Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

Longueil Close, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF62 3BTshow map
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Overview

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay offers comfortable accommodation set on a castle and 1.5 km from Cardiff Castle. The venue was opened in 2005.

Location

The hotel is set in the centre of Cardiff in vicinity of Cardiff Central Library. Techniquest is only 1.1 km away. In the vicinity of the property there is National Museum Cardiff.

The accommodation is located next to a train station.

Rooms

Central heating, a private safe and a sitting area are standard in air-conditioned rooms. Some units include views of the garden. They are fitted with single beds, sofa beds and twin beds and foam pillows and linens.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served every morning in a restaurant. The gastronomic restaurant specialises in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy the lounge bar on premises. Offering various dining options, Elements Restaurant, Thomas Restaurant and The Customs Shed are about 10-minute walk away.

Leisure

The venue also features a safety deposit box, private parking and a gift shop.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 6 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, Hindi, Panjabi / Punjabi.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   79.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 6 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Fishing

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car hire
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome drink

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Public terrace/Patio
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

One Double Bed With Sofa
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
room details
Twin Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff (CWL)15.0 km
Bristol (BRS)32.9 km
Train
Cardiff Bay Railway Station700 m
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodbased on 500 reviews
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Staff was awesome, breakfast was satisfactory. An excellent place for one night.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Was in a good location for the Bay and Millenium Centre (main reason for booking here). Also close to city centre.

    The breakfast room wasn't really big enough for size of hotel. Breakfast was a bit of a shambles with no clean plates/cutlery etc and nobody clearing tables.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Situation of hotel was good room was comfortable and had good shower and tea/coffee making facilities

    cost of wi-fi too expensive most hotels are free cooked part of breakfast rather boring scrambled eggs,sausages and baked beans every day

  • 8.8
    Great

    We had a really good overnight stay. Loved the waterfront location, with easy birdwatching. Could walk to the pub for evening meal. Nice to have a lounge/bar in the hotel. Excellent breakfast. Exceptionably helpful staff.

    if we were to be really picky, an automatic door at the entrance would be good, for easier access with suitcases.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location - if you have a car. Quiet. Friendly and helpful staff

    Bit of a cheek to charge £5 per day for parking - you would not stay there if you had no car as the hotel is rather more than comfortable walking distance to City sites and attractions, although Cardiff Bay nearer and accessible on foot depending on one's capabilities. More honest perhaps to make room rates inclusive of parking, and deduct/refund £5 per day if guest has no car.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Staff were fantastic. So friendly and welcoming. The rooms were really spacious and amazingly comfortable. Had the best night sleep in ages! The hotel itself was in a lovely quiet location with fab view of the river. Also, breakfast was part of the booking which was well worth the money.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    i liked it was so close to the bay

    The elevator was broke we where on the top floor, the tv was batterd n the remote had celotape wrapped around it to hold batteries in, the shower was a mixture of scorching hot or freezing cold and it would just change randomly between the two regardless of what temperature you set it to

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Pleasant friendly staff who could not do enough to help us Excellent breakfast

    Only takeaway meals available at night or the pub next door where the meals were of very poor quality, the tables dirty and the staff rude and uninterested

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Every staff member was very friendly and helpful. A safe quiet location at night.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    I was happy with the location, near the Bay.

    The width of the bed and lack of good quality toiletries.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    they changed my room very quickly when i reported an issue

    the bar food (panini) was pretty poor and expensive for what it was.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    Friendly staff and nice rooms nice location

    Breakfast was not what I expected Could do with upgrading

  • 8.2
    Great

    Good clean hotel with friendly staff short walk to town centre just a bit further to the bay will stay again as value for money

    Nothing to dislike

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location and friendliness of desk staff

    Upon arriving in our room we were greeted by a foul smell with was due to bathroom not being cleaned and faeces and urine left in toilet

  • 7.8
    Very good

    The Reception staff were brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I would stay here again.

    Breakfast was served until 9.30am but when we arrived at 9am we were told the hot food had all gone and they wouldn't be cooking anymore except baked beans. Toast, cereals and croissants were all good but hot food should have been available for the length of the breakfast serving time.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 15 km of Cardiff airport.
Can I have breakfast on site?
Yes, a continental breakfast is available for guests.
Does the property offer facilities for business travellers?
Yes, the business facilities include a business center and a meeting room.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 14:00.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
How far is the city centre from the property?
The city centre is located 2 km away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service and laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Miller & Carter Cardiff Bay within 600 metres of the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as single room and a standard room.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Cardiff Bay train station 600 metres away.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff (CWL)15.0 km
Bristol (BRS)32.9 km
Train
Cardiff Bay Railway Station700 m
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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