The Best Boutique Hotels in Cardiff, Wales

The best boutique hotels in Cardiff range from cosy rooms in the countryside to luscious Victorian townhouses
The best boutique hotels in Cardiff range from cosy rooms in the countryside to luscious Victorian townhouses | Courtesy of Jolyons No 10 / Expedia
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23 October 2020

For those who fancy a stint in the beautiful city of Cardiff, there are plenty of quaint yet luxurious accommodation options. From cosy rooms in the countryside to luscious Victorian townhouses, we’ve selected the best boutique hotels in the Welsh capital to help make your stay a memorable one.

The Bear Hotel

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The Bear Hotel
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The Bear Hotel is a wonderful meeting point and a delightful place to stay. Located in Cowbridge, about 13 miles (20km) from Cardiff’s city centre, this traditional and historic coaching inn is packed with character and certain to satisfy. Stay in oak-beamed bedrooms, just as stagecoach passengers did, or if that doesn’t take your fancy, go for a room in the modern, converted stable blocks.
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Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

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Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel
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Set in a Victorian villa, Glen-Yr-Afon is a refined hotel, located a short drive outside Cardiff. No two rooms are the same, and each one has its own individual character, style and space. Some rooms even have two floors, making them ideal for families and groups. As a family-owned and family-run business, first-class service and a personal touch are guaranteed.

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  • Artisan Quarter

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    Situated on Cathedral Road, the Artisan Quarter is located in the leafy suburb of Pontcanna, close to train and bus stations, and a short walk from Cardiff Castle, the Museum of Natural History and popular shopping areas. Stylishly decorated, the modern apartments have fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, ironing facilities, DVD players and TVs with Freeview. A weekly maid service is also provided. Wi-Fi is available in all apartments and is free of charge.

    Cathedral 73 Hotel

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    Cathedral 73 Hotel
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    Cathedral 73 has everything you could ask for: crystal chandeliers, fine quality bedding and towels, modern and tasteful decor, along with a freshly prepared breakfast. Set in a Victorian townhouse just 10 minutes from the Cardiff city centre, the rooms are spacious and include everything you need to have a comfortable stay. Featuring a funky, fresh and fashionable design, this boutique hotel offers free Wi-Fi access and free on-site parking, while there is also a piano bar, terrace and shared TV lounge.
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    Jolyons

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    Jolyon's Boutique Hotel
    Jolyons is a boutique hotel close to Cardiff centre | Courtesy of Jolyons / Expedia
    This beautifully restored Victorian townhouse features sumptuous furnishings and bright, contemporary decor. Each room has a sleek, tiled private bathroom and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, while some rooms also have a kitchenette. On tree-lined Cathedral Road, Jolyons is a five-minute walk across the River Taff from Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium. The lively bars of St Mary Street are only half a mile (0.8km) away, and the beautiful Sophia Gardens are close by.
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    These recommendations were updated on October 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.