At £66 per night, including breakfast, you get what you pay for and it shouldn't be judged too harshly for that reason. So, as objectively as I am able:
The Good: The helpful staff, the location overlooking the Atlantic dock, the standard of cleanliness, the pub next door & the price
The Bad: Heating left off, those irritating key card slots to get electricity, the short bed quilts coupled to uncomfortable beds
The Ugly: One basic poor breakfast, which was repeated without change every day.
Perfectly good as a base in Cardiff for the big game, a cheap weekend, etc. but not so for a 'special' trip away or business (unless the recession has completely destroyed your budget ). All depends what you want out of it and what you're comparing it to.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Hotel Cardiff
- Holiday Inn Cardiff Bay
- Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay Wales