Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 283
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tall Tourist. Good value and ideal location.
Hotel offers good value and an Ideal location.
Close to city centre but far enough away from
hustle and bustle to ensure a relaxing break
and a good night's sleep.
Management and staff friendly and efficient.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fat wallet Fat wallet
A nice quiet and very centrally located hotel it was ideal for our long weekend away the room was very comfortable and the bed nice and firm I slept really well,all staff were very helpful and courteous and the food we had in the restaurant and the bar was first class,very impressed with Cardiff as a city.
August 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CheB comfortable bed but check room before you get comfy!
There were so many spiders outside the window that I had to close the curtains (I counted 10 large ones within half an hour!). The tiny bath had a shower curtain set up for a corner cubicle so that the usable space was reduced to about a third. Impossible to shower in without getting wrapped in the curtain!
The bath had hairs in it from the previous occupant.
Over bed lighting did not work.
HOWEVER, bed was comfortable and the air con allowed for a good night's sleep (if you can block out the other horrors). The staff did take my concerns on board and switched rooms for me. I cannot fault their enthusiasm and help.
I would recommend a twin room rather than a double as you get much more space, often at the same price!
July 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mexicanlights A good value room in city centre.
This hotel is what you can expect from this type of hotel. It was clean and tidy room but had signs of ware and tare. ...
The mattress was very uncomfortable. ...this appears to be typical with holiday inn, chester, london, stratford Upon Avon. Where as Premier Inn in same areas do appear to have much better mattresses. Hence I now normally stay with premier inn.
On leaving was asked by staff how was the stay, I stated the above which was largely ignored and told I should of requested a change of room.... Not much help as you are checking out, also who wants to change room when you have jyst got in from a long day out. Holiday inn if you want feedback please accept it in the good faith it is given....
Also as a priority member was asked what paper I would like in the morning...no paper, advised they did not have this national broardsheet...
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Location
You expect good service from a Holiday Inn and this is what we got, friendly staff, clean hotel, comfy rooms, speedy check-in and check-out.
Our only minor problem was at breakfast where they could not keep up with demand at the buffet counter.
But a great location for a city visit, easy to find and not to far to walk back to when your carrying all your wife's shopping !!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Polarbear66 Great location
spent 2 nights here while attending a concert in the Castle grounds and had a lovely relaxing break. Location was perfect and room was great - if a tad small, but clean, comfortable and well presented, the room actually had a decent hairdryer which is rare in hotel chains and the shower was hot and powerful.
My only small gripe was the bar prices for 2 glasse of wine at £15! but there are plenty of great bars and restaurants nearby so not really an issue - after all this was a chance to look around cardiff - not sit in a hotel bar for the weekend!
Had a really great couple of days and will return
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hedgender Great location
The hotel is brilliantly located, the staff are all very helpful. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. What more could you ask for?
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobfrom the south Excellent service from all staff
From the moment we arrived, everything was smooth efficiency. Great food, clean, air-conditioned rooms, and parking for our minibus. What more could we need!
July 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chasbabes room facilities
had a room facing cardiff arms park.the room was very clean and tidy.only negative comment is that the shower head is positioned far to high ,my wife being only 5ft could not reach it and the only other comment is the lack of drawers thus being none.but overall a great long weekend
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mc cormack Great Hotel
Hotel situated right in the heart of Cardiff, staff were very friendly and helpfull would highly recommend
July 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Little Rose Great location!
The hotel is in a great location! It's right opposite the castle in the city centre and within walking distance to the restaurants, bars and shops. We stayed in a family room which was big and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant staff made an effort to move tables around to sit our party of 12 together at breakfast even though it was busy. Breakfast was nice and there was a good choice (we especially liked the the pancake machine). Overall, the hotel was good value for money and I would stay here again.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gillybabe Excellant service
Very pleased with our stay at Holiday Inn, ideal for what we wanted, for graduation ceremony, would recommend this hotel
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex mum Lovely hotel, well situated
have stayed here twice for son's Graduations. ideally situated for city centre, just a short walk from shops, restaurants, St David's Hall, castle etc. Room situated at front of hotel on Castle Street so would have expected it to be noisy but actually quiet . Good buffet breakfast. Very good value . Would definitely recommend and will certainly stay there again if in Cardiff
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glarves Very Good Hotel
Whole family stayed here for a daughter's graduation so 6 persons spread between a family room and a twin. Both were very well appointed and cool in a very hot period in July
July 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SBu84 Comfortable bed
Nice room, welcoming service. Second day, we returned to the room mid afternoon, and housekeeping said they would come back. We left the room before 3pm, but no tea coffee or milk left for that day. After the event at the Millennium stadium had a snack at the bar. Staff rushed off their feet, order stayed on the side for a few minutes, then was given to us, cold and not very nice. Should have complained there and then but staff too busy to chat. Left food. Complained the next day, reception staff listened and offered extra points to reassure us it was a one off, however this has happened at other Holiday Inns in different locations. Nice hotel, would possibly use again.
July 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wel0velife Not impressed
You have to pay to park your car, and not even a discount if you a paying guest at the hotel, and they don't even guarantee you will get a car park space! Wi fi was expensive, and so ridiculous that they charge for it. No chest of drawers in the bedroom, so nowhere to put underwear etc
No extractor fan in the bathroom, so you have to prop the door open, otherwise really hot and steamed up.
Air con didn't work and we had to have the room keys re-activated 3 times!!!
Never again for us...
July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Markinsalisbury Needs work
Hotel is showing its age and needs sprucing up outside the guest rooms. Also, staff need to be more focused, and there was no attention to my IHG status.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carole1964 University open Day
Staff were all really helpful in guiding us to the University, provided info on Cardiff on where to eat and allowed us to park our car all day in their secure car park at very reasonable rates.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tmation Cardiff one nigh stop
Excellent location and staff, but don't understand why there is a charge for parking as a guest? Luckily as a platinum member it is free parking.
Hotel in need of a bit of an upgrade, room clean and comfortable but looking a bit dated, TV should be bigger and come with all the freeview channels.
The worst thing for me was the smokers who stand around or sit at the tables outside the main entrance, this means you have to walk through their exhaled smoke to get into the hotel. This is unacceptable and a smoking area away from the entrance should be found.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by philT end of a good weekend
nice easy check-in great room over looking the river very quite, good meals and a great drink easy check out will stay again when in the area
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Merrybiker600 Overall
Very Happy with this hotel stayed here a couple of times
Room, Staff, Secure parking And food very good
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by morri56 great hotel with parking
very convenient location to shops, castle, rugby ----very clean hotel with helpful pleasant staff----- would stay here again
July 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CCTT Tired and in need of upgrading
Not the best place to stay for business. I stayed over two nights and there was a high number of coach parties - noisy and demanding of the staff.
The room looked tired and the decor dated. The bathroom was down trodden, towels washed out and hot water not hot!
The large windows do not afford privacy from the other windows of rooms - Net curtains would be a good addition - I was able to look directly into other rooms from my window and I realised I could see what occupants were doing.
THe restaurant was understaffed, with not enough staff to deal with guests. Breakfast was slow as a result.
Having said that, staff were helpful and friendly.
Internet access was not high speed, as purported to be and the signal was patchy.
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by june21 good time had by all
Cardiff holiday Inn was good, easy access to town all within walking distance. Bedroom was very comfortable had a good nights sleep. Was disappointed with the bathroom as it was a bit mouldy in places.
Breakfast was very nice, good value for money- buffet breakfast with lots of choice.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jrlg Good position in City Centre and comfortable with it
The hotel is in an excellent position close to the city centre.
The breakfast was one of the best that i have had in an hotel
One minor point - I found the approach by car to the hotel entrance - easily overshot - I missed first time and had to circle Cardiff at rush hour!
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by active pensioner Our best stay in Cardiff to date
An excellent hotel in a great situation for sightseeing. Reception staff could not have been more helpful and efficient. Our room on the top floor was well presented and quiet. This hotel has to be in the top league of Holiday Inns. Looking forward to our next visit.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skydiver1 Lovely location and excellent service
The location is perfect. Right across the street from Cardiff Castle.
Happy to have a goods night sleep in a comfy bed.
Staff at the bar was very attentive and friendly and food was really nice as well. Good selection and quality.
June 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gerz Was ok
Was ok bar the door locks being broken. Staff did help but was a pain as on top floor had to go up and down lift alot until it stopped completely and they had to fix it.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CR152 Great value pre paid/pre booked twin rooms with breakfast
Better than anticipated quality for price paid - car park a bit tricky but free foor IHG Gold carders ! Breakfast decent / staff helpful at reception. Bar contained all basic requirements.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moggie54 Central,value for money
Stayed for one night in order to go sailing early next day.Great value,not too noisy just the odd sound or two.Recommended for stay in Cardiff.
June 11, 2014