Hotel Ibis Cardiff

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Address: Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HA, United Kingdom

Star rating:

3.8

Instant city thrills for those on a budget.

Ibis hotels are a firm fixture in all cities and I've picked this one in particular as its location opposite the Cardiff International Arena makes it a convenient spot for entertainment seekers. It's also home to and a really colourful, friendly bar.

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
3.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.1
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
3
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Ibis sits on the western skirt of the city centre, seconds away from the new shopping and leisure complex St Davids 2 and milliseconds away from the Cardiff International Arena, home to regular headline music events, international conferences and high-profile comedian shows. It’s also five minutes' walking distance from the city’s central train and bus station.

Bedrooms

Take your pick from the double, twin or family room that can sleep a child on the settee bed, as long as they’re under 12. The bathrooms are small but not so small you tie yourself in knots! Small workstations, coffee and tea facilities and flat screen TVs can be found in each room.The bedding is relatively cosy, but do bear in mind the super cheap price.

Public areas

The vibrant bar strikes you the moment you enter and is by far the hotel’s most endearing asset. Cute red rotating bucket seats are dotted around tables, the bar is open 24 hours (serving alcohol until 2am) and, on sunny days, stretches outside underneath some well-placed palm trees.

Eating and drinking

Food is available all day, from Continental breakfast to daytime snacks and late night sandwiches. If you’re after a more memorable meal, take your pick of the city centre’s many restaurants nearby.

Leisure facilities

None, but Ibis can offer a discount on the leisure facilities in the local hotels the Novotel and Mecure Holland House, both less than 10 minutes' walk away.

Service

The staff are generally relaxed and knowledgeable on local amenities.

Who stays there

Business travellers and music fans in the week and party goers during the weekend.

Price advice

Prices go down if you book in advance. At £11.99 for 24 hours, WiFi does seem a little steep.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Business travellers
  • Families with younger children
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Live entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Convenient city centre location
  • Vibrant bar with friendly atmosphere
  • WiFi price
  • Can get a little noisy in the weekends
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