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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

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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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Grade: 73 out of 100
342Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
91Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews cardiff bay hi express scrambled egg and beans car park city centre mermaid quay minute walk the breakfast area budget hotel per night free wifi quiet location breakfast was included yogurt the red dragon centre reception staff double bed
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place, half way between the Bay and the city centre, about a 15 minute walk from both by the canal. Very helpful staff, lovely large clean modern room, comfy bed, great night sleep, nice breakfast. Would definite recommend staying there.More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Cristoffer L
Response from karenm7, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff BayResponded 2 days ago

Dear Cristoffer, many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that you liked your stay in our newly refurnished rooms and enjoyed our Express Start Breakfast. We hope to see you again in the New...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Extremely well kept, good service and very good breakfast. Probably the best Express I have stayed in over the years. The owners/management should be proud of what they have, and make sure it stays that way.More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank GowerBornMe
Response from Karen M, Senior Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff BayResponded 14 October 2018

Dear GowerBornMe, Thank you so much for your great review- it's lovely to hear you rate us so highly compared to other Holiday Inn Express's. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us and we very much hope to have the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent stay at holiday inn express at the bay , lovely room nice comfy bed & pillows nice breakfast to great value , at checking staff were nice and asked what we was doing over our stay & helped out with directions to the venue...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank rodsmarty
Response from karenm7, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff BayResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rodsmarty, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Express Start Breakfast and enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms. I hope that we get the pleasure of welcoming you back next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel was lovely and clean appears relatively new. Food and beverage service excellent. Only gripe is the car park charge of £6 a night. If there were limited space I could understand but the car park was only half full.More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank julielD1702ZO
Response from karenm7, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff BayResponded 2 days ago

Dear Julie. thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay. With have recently had a refurbishment of our bedrooms and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the new look. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed here, the rooms are immaculate and spacious. The staff are always friendly and willing to help. The breakfast is always fresh and very tasty. I would highly recommend this hotel.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank 823bradleyp
Response from karenm7, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff BayResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 823bradleyp, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here at the Holiday Inn Express, Cardiff Bay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed another your second stay and our Express Start Breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again...More

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17 October 2018|
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Response from Emmall90 | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 15 minute walk tops to the Bay which has a variety of bar and restaurants. I never had a meal in an Indian restaurant, but there are all different types of restaurants in the area. Check Google and this site... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from karenm7 | Property representative |
Hi Anwen O, we don't reserve parking as we've ample space in the car park and you can pay on departure. We look forward to seeing you in August
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13 June 2018|
Response from karenm7 | Property representative |
Hi - we've got ample parking onsite, with no height restrictions either. You have to drive into our car park before you reach reception and it's very rare that you can't find a space. The £6 for parking can be paid directly... More
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"2nd floor was quiet for me."
24 Sep 2018
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17 Aug 2018
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"Rooms looking over the water are great!"
31 Jul 2018
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US$60 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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