Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, Southern Wales, Wales, CF10 1XD, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

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.
Map this hotel

Amenities

Photos of Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

    View all photos
         

      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.

      from

      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

      from

      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.

      However, we were less impressed by the state of the 'executive' room that we had booked and paid over 100.00 for!!

      There were great big areas on one of the main walls that they had repainted patches on.....in a different shade of paint, so stuck out like a sore thumb. The chest at the end of the bed had a fabric top that was grubby and marked, big scratches gouged out of the front of the television cabinet. Drawer that wouldnt shut, this housed the hairdryer, (that looked like something out of the 1970's, and they had cut a hole out of the back of the drawer for the hairdryer to fit, in an attempt to get the drawer to close!!!

      The bathroom also looked in need of repairs to the tiling and grout.

      I normally read reviews on Trip Advisor, for places that we are going to stay at, and think that at times people are picky about things in their rooms, but this time i am going to sound picky. i feel that you should get what you pay for and over 100 a night isn't cheap accomodation really. there was a table in the room that you couldn't put anything on as it would have toppled over and the bedside lights didn't work.

      on a more positive note, the restaurant where we ate breakfast was very good. We have never eaten such a hot self service meal anywhere we have stayed before. Breakfast was very enjoyable. All of the staff in the hotel are very pleasant, so we had a good stay, just a shame about the room.

      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
       

      Travel Blogs from Cardiff

      New Zealand 2015

      A travel blog entry by miandmah on Jan 09, 2015

      Holiday all booked,including coach to Heathrow. Just under 5 weeks to go! Time to plan preparations in detail. Priority,however,is to finalise Marcia's talk to St. Arvans W. I. next week on last years NZ trip. Need to reduce her photo list from the current ...

      Not the Dr Who Experience

      A travel blog entry by ian.case on Jan 06, 2015

      5 photos

      ... and stayed about 3 hours. Tristan thinks that he won the tower building competition but Jo-Ann's reached the ceiling first. Amy's was the most artistic, Jessamy's looked like the Eiffel tower and Kelly's looked like the design plan with a twist.
      Not much happened for the rest of the day. After some indecision we finally had Subway for late lunch, walked back to the hotel via and exercise park and housing estate canal, and drove over to pick up our ...

      Pembroke Castle and Cardiff

      A travel blog entry by ian.case on Jan 05, 2015

      3 photos

      ... meant. The rooms are tiny and very basic - thin mattress, thin pillow, no phone, no kettle, small shower and toilet opening directly into the room. The third bed is a bunk over the top of the double bed.
      While Ian convalesced in bed, the others went to find a laudromat and do the washing. In the end they left the clothes for the owner to clean overnight as she was just about to shut for the ...

      Tea time + Wales in a Day

      A travel blog entry by jessica.schiesl on Nov 17, 2014

      1 comment, 13 photos

      ... of life. To make it to the next breathtaking moment, I have to let go of this one; there will be plenty more. I circled my way through the park and entered back onto the high street. I wanted to make my way down to Cardiff Bay but it seemed too far to walk so I took a chance and jumped on a sightseeing bus tour. Luck was on my side; my ticket was good for the hop on hop off service which took me all around Cardiff with commentary on the history. Unfortunately, the museum is closed ...

      A Doctor Who Adventure

      A travel blog entry by pomeroys on Jun 18, 2014

      2 comments, 6 photos

      On Wednesday, one of the things that we did near the end ...

      Traveler Photos Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

      Room 403
      Cardiff, United Kingdom