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Thursday 9th of July 2015
A thriving capital city with a strong sense of identity, Cardiff attracts visitors from all over the UK and abroad, all year round. Even with its relatively small population of 350,000, Cardiff certainly gives the other UK capitals a run for their money when it comes to culture, commerce, and nightlife. Here’s Easirent‘s definitive list of the best places to stay.
1. Park Plaza Cardiff
The Plaza is ideally situated for sports fans and concert-goers, located just a 15 minute walk away from the city’s incredible Millennium Stadium. Those fond of nightlife are well-catered for too, with the lively Greyfriars Road just around the corner. Still, those hoping for a quiet stay can enjoy just that, with plush, cosy rooms across the board and a deluxe swimming pool on-site.
2. Royal Hotel Cardiff
Living up to its name, the Royal is beautifully-appointed and clean, with excellent facilities throughout the building. The location is great, too, and is surrounded by quaint cafes and high-end nightlife such as the Be At One cocktail bar. The Royal offers a high standard of luxury that won’t break the bank.
3. Hilton Cardiff
Carrying the flame for this global powerhouse of a brand, Cardiff’s Hilton more than holds its own compared to the others around the world. Well-located with a plethora of large, stylish rooms, it’s hard to go wrong with the Hilton.
4. Cardiff Marriott
With solid facilities and extremely friendly staff, the Marriott offers good value-for-money across the board, from standard single rooms to the lavish executive suites. Competitively-price, well-located and remarkably clean, the Marriott has something for everyone planning a visit to the Welsh capital.
5. Sleeperz Cardiff
Sleeperz falls within the ‘budget’ range of hotel pricing, but don’t be fooled – they certainly don’t skimp on quality. Its many rooms are clean, cosy, and well-equipped, with friendly, accommodating staff on site 24/7. Remarkably, Sleeperz also offers half-price parking in the city centre, and anyone who has driven to Cardiff will know how much of a bonus that really is.
6. Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc
Having established themselves as the number one hotel chain in London, it’s no surprise to see the success of the Thistle chain spread further afield. The Cardiff branch is modern, elegant, and perfectly-located, with all the excellent service and impressive facilities that have made the Thistle chain such a success.
7. Radisson Blu Cardiff
Another big-hitter on the global hotelier scene, Radisson has become synonymous with quality over the years, and Cardiff’s own Radisson is no exception. Popular with couples and travelling execs, the high quality of service across the board is appealing to all. Clean, affordable, and with excellent food, it’s hard not to like the Radisson Blu.
8. Best Western Plus New House Country Hotel
The grand exterior of this country hotel can only be described as opulent, and the interior lives up to that first impression. The Best Western is extremely popular with wedding parties, and it’s not hard to see why. Located in the rural outskirts of Cardiff, the hotel’s idyllic surroundings make for a highly pleasant, memorable experience.
9. St. David’s Hotel & Spa
For those looking specifically for a relaxing time in this fair city, St. David’s is a perfect fit. The hotel offers a great view of the bay, and its excellent spa facilities, luxurious rooms, and super-friendly staff make for a truly tranquil experience that’s hard to match in any major city.
10. Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre
The highly-popular Premier Inn brand guarantees a certain level of quality, but Cardiff’s outpost goes above and beyond those expectations. Its modern décor, superb service and excellent facilities make the modest pricing of its rooms a very pleasant surprise. It’s right in the middle of the city centre, too, so those wanting to live and breathe the bustling city centre of Cardiff should look no further.