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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed two nights (Sunday/Monday) the hotel was busy but not crowded. The location although on a housing estate is convenient and a short walk, in one direction to the city centre and the opposite direction to Mermaid Key (where there are plenty of eateries etc) On the basis the street parking adjacent is metered I considered the £6.00/ day...

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South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited recently for 2 nights in late February 2017. To cover the main points of the stay: Location: A fair walk to Cardiff Bay, convenient to the city. Look for the road signage to the hotel as it's a little difficult to find. Parking: 6 pounds a night, which we felt was unnecessary and steep given the hotel's location. There...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Whenever I travel short stay in the uk, I always book with Holiday Inn. They are competitively priced, include a lovely buffet breakfast and the staff are always fantastic! This was our first visit to the Cardiff Bay branch, and I must say, so far my favourite. Lots of reasons for this too. Location: the location is fantastic, 15 minute...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a basic Holiday Inn close to Cardiff Bay but actually in the middle of a housing estate and next to a very uninteresting patch of water with the main road on the other side. We were there for a Six Nations weekend and even though we booked four months in advance were charged over £150.00 each per night...

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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with service, cleanliness and general standard of decor etc. Thoroughly recommend it ! In a great situation by dockside area which has a wonderful selection of places to dine. I recommend taking water taxi up the river taff to shopping center and castle.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear DT Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your stay and your recommendation. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manage

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly and helpful! The hotel is in a great location for the bay and access to areas further away. Breakfast is simple, standard holiday inn express and open until 11am at the weekend. Hotel is getting a little tired and could do with a lick of paint, new carpet here and there, nothing major. Nice and quiet,...

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear CJMH01 Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it and had a great sleep. We have got plans to refurbish the hotel later this year, which will help address the minor points which you have raised. We hope to welcome you back the next time you are...

Chipping Norton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a break and definitely got it, ideally located if you just fancy a stroll or if you fancy a 10k walk, staff are so pleasant, accommodating and professional, working in a hotel myself and being part of IHG we were well looked after nothing was too much trouble - I booked an additional night so two separate bookings...

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Amy G Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your recent stay with us - we're delighted that you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights mid-February while on a short break visiting Cardiff. About 10/15 minute walk from town centre one way and less than 10 minutes walk to the nearest restaurants the other way, although there is an option of hot food available from the bar in the evening. Both the food and drinks are reasonably priced for a...

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Geoff S Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear that the team were able to address the issue which you had with your room - and that you enjoyed our complimentary Express Start Breakfast - which is the standard which will be in all Holiday Inn Express Hotels in...

London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice quite hotel about halfway between Cardiff Bay and the city centre. Got a good night's sleep, friendly staff. Good wifi. Nice large carpark (GBP 6.00 per day). The room was a little cold, and there's no air conditioning, so it might be quite warm in the summer. Recommended.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear oldfatandtired Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm sorry to hear that the room wasn't as warm as it could have been on check in. We do in fact have comfort cooling in all of our rooms, which is separate from the wall heaters - and is a god send in the warmer...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were helpful and friendly. Bar staff as well. All good especially as it was very busy. I liked the fact the told us which cabs to take so as not to be overcharged , we did as they said and we weren't over charges , good job ! By the way its Dragon cabs.

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Karen M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear zarf0001 - Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that we were able to pass on some useful tips and hope we can welcome you back the next time you are planning to visit Cardiff. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Waterfront area of the old East Dock in Cardiff Bay is the prime position of the Express by Holiday Inn. Only 15 minutes walking distance from the centre of Cardiff makes a great place to stay, and to view the magnificent local shops and picturesque Arcades.Walking distance to Mermaid Quay and Millennium Centre. It is also situated in the heart of Cardiff's exciting Bay Development. With places of interest including Cardiff Castle, the home of the Welsh Assembly, the Millennium Stadium, The Millennium Centre, Techniquest the Children's Science Museum and the Museum of Welsh Life at St.Fagans, the Express by Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay is your one and only choice for accommodation in Cardiff. The Express by Holiday Inn is located just off M4 Motorway, which makes access very easy, and brings you around the city centre, showing you attractions like you have never seen before. There is ample onsite parking, which is charged at £6 per 24 hours. For your peace of mind, our car park is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV.Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

Address: Longueil Close | Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4EE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $100 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay
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#18 Business Hotel in Cardiff
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“All rooms away from lift are nice and quiet.”
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