Travel Blogs from Cardiff
Finally managed to organise a quick 5 day trip during Jono's time off and decided to have a trip around the south of Wales. After a quick booking session five days before we departed we managed to book a bus to Cardiff from Victoria station for 2 return for only 27 pounds!! Bargain.
After a 3.5 hour bus trip through London and over to …
A weekend trip to the south of Wales. The main purpose is to see the final of the BBC Young Musician competition. A young violinist from Chethams is one of three finalists.
We visited Barry Island which is where the comedy show Gavin and Stacey is filmed. A typical Great Britain seaside town.
A drive through Rhondda Valley and then a walk …
Looking forward to starting out on our mini adventure and packing has now started in earnest.....Our rucksacks are bulging already, where will we put the other half of our stuff? ha ha! Still loads to do and running out of time fast,some things never ...
... 10 each. Glad to have food in our tummies and get out of the city. (We discovered after from the host at Hazel Court, that had she known we were going into the centre of Newport, she would have advised against it. Apparently a new shopping centre has been built and the city precinct has deteriorated with 24 hr drinking and unruly behaviour). Tomorrow we will check out Cardiff and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Cardiff
Was pleasantly surprised by almost everything at the Ibis in Cardiff. Check-in was fast and efficient. Room was clean and simple with tea and coffee making facilities. Great little bathroom with lovely big shower. Staff were friendly and pleasant; also very accommodating when I asked if it was possible for my employer to pay for my stay following my departure.
After reading the generally positive feedback on this website my stay at the Ibis Cardiff turned out to be very disappointing indeed. I had booked a "Room for 1 to 2 people" through Lastminute and specified on the Additional Requirements section that I needed a "twin" room in a quiet part of the hotel - I was travelling with my sister so she could attend a University interview the next day.
OK - if it's charm you're after, you're probably not going to opt for a hotel that's part of a chain. Yet I found the IBIS to be comfortable, clean and good value. The room was a reasonable size, the shower wonderfully spacious.
I stay here twice a year on business trips, had many different rooms always identical to the last, basic but all you need. 2 minute walk to the very centre of Cardiff, I love the shower rooms in these, they seem futuristic. Always clean and comfortable.
Good standard accomodation
We stayed here on 9/10 July. The hotel is located a short walk from all of Cardiff's shops, bars and attractions. The room we stayed in was basic, but very clean. We liked the capsule style bathroom and the shower was excellent.
There is no on site parking, however there are parking bays outside the hotel. You can buy a voucher which costs £1 for 5 hours, 8am-6pm Mon-Sat, free on Sunday, or there is a large NCP nearby which costs approx £11 a day.
The hotel serves food throughout the day, which we did not sample, and there is also a bar on site which serves alcohol up to 12 midnight.
Next door to the hotel is an excellent Thai Restaurant.
Overall this hotel is to be recommended and we would stay here again.
Basic, clean hotel
Clean, basic hotel. If you want a standard room for the night, with no frills then this hotel provides good value for money.
I had never stayed in an IBIS hotel before, and this one if it is at all typical would not encourage me to do so again in a hurry.
Basic hotel at a budget price
Basic room, clean, tidy and quiet. Excellent powerful shower, firm bed. Great value for money. Budget prices, I presume that's why they don't supply a hairdryer in the room!!
Overall great value for money in a good location, will use it again.
Great for Me and My Grandson
The Ibis Churchill Way is very close to where my brother lives in Cardiff and is ideal for short stays when visiting (his place is too small). I've stayed a number of times but last year I took my then 8 year old grandson. Kids stay free as long as they share a room and if you're on a limited budget this is ideal. We had a whale of a time. The rooms are clean and comfy, the showers great. Excellent value for money and so close to the City Centre. Staff are friendly too and my grandson loved it there. That's why we're going again this year.
Basic but very good value in a great location
Like all Ibis Hotels, they are fairly basic BUT give excellent value for money. Found the Hotel spotless room in excellent condition. Location is very good just minutes form downtown and the Millenium Stadium. Would recommend to anyone on a budget.