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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

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Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf Longueil Close, Cardiff CF10 4EE Wales
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#15 of 76 hotels in Cardiff
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
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English
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Eve wrote a review 27 Jul
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We booked a family room but it was a bit cramped and would definitely be too small for 4 . The breakfast was served from 7-10 but the sign in the lift said 11am on weekends. We have stayed in other hiexpress and it was always later on weekends but when we went down at 10.15 we were told it's too late . They did apologize and served us . All signs need to be the same . The next day we came down earlier and the queue at 10 am was substantial so no need for the fuss the previous day . The only thing that I don't agree with is dogs not on leads in the public areas . It's ok to be dog friendly but not all guests like animals and staff should not allow people to let their animals run free . Altogether it's what you expect for the prices , close to major areas and most of the staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helen R wrote a review Jun 2021
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom17 contributions22 helpful votes
It only took 15-20 minutes walk to the Bay and about half an hour walk into Cardiff but much better to get the Princess Katharine from the Bay into Cardiff. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was as good as you get in these Covid times, served on to trays for you then to find a seat and eat. Room was fine, we overlooked Bute East Dock but rooms the other side overlooked the car park and noisy building site!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Although the car park is small we didn’t have a problem parking.
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Christine J wrote a review Jun 2021
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Enjoyed our stay at this basic but lovely hotel. Staff were friendly, only criticism was the breakfast, it was awful ! Only choice was unbuttered baps with sausages & rubbery scrambled eggs, you had to ask each time for every item, it felt very uncomfortable, despite this, we would definitely stay again. Hope the breakfast is improved
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karen Matthews, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
Responded 18 Jun 2021
Dear christinejl5779AG - Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and lovely comments with regards to the team. We can't wait for restrictions to be eased so that we can get back to our breakfast buffet. At the moment, we're using everything we're allowed to - but as you can imagine it's not easy having to take individual orders. We're really pleased to know that you're planning another visit and hopefully we'll have the buffet available then. Kind Regards - Karen Matthews, General Manager
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Lisa K wrote a review Apr 2021
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The location was good expensive car park .second floor room was crumbs on sofa bed I had to wipe off means theres covid not good ,hair on bed and stains in carpet. Too hot no instructions for air con so opened windows the room was then full of flys would not stay again did not sleep at all .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Matthews, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Dear littlelisa123 - Many thanks for taking the time to leave us this valuable feedback and I'm sorry that we did not clean the room to the high standard on which we pride ourselves. As part of the IHG Clean Promise, we do on check in let you know that if there are any issues with your room then let us know and these will be addressed or your room changed straight away. Being next to the water does mean that flies can be attracted to lights - again if you had mentioned issues to us we would have happily assisted you at the time. Kind Regards - Karen Matthews, General Manager
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Waynecupra wrote a review Apr 2021
Henlow, United Kingdom27 contributions16 helpful votes
Simply put....the friendliest of staff from front of house right up to Karen the mgr. Will stop at nothing to make your stay perfect. 5 min walk to all the bars and restaurants in the bay. Love this hotel.My go to hotel when in Cardiff....oh and the breakfast baps....so lush.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Karen Matthews, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Dear Waynecupra - Thank you so much for the lovely review! It's great to be able to welcome back familiar faces again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes - Karen Matthews, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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holiday inn express cardiff bay hotel cardiff, holiday inn cardiff bay
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United KingdomWalesSouth WalesCardiff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Nearby attractions include The Dead Canary (1.1 km), Lab 22 (1.0 km), and Retro Cardiff (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresh the Baguette Bar, Got No Beef, and Love Peace and Cupcake.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Grey and Shipwreck Museum (7.9 km), Insole Court (4.7 km), and St Lythans Burial Chamber (7.6 km).
Does Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.