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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had an early flight and although I live only 12 miles from Cardiff Airport, chose to stay overnight for convenience. As I'm an IHG Rewards Club Member, I used my points inserted of payment. I was warmly welcomed as a member of the 'family' and the service I received there was exemplary! Need I say more? A 5 minute walk to the terminal ay 0400 completed the experience. A very good option when flying and with onsite parking at a good rate.

It was a very nice hotel next to the airport but did not hear any airport noise. The breakfast was nice and we walked to the airport in the morning. It was a very comfortable stay 'though the room did seem to get hot, but that seemed to plague us the whole trip. The staff were really friendly, we would definately stay here again.

Had booked this hotel as a last minute cheap and cheerful overnight stay so I could catch up with friends in Barry. Was a little further out than I'd thought but that's more to do with my rubbish geography skills than the hotel. Hotel easy to find. Clean, comfortable, breakfast exceed my expectations. The best place about this place is the staff. Really welcoming to me and my young son. Really helpful and I just felt they'd do anything to help make our flying visit enjoyable. The only reason why I've not given this an excellent score or review because I agree with another recent review on here - there were a large number of men staying at the hotel that congregated outside smoking and drinking. It felt a little intimidating coming back to hotel in the evening but to be fair once back in the hotel we couldn't hear a thing.

rooms lovely size and clean. and near to airport. arrived check in great. but no food was being served that night so had to go out to eat which wasn't in my plan's. on parking up a crowd of about 20 forigen men were all sat outside drinking cans, drunk and smoking , which was very intimidating to say the least. plus I smoke myself and couldn't go out by myself, as they were also staying there and always outside. which is the problem with this hotel gone as a number of people said the same. not a good advert as soon as you pull into car park and see this at main entrance.. missed cooked breakfast as flight was early but could have toast cereal coffee etc. don't ask for wake up call as won't get one even though you booked one. rely on your own alarm clocks. Will be thinking twice about staying here again..

I was not sure what to expect but I was not disappointed, check in from 2pm to a large clean double room. Tap in your car registration on the reception desk to avoid a possible fine for unauthorised parking. Free hot drinks in the dining area if you are a guest & a small bar for which you are required to pay. Despite being right next to the airport I was not disturbed by any noise at all. Breakfast is a buffet which it appeared you could have as much as you like. As a transit hotel or short stay it is fine despite being a bit out of the way

Not totally impressed with the hotel, even with a one night stay it could have been a bit more comfortable in the bar/restaurant area. Not conducive to start a holiday after a drive it would have been nice to sit and relax not possible on hard kitchen type chairs. They could do with more lounge furniture.

Booked 2 rooms here the night before our early morning flight. We were given our room keys but we had to go back to reception 4 times as each key they gave us would not open either room. A member of staff had to come up with us on the 5th attempt and even they could not open the doors. They had to look for a master key to get us in. We asked for a 4am wake up call, which never happened and when we mentioned it to reception, they told us that had happened to someone else as well. It could have turned out to be a very expensive overlook if we hadn't woken ourselves. On our return we had to wait 30 minutes for the courtesy bus to pick us up from the airport.

13 members of my family stayed here the night before our Menorca flight. The staff and facilities were splendid, very homely friendly. Early morning flight, hotel transported all of us with luggage efficiently with no fuss, and the same on our return. Seamless. The cost of a room with holiday parking was unbelievable, and it would have cost us far more simply parking at the airport....and we had a room for the night for our cost. Many congrats to all the staff. Its a no brainer economic reality....stay here and safely park your car. Alban Dunn

This hotel is a stone throw from Cardiff airport. Transfers to the airport are very timely if you leave you car at the hotel. Rooms are lovely and clean and bar/restaurant area are very nice. Would recommend and will use again.

We came for a family break to Cardiff/Barry. Our third time here and did not dissapoint once more. Gemma on reception was wonderful and made sure my baby son had his soya milk as he's dairy intolerant. Staff always friendly and helpful, lovely spacious room on ground floor. Breakfast brilliant and value for money all round

Port Road Barry Wales

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Brynhill Golf Club, Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport is within a 15-minute drive of Barry Island Beach. This 111-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. It's near the airport and also close to Barry Island Pleasure Park.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


All 111 rooms provide coffee makers and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a free kid's club. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 862 reviews