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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay

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#15 of 76 Hotels in Cardiff
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Birmingham
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a Friday night as the hotels in Cardiff town were either too expensive or we'd struggle to find parking so we chose this hotel. The hotel is really easy to find, sat nav takes you right to the door and it's signposted from a few streets away with plenty of parking out front. Nice welcome on...

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived around noon and our room happened to be ready early so we Sun per our stuff and walked down to Cardiff bay which is only a ten minute walk. You also walk past the Red Dragon centre on the way which also has various entertainment options and restaurants.its about the same walking distance into the city in opposite...

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Karen M, Senior Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Stu2310, Many Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay and for giving us a 5* star. I'm glad that you enjoyed our location we are very lucky to be located within easy walking distance to many attractions Cardiff has to offer. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel needs a spruce. The room was exceedingly small. Breakfast was average with both cold and hot options. Love that they gave you grab bags to take stuff away. Wifi was good and service was good. Overall ok for one night but not great for the price we paid.

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has nice rooms. The breakfast is ok to good. Location is a bit of a walk to the main city centre. Not very far from the bay however. Would stay again if had a good price. Staff friendly. Car parking is handy.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing a sign in reception found out for the first time that some of these are franchised. Thankfully the QA works and we got what we would normally expect from a HIE room. A/c could be turned off and the windows open for ventilation. The housekeeping staff readily provided a sheet as the standard 13.5 tog duvet we found was...

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Thank PipeTheStill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult one to review as there were positive things as well (good value and location along with a great breakfast) but it failed on one of the fundamentals - enabling a good and refreshing nights sleep! Throughout the night at intervals of every 20 minutes or so and for a duration of approx 5 seconds the air conditioning system would...

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

Dear Jeremy Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and I'm sorry to hear that it was impacted by the noise from the HVAC unit. I can tell you that we have since had this investigated and the pump was faulty in that particular room. Sometimes we only realise when a guest mentions on...

Cardiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the pizza here, particularly the spicy ones - well worth a visit with family or friends. Staff are always good and the food above average for the chain. The location is great as there is so much to do down Cardiff Bay.

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

Dear CardiffRocks - We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food with us and of course the location. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Kind Regards Karen Matthews General Manager

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is easy to find in a residential area, a short walk from the quays where you will find plenty of restaurants and bars. Friendly, well-trained reception staff and good value parking make a great first impression of this hotel. The room was clean and a bit hot, which I soon resolved by opening the window. Now problem with...

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

Dear chrisbQ5442MH - We'd love to have the opportunity of welcoming you back and have lots of tips of where is great to visit in the City. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Kind Regards - Karen Matthews, General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an overnight stay for us and our two children. The hotel has a car park which is charged at £6 per night and is added to your bill. Rooms are typical Holiday inn Express, a bit tight if you have the sofa bed in use, which we did, but they are clean. We had a lovely view over...

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Karen M, Senior Guest Service Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay, responded to this review

Dear Andrew M, We are glad to hear your stay was fabulous. We have recently changed our breakfast which as you have mentioned includes the much loved bacon; i'm glad to hear this was a hit for you. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel next time you find yourselves in Cardiff. Kind Regards Katy

Llanelli, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally located in the heart of Cardiff Bay, walking distance to the WMC and Cardiff city centre. This basic but clean hotel caters mainly for business people. Nice rooms with all the usual amenities that you would expect. Great breakfast included in the price. Would recommend !

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

Dear jamielang1971 Many thanks for your great review and recommendation. We hope to see you again soon. 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: ₹ 4,716 - ₹ 14,975 (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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Hotel Cardiff
Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay
Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Wales
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#10 Family Hotel in Cardiff
#18 Business Hotel in Cardiff
#19 Romantic Hotel in Cardiff
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“The hotel is in a quiet location, so room location is not important. My only comment is that the upper floors are served by one slow lift.”
chrisbQ5442MH, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As for a room with a river view”
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“All rooms away from lift are nice and quiet.”
pafuri, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an odd number on a higher floor”
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“If you want a lovely view ask for a room overlooking the river.”
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