Cardiff has a wide range of sleeping options, from large hotel chains and boutique boltholes to sea-facing spas. Many of the main accommodation options are found moments from the train station and Millennium Stadium, but the cheapest beds in the city are dotted along the Cathedral Road, where some of the traditional Welsh homes have been turned into guesthouses and B&Bs.
The Cardiff hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over 120)
Moderate (£80 to £120)
Cheap (under £80)
The prices quoted are for a double room per night, inclusive of tax and breakfast unless otherwise stated.
A property that oozes Victorian charm and character, the Angel Hotel has 102 guest rooms and offers Wi-Fi internet access throughout the premises. All rooms are of a decent size and have a modern décor of cream walls with chocolate touches and pistachio greens. Its excellent Castell Restaurant serves traditional Welsh cuisine with a twist.Address: , Castle Street, Cardiff, Wales,
Telephone: (029) 2064 9200.
The central, modern 5-star Cardiff Hilton has 197 elegant bedrooms and suites, many with spectacular views across the city and over Cardiff Castle. There is also an award-winning restaurant, Razzi, as well as a bar, a health club, gym and spa and a 20m (66ft) pool. The staff's attentiveness has been acknowledged with tourism awards, while each room comes with soft beds, large LED TVs and lovely bathrooms.Address: , Kingsway, Cardiff, Wales,
Telephone: (029) 2064 6300.
The St David's Hotel & Spa
Located in the Cardiff Bay area, only five minutes from the city centre, the stylish 5-star St David's (part of the Principal Hotels chain) has 132 well-equipped guest bedrooms (including 20 suites), all with private balconies and splendid views across the bay. The hotel also boasts excellent spa facilities. There are good conference services and plenty of dining options too, including an award-winning restaurant.Address: , Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD
Telephone: (029) 2045 4045.
Best Western Plus New House Country Hotel
It may be a little further out of town, but the Best Western Pulse New House Country Hotel has everything the modern traveller needs in the way of free parking, bars, restaurants and Wi-Fi, all in a secluded Vale estate. Think four poster beds, open fires, regal wallpaper and rolling hills, just four miles from the city centre.Address: Thornhill, Thornhill Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 9UA
Telephone: (029) 2052 0280.
This is a lovely boutique hotel located on Cardiff's oldest Georgian terrace, right in front of the new Millennium Centre and around the corner from the city's revamped waterfront area. Rooms (all non-smoking) are individually designed with solid furniture, exquisite linen and good lighting. The hotel also has an on-site restaurant and bar with Wi-Fi access available in all rooms.Address: , 5 Bute Crescent, Cardiff, Wales,
Telephone: (029) 2048 8775.
Novotel Cardiff Centre
Located in central Cardiff, near the Millennium Stadium, this hotel has 138 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, all decorated in neutral colours and natural pastels. The hotel also has an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam bath and whirlpool. The Elements Restaurant and Bar downstairs offers good food and drinks.Address: Atlantic Wharf, Schooner Way, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 4RT
Telephone: (029) 2113 2800.
Hotel Ibis Cardiff
Conveniently located, crisp and clean, the Ibis Cardiff is a dream for those watching their budget. With 102 rooms to choose from, all sleeping quarters come with soft bedding, fast Wi-Fi and sparkling ensuite bathrooms. There is also a café and bar on-site to make sure all visitors are filled up and ready for a full day's exploring.Address: , Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HA
Telephone: (29) 2064 9250.
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff North
Perched on the fringes of Cardiff city centre, the Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff North is a clean and classy budget choice with 132 rooms. All come with large LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi and access to the on-site gym. The hotel also has a lounge area offering light snacks during the day and a Bar and Grill for a more relaxed dinner or late night drink.Address: Llanedeyrn, Circle Way East, Cardiff, CF23 9XF
Telephone: (29) 2058 9988.
The Big Sleep
Set in a converted 1960 office block, this high-rise Cardiff hotel offers simple yet funky modern retro décor and accommodation that channels minimalist chic but stays reasonably priced. This, in other words, is a design hotel for budget travellers. There are 81 comfortable rooms, all with ensuite bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms offer spectacular views.Address: , Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 2FE
Telephone: (029) 2063 6363.