Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay51.4723484979536, -3.16427707672119
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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.
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.
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.
The venue also features a safety deposit box, private parking and a gift shop.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site at GBP 6 per day.
The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, Hindi, PanjabiÂ / Punjabi.
Year renovated: 2012. Number of floors: 4. Number of rooms: 79.
GBP 6 per day
Late check-in/ -out
Bar/ Lounge area
Sports & Fitness
- Car hire
- Self-service laundry
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Newspaper service
- Welcome drink
- Continental breakfast
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Free breakfast
- Business centre
- Children's menu
Facilities for people with disabilities
- Toilet for disabled
- Bathroom for disabled
Spa & Leisure
- Public terrace/Patio
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- River view
- Air conditioning
- Garden furniture
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Bottled water
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
- 1 Double bed
- 2 Single beds
Max occupancy:4 persons
Bed options:2 Single beds
Max occupancy:2 persons
- City landmarks
Staff was awesome, breakfast was satisfactory. An excellent place for one night.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Every staff member was very friendly and helpful. A safe quiet location at night.
I was happy with the location, near the Bay.
The width of the bed and lack of good quality toiletries.
they changed my room very quickly when i reported an issue
the bar food (panini) was pretty poor and expensive for what it was.
Friendly staff and nice rooms nice location
Breakfast was not what I expected Could do with upgrading
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
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
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.