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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

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Sussex, England
Reviewed today NEW

Welcoming staff and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. If you are working in Cardiff this is a really convenient place to stay, there are loads of restaurants in the Bay area and the communications into the city centre are excellent by bus, train and river bus. Good choice for breakfast.

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tredegar
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for one night and the room was okay with comfy beds and not much noise from outside. The bar area and reception were also nice and welcoming. As we had paid for bed and breakfast we went at around 9am only to find there was absolutely nothing left except cereals and tea/coffee. No doubt the hotel will say that...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i enjoyed my stay here, i came by on a last minute booking, for a quick get away, and this hotel attracted me due to being in the city centre and also the onsite parking helped alot too, i was seen to quickly at the desk, and the friendly receptionist even lent me a wall adapter because id stupidly forgotten...

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Twyford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our ground floor room overlooked Atlantic wharf and whilst in out room looking out of the window the view looked as if we were cruising. Lovely nights sleep. Very friendly staff gave us a Cardiff map, directions and allowed us to leave our car on site during the day whilst visiting the university (20 minute walk). Mermaid quay is close...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, its not a premier inn, but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were clean and with comfortable beds. Sadly though the double beds are just that. Most good hotels now may say double but provide kingsize or super kingsize. We thought it would be noisy, but couldn't have been more wrong. It was...

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

Dear Tracey J Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm delighted to hear that we exceeded your initial expectations and hope that you will consider us as your brand of choice again in the future. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have often stayed at this friendly and clean hotel when on a theatre break. It's very handy for all the attractions on the Bay. Good welcome from the front desk. Rooms are fine for a budget hotel. There's plenty of on site parking although a £6 a night charge seems a little steep. Breakfast is no more than satisfactory but...

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

Dear Andrew G It's great to hear that you enjoyed another stay with us. We will be making some changes to our complimentary breakfast later this year and hope to be able to share these with you on your next visit. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From arrival to leaving this hotel didn't fail to tick all the boxes. Was it the welcome from the staff or fast checkin ? Was it the clean well maintained rooms or the comfy beds with choice of pillow ? Or the fabulous location with 10 Mins walk to St davids centre or mermaid quay ? In short it was...

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

Dear Bassett_Postie Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Check in was good very friendly staff and room was as expected. Children shared a pull out sofa bed. Shower was not as powerful as I would have liked and the controls hard to use and unsure what turned the Water on and what made it hot or cold. Breakfast was fine but was busy so...

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

Dear kerry A Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and for your kind comments with regards to the team in particular. We do mention on booking sites that there is a charge for parking, so as not to mislead any of our guests so I'm sorry to hear that you may have missed this....

Swansea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in the hotel on a miserable, rainy Friday night to be greeted by Chris (I think) who was very good, goes the extra mile to help and a pleasant chap as well. The hotel is very basic. At the end of the day, it's an Express so you can't expect anymore than a comfy warm bed and cleanliness. This...

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

Dear Green316 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I know that Chris was thrilled to read your lovely comments and I'm delighted that he looked after you so well. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money stop after my kids attended a concert at the Motorpoint Arena. Small comfy room Ruth toilet and shower. Room large enough for 4 people to sleep comfily. Self serve breakfast with choice of scrambled eggs on toast, cereal or continental choice, all excellent.

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

Dear mkla07 Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back the next time you are planning a visit to Cardiff. Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

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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: €61 - €205 (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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#10 Family Hotel in Cardiff
#18 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#19 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
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“All rooms are good and the location is quiet anyway”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaSussex_England, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor quay view.”
 of 5 bubbles Vangocamper, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a room over the carpark but was quiet. Ask for a room overlooking the water if you'd prefer”
 of 5 bubbles 831traceyj, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rear of hotel is noisy from main road across water but that may be because the windows aren't really soundproof or maybe worn out ?”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisJane25, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“127 (my room) was at the end farthest away from the lift and only has one neighbour.”
 of 5 bubbles NigelW984, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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