City Guide: Cardiff

Cardiff is a destination for modern delights.

Vivid, friendly and artistic Cardiff became all about the new after its recent change. It is here that Victorian-era buildings give way to cutting-edge technologies, restaurants, and art centers drawing a large numbers of visitors with its feel that is far quieter than London and very compact skyline. 

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City Guide: Cardiff

Cardiff is a destination for modern delights.

Vivid, friendly and artistic Cardiff became all about the new after its recent change. It is here that Victorian-era buildings give way to cutting-edge technologies, restaurants, and art centers drawing a large numbers of visitors with its feel that is far quieter than London and very compact skyline. 

Brimming with novelties, Cardiff has offers many comforts for your stay. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Cardiff to luxury offers all available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms to book your stay. 

If you return to Cardiff Bay today, you won't recognize it as so rapid change came there. Today Cardiff is more than cultural, but political with the Welsh National Assembly based in the stunning Senned building. Along with politicking goes its sporting scene with brand-new Millennium Stadium that is the main gathering for sport fans and it means you are going to immerse yourself into the beer-perfumed atmosphere of local bars fully packed with youth. 

Despite modernity took a hold onto the city, Cardiff still looks back at its history. It treasures its wealth of 19th-century prosperity that goes beyond Victorian architecture, but also to stunning examples of neo-medieval Cardiff castle and ornate Llandaff Cathedral.

Other attractions include; 

  • The Wales Millennium Centre, a great example of modern architecture dating back to 2004

  • Castell Coch, a fabulous castle at a hill in the outskirts of the city

  • National Museum Cardiff with collections of paintings, archaeological and geological exhibits

  • City Hall, built at the start of the 20th century and located right in the heart of the city

  • Bute Park, a wonderful park in the city center sitting close to the Cardiff castle

Cardiff has a long history that grounds this city in the fortunes of coal dust and steel grinds. It served as the main vendor of coal and steel in the world with a turnover more than 13 million tons of coal in 1913. After Cardiff became the Welsh capital and the Victorian boom that reshaped the city, The past decade has seen new attractions, revitalized buildings and bars spring up throughout the city making it more attractive for tourists. Consequently, Cardiff exploded with foreign interest and investments to the city and these led to the development of tourism in Cardiff.

With time, Cardiff has evolved into the youngest and the most successful city projects of its kind in Europe. Just imagine that least than decade passed and Cardiff is among the most fashionable places in the United Kingdom with modern shopping centers, historic Victorian shopping arcades and world-class restaurants.

The main source of general transformation in the city first sprang up in Cardiff Bay and today the best restaurants, cafes, bars and shops inhabit this space.

Whether you are about a bohemian playground or culture, Cardiff is a perfect destination for both. Booked.net can make it easy to explore for you with a few clicks.



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  • Port Road Rhoose, Barry, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF62 3BT (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 255 reviews
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    The comfortable Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport is situated in the center of Cardiff right next to such attractions as Fonmon Castle, Promenade Amusements Barry Island and High Street. Founded in 2005, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2012. More details

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    US$145
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  • Hilton Cardiff

    5 star hotel
    1 Kingsway, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3HH (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 506 reviews
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    The family-friendly Hilton Cardiff is a 5-star property located in the center of Cardiff. Set in modern Cardiff, minutes away from Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff City Stadium and St. More details

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    US$339
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  • Longueil Close, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, South Wal, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF62 3BT (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 255 reviews
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    Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay is a 3-star hotel offering excellent location with views over Heritage Coast, Bristol Channel. Since 2005, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Cardiff. More details

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    US$146
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  • Copthorne Way Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF5 6DH (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 367 reviews
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    The spectacular Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd offers stylish accommodation in the center of Cardiff. Operating in Cardiff since 1999, this hotel features traditional architecture as well as a golf course, an indoor swimming pool and a leisure club. More details

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    US$171
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  • Park Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3UD (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 322 reviews
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    The Parc Hotel, Cardiff is a four-star hotel located in the center of Cardiff and belongs to the hotel chain Thistle. The airport and railway station are situated near the hotel. More details

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    US$178
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  • Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2JH (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 773 reviews
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    Hotel Park Inn Cardiff City Centre is located not far from the business and entertainment area of Cardiff, so it is convenient for people on business trips and leisure travelers. The hotel is designed in modern cozy style and offers to its guests 146 rooms. More details

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  • Radisson Blu

    4 star hotel
    Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Cf10 2Fl, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2FL (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 928 reviews
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    Radisson Blu welcomes travelers in the center of Cardiff meters away from galleries, a castle. Operating in Cardiff since 2008, this hotel features Italian architecture as well as a golf course, a fitness room. More details

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    US$276
    per night
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  • Cardiff Marriott Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Mill Lane, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1EZ (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 109 reviews
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    The elegant 4-star Cardiff Marriott Hotel is set in a tourist area minutes away from Cardiff Castle, Cathays Cemetery and Bute Park. Since 1986, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Cardiff. More details

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    US$190
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  • Park Inn Cardiff North

    3 star hotel
    Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, Cf23 9Xf, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 9XF (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 264 reviews
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    The quiet Park Inn Cardiff North is situated in the center of Cardiff right next to such attractions as City Hall, The Gate Arts and Community Centre and Cathays Park. The building was renovated in 2009. More details

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    US$185
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  • St Davids Hotel & Spa

    5 star hotel
    Havannah Street Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5SD (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 1485 reviews
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    Located near the city centre, the luxury five-star hotel is close to Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Castle and Capitol Shopping Centre. Renovated in 2008, hotel is set in an iconic building and combines all modern technology with elegant design. More details

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    US$236
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  • St Marys Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF101GD (Map)
    8.8 - Exceptional
    Based on 846 reviews
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    The attractive 3-star Best Western Plus Maldron Hotel offers quick access to National Assembly, Cardiff Bay Water Feature and Cardiff Bay. The hotel opened in 2011 and since then remains an example of contemporary architecture in Cardiff. More details

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  • 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF24 0DD (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 198 reviews
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    Set in the central area of Cardiff within minutes from the main places of interest in the town, the Mercure hotel offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities including dining options, numerous meeting rooms, fitness and spa facilities. More details

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    US$201
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  • The Angel

    4 star hotel
    Castle Street Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1SZ (Map)
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    • 1-5

    The 4-star Angel is located in the center of Cardiff. 20 minutes away from Cardiff City Stadium, The Gate Arts and Community Centre and Cardiff Bay. More details

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  • 29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 7EF (Map)
    7.4 - Very good
    Based on 193 reviews
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    The attractive Village Urban Resorts Cardiff is a 3-star property located in the historical center of Cardiff. Founded in 1998, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2008. More details

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    US$260
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  • Schooner Way/Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4RT (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 632 reviews
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    *Novotel Cardiff Centre* is located in an exhibition area of Cardiff in close proximity to St. John the Baptist Church, Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay and Chapter. More details

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    US$147
    per night
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  • Circle Way East Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, United Kingdom (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 264 reviews
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    Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff North Hotel is located in a residential area of Cardiff in close proximity to Cathays Cemetery, Roath Park and City Hall. The hotel is 1100m away from Welsh National Opera. More details

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  • Park Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3AL (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 555 reviews
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    The four–star property is situated in the heart of Cardiff and is close to the famous Victorian and Edwardian arcades of Cardiff. The property is created by the designer Peggy Prendeville and perfectly combines contemporary style with the latest technology. More details

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    US$264
    per night
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  • Royal Hotel Cardiff

    4 star hotel
    88 St Mary'S Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 836 reviews
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    Having the central location, the four-star Royal Hotel Cardiff features major attractions, as Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff castle and Millennium Stadium as well as Red Dragon Centre and Cardiff University. More details

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    US$129
    per night
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  • Thornhill, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 9UA (Map)
    7.8 - Excellent
    Based on 16 reviews
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    Best Western Plus - New House Country Hotel is a worthy example of 3-star hotels in Cardiff offering beautiful guestrooms overlooking Bristol Channel. The attractive hotel was built in 1781 and renovated in 2010. More details

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    US$158
    per night
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  • Cardiff Angel Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1SZ (Map)
    7.2 - Very good
    Based on 350 reviews
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    Located in a vibrant area of Cardiff, Cardiff Angel Hotel is a 4-star exclusive property that offers a nightclub, a leisure club. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cardiff Bay. More details

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    US$121
    per night
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  • Wharf Road East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4BB (Map)
    7.2 - Very good
    Based on 462 reviews
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    The elegant Mercure Cardiff Centre Hotel offers non-smoking accommodation in the center of Cardiff. It was opened in 2005 and is an example of minimalist architecture in Cardiff. More details

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    US$111
    per night
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  • Merthyr Road Tongwynlais Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom (Map)
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    The excellent 3-star Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4 offers quick access to Jump, Delta Force Paintball Cardiff - Canewood and Cardiff History and Hauntings - The Llandaff Cardiff Ghost Walk. Within easy reach of Castell Coch, A470. More details

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    US$315
    per night
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  • Hemingway Road, Cardiff, Cf10 4Au, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4AU (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 1097 reviews
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    The contemporary Future Inns Cardiff Bay offers spacious accommodation in the center of Cardiff. Set in Cardiff Bay district of Cardiff, just 20 minutes from Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Central Library and St. More details

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    US$153
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  • St Mellons Hotel

    3 star hotel
    Castleton; Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF3 2XR (Map)
    6.8 - Very good
    Based on 60 reviews
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    This dignified country hotel with spacious grounds is located in Castleton, near Cardiff, just off the M4.Standing proud amidst secluded and beautiful landscaped gardens, the hotel offers a warm welcome. More details

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    US$105
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  • Atlantic Wharf, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4JY (Map)
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    Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf is a 3-star comfortable hotel in busy Cardiff close to a castle, museums. The hotel boasts superb location next to Cardiff Central Library, St. More details

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    US$97
    per night
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