What is your reason for visiting the Welsh capital in the United Kingdom? There are so many things to see and do that you might worry about not having enough time to make the most of your trip to the capital of Wales, yet even if you stay for just a couple of days, chances are that you will be able to walk from your hotel in Cardiff city to virtually every main landmark and popular street, since they all lie close to the centre.
This beautiful city by the bay is home to the University of South Wales, Cardiff Castle and the National Museum & Gallery. However, if it is not arts and culture that draws you to it and you would rather spend your trip at the shops and bars or enjoying its spirited nightlife, do not hesitate to go to St. David’s, Queen Street, St. Mary Street and the Brewery Quarter. Sports fans usually hang around Rugby venues such as the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Arms Park, and are oftentimes tempted to pay a visit to the Sophia Gardens on the occasion of cricket competitions, just out of curiosity.
Cardiff airport in the UK
The city is served by Cardiff airport, located 19 kilometres away from Central Square, which means that it will take you about half an hour to cover this distance by taxi or hired vehicle. Should you prefer to commute from the airport to the centre by using public transport, know that Bus line T9 is a direct service connecting the passenger terminal to the downtown, as is the case with some train lines, although this second option implies riding a shuttle bus towards Rhoose international airport railway station first.
Find accommodation in Cardiff, Wales
Whether you are already planning this city break to Wales as a backpacker, a business traveller or a holiday goer, there are hotels in Cardiff to suit all kinds of budgets. Our recommendations below include superbly-situated hospitality establishments in the centre which have been rated with two, three and four stars.
Centrally-located budget hotel in Cardiff
The Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre is a 2-star accommodation within short walking distance of the nearest bus stops and less than one kilometre from Cardiff Castle. It features cosy double and triple rooms with shower, TV and desk, and offers complimentary hot drinks all throughout the day. Guests love this hotel due to its ideal location in a tranquil area where they can get a good night’s sleep after exploring all day, as well as for its secured parking spaces, free WiFi inside the rooms and in the communal areas, and the convenient proximity of local restaurants, cafés and supermarkets.
3-star hotel in Cardiff city centre
The Sleeperz hotel is just a short stroll away from the Central Train Station and St.David’s Shopping Mall. Guests staying in this hotel in Cardiff, Wales, get good-value-for-money accommodation and service, with the option of paying a small surcharge to access an onsite daily breakfast buffet including continental, Irish, English and vegetarian food options. Its double and twin fully-equipped rooms are spacious and feature a private bathroom and coffee/tea amenities. Also, the hotel restaurant stays open all day serving meals, while drinks and cocktails are available at the Lounge Bar. Regardless of the purpose of their visit, travellers appreciate the possibility to have an express check-in and check-out and the opportunity to walk to the College Campus, the Castle, the Millennium Stadium and popular supermarkets among which we count a Tesco Store and an M&S Foods.
Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff
This 4-star hotel in Cardiff centre features 21 floors and affords privileged panoramic views of the city, which come as an extra in select guest rooms and suites. The establishment lies within walking distance of landmarks like St.David’s Concert Hall and the shopping district. Room service is available and breakfast in bed can be delivered upon request. All meals can be adapted to specific dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian, among others. The ample rooms have safes and WiFi, and their categories fall into standard double, executive and junior suites. The airport is only fifteen kilometres away.