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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Longniel Close | Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4EE, Wales
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Ranked #20 of 81 hotels in Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Trewern, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night whilst seeing Judgement Day rugby matches. This hotel is in a quiet spot along the water (nice evening walks) and though it doesn't serve meals (aside from breakfast) there is a pub next door or order in from take-away from the hotel choices...easy and they provide you the dinnerware. The breakfast room is also... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for 5 nights with my husband and 2 boys. All the staff were friendly and helpful and approachable. They had local knowledge of where to go and not go. They made the boys feel welcome aa well. The breakfast was really nice but not enough cups and glasses on one or two occasions. Over all I would recommend... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived at the hotel late afternoon, Check in was smooth and no problems. We were placed on the 1st floor overlooking the river. The room was spotless and clean. We asked for extra pillows for the kids and they were delivered straight away. Pleasant staff and breakfast was lovely in relaxing surroundings. If your walking to the Wales Millennium Centre... More

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Lisa H Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review of your stay with us. It's always great to hear fantastic feedback like this and I will make sure that it is shared with the whole team. I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel the next time you... More

Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean and comfortable room. Breakfast was very acceptable for the price and the staff were friendly and professional. Couldn't fault it. An easy walk down to the Bay Area. Will not hesitate to stay again when we return to Cardiff.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear NelsonBearsMum Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team here at the hotel as it's always really rewarding to hear such great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel the next time you are planning a visit to Cardiff.... More

Sussex, England
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly it it a holiday inn express, so everything is functional and OK, however this has a nice location overlooking the water, and is only 15 minutes walk to the mermaid quay where there is most named chain restaurants located, or about the same length to walk into Cardiff. The staff were very helpful on arrival and gave us a... More

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear jamescim Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Its great to see that you enjoyed our location - and I'm now going to have to go and try this breakfast which you have recommended in Mermaid Quay!! I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel again soon.... More

Borders
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel, very clean and in a perfect location for both Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay. Right on the dockside which makes it just a little different. Breakfast was very good and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Gingerdee Thank you so much for your great review - it's lovely to be able to share your comments with the whole team here at the Hotel and I do hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager More

Bucks
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights, first time in the area. The area where the hotel is has been redeveloped, but is mainly residential. There is a good pub / restaurant next door - The Wharf - which we ate in both nights. Food OK, good value, and a good selection of beers. Building is really attractive. The hotel is new,... More

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear woggsy Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to see that you found the team to be helpful. I've noted your comments with regards to our free breakfast and will make sure that these are considered if we do make any changes in the future. Thank you once again for your... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel room and bathroom clean - bed was quite hard - sofa bed old and very uncomfortable. As an express you wouldn't expect anything different. The only thing that let the hotel down was the breakfast - not enough cutlery, toaster produced anaemic toast. The hotel was full capacity so management should have taken this into a account especially as... More

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Melanie D Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expecations with regards to breakfast. Many of our guests do choose to have a more leisurely stay at the weekend, which can be a bit challenging for us at breakfast time - we try to manage this... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hotel in walking distance of the bars, restaurants and the WMC in cardiff bay. Lots of parking, free breakfast and even a sea view! Lovely. It is possible to walk to the city centre but there's also a train every 12 mins from Cardiff Bay station. I would stay here again.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Der Hsc958 Many thanks for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager More

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night on a short break in Cardiff, and the hotel was fine. Room was large enough, fairly standard but clean and no issues. Sue said it was the best night's sleep she's had in ages. We didn't have a car with us but found the hotel well-located, it was about a 15-20 minute walk from city centre... More

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Adrian F Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and we all look forward to welcoming you both back to the hotel on your next visit to Cardiff. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Hotel Cardiff
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Hotel
Holiday Inn Cardiff
Cardiff Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Wales
Address: Longniel Close | Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4EE, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterfront area of the old East Dock in Cardiff Bay is the prime position of the Express by Holiday Inn. Only 15 minutes walking distance from the centre of Cardiff makes a great place to stay, and to view the magnificent local shops and picturesque Arcades.Walking distance to Mermaid Quay and Millennium Centre. It is also situated in the heart of Cardiff's exciting Bay Development. With places of interest including Cardiff Castle, the home of the Welsh Assembly, the Millennium Stadium, The Millennium Centre, Techniquest the Children's Science Museum and the Museum of Welsh Life at St.Fagans, the Express by Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay is your one and only choice for accommodation in Cardiff. The Express by Holiday Inn is located just off M4 Motorway, which makes access very easy, and brings you around the city centre, showing you attractions like you have never seen before. On arriving at the hotel you will find our car park is complimentary to all guests, and plenty of spaces for everyone. For your peace of mind, our car park is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV.Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. ... more   less 
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