Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr  4 stars

Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1XD  show mapSave
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The welcoming 4-star Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr offers modern rooms with views of Cardiff Bay. An example of minimalist architecture, this hotel opened in 2001 and was fully restored in 2011.

Steps away from The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay Water Feature the hotel is located in the heart of Cardiff. The property is located 1km away from Cardiff city center with museums, monuments and a castle nearby.

The hotel offers great location close to parks.

5 minutes' walk to Cardiff Central Railway train station. Fast access to Cardiff-wales airport within 15km is provided.


The hotel offers 155 rooms. All of them feature satellite TV, a laptop, individual climate control, a minibar and Wi-Fi. They feature en suite bathrooms with free toiletries, slippers and bathrobes.


Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served in the breakfast room. Guests can unwind in the gastronomic restaurant, which serves tasty Irish cuisine. The elegant snack bar offers live music.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 


Guests can use car rental, ironing service and shopping service and such facilities as a cash machine, free parking and a safe deposit box.


Leisure facilities feature BBQ facilities and a cocktail lounge. Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr offers sports activities including football and tennis.


Hotel modem internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is GBP 15 per day

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is GBP 5 per hour

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 10 per day.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Deutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Russian, Lithuanian, Latvian.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   157.

City Center Cardiff - 700 ft
Airports Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL) - 9.1 mi, Bristol (BRS) - 21.1 mi
Train Stations Cardiff Central Railway Station - 1700 ft, Cardiff Bay Railway Station - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 1700 ft
Restaurants Fire Island (cuisine: Barbecue) - 100 ft, The Gatekeeper (cuisine: British) - 100 ft
Parks Bute Park - 2300 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Shiatsu massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Beauty treatment
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Two Single Beds
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Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Two Single Beds
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 230 sq. feet

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    One Double Bed
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    Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr One Double Bed
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet

    Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Standard Room
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      Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Standard Room
      Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Standard Room
      Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Standard Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
      Size: 230 sq. feet

      You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

      Room facilities
        One Double Bed With Sofa Bed
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        Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr One Double Bed With Sofa Bed
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
        Size: 230 sq. feet

        Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
          One Double Bed Executive
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          Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr One Double Bed Executive
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 230 sq. feet

          Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

          Room facilities
            Superior Room
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            Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Superior Room
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 250 sq. feet

            The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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              Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr LocationWhat's nearby

              • Current hotel
              • Hotels nearby
              • Airports
              • Underground stations
              • Train stations
              • Parks
              • Tourist attractions
              • Museums
              • Convention centers
              • Stadiums
              • Food and meals
              • General

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions
              • Cardiff castle
                400 ft
              • winter wonderland ice rink
                400 ft
              • Leisuretime
                1400 ft
              • National Museum & Galleries Of Cardiff
                1700 ft
              • Capsule Artt Gallery
                2000 ft
              • Castle Galleries
                2300 ft
              Popular areas
              • City Center
                400 ft
              Places of interest
              Train stations
              Sport related
              • THE GATE
                400 ft
              • Shipleys Amusements
                1400 ft
              • Shipley Amusement Centre
                1400 ft
              • Bananza 2000
                1700 ft
              • Ugc Cinemas
                2300 ft
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • National Museum & Gallery
                400 ft
              • The National Museum of Wales
                1000 ft
              • National Museum of Wales, Cardiff - Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd
                2000 ft
              • Llandaf Fields
                400 ft
              Universities, Institutes

              Local Attractions

              • Techniquest
                1.2 mi
              • Cardiff Bay
                1.4 mi
              • Roald Dahl Plass
                1.4 mi
                Cilgant Bute, Cardiff
              • Mermaid Quay
                1.4 mi
                Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
              • National Assembly
                1.4 mi
                Harbour Drive, Cardiff

              Near the hotel

              • National Museum and Art Gallery
                700 ft
                Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
              • Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
                500 ft
                Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
              • Caerphilly Mountain
                600 ft
              • Butetown History & Arts Centre
                700 ft
                5 Dock Chambers, Cardiff
              • Cardiff Central Library
                1800 ft
                The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
              • Bute Park
                2300 ft
                North Road, Cardiff
              • City Hall
                2200 ft
                Cathays Park, Cardiff

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Fire Island

                Cuisine: Barbecue

                100 ft
                25 Westgate Street
              • The Gatekeeper

                57% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                Cuisine: British

                100 ft
                9 - 10 Westgate Street
              • Restaurant Minuet

                81% likes this, based on 242 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 10 - USD 28

                500 ft
                42 Castle Arcade

                Phone: 02920341794

              • Queens Vaults

                65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                Cuisine: English

                400 ft
                29 Westgate St

                Phone: 029 2022 7966

              • Revolution Vodka Bar

                75% likes this, based on 48 reviews
                Cuisine: Pizza

                500 ft
                9-11 Castle Street

              Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centr

              Average guest rating

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              Based on 97 reviews

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              Individual guest reviews

              • Single

                Functional hotel in good location.

                Sink in bathroom could have been a bit cleaner....

                • Average rating
              • Family with children

                Comfortable beds, good variety of food at breakfast

                Size of bathroom cramped shower curtain did not stop water from going on the floor, shower head needed replacing.

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                Close proximity to city, friendly staff, airy + modern reception

                Tired-looking corridors + furniture, overlooks football grounds so can be noisy

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                excellent check in, welshcakes in reception, promoting local delicacies

                hairdryer awkward to use, esp for a left hander

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                Good atmosphere in the hotel, friendly staff. Easy access to town and surrounding areas in Cardiff

                Car park, tight spaces and high fees for parking not shown on booking.

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                Great location, great hotel, great food

                The lager in the bar was a bit pricey - £3.77 a pint!

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                The staff were very friendly and helpful, we were checked in very quickly and given details about where to go before and after the rugby. The hotel was very close to Millenium Stadium - we even had a view facing the ground. Although there were people in the bar we were on the 6th floor so heard no noise at all. I'd definitely stay again.

                We ordered room service for lunch and I think it was over priced. The burger was dry and steak baguette was lacking meat. The heating/cooling was automatically set to 25 degrees which could not be manually changed - could've been a bit cooler but we didn't have time to ask so maybe this could've been changed for us.

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                atmosphere and staff were both excellent

                too expensive, i understand that it was a rugby weekend but £279 for 1 night is too much and I won't pay that again.

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                I like the service, breakfast, free drink (as priority club member), promotions spilled out rather than hidden, fleibility to cancel and rebook my room with pleasure (It was a big problem for Novotail London by Accor group & they charged me 130 pounds for nothing) These people are good and I will go again. They gave us the park view (Best view).

                Small room (hotel was fully booked so no chance to upgrade) The bed was just enough for one person as booked. I don't mind small rooms when service level and respect are high.

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                It was central, clean, quiet (back room overlooking stadium) and the staff friendly. fast efficient lifts too.

                I had booked 2 junior doubles-the last two rooms, junior being the word! The beds were like large-ish singles..most uncomfortable squeezed up, especially as the heating was preset and we therefore cooked overnight. thats why I gave it a poor comfort rating.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                The central location of the hotel which was convenient for my appointments. Breakfast was very good.

                The rooms were rather too small and compact.

                • Average rating
              • Group of friends

                I liked the bar area &the desk staff were freindly&thebeds were nice

                Not really apart from some beggars sat outside on the seat

                • Average rating
              • Older travelers

                Good location for city centre attractions and shopping.

                I did not get any of my requests, which included being at the back of the hotel away from the road. When queried, I was told there were no requests provided. I saty at this hotel quite often, and this was the worst experience I have had there. I no longer find this hotel competitively priced, and the standards are falling.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Excellent facilities and perfect location within the City.

                • Average rating
              • Single

                Typical Holiday Inn, good room and location

                • Average rating
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