Cardiff, Wales, has so much to offer; it’s the centre of the Welsh government and home to a slew of museums, shops and restaurants. Baying crowds passionately cheer their sporting heroes at the Principality Stadium, while a more peaceful afternoon can be spent touring the many green spaces. Whatever your reason for coming, here’s where to stay in Cardiff – bookable on Culture Trip.
You know you’re in Cardiff when you check into the Indigo. Bedroom themes represent the vibrant capital through a collection of local art, while many also come with city skyline views. Perhaps more enticing, however, are the vistas from the Marco Pierre White rooftop steakhouse. After a meal of locally sourced delights – and the odd cocktail – luxuriate under the rainfall shower in your room before gently falling asleep in the warm embrace of a cosy queen-size bed.
This Grade II-listed house is lent a serene, romantic feel by its honey-coloured stone walls. The rooms benefit from ottoman beds, funky patterned wallpaper and Myddfai luxury toiletries. New House Country Hotel calls itself a countryside retreat with city views, and that’s exactly what it delivers – on a clear day, you can see across the waters to Devon, despite being just minutes from the centre of Cardiff.
Enjoy a sea view with your morning coffee at this five-star hotel right by Cardiff Bay. The rooms are modern and sleek, designed in neutral shades with fun pops of colour. What really draws the eye, however, are the floor-to-ceiling windows that look over the water. Head to the Marine Spa for an afternoon of utter indulgence. Massage yourself under the swan-neck fountains, or book a treatment to put your relaxation in the hands of professionals.
Found in St Fagans, a charming village only a 20-minute drive from Cardiff, the Old Post House is near the city buzz but also enjoys the peace and quiet of the country. It’s run by husband and wife Christopher and Faye Price, who have curated modern rooms decorated in soothing neutral tones with pops of colour. The Sunday lunches are the talk of the town, all home-cooked with local ingredients – don’t forget to order the delicious Yorkshire puddings.
Looking to stay in Pontcanna, one of the most stylish areas in Cardiff? The serviced apartments of Cove (formerly Saco) are ready for you. The restored Victorian property sits on a tree-lined, residential road and backs onto Sophia Gardens, the first public gardens in the capital and home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club. The interiors are airy and modern, while the apartments come with a homely living-dining room, kitchen and modern bathroom.
Family run and owned, this B&B aims to be the kind of neighbourhood place where staff and customers are buddies. The modern service is complemented by the wooden beams and cutely old-fashioned look of the hotel. Rooms come with Netflix, allowing for late-night movie marathons. As it’s just a 15-minute walk from the city centre, Number One Hundred is close to the action without sacrificing a bit of peace and quiet.
If you’re after something low key or travelling on a budget, the Riverhouse delivers. A grubber kick from the Principality Stadium, this simple yet elegant B&B is run by bro-and-sis duet Charlie and Abigail Prothero. The rooms are minimalist and clean, plus all guests receive a delicious continental breakfast. Should you wish to whip up your own meal, there’s a family-style kitchen. Tea, coffee and biscuits are on the house.
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