This hotel has been given a makeover as part of IHG's upgrading of the Holiday Inn brand. The only disappointment was the size of the bathrooms - the tiniest I've ever seen. Access to the small/thin bath was restricted by the close proximity of the toilet, so if you have mobility issues, make sure you take this into account. And even the new-look curved shower curtain rail wasn't enough to stop you getting caught up in the curtain whilst showering.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Was even allowed to check-in around 11am.
There was a wedding reception being held in the hotel when we stayed. Although the function room was on the first floor, we could hear the music up on the fifth floor, although the noise was more noticeable in the bathroom, suggesting the music was being "transmitted" up through the plumbing. That said, it must have stopped between 12.30am and 1am, as it didn't keep us awake.
The breakfast buffet selection was good and represented good value for money.
You can't fault the location. It's right opposite the Castle - and to the side of the Millennium Stadium - although you can't see into it - and sufficiently away from the main areas of night-life to offer a safe and quiet area to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Cardiff is situated between the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle, perfectly located for the business or leisure traveller. The hotel is easy to reach from the M4 and offers parking for up to 85 cars on site. Charges will apply. Cardiff Central Station is a 5 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Cardiff ,Cardiff Airport is a 30 minute drive. With the City Centre only minutes away, you can enjoy the Edwardian Arcades for shopping or visit the Cardiff Bay. The city offers many vibrant new restaurants and bars. The Holiday Inn is ideally located if you are visiting the Cardiff International Arena, New Theatre, or the St Davids Hall. The 157 bedrooms are all fully air conditioned and offer high speed internet access and are equipped with all the required facilities. Family rooms are available and we offer 4 accessible rooms, one with ceiling hoist track. The Hotel Bar offers a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and serves refreshments and light snacks. The Restaurant serves a full a La Carte menu and Kids eat free. Callaghan's Bar, Relax in our Pub and watch live sports action on our large TV's. The Academy Conference offers 11 purpose build conference rooms. The largest conference room can accommodate 150 delegates in theatre style. All rooms have got natural daylight and air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel Cardiff
- Cardiff Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre Wales