With great restaurants, bars, gigs and tourist attractions, Wales’ capital city is definitely on the ‘must visit’ map. At the heart of Cool Cymru, visitors to Cardiff have a great choice of properties from Airbnb. From loft apartments to quirky contemporary houses, cosy rooms to rooms with a view. Whether your choice be the vibrant city, or somewhere just a little quieter, here is our guide to Cardiff’s coolest Airbnbs.
Luxury Loft Apartment Nr City Centre with Parking
Just 15 minutes from the city centre, this luxurious loft apartment is located in Canton. Forming part of a converted pub dating back to 1898, this sympathetically renovated apartment sleeps four, two in the funky mezzanine bedroom and two on the sofa bed. Great for a weekend break, there is also wi-fi and the promise of ‘yummy’ croissants for breakfast.
Funky Urban Jungle
Bright colours dominate this Victorian townhouse which has been used as a location for TV and film productions. This vibrant townhouse room sleeps two and offers quirky décor and is just a 15 minute walk to the city centre. The owners are trained baristas and are usually on hand to knock up your favourite coffee. Egyptian cotton sheets and furniture from around the world add to the atmosphere of this extremely unique Airbnb.
Boutique Style Double Bedrooms
1.8 miles (3km) north of the city, but with very good transport links, this boutique room is located within a contemporary, detached family bungalow. With soft muted shades, it’s perfect for relaxing after a day enjoying the city sites. A continental breakfast is included, as is transport into the city (wherever possible) from the owners.
The Studio, Bute Park
Hidden away in the city’s Bute Park, in a former farm building once owned by the Marquis of Bute (who renovated Cardiff Castle in the 1870s), is this lovely little gem of an apartment for two. Half a mile from the buzz of this city, this peaceful little heaven is extremely laid back, and perfect for relaxing after a day sightseeing.
Designer Loft in the City with Stadium Views
This loft apartment forms part of the recently renovated Tramshed in the heart of the city centre. This is all that is good about city living, chic decor, quirky character, a 65 inch Curved TV with full Sonos surround sound. A stones-throw from the Principality Stadium, this funky pad ticks all the boxes. Sleeps four; one double bed and one sofa bed.
Victorian charm meets modern style in Pontcanna
Renowned for its weekend farmers’ market Pontcanna is an up and coming, cool district with great restaurants and super vibe. With three double and one single bedroom, high end finishes and appliances, including a traditional Aga; you will enjoy Cardiff’s answer to Notting Hill to the full. With a log fire in winter and well-equipped garden for summer evenings, this chic pad is perfect for a holiday with friends enjoying Cardiff at its best.
Luxury Cardiff Cathedral Cottage
Moments from Cardiff’s famous Cathedral in Llandaff, this cottage has a very ‘Welsh’ feel. Built in the 1880s, it offers great value for money and is perfect for four guests, having two bedrooms. There is a small courtyard, and a record player with vintage vinyl is provided for guests to enjoy. Only 15 minutes from the city centre, Llandaff is one of the more exclusive areas of town. With breakfast provisions provided, you can enjoy this hidden hideaway, confident that you are being extremely well looked after.
Luxury spacious accommodation
This luxurious and stylish house accommodates up to five guests in three bedrooms. Having the whole house to yourself is a real bonus. A short taxi ride from the city; expect boutique style décor, quirky touches, leather sofas and traditional features. Ideal for a family, with rooms ready for children, this would make for an excellent base whilst enjoying Cardiff and the surrounding area.