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Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Ranked #30 of 74 Hotels in Cardiff
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

First off. This isn't a bad hotel. It is, as the name suggests, budget. If you can imagine something not too dissimilar from one of those Japanese sleeping pods then you're not far away.

It is clean, albeit a bit sterile, and very basic. The beds are very hard but again clean. The staff are friendly enough.

So why the low rating. I guess because I have stayed at budget hotels before and you can get a lot more for your buck. No wifi in the rooms which is a shame. The shower is more like a cupboard in the wall.

If anything, while you can't really complain about the hotel, it feels more like a hospital than a hotel. But if you are after a cheap place for a night then this is your place... 2 nights might be pushing it.

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IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Thank you for your positive comments. Our team is very happy you have acknowledge their freindliness on here, glad you enjoyed the cleanliness too. In regards of the Wifi , it will come very soon in all bedrooms and public area for FREE. We are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Cardiff.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great hotel for couple nights. Stayed with 5 girls we all thought the hotel was great for the price.Recently refurbished so nice and fresh.Beds little hard but slept well. Little bit out of walking distance from centre but short taxi ride. Would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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EtapCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We needed a cheap place to sleep while attending a conference. It met all our expectaions and needs, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would very happily stay there again, even if it were for a leisure break to explore Cardiff.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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EtapCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Was nice and cheap but the toilet seat had blood on it and there were hairs on the duvet cover. The previous inhabitants must have smoked heavily as it really smelt. Would have preferred the cleaner to air it. The extra £4 charge for parking and £1.40 for a cup of hot water with no kettle in the room should be added into the budget of anyone staying. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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EtapCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, but feel very sorry about the issue you had with the cleanliness, if you had reported this to the reception , we would have change you room. We are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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EtapCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel was excellently located, very clean and had a small amount of parking outside for a reasonable overnight cost.
The rooms were clean, if a bit spartan, but met all my needs; the shower was hot, the TV worked.
The mattress was hard though and I found it difficult to get comfortable initially.
The walk to town was long but possible in 15-20 mins.
This hotel was excellent value and I would stay there again.

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EtapCardiff, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your thoughts on here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to welcome you at the Ibis Budget Cardiff again…

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Address: Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BE, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Cardiff
Price Range: $45 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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