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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  • Hilton Cardiff

    5 star hotel
    Kingsway, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3HH (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 76 reviews
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    The traditional 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$294
    per night
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  • Port Road Rhoose, Barry, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF62 3BT (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 70 reviews
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    • 1-30

    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$77
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  • Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1XD (Map)
    4.0 - Excellent
    Based on 63 reviews
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    • 1-30

    Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre is located in the heart of Cardiff Bay district right next to Wales Millennium Centre, Norwegian Church and The Red Dragon Centre. The contemporary building was totally renovated in 2011 and now mixes minimalist architecture with the modern technology. More details

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    US$243
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  • Longueil Close, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, South Wal, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF62 3BT (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 70 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$128
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  • Copthorne Way Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF5 6DH (Map)
    3.7 - Very good
    Based on 66 reviews
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    Copthorne Hotel Cardiff Caerdydd is a 4-star tranquil property that offers stylish accommodation steps away from Llandaff Cathedral, St. Fagans Walk and St. More details

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    US$110
    per night
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  • St Davids Hotel & Spa

    5 star hotel
    Havannah Street Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5SD (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 79 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$220
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  • Park Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3UD (Map)
    3.4 - Very good
    Based on 28 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$158
    per night
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  • Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2FL (Map)
    4.5 - Exceptional
    Based on 103 reviews
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    The exquisite Radisson Blu Cardiff Hotel is a 4-star property located in the center of Cardiff. The hotel opened in 2008 and since then remains an example of Italian architecture in Cardiff. More details

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    per night
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  • Park Inn Cardiff North

    3 star hotel
    Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, Cf23 9Xf, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF23 9XF (Map)
    3.4 - Very good
    Based on 10 reviews
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    The 3-star Park Inn Cardiff North boasts quiet location not far from City Hall, The Gate Arts and Community Centre and Cathays Park. Renovated in 2009, the informal hotel has welcomed guests since 1979. More details

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    US$102
    per night
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  • Park Plaza Cardiff

    4 star hotel
    Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 3AL (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 84 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$178
    per night
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  • Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2JH (Map)
    3.0 - Good
    Based on 66 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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    US$134
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  • St Marys Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF101GD (Map)
    4.5 - Exceptional
    Based on 103 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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    US$148
    per night
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  • Vale Resort

    4 star hotel
    Hensol Park 1, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF72 8JY (Map)
    3.7 - Very good
    Based on 41 reviews
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    • 1-30

    Vale Hotel Golf and Spa Resort, a four-star hotel, is located in Welsh countryside. The territory occupies more than 650 acres of parkland. More details

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    US$150
    per night
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  • Cardiff Marriott Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Mill Lane, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1EZ (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 64 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 center of Cardiff. More details

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    US$198
    per night
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  • Royal Hotel Cardiff

    4 star hotel
    88 St Mary'S Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 5DW (Map)
    3.7 - Very good
    Based on 109 reviews
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    • 1-30

    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$139
    per night
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  • Merthyr Road Tongwynlais Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
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    • 1-4

    The business 3-star Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4 is a great place to stay in Cardiff. More details

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    US$294
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  • Thornhill, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 9UA (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 50 reviews
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    • 1-30

    The spectacular 3-star Best Western Plus - New House Country Hotel offers individual rooms with views of Bristol Channel. Founded in 1781, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2010. More details

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    US$146
    per night
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  • Novotel Cardiff Centre

    4 star hotel
    Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4RT (Map)
    3.7 - Very good
    Based on 85 reviews
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    • 1-30

    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$135
    per night
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  • Max Apartments Cardiff

    3 star hotel
    Meridian Terrace 1, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 2FE (Map)
    4.1 - Excellent
    Based on 30 reviews
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    Centrally located in Cardiff, the four-star Meridian Terrace Serviced Apartments is a deluxe property just a stone’s throw from the Capsule Art Gallery and Cardiff Castle. More details

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    US$120
    per night
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  • Mercure Holland House

    4 star hotel
    24-26 Newport Road (Ex Macdonald Holland House), Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF24 0DD (Map)
    3.8 - Excellent
    Based on 75 reviews
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    • 1-30

    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$129
    per night
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  • Hemingway Road, Cardiff, Cf10 4Au, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4AU (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 82 reviews
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    • 1-30

    The contemporary Future Inn Cardiff 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$117
    per night
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  • Sleeperz Hotel

    3 star hotel
    Station Approach, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1RH (Map)
    3.9 - Excellent
    Based on 104 reviews
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    • 1-30

    The excellent 3-star Sleeperz Hotel is set in Cardiff Bay district and offers bright guestrooms with views over the city. The hotel opened in 2008 and since then remains an example of innovative architecture in Cardiff. More details

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    US$102
    per night
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  • Cardiff Angel Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 1SZ (Map)
    3.2 - Good
    Based on 54 reviews
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    • 1-30

    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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  • 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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  • 29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF14 7EF (Map)
    3.2 - Good
    Based on 25 reviews
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    • 1-30

    Village Urban Resorts Cardiff is located in a business area of Cardiff in close proximity to St. Mary's Church St. More details

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    US$141
    per night
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