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Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
8.2
52 GBP
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Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
8.4
67 GBP
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voco St. David's Cardiff
8.8
97 GBP
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Hilton Cardiff
8.6
85 GBP
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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
8.1
63 GBP
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Cardiff Marriott Hotel
8.4
87 GBP
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Sandringham Hotel
8.2
41 GBP
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Village Hotel Cardiff
8.1
53 GBP
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Vale Resort
8.8
66 GBP
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Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay
8.5
59 GBP
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Jurys Inn Cardiff
8.7
67 GBP
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Campanile Cardiff
7.0
34 GBP
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Travelodge Cardiff Central
7.6
38 GBP
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Park Plaza Cardiff
8.7
77 GBP
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Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa
8.3
73 GBP
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ML Lodge
7.7
35 GBP
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Nosda Hostel
8.4
11 GBP
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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
8.8
59 GBP
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Novotel Cardiff Centre
8.4
73 GBP
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St Mellons Hotel
7.8
67 GBP
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Premier Inn Cardiff North
7.0
82 GBP
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Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
8.0
50 GBP
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Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre
7.9
31 GBP
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Ty Rosa - Bed & Breakfast
8.4
38 GBP
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Ibis Cardiff
8.1
41 GBP
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Jolyon's Boutique Hotel
9.3
67 GBP
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Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
8.3
47 GBP
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff
8.2
64 GBP
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Travelodge Cardiff Atlantic Wharf
8.4
66 GBP
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Old Post House
9.5
92 GBP
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Lincoln House Hotel
9.1
74 GBP
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SACO Cardiff - Cathedral Road
9.0
101 GBP
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The Avala Guesthouse
8.0
67 GBP
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A Space in the City at Century Wharf
8.0
69 GBP
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Tanes Hotel
8.6
31 GBP
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ibis Cardiff Gate - International Business Park
8.0
35 GBP
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The Royal Hotel Cardiff
8.6
49 GBP
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Number One Hundred Bed And Breakfast
9.0
47 GBP
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Manor Parc Hotel
9.1
62 GBP
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Premier Inn Hotel Cardiff (Roath)
6.4
63 GBP
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When to book a hotel in Cardiff

Low season
May
High season
February

cheapest month to stay

22%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

480%

expected price increase

+660.0%
+440.0%
+220.0%
Base
Price
72 - 533 GBP
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Tuesday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

60 GBP

avg. price over the last two weeks

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Average price (weekend night)

98 GBP

avg. price over the last two weeks


Cardiff travel tips

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Best time to visit Cardiff

Cardiff is blessed with a pleasant climate, a fun-filled ambience, and interesting events all year round. Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Cardiff. However, March – May is a particularly beautiful season with fresh spring blooms lending colourful hues to the entire city. June – August is peak tourist season with several musical concerts and shows, food festivals, and special events. Average temperatures are approximately 19 – 22 degrees Celsius. During September – October, temperatures range from 11 – 19 degrees Celsius and the changing colours of the foliage create an interesting backdrop for several carnivals that take place during this time. November – December sees a spurt of winter sports enthusiasts and visitors looking to celebrate the year-end festivities. Cardiff is known as an ‘event city’. If your trip coincides with some of the events or matches, try and book your accommodation in advance to beat availability issues and last minute rate hikes by hotels.

Getting around Cardiff

Cardiff has a well-developed public transport system. Cardiff Bus offers an extensive network within the city with single ride adult fares at £1.80 GBP while day passes called ‘Day to go’ tickets cost £3.60 GBP per person. Arriva Trains Wales operates trains within the Cardiff city and suburban area as well as across Wales. A single ride ticket within the city costs £2.00 GBP. You can explore Cardiff on a bike via a number of marked cycle routes. Licensed taxis with metered fares can be easily hailed at several taxi ranks across the city. Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay are also connected by waterbus services operated by Cardiff Boat Tours. A one-way adult fare is £4.00 GBP.


How much does a hotel in Cardiff cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
voco St. David's Cardiff
8.8
97 GBP
#2 most popular
Hilton Cardiff
8.6
85 GBP
Best value
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
8.2
52 GBP
3 stars
#1 most popular
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
8.4
67 GBP
#2 most popular
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
8.1
63 GBP
Best value
Bunkhouse
8.0
12 GBP
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Campanile Cardiff
7.0
34 GBP
#2 most popular
ML Lodge
7.7
35 GBP
Best value
Nomad Backpackers
7.1
10 GBP

Cheapest hotels in Cardiff

Cheap hotels and hostels in Cardiff
Nomad Backpackers
7.1
10 GBP
The Safehouse Hostel
8.9
13 GBP
Nosda Hostel
8.4
11 GBP
The River House - Hostel
9.3
16 GBP
Bunkhouse
8.0
12 GBP
Richmond Road Guest House
5.9
16 GBP

Best value hotels in Cardiff

Nosda Hostel
8.4
11 GBP
Bunkhouse
8.0
12 GBP
Nomad Backpackers
7.1
10 GBP
The Safehouse Hostel
8.9
13 GBP
The River House - Hostel
9.3
16 GBP
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
8.2
52 GBP

Where to stay in Cardiff

Best places to stay in Cardiff

Ancient castles, national museums, modern art centres, a vibrant waterfront, extraordinary shopping, and a buzzing nightlife. Cardiff can easily be summed up as a lively and entertaining city, full of cultural attractions, sports, and events that promise to enthral every visitor. Whether you wish to enjoy the extravagant waterfront properties with luxury spas, or go for more modest accommodation close to parks and mountain life, or be in the midst of all the action of the city life, you can choose from a range of accommodations when you visit Cardiff.

City Centre

The heart of the city with most of its major sights and attractions concentrated in a compact area, staying in the City Centre is the most convenient way to explore Cardiff. A 2-minute walk from the central bus and train station, you have The Big Sleep hotel, a celebrity-endorsed funky place to stay. Or consider staying at The Royal Hotel Cardiff, the city’s oldest hotel housed in a historic building on St. Mary Street.

Cardiff Docks

At Cardiff Docks, you have the option to stroll by the seaside or feast on international cuisine at the Mermaid Quay. This area also has a host of pubs and bars, and is known for chic and high-end luxury hotels offering tranquil spas and infinity swimming pools. Enjoy the waterside location and luxury accommodation at The St. David’s Hotel & Spa.

Riverside

Next to the green expanse of Cooper’s Field and River Taff, the Riverside neighbourhood is a quieter area within a short walk from the City Centre as well as from the chic district of Pontcanna. You will find a sprinkling of quaint guesthouses and smaller hotels in this area. Consider staying at Cathedral 73 hotel, a restored Victorian townhouse on a pretty, tree-lined avenue, or enjoy stylish rooms and modern amenities of the boutique hotel Joylons at No. 10.

Cheap hotels in Cardiff

Overlooking the River Taff and Millennium Stadium, you have a family-run hostel called The River House, and within a 10-minute walk to Cardiff Castle, you have the lively NosDa Hostel & Bar. You can also consider The Safehouse Hostel at Westgate Street or Hotel ibis budget Cardiff Centre in the heart of city centre amid all the shopping and nightlife.


What to do in Cardiff

The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is an exciting cultural hub with a wide choice of attractions, from art galleries to museums, street performances, unique boutiques, fashion stores, and year-round festivals and events. The city is also home to professional teams for football, rugby, and cricket. Whatever your itinerary, you are sure to be enthralled by the sheer buzz and enthusiasm of this charming city.

  • Walk inside Bute Park which starts at the centre of the city and goes right up to the mountains in Taff’s Well and Tongwynlais.
  • Explore the Cardiff Castle, a Victorian Gothic fantasy palace with 2,000 years of history and impressive architecture.
  • Catch a live Rugby match or take a guided tour of the Principality Stadium.
  • Visit Techniquest, the hands-on interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
  • Enjoy a musical show, an opera, ballet, an art exhibition, or one of the free daily performances at the Wales Millennium Centre, one of the most reputed arts and cultural destinations in the world.
  • Indulge in white-water rafting, surf boarding, canoeing, or kayaking in a controlled environment at the Cardiff International White-Water facility in the heart of the Cardiff International Sports Village.
  • Explore the interactive exhibits and a virtual tour of a modern coal mine at the award-winning Big Pit National Coal Museum.
  • Visit the National Museum Cardiff and the St. Fagans National Museum of History. Art lovers should not miss a trip to the Martin Tinney Gallery located close by.
  • Admire some of Cardiff’s oldest architecture dating back to the 12th century, when you visit St. John the Baptist Church and the Llandaff Cathedral.
  • Stroll around some of the historic Victorian and Edwardian arcades, such as Duke Street Arcade, High Street Arcade, and Castle Quarter Arcade, and enjoy a wide range of fashion boutiques, gift shops, and cafés.
  • Watch a theatrical production at the New Theatre, one of the oldest surviving theatres in Cardiff which has retained its historic charm and character, and hosts performances all year round.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic hotels in Cardiff
Best value
Yha Cardiff Central - Hostel
8.8
18 GBP
No. 1 most popular
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
8.2
52 GBP
No. 2 most popular
Future Inns Cardiff Bay
8.8
59 GBP
No. 3 most popular
Novotel Cardiff Centre
8.4
73 GBP
No. 4 most popular
Premier Inn Cardiff North
7.0
82 GBP
No. 5 most popular
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
8.4
63 GBP
Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4, Jct.32
8.2
65 GBP
Kid-friendly hotels in Cardiff
Best value
Yha Cardiff Central - Hostel
8.8
18 GBP
No. 1 most popular
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff-Caerdydd
8.2
52 GBP
No. 2 most popular
Future Inns Cardiff Bay
8.8
59 GBP
No. 3 most popular
Novotel Cardiff Centre
8.4
73 GBP
No. 4 most popular
Premier Inn Cardiff North
7.0
82 GBP
No. 5 most popular
Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
8.4
63 GBP
Holiday Inn Cardiff - North M4, Jct.32
8.2
65 GBP
Luxury hotels in Cardiff
Best value
No.10 Cardiff
8.7
66 GBP

Popular flight routes to Cardiff

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Edinburgh to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
1h 15m
Cheapest price
50 GBP
Belfast to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
1h 05m
Cheapest price
50 GBP
Dublin to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
1h 00m
Cheapest price
54 GBP
Málaga to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
2h 35m
Cheapest price
61 GBP
Barcelona to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
2h 15m
Cheapest price
73 GBP
Glasgow to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
1h 15m
Cheapest price
82 GBP
Paris to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
1h 25m
Cheapest price
86 GBP
London to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
3h 30m
Cheapest price
101 GBP
Luxembourg to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
4h 35m
Cheapest price
112 GBP
Manchester to Cardiff
Fastest flight time
4h 45m
Cheapest price
114 GBP
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