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Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Ranked #30 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Does what it says on the tin.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Stayed here as part of a stag weekend. Really clean rooms with all that you need for a no frills stay. The beds were very comfotable and rooms surprisingly quiet with a lot of large groups staying here the same time as us.
The rooms have a shower in them and not seperate which is a little odd when sharing with mates, but as long as you're close friends this isn't a problem. Decent checkout time was useful after a heavy night. Didn't stay for the breakfast but I have been told it was quite good and reasonable.
If you are planning a stay book well in advance as the prices do creep up (we paid £80 a night) which does detract from the value of what is otherwise a very decent budget hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments ,online booking in advance give you a cheaper price . We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

As a budget hotel you infact get a lot for your money. Clean and tidy rooms with very comfy beds. There is a good bar on the ground floor and at fair prices. The train station is a 5 min walk and it right next to St David's shopping centre.

  • Stayed April 2013
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

hotel was spotlessly clean. staff were very friendly and helpful giving us directions to motorpoint arena. hotel was very easy to find and parking was available. will definately returning with my husband.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Slough, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I slept very well, it was nice a quiet. it was very easy to get to the bay or to town only a short walk. people at the hotel where very friendly and helpful. it is nice you can choose if you want breakfast included or not.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Oxfordshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Clean, functional, for budget pocket, reception well informed and most helpful. Continental buffet breakfast was plentiful and offered an appetising selection of cold breakfasty things to suit all palates!

Beware, parking £4/day on site and Wi-Fi too is payable. But all-in-all good value.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Fabrice Ledentu
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Easy walk into central Cardiff, the rooms are basic as they are advertised, they're clean and tidy just nothing fancy. Parking was excellent value too although the spaces were limited, we just got the sat one, for an extra £4.00 they let us leave the car there for he following day!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. Thanks for the car park price comment. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

A friend and I stayed in the ibis budget for one night last week. I did not have high hopes for this hotel at all, due to the fact that we only paid £18 for the room! However, I was actually pleasantly surprised.

Checking in was a breeze and we were in the hotel room within five minutes of walking through the door- this was ideal as we had been travelling for nearly 3 hours! Our room was more or less spotlessly clean and tidy. It was modern looking, nicely decorated and even had a flat screen tv which I thought was a nice touch considering the room was so cheap!

The location of the hotel is fantastic. It took us around 10-15 minutes maximum to walk from cardiff central train station to the hotel, less than 10 minutes to walk to the centre of cardiff and around 15 minutes to the bay. It's got a great central location and would pose no issue to those without a car who are travelling to cardiff.

The only complaints I have are about the bed and the shower. Being about 5 foot 11, I had a bit of difficulty with the length of the bed (I only just about fit on!) and the shower is in the room meaning that privacy goes out the window (something to bear in mind if this might cause an issue!). These things didn't bother me too much though, so didnt cause a huge issue during our stay.

Overall, I think we got amazing value for money at the hotel. I would recommend it to anyone and will definitely be coming back here in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks again for your very positive comments, my team enjoyed to hear them. I am sorry for the size of the bed. We all are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Property: Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Address: Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BE, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis budget Cardiff is a hotel in the City Centre of Cardiff with affordable prices. All rooms are en-suite, with double bed and a single bunk bed. TV with freeview channels. Snack are available at our 24 hrs reception and Continental Breakfast Buffet for only £5.50. On site car park for just £4/24hrs. Free WIFI access in all bedrooms and public areas. ... more   less 
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