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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here for one night with a friend. The rooms are basic but with everything you need. Its located in a beautiful location just a short walk from the bay. There was a bit of a mix up on check in and a preauth was taken on my card instead of a payment and then I was told I could not sign to my room! I was also given a room with an interconnecting door beside the lift that i had requested not to be put in but once i addressed that with the receptionist it was rectified! However there was one real quality to this hotel and that was the housekeeping manager! She was so friendly, not just with us but to all the guests. She was so professional and is credit to your hotel!

Very nice and comfortable room with view of the bay. Breakfast was nice but slightly dry but I can forgive that of a buffet style breakfast. Would defiantly stay here again if I was visiting Cardiff again

Situated in-between the bay and central but slightly hidden away. Breakfast was inclusive and had a decent spread but could offer more cooked options. Room was clean, friendly staff and a great view of the river from our room.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times. As well as parking our car overnight at the hotel, we were also allowed to leave the car there for most of the following day at no extra cost. This saved us a significant amount of money on public car parks. Personally I found the bed uncomfortable and the duvet heavy to the point of crushing... but my wife said it was perfect! Our daughter travelled with us and we had requested nearby rooms through but, on arrival, discovered that this information had not been passed to Holiday Inn and we were on different floors and opposite ends of the corridor. Unfortunately, Holiday Inn were full and could not reallocate rooms, but were very apologetic even though this situation did not appear to be the hotel's fault.

Wonderful 4 night stay nothing was too much trouble for Karen and the staff even a packet of Welsh cakes in the bedroom Location perfect bedrooms super and an excellent breakfast Thank you for a pleasant stay

Rooms are well equipped and have comfortable beds. Standard Holiday Inn Express decor (that's not a bad thing, just nothing out of the ordinary). Location is great for Cardiff Bay. Parking charges are a bit annoying but as was staying for work these were covered anyway.

The hotel is situated about a 20 minute walk to Cardiff City and 15 minutes to Cardiff Bay. Comfortable rooms - excellent buffet breakfast. Free wi fi. Friendly staff. Seems a bit mean though to have to pay £6 to park your car for the night. I have read the previous management reply stating that it is a secure car park with barrier entry and CCTV. The following night we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Newport and the same parking facilities were free. Parking fees aside though we really enjoyed our stay.

Stayed for one night only. The receptionists were very friendly and helpful. The room had everything you needed for an overnight stay. The pillows were lovely and the bed really comfortable. nice fluffy white towels which were better than other premium hotels we have stayed at in the centre. What we thought would be a continental breakfast was accompanied by sausages bacon eggs and beans only downfall was we did not see the vegetarian sausage available on request until most of my breakfast had been eaten! But if you reading this it's good to know and no doubt we will be back. Hotel within walking distance to the bay. Will not think twice about booking again

Nothing to complain about here. Good position, good value, really friendly reception staff, and a good, free breakfast. Ask for a room overlooking the water. Ideal for events at the Millennium Centre - 15 minutes walk or 6 minutes by car.

I have been there for one night only. I enjoyed my stay, the staff at the reception is really nice and helpful. Sorry could not remember the names but they have been all very nice! The hotel is close to the bay which is amazing. In the hotel they serve a good breakfast and they also give you the opportunity to take it outside. The room was nice and cleaned! Bed was very comfortable! Definitely recommend if you go to visit the lovely Cardiff.

Longueil Close Cardiff Wales

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wales Millennium Centre
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Atlantic Wharf within a short walk of Wales Millennium Centre, Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Techniquest. This 87-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Butetown hotel are Cardiff University and Principality Stadium.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 87 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for GBP 6.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Double Room, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 874 reviews