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Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1XD Wales
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 75 hotels in Cardiff
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid wifi
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 5 more
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Nezcassee wrote a review Yesterday
Brighton, United Kingdom117 contributions46 helpful votes
IHG seem to be in the process of downgrading the status of their Holiday Inn brand. The nominally double room (single occupancy) was much smaller than the average Premier Inn offering and of many Holiday Inn Express places I have stayed in. How 2 people with luggage could have managed is beyond belief. Maintenance and cleanliness were fine. Bathroom was equally minute requiring a bit of a contortion to navigate everything. Good water pressure and temperature in the shower. Staff were friendly and helpful, with good local knowledge - directing us to a local artisan coffee shop. Good location, central but slightly away from the noisy Cardiff nightlife. Breakfast was OK. Good scrambled eggs, but horrible to have to drink fruit juice from a cardboard carton through a straw - every other hotel on this trip offered glasses of juice. Even worse was having only paper cups with the tea/coffee making in the room. IHG - you should be doing better than this, Gold Elite Member.
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Date of stay: June 2021
SMC wrote a review Jun 8
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Really nice rooms and view , overlooking the park. The beds were comfortable and rooms were spacious , with a nice shower and bath. Only thing is there were two plugs , nowhere near the bed so would bring a portable charger next time but it was okay as we charged them during the night. Lovely experience
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
James david Wood wrote a review Jun 2
Caerwys, United Kingdom17 contributions
Enjoyed holiday inn clean rooms lovely staff very pleasant stay breakfast was fantastic credit to guys and girls who ran the dineing room spotless every were enjoyed our stay would definitely go back to stay there again very handy for the park across the rd were you can get the boat trip to the bay £5 each way city Centre was few minutes away from pubs to restaurants
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Carpark at the hotel is good
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Hugh W wrote a review May 2021
Gaerwen, United Kingdom1 contribution
Another wonderful stay at this super hotel.Perfect service especially during this difficult covid 19 period. It must be the best hotel for pandemic lockdown stays. All the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. They had a smile on their faces the whole time and made sure we were happy. Hand sanitisers at numerous places throughout the hotel, health and safety of the guests was paramount. The hotel location is perfect for the city center and all the attractions Our room was nice, spotlessly clean, spaceous and very comfortable. The room service dinning arrangements was brilliant, cooked hot food of the finest quality. Looking forward very much to our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Richard Platts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
Responded May 5, 2021
Dear Hugh W Many thanks for choosing to stay with us again and for such a lovely review. We hope that we have opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards Richard Platts GM
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Carla H wrote a review May 2021
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Brilliant central location . Excellent views and access to Bute Park , Castle and city centre. Hotel spotlessly clean and great effort made to ensure Covid safety at all times. Staff highly professional, supportive and always go the extra mile to ensure stay is really comfortable from arrival to departure.
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Date of stay: April 2021
$76 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Nearby attractions include Escape Reality (0.3 miles), The Bootlegger (0.1 miles), and Escape Rooms Cardiff (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasture Cardiff, Cafe Citta, and Nata & Co Bakery Clifton.
Is Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Cardiff.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Insole Court (1.9 miles), St Lythans Burial Chamber (4.1 miles), and Mansion House (0.7 miles).