event could not have been better - literally straight across the road. But it was a great location for exploring Cardiff regardless. If you attending football or rugby at Millennium Stadium or Cardiff Arms Park they are right behind the hotel.

        Nice staff on reception, easy check in as all of my details are registered with ICH as a Priority Rewards member. Car parking is available out behind the hotel in an open air carpark. Price appeared to be 10 GBP/day. More about that later.

        Opened the door to room 403 and both of us went WOW! The room was huge, maybe they are big at all Holiday Inns? Then we saw the view. Straight across at Bute Park (with Coopers Fields through the trees) and even up to Cardiff Castle and along the walls. Terrific.

        We left the Mardi Gras, very much worse for wear when it finished, so we can't comment if much noise came into the hotel, but we experienced no road or any other noise issues in the room.

        We didn't book a bed and breakfast rate as we didn't know if we'd make it on morning one. We can now see there would have been no point bothering as a full breakfast buffet was only GBP7.50 each. Fantastic value for a great spread. Then there's the really friendly Welsh staff in the restaurant. It's a nice bright airy room as well. We tried a couple of the bars, again nice spaces with friendly staff.

        Purchased the 'all-in-one' internet and movie package on the second day. Great value as we were in a movie mood the second night. After watching two first release movies the internet was free!

        To ice the cake, when we checked out we paid at reception for parking (the ticket machine wasn't working) and it was only GBP10 for all weekend - Friday afternoon to Monday morning!!

        Can't recommend the Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre enough.

        Room 403
        Cardiff, United Kingdom

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        TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

        4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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