Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Castle Street, Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales, CF10 1XD, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Heather, Heather, Heather, Heather

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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Breakfast at The Bristol was one of the best we’ve ever had. Trays of berry smoothies, perfect poached eggs, their own granola. Yummo. And a view right out across the quay.

Off to Wales. Lots of traffic on the motorway towards the new Severn Bridge but it eventually cleared. Al had forgotten to get his printed directions to Caerleon …

And Let the Games Begin

A travel blog entry by markoanderin

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When we started planning a trip to the London Olympics, we knew we wouldn't spend the entire time in London. I suggested Cardiff. I had never been outside London in the UK and Erin had never been to Wales. So Cardiff would be our first stop. I specifically wanted to see the Cardiff Rift. (If you don't know then more on that later.)

On our …

Sick with excitement and nerves !

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer

Well, its arrived - the day I go to India.

My house resembles Primark on sale day and my ar$e and elbow are getting mixed up !

My stomach is like a washing machine and my mind all over the place. I am flitting from thinking ''Bring it on, I wanna go backpacking '' to ''What the hell are you ...

Devon and Cornwall

A travel blog entry by marilynross

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... the village if they are staying in one of the accommodation facilities so traffic is limited. We also took the opportunity to go to some of the towns on the Northern coast of Cornwall, Padstow, where Rick Stein has his famous Seafood restaurant and Port Isaac where the Doc Martin series was filmed. Each was beautiful in their own right although definitely more ...

Lego Em

A travel blog entry by emilycardus

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So back last year I decided that I would do something funky whilst travelling around the USA, as I'm visiting 48 states in 80 days I thought it would be a good idea to document each state with a well known landmark and have something other than me in each picture. So I introduce to you LegoEm! She even has her own camera. So the countdown till the adventure begins! 61 days and ...

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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 Butetown History & Arts Centre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Cardiff City Centre

    Reviewed by aussiepanda

    Great location, unexpectedly good hotel

    Reviewed Sep 1, 2012
    by (18 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

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

    Great value, great location.

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    Have just returned from weekend in this hotel and cannot speak highly enough of it. Booked for an atheletics squad of 20 teenagers and 10 adults in a mixture of family and twin rooms. The rooms were spacious, clean and bright. The hotel suplied loads of towels & soaps etc. The selection at breakfast satisfied everyone with fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and of course a fry! The bar food was good (though the service a bit slow) and the staff extremly polite - even when confronted with 20 starving athletes.

    The location is brillent, just across the road from the race venue, Cardiff Castle and only a few minutes walk from the shops. For value for money nothing could beat it - we will be back next year!!

    New Years Eve - No Problems

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    Good clean typical Holiday Inn. Room was on the 6th (top) floor and overlooked Cardiff Arms Park and the edge of the Millenium Stadium. The staff were very friendly, we booked a room with breakfast (120 for New Years Eve including Breakfast) and the food was good and offered plenty of choice. Good central location close to the castle & shops - and a lively Irish bar adjoins the hotel, so don't go here if you want peace & quiet.

    Standard of the Room was poor

    from

    My partner and i booked into this hotel for the weekend as we were seeing a concert at the Millenium Stadium, and the location for this was fantastic.

    Millennium stadium

    from

    great location for the stadium, castle and only 10 mins walk to the city centre shops nice hotel but lobby and lifts showing there age. great irish bar with live music, shame about the smog caused by the smokers.

    Noise problem

    from

    The hotel is OK, with a standard room and friendly staff. However, the hotel has an Irish bar attached which STARTS it's live music every night at 11.30 pm!

    Many of the rooms are affected by this, making it impossible to get to sleep before 1.00 am

    The staff are happy to admit that many guests object to this, but are oblivious to the fact that it will put off many people (including myself) from staying there again.

    Comfortable stay

    from

    really liked this hotel close to the shopping and train station.nice twin room with view of the castle.very clean and nicely furnished.polite helpful staff. only downside was the expensive breakfast at 13.95 each wether it was a piece of toast or full breakfast.better to get a deal with breakfast inculded... despite that i would definately stay here again if visiting cardiff.

    Rip off price basic room -waste of money!

    from

    Prices were doubled because of a sporting event in Cardiff. Breakfast was not included on this particular weekend. Unable to stay in a non smoking room and the accomodation stunk. Very dated basic room, unable to open window more than two inches - due to health and safety regulations.

    Extremely disappointing, would not recommend to anyone and a disgraceful price for one night...Don't stay there ever.

    Excellent staff and hotel

    from

    The staff make the experience very memorable. Rooms are a good standard and restaurant service was great.

    Great central location, good rooms for city hotel

    from

    Great location, directly opposite the Castle and very close to shopping and restaurant district.

    The hotel is right next to the Millenium Stadium so likely to be very busy on international rugby match days (but great if you want to stay near this hallowed turf !)

    Good standard business hotel, decent sized rooms, bar and restaurant.

    Acceptable business accommodation

    from

    Decent business hotel, just refurbished to a good standard. Nice restaurant. Centrally placed and fine for the business traveller.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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    Room 403
    Cardiff, United Kingdom