HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CARDIFF BAY

Longueil Close, Cardiff CF104EE United Kingdom (GBR)
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel
51.47196-3.16447
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 606 guest reviews

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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 21.6%!
  • 87 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 8.1/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Cardiff Castle, St. Fagans, Wales Millenium Center, Welsh Assembly buildings, Torchwood, Winter Wonderland, City Center Shopping, Techniquest, Barry Island

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 1,425 verified reviews

80
Very Good

Very good city hotel. Great staff at reception and the restaurant. Good restaurants & bars in the area. Popular among couples.

“Within walking distance to the city center” “Reception staff welcoming”

Great City Hotel Top 19% in city

Good to know

  • Pork dishes are not good

    “CHEAP SAUSAGES” “Cheap sausage”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff was very helpful and accommodating” “Breakfast staff were very helpful”

  • Professional service

    “Staff very friendly and efficient” “Efficient check-in”

  • Great reception

    “Superb staff in reception” “Quick check in and out”

Review highlights

Service

95/100
540 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

87/100
338 reviews

Great location. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. So-so car access and parking. Expensive parking. Relatively close to the beach.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

72/100
169 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet. Affordable beverage prices.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

Beach

67/100
5 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Walking distance from the Bay” “10 minutes walk to the bay” “Far off the bay”

WiFi

66/100
38 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Free WLAN” “Internet access slow”

Room

60/100
417 reviews

Great views, and so-so rooms, furniture, and beds. Shabby, little room with bad air conditioners and televisions. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Old rooms and filthy bathrooms.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Lamp not working”

Breakfast

56/100
335 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

27/100
122 reviews

Food is terrible, especially the desserts. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 60% by couples, with a score of 79

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Enjoyable stay at the hotel” “Clean and friendly city hotel”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Great location for exploring” “Lovely view of the canal”

  • Near city centre

    “Within walking distance to the city center” “Within walking distance of city centre”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Complimentary breakfast” “Inclusive breakfast”

Review highlights

Service

95/100
208 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

88/100
130 reviews

Great location. So-so car access and parking. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Expensive parking.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

72/100
62 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

WiFi

64/100
9 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free WLAN” “Internet access slow” “Internet did not work”

Room

55/100
163 reviews

Rooms are clean with great views and decent beds, but overall just okay. Small, neglected rooms with filthy bathrooms.

“Remote control did not work” “AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work”

Breakfast

52/100
119 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

26/100
43 reviews

Food is not good. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 42% by families, with a score of 80

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Lovely view of the canal” “Lovely view”

  • Pork dishes are not good

    “CHEAP SAUSAGES” “Cheap sausage”

  • Professional service

    “Staff very friendly and efficient” “Efficient check-in”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean bedding” “Rooms were clean”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
59 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

90/100
41 reviews

Great location.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

WiFi

72/100
5 reviews

Good internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Free WLAN” “Good wifi connection”

Breakfast

58/100
40 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Room

55/100
45 reviews

Rooms are clean with great views and decent beds, but overall just okay. Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Lamp not working”

Comfort

54/100
26 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable. Quiet, but small, rooms.

“Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit” “AC didn't work”

Food

32/100
17 reviews

Food is not good. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 77% by solo travelers, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit”

  • Great reception

    “Superb staff in reception” “Quick check in and out”

  • Food is not good

    “Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff was very helpful and accommodating” “Breakfast staff were very helpful”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
35 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

83/100
23 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

72/100
10 reviews

Best value for money.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

WiFi

64/100
6 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free WLAN” “Internet access slow” “Internet did not work”

Bar

63/100
7 reviews

Standard bar.

“Pub nearby” “Coffee all day” “Free drink”

Room

59/100
23 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

“Remote control did not work” “AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work”

Breakfast

53/100
22 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

26/100
8 reviews

Food is not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 38% by business travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Best value for money

    “Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money”

  • Great location

    “Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location”

  • Fantastic service

    “Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

89/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

71/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

Room

61/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“Remote control did not work” “AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work”

Breakfast

54/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Staff was very helpful and accommodating” “Breakfast staff were very helpful”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

89/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

71/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

Room

60/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Lamp not working”

Comfort

58/100
6 reviews

Comfortable.

“Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit” “AC didn't work”

Good to know

  • Pork dishes are not good

    “CHEAP SAUSAGES” “Cheap sausage”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff was very helpful and accommodating” “Breakfast staff were very helpful”

  • Professional service

    “Staff very friendly and efficient” “Efficient check-in”

  • Great reception

    “Superb staff in reception” “Quick check in and out”

Review highlights

Service

95/100
517 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

88/100
316 reviews

Great location. Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. So-so car access and parking. Expensive parking. Relatively close to the beach.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

73/100
157 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet. Affordable beverage prices.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

Beach

67/100
5 reviews

Reasonable beach.

“Walking distance from the Bay” “10 minutes walk to the bay” “Far off the bay”

WiFi

63/100
35 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free WLAN” “Internet access slow” “POOR INTERNET”

Room

60/100
401 reviews

Great views, and so-so rooms, furniture, and beds. Clean rooms, and nice kitchenettes. Shabby, little room with bad air conditioners and televisions. Old rooms and filthy bathrooms.

“Remote control did not work” “AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work”

Breakfast

55/100
321 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

25/100
116 reviews

Food is terrible, especially the desserts. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 57% by couples, with a score of 79

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Enjoyable stay at the hotel” “Clean and friendly city hotel”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Great location for exploring” “Lovely view of the canal”

  • Near city centre

    “Within walking distance to the city center” “Within walking distance of city centre”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Complimentary breakfast” “Inclusive breakfast”

Review highlights

Service

95/100
206 reviews

Efficient, cheerful service, particularly at the restaurant, and good reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

88/100
126 reviews

Great location. So-so car access and parking. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Expensive parking.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

72/100
59 reviews

Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

WiFi

63/100
8 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free WLAN” “Internet access slow” “Internet did not work”

Room

55/100
160 reviews

Rooms are clean with great views and decent beds, but overall just okay. Small, neglected rooms with filthy bathrooms.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Remote control broken”

Breakfast

53/100
117 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

26/100
43 reviews

Food is not good. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 35% by families, with a score of 82

Good to know

  • Great view

    “Lovely view of the canal” “Lovely view”

  • Pork dishes are not good

    “CHEAP SAUSAGES” “Cheap sausage”

  • Professional service

    “Staff very friendly and efficient” “Efficient check-in”

  • Clean rooms

    “Clean bedding” “Rooms were clean”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
57 reviews

Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

90/100
40 reviews

Great location.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Breakfast

59/100
39 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Room

57/100
42 reviews

Rooms are clean with great views and decent beds, but overall just okay. Run-down, small rooms and unpleasant bathrooms.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Lamp not working”

Comfort

54/100
23 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable. Quiet, but small, rooms.

“Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit” “AC didn't work”

Food

30/100
15 reviews

Food is not good. Pork dishes are not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 82% by solo travelers, with a score of 75

Good to know

  • Very quiet

    “Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit”

  • Great reception

    “Superb staff in reception” “Quick check in and out”

  • Food is not good

    “Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas”

  • Friendly service

    “Staff was very helpful and accommodating” “Breakfast staff were very helpful”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
31 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

85/100
19 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

WiFi

64/100
6 reviews

Regular internet service.

“Free Wi-Fi” “Free WLAN” “Internet access slow”

Bar

63/100
7 reviews

Standard bar.

“Free drink” “Drinking free” “Not enough tea”

Room

59/100
22 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

“Remote control did not work” “AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work”

Comfort

59/100
12 reviews

Reasonably comfortable, peaceful rooms.

“Quiet surroundings” “Buzzing aircon unit” “Window was small”

Breakfast

54/100
18 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

Food

25/100
7 reviews

Food is not good.

“Did not provide evening dinner” “No bananas” “Sausages poor quality”

Ranked top 37% by business travelers, with a score of 83

Good to know

  • Best value for money

    “Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money”

  • Great location

    “Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location”

  • Fantastic service

    “Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic”

Review highlights

Service

96/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Superb staff in reception” “Breakfast Staff fantastic” “Staff were brilliant”

Location

89/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Car parking facility excellent” “Superb location” “Lovely quiet location”

Value

71/100
6 reviews

Best value for money.

“Inexpensive cab ride” “Excellent value for money” “Breakfast included in the price”

Room

61/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“AC didn't work” “Fan didn't work” “Shower hose leaked”

Breakfast

54/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Worst cooked breakfast” “Really enjoyed the buffet breakfast” “The breakfast buffet was limited”

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Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

4.0 out of 5. Based on 606 guest reviews , Very Good

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 3
Rooms: 87
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 87
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 0 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11am-2am
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
For individual reservations - 4pm day of arrival
Nightly Parking: 5.00
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 20.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Parking Fee: 3.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information

12 miles, 30 minuets by car travel, Trains and busses avaiable to city center, No direct shuttles.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Cardiff event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Dylan Thomas Suite 6 x 6 x 2 42.25 --/-- -- 12 -- 15 20 --/-- 30 -- --
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Dylan Thomas Suite

Self Service hot beverage machine located in the lounge, range of catering menus, 24 hour fax and photocopying, Printing, Business PC located in Reception, Luggage storage, Complimentary Parking.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
42.25 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
6 x 6 x 2 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Lloyd George Suite 6 x 6 x 2 42 --/-- -- 12 -- 15 20 --/-- 30 -- --
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Lloyd George Suite

Self Service hot beverage machines located in the lounge, range of menus, 24 hour fax and photocopying, printing, Business PC located in receoption, Luggage storage, complimentary car parking
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
42 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
6 x 6 x 2 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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