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ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel

Ipswich Road Roath, Cardiff CF23 9AQ Wales
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 112 Speciality lodging in Cardiff
Travellers' Choice
Set just off the A48, our new ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff has everything you need for a simple stay in Wales. Whether you’re sightseeing in Cardiff or staying over on a business trip, you’ll only be a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Our small rooms have been cleverly designed for a basic stay with just the essentials – an en-suite bathroom, a comfy bed and free Wi-Fi. Downstairs, you can grab a light bite from the bar and watch Sky Sports, play table football in our chill out area, or get some work done in one of our booths.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Vending machine
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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russell818 wrote a review 15 Jan
1 contribution
HVAC poor, too hot, then too cold, then too hot, then too cold- noisy room, it's just a plastic pod, problem raised with reception staff who were disappointingly not interested and would rather I spoke to central reservations to try and resolve my stay. Booked for 3 nights, stayed for only 1.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
C E wrote a review Oct 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom89 contributions43 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
This is quite far out from the city centre if you don't have your own transport, although a bus into the city is only about a 5 minute walk. The rooms have no windows but I liked the ambient light back panel and because of no outside noise the room was really quiet. No kettle in the room either but I believe you can buy tea or coffee in the reception area. The room was made up as two singles and the bed was actually quite narrow but very comfortable. Good size TV with all the Freeview channels and a very efficient shower. You wouldn't want to stay more than one or two nights, but if it's just somewhere to sleep and shower it's exceptional value. There is a large Morrisons close by and also a David Lloyd Leisure Centre.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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j0anneh0ll0way wrote a review Dec 2021
Harlow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely smart and clean hotel and near all the shops. Rooms was clean and lovely. I totally recommend this place to anyone i know. Staff was lovely and friendly and professional and they was always around to help Will always come back and stay here from now on
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Natalie R wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions
After staying here I have deserved the awful customer service provided by premier inn. Booked a double room. Arrived to two single beds which I was told I had to make myself , so I had to spend first 15 minutes of my trip putting bed sheets on and pushing two beds together. All night these beds slid around making it impossible to sleep in a so called double. They do not attach together which means you’ll spend most of your night sleeping on a hard piece of would which supports the mattress. Loud drunk guests roaming the halls all night. Staff didn’t care. Customer service was awful spent all day being sent back and forth between different calls. Finally spoke to someone and was told they wouldn’t refund me at all. Refused me to speak to a manager. DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU LIKE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT!!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Olly wrote a review Dec 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hotel was just what I needed at a good price. It’s a little out of the centre, but having Uber on standby makes the distance irrelevant. Friendly staff, night guys were really friendly and helpful as always. Would recommend if you want somewhere to get your head down easy
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Use Uber instead of in house taxi service. A lot faster
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US$23 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel
Which popular attractions are close to ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre (1.1 km), Infinity Trampoline Park Cardiff (1.2 km), and TeamSport Indoor Go Karting Cardiff (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thackeray Pub and Kitchen, Penylan Pantry, and Waterloo Gardens Teahouse.
Are there any historical sites close to ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Insole Court (5.6 km), Mansion House (2.5 km), and Welsh National War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Genedlaethol Cymru (3.1 km).
Is ZIP by Premier Inn Cardiff hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.