Not sure where to stay if you're in town for a Bluebirds match? Here's our handy Visit Cardiff hotel guide.
Are you a travelling fan coming to Cardiff for a City match and wondering where the best place to stay is?
The Bluebirds play their home matches at Cardiff City Stadium, located on Leckwith Road. There are no hotels situated in the immediate area but there are plenty to choose from in the city centre, or in Cardiff Bay. To make your search easier, we’ve created a list of ten great hotels for you to choose from across the city.
City Centre Hotels
Firstly, you could decide to spend the night in one of the many excellent city centre hotels that Cardiff has to offer. The main advantage of this is that you will be closer to the main transport hubs such as Cardiff Central train station and there are still easy transport links to the stadium, you can read more about those in our handy Travel guide.
Cardiff city centre is a great place to be and we have an amazing array of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, befitting our status as the capital city of Wales. If you’re looking for a good night out after the match then St Mary’s Street has an almost legendary status, both locally and beyond.
Without further ado, here is the Visit Cardiff Top 5 list of city centre hotels to help you on your way:
Discover the convenience, comfort and quality of a stay at the 21-storey Radisson Blu Hotel. Found in the heart of Cardiff, the hotel is within walking distance of both bus and train stations and is just 24 kilometres from the airport.
Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is a shining example of our vision for city centre hotels. With 74 stylish compact rooms at great value prices it is only a one minute walk from the Central railway station and one of the more centrally-located hotels, on the doorstep to all this modern capital city has to offer. The hotel features a bar and restaurant, you can choose to eat in our dining room with views of the city or relax in the lounge bar on comfy sofas by the real wood burning fire.
Station Approach, Saunders Rd
Clayton Hotel Cardiff is the newest and largest 4* hotel and situated in the heart of the city centre. The hotel is located adjacent to the Central Train Station as well as being only a minute’s walk from the Principality Stadium. Clayton Hotel Cardiff comprises of 216 air-conditioned rooms with great city views, as well as a bar and restaurant. Wood Street NCP car park is located directly across from the hotel with special discounted rates available for hotel guests.
St Mary’s Street
Ibis Cardiff Centre is located opposite to the Motorpoint Arena, close to a great choice of nightlife and restaurants. The Principality Stadium, St David’s Hall, and Wales Millennium Centre are in close proximity, as are Cardiff Castle, Bute Park and Cardiff Bay. Our 102 modern bedrooms have air cooling systems, Freeview TV and free WIFI. Enjoy Breakfast and evening meals in our restaurant, or relax with a drink in the friendly bar. Public paying Car Parking is available 2 minute walk from the hotel.
Treat yourself to 4-star service and an unparalleled location in city centre
here at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel. Whatever your reason for visiting the capital city of Wales, you will be delighted with our stylish accommodation, onsite dining and close proximity to many popular landmarks. Spacious and comfortably appointed hotel rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, deluxe pillowtop bedding, large workspaces and 24-hour room service. Enjoy a workout in our fully equipped fitness club, swim in our heated indoor pool or relax in the hotel sauna.
Cardiff Bay Hotels
The second option for supporters is Cardiff’s spectacular waterfront area, Cardiff Bay. Although you will have slightly further to travel on public transport from here, it is only a short distance to and from the city centre. There are some very attractive benefits of staying here that more than offset the extra travelling time.
At Mermaid Quay, you will find a whole host of diverse places to eat, drink and generally make merry. Not to mention the nearby Red Dragon Centre entertainment complex with restaurants, IMAX cinema and bowling. Whether the ice hockey ends in victory or defeat for you, this is a fantastic location to make the most out of your visit!
To set you on your way to Cardiff Bay, here is our Visit Cardiff Top 5 choice of hotels in the area:
The Exchange Hotel is relatively new addition to Cardiff Bay, a luxurious 200-suite hotel which offers stunning views of the area. The Grade II listed building, which had previously been left partly derelict for decades, has been given a multi-million pound renovation by developers Signature Living, who are making it their mission to maintain the history and revive the building so that it can be enjoyed by the people of Wales and beyond once again.
4-5 Mount Stuart Square
The Future Inn Cardiff Bay boasts 197, spacious, air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms equipped with all the enhanced modern room amenities you would expect of a 4 star Hotel with exceptional value for money. Free Car Parking & Free Wi-Fi are available at the hotel for guest convenience. There are three types of hotel bedrooms available; a two double bed room, a double bed with double sofa bed room, and a suite. All bedrooms are the same size with the suites being approximately twice the size of our standard bedrooms.
The Holiday Inn Express – Cardiff Bay is situated on the Waterfront area of the old East Dock of Cardiff Bay, only 15 minutes walk from the hotel is the city centre. Just over a 5 minute walk in the other direction from the hotel you will find both the Wales Millennium Centre & Red Dragon Centre and only a couple of minutes later and you’re in Mermaid Quay area of Cardiff Bay with it’s fine selection of Bars & Restaurants to suit all tastes.
Longueil Close, Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf
Check in and feel at home at family-friendly 4-star Novotel Cardiff Centre hotel, a 15-minute stroll from the castle. Stretch out and work or relax in your modern, spacious room with free WiFi. Enjoy the sights of Cardiff then let off steam in the indoor heated pool and fitness centre, the perfect place to unwind at Novotel.
Whether on business or for leisure, A Space in the City can offer the perfect package to meet all your needs, with exclusive apartments in Cardiff. The apartments offer all the comforts of a stylish home away from home, including contemporary décor, digital TV, and high speed broadband plus the benefit of housekeeping facilities. Why stay in an over-priced hotel, an old fashioned guest house or a budget-driven B&B when you can stay in a modern, contemporary apartment with all the space and comforts of home?
70-72 Boston Buildings, James St