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Jolyon's Boutique Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Jolyon's hotel is in a great location in Cardiff Bay, close both to the National Assembly for Wales and the Millennium centre. It is great for public transport, very close both to Cardiff Bay railway station and to the bus stop for the city centre. The rooms are quirky, full of character and very comfortable. Jolyon himself is a great host and gives great recommendations for local attractions and eateries.

We have wanted to stay in Cardiff Bay for a long time, we came across Jolyon's Boutique Hotel whilst walking round the bay, we looked it up on line and were intrigued by the descriptions of the rooms. \we got the opportunity to stay on Sunday night. I booked room six because it had a veranda and \\i thought it would be great to have some outside space. The hotel was even better than we thought it would be! The room and veranda were lovely. As vegetarians we were delighted with the choice available at breakfast, the Glamorgan sausage was a delight! Staff were very welcoming. We will be back!

We stayed here for the weekend for a wedding and really can’t fault the hotel or the staff at all! From the moment we arrived we were made to feel really welcome by the owner & the manager was lovely & helpful too! The location of the hotel was perfect & really central; right opposite the Millenium Centre. The room was exactly what we needed & with a roof terrace! We will definitely return & would recommend the hotel to anyone! Thanks for making our stay a very pleasant one!!!

A lovely hotel situated in Cardiff Bay, close to bars and restaurants and just a 15min walk into the centre and the Principality Stadium for the rugby which was the purpose of our visit. A very warm and friendly welcome greeted us. They have a small car park round the back on a first come first serve basis which was full but Jolyon (the owner) himself kindly moved his car so that I could park mine in a space. Jonathan, was very welcoming and helpful too and cooks a great breakfast in the mornings for you. We had room 6 at the top of the building which was a bit smaller than room 5 whch our friends had, but it does have a large roof top balcony area which would be great for sitting out and having drinks, but it was snowing for us so we didn't use it! A great litte hotel and would definitley return.

The Jolyon’s is situated across the way from the Senedd, from here it is so easy to catch a bus into the city. Alternatively you can catch a water taxi from the bay to the city, this is just a 2 minute walk to the water taxi bay. In Cardiff Bay itself there are loads of eateries to choose from. Jolyon’s is a bespoke accommodation, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. The welcome was warm when we arrived and Jonathan was extremely helpful in providing us with information. We will definitely be staying here again.

What a lovely friendly welcome! Beautiful room with a jacuzzi bath facing front! We had booked to see a show at the Millenium Centre which is less than 1 minutes walk from this gorgeous hotel! Central to Cardiff bay, there are so many bars and restaurants to visit within a stones throw of this gem and what can I say about the lovely Jonathan and his warm welcome! The perfect host and was born for hospitality! We can't wait to go back for our next show!

Great decor, individual rooms with bath and shower. All the amenities you need in the room and sweets. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff team. Right in the heart of the bay. Lovely breakfast too. We have stayed in most rooms over the years. Those at front overlook the Millenium Centre and Welsh Parliament, the room at the back at the top has its own terrace with table and chairs. There are a few car parking spaces behind the hotel as an added bonus.

Great little place in a perfect location in Cardiff Bay. Has quick links into Cardiff city centre. It has a lovely warm cosy bar/eating area in the basement, great for the cold nights. Rooms are big enough, clean and tidy. I would rather stay in a small personal hotel like this than the large cold hotel chains. Will be recommending to all Friends & Family!!

We were in Cardiff for the rugby and were lucky enough to discover Jolyons. The manager, Jonathan, made us feel very welcome on arrival and showed us to Room 3, which was tastefully furnished with a very comfortable bed and spotlessly clean bed linen and towels. The room was well equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, biscuits, sweets and bottled water for each night of our stay. Jonathan produced a first class Welsh breakfast on Sunday morning which set us up for the rest of the day. We met the owner, Jolyon, the following morning, who was very friendly and hospitable and he too produced another fabulous breakfast. When we are in Cardiff again we will certainly return to Jolyons and would not hesitate in recommending this boutique hotel to family and friends.

Our room was first floor - facing front, and it was very well put together, lovely furniture and a great bubbly bath..! Breakfast was great, and Jonathon suggested the Veggie sausages, which we have since found in the supermarket and buy often! Great location, excellent staff and well looked after! As I say - we'll be back!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Butetown, Jolyon's Boutique Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre. The 7 rooms at this 3-star hotel include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding. Cardiff University and Principality Stadium are also nearby.


For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 7 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Jolyon's Boutique Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 497 reviews