Great rooms and you might be lucky to get a Cardiff castle view (you'll need a room on the 5th or 6th floor... numbers 504-510 or 604-610)
If you get breakfast, it's pretty substantial if you want it. Cooked English, loads of fruit, yoghurt, breads, cereals, cakes and pancakes choices. I was surprised... making it more 4 star on breakfast alone. Fill up you won't need to eat until supper time.
Biggest bugbear by our friends was everyone complaining about WiFi charges. Even computers in the lobby weren't free yet Novotel chain we'd recently stayed in at least put 2 public use PCs in their lobby, free of charge. Not this place.
I pointed out this was not unique to this hotel chain and to seek out travel forums to whinge about this now huge world wide annoyance when rooms aren't cheap; but coffee shops, fast food chains give this WiFi free with a coffee, so why not free with high price B&B rate mid range hotels ?
Yeap Holiday Inn chain is like other high end hotel chains charging extortionate amounts for WiFi. Two friends compare this to charging for showering. With their laptops they consider WiFi a business essential now.
Our room was good, albeit bathroom tiling a little tired but room newly refurbished. Very Welsh accented receptionist staff we're great.
VALUE is only marked higher as we got a good B&B deal.Without a good deal it would a very expensive stay so your expectations might be higher especially to be charged for parking & Wi-Fi. I was just happy breakfast more than made up for things.
- 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
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