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Top tips for finding Cardiff hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Cardiff, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Cardiff in May and April.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Cardiff if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Cardiff accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Cardiff found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $62, while the most expensive was $62.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Cardiff for 2 days.
If you are planning your first visit to Cardiff, consider staying downtown in the city centre which is relatively close to major attractions. The Royal Hotel is the oldest hotel in Cardiff and it is a 4-minute walk from the central station. For a more modern style, The Jolyon's Boutique Hotel is another option. It is close to restaurants, galleries and bars in Mermaid Quay and a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Bay train station.
For business trips, you might need a hotel that comes with business facilities. The Jurys Inn Cardiff is located only a 4-minute walk from the main train station and comes with meeting rooms, bar or lounge, restaurant and banquet facilities. Another option is The Cardiff Hilton, located directly opposite Cardiff Castle, which features currency exchange on-site, a business centre, meeting rooms and a coffee shop.
To stay near Principality Stadium, book a room at Park Plaza Cardiff which is only a 13-minute walk from the stadium. The hotel is adjacent to the National Museum of Wales & City Hall. Another option which is even closer is The Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel with only 4 minutes’ walking distance from the stadium. The modern building is about 20 kilometres from Cardiff International Airport and less than a 10 minutes' walk to the train station.
For backpackers and students on a low budget, The River House Hostel located in Cardiff (Riverside) is within 15-minutes’ walking distance to Cardiff Castle and the Principality Stadium. The Yha Cardiff Central Hotel is located in Butetown and is only a 5-minute drive from Techniquest and the Wales Millennium Centre.
If you are attending an event at the Cardiff International Arena, consider staying at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, which features an indoor pool, spa and sauna. The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the Arena. Another alternative is The Angel Hotel which is a 12-minute walk from the centre and has a restaurant, coffee shop and free Wi-Fi.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Cardiff
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Cardiff. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Although the average price for a double room in Cardiff is $505, $24 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.
If you need a hotel in Cardiff that includes breakfast you'll want to try Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay which offers complimentary breakfast daily. You might also consider the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport and the Lincoln House Hotel with free parking. When you book your room, make sure you confirm that breakfast is included.
Some of the best hotels close to Cardiff Bay include the Future Inn Cardiff Hotel which offers a 4-star hotel experience, as well as the Novotel Cardiff located about only 3.4 kilometres away from Cardiff Bay.
There are several hotels in Cardiff that come with a hot tub. Vale Resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Museum of Welsh Life and Castell Coch. Facilities include a hot tub, steam room and indoor pool. The St David’s Hotel is an 11-minute walk away from the Wales Millennium Centre. It also features a hot tub and indoor pool.
The SACO Cardiff on Cathedral Road is within a 5-minute drive of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Features include kitchen or kitchenette as well as washing machine or dryer available in the rooms. Another option is the Artisan Quarter or the Stay In Cardiff Canton St John's Court Apartment which offer apartments fully equipped with all that you need.
In Cardiff, there are several hotels with free parking including The Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd which is a lake hotel close to the city. Other options are The Church Guesthouse, 15 minutes from the city centre and The Village Hotel Cardiff with its fitness centre, located about 7 kilometres from Cardiff city centre.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Cardiff districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Cardiff city centre
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The bed was not comfortable. The staff was difficult to reach. The operator never answered and the front desk let the phone ring and ring. I was pretty cold that night so I called for an extra blanket. They never brought it up. The said they had room service but there was no menu in the room. Breakfast was very tasty and the room was clean.