Exciting and sophisticated. That is Europe's newest capital Cardiff. This is the retail, cultural and sporting centre of Wales. Since the addition of its waterfront development (dubbed the most exciting on the Continent) Cardiff has solidified a reputation as one of Britain's top "city break" getaways.
Best Cheap Hotels in Cardiff
“The perfect location in the centre of the city, ideal for visitors who want to explore its many delights - the international football, rugby or music concerts at the Millennium Stadium, the excellent shopping or the lively and vibrant nightlife. We offer our guests excellent accommodation in a prime location, at a reasonable cost.”
108 St Mary Street, Cardiffrooms from £36.00 View Prices
“Our location just fifteen minutes from the centre of the City of Cardiff, and with convenient access to the motorway, makes us the ideal place to stay for visitors who want to explore Cardiff and the surrounding area. Comfortable and well equipped accommodation, excellent leisure facilities and good food await our guests.”
29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiffrooms from £37.00 View Prices
“Our family owned and operated establishment affords our guests the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere of an established hotel, while being only a minutes walk from all of the many attractions that this beautiful city. In the heart of the shopping area and close to the Millennium Stadium the perfect place to make your base.”
21 St Mary Street, Cardiffrooms from £40.00 View Prices
“Our excellent location in the suburbs of the city is perfect for both the tourist, who wants to visit Cardiff and the surrounding area, and the business user who has business in the city. Part of a large, International chain of hotels we use all our vast experience to ensure our guests enjoy their stay. ”
Caxton Place, Pentwyn, Cardiffrooms from £41.00 View Prices
“Our superb hotel is definitely one for those who prefer something a little different when it comes to their accommodation. Originally built as an office block in the 1960s, our establishment has recently been voted into the top 25 of the 'coolest hotels in the world' by Conde Nast Traveller.”
Bute Terrace, Glamorgan, Cardiffrooms from £44.00 View Prices
“Our new and state of the art hotel is located in the very heart of this wonderful city, just 50 metres from the railway station and in the centre of the hustle and bustle of this cosmopolitan city. Perfect situated for the business user or for the tourist who wants to explore the city.”
88 St Mary's St, Cardiffrooms from £44.95 View Prices
“Our warm and welcoming hotel is located just ten minutes from the centre of Cardiff. Ideal for visitors who want to explore the city and the surrounding area. For the convenience and enjoyment of our guests we offer wonderfully comfortable and well equipped accommodation, plus indoor swimming pool, gym and Jacuzzi. ”
Circle Way East, Llanedeyrn, Cardiffrooms from £52.00 View Prices
“Our modern and luxurious, lakeside hotel is just a few minutes drive from the centre of the city. With easy access to all of the major road networks, we are easy to find and have ample free parking. Ideal for business travellers, or tourist who want to explore the many delights of the region. ”
Copthorne Way, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiffrooms from £52.80 View Prices
“Set in the heart of the Welsh capital city, we offer the superb, state of the art accommodation and facilities in one of the most prestigious and stylish areas of the city. Whatever your reason for visiting the city, whether it is on business or pleasure, we are certain that you will not be disappointed.”
Hemingway Rd, Cardiffrooms from £62.10 View Prices
“Our wonderful hotel occupies one of the premier sites in the city of Cardiff, perfect for both the leisure traveller and the business user, we are close to the city centre, Cardiff Bay Waterfront and the Millennium Stadium. Designed and built with our guest in mind, we offer comfortable and well equipped accommodation and excellent facilities.”
Schooner Way - Atlantic Wharf, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiffrooms from £69.00 View Prices
“If you want luxurious, stylish accommodation in the very heart of the City of Cardiff, then we have the ideal place for you to stay. Perfectly placed for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and the night life of the city centre, everything you could want is on your door step.”
24-26 Newport Road, Cardiffrooms from £79.00 View Prices
“Located in the heart of the city, with all of its many delights surrounding us, our superb designer hotel offers wonderfully luxurious and stylish accommodation, attentive yet unobtrusive service and extensive leisure facilities for our guests. From the moment you arrive you will know that you have made the right choice. ”
Greyfriars Rd, Cardiffrooms from £89.00 View Prices
The results of modern urban renewal efforts in the Welsh capital city are displayed at the stunning Bay and Mermaid Quay areas. They are both laden with distinctive decor inspired by Cardiff's maritime history. They are also burgeoning with over 20 classy bars and restaurants, sophisticated stores, the hi-tech and interactive Techniquest and a unique comedy club.
The affluent coal trading past not only put the city on the industrial map, but also paid for much of the grandiose architecture that was to follow. This now goes hand in hand with some of the most recognisable landmarks in Wales. These include: the immense Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium (home of Welsh rugby), the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, with its vast collection of Impressionist paintings. The best part is that they're conveniently placed just a few hundred metres from each other.
However it will take more than a day to experience them all fully. Amidst these Welsh landmarks you will find many shops. Some are in Victorian arcades, others a part of modern indoor malls. These malls, along with the canopied rows of the 19th century covered market, make shopping in Cardiff an original and unforgettable experience.
An additional collection of attractions, such as: the wooden Norwegian Church, the open-air Museum of Welsh life and the old colliery at Rhondda Park, complete a truly comprehensive set of sights. Parks and gardens also abound, both in and around the city.