The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Cardiff

Cardiff Bay is one place you cant miss on a trip to the Welsh capital
Cardiff Bay is one place you can't miss on a trip to the Welsh capital | © Billy Stock / Alamy Stock Photo
Fiona Whitty

Whether you’re visiting the famous Cardiff Castle or the Millennium Centre, the capital city of Wales is packed with exciting things to see and do. Cardiff’s bed and breakfasts are as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself – a roll-top bath, a riverside suite with views of the city or a homely guest house with four types of Welsh sausages on offer are just some of the choices available. Stay in these top bed and breakfasts in Cardiff while you explore the city.

1. Old Post House

Bed and Breakfast

A bed, sitting area and steps leading to a mezzanine level in a guest room at the Old Post House
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A handsome bistro menu with homemade fishcakes and Sunday roasts awaits guests at this intimate yet professionally run B&B in St Fagans – just a 15-minute drive from Cardiff. Guests are welcomed with super-king-size beds, and direct patio access is among the exceptional offerings of the five guest rooms. Open-air museum St Fagans and gothic castle Castell Coch are on the doorstep.

2. Inn Cardiff

Bed and Breakfast, Inn

A bed with sheep stuffed animals and folded towels in a guest room at Inn Cardiff
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Newly renovated, Inn Cardiff accommodates larger groups or families right in the city centre – with sought-after parking thrown in. Between four to six people are catered for in its three spotless suites, and there’s a handy fridge in each. Fresh fruit and snacks including breakfast cereal and milk add a friendly flourish. Cardiff’s city-centre highlights are all walkable from here.

3. Cathedral 64

Bed and Breakfast

A bed, fireplace and freestanding bathtub in a guest room at cathedral64
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Owners Rob and Sian will greet you with a fireside drink when you arrive at Cathedral 64. Neal’s Yard toiletries and a Nespresso maker are standard in both B&B rooms, while one also indulges guests with a roll-top bath by the bay window and an open fire. Venture out into fashionable Pontcanna for unique restaurants, welcoming pubs and Brewhouse & Kitchen microbrewery.

4. Ty Rosa

Bed and Breakfast

Leather armchairs and couch next to a fireplace in a sitting area at Ty Rosa
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Breakfast is a grand, unmissable affair here with no less than four different sausages to select on the full Welsh menu, plus a further 10 items on the à la carte menu – including locally caught mackerel and Cardiff favourite cockles and crispy bacon. All food intolerances and preferences are happily catered for at this large Victorian terraced house-plus-annex, and there’s even a bar service. It’s also gay-friendly.

5. Ty Mynydd Lodge

Bed and Breakfast

A double bed with wood frame and a chest of drawers in a guest room at Ty Mynydd Lodge
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Situated in Radyr Village, around 8km (5mi) from Cardiff and just a few minutes from the M4, Ty Mynydd Lodge has a mixture of twin-, double- and king-size bedrooms. The original lodge was the gatehouse to famous author Roald Dahl’s family summer home. It’s a great jumping-off point to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park or, for car-free pleasure, catch a train or bus into Cardiff city centre.

6. Crofts Hotel

Independent Hotel, Pubs with Rooms

Ivy and flower baskets outside the brick exterior of the Crofts Hotel
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Originally built in 1867 and flattened during the 1941 Blitz, today’s smart building has been proudly standing on Crofts Street since 1957. Rooms for up to four people are available and the tasty, well-priced pub grub in the bar downstairs makes for easy mealtimes. Nearby, the Rose Street Flea Market is a treasure den for vintage fashion, vinyl records and antiques, all buried within a two-storey house.

7. Number One Hundred

Bed and Breakfast

Two beds in a guest room at Number One Hundred, with a wood beams in an A-frame on the ceiling
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Brimming with character, the seven rooms here have individual touches including cast-iron fireplaces, wooden beams, statement mirrors and stand-out wallpapers. Private bathrooms and Netflix are the norm and parking is free on some local side roads. Cardiff’s city centre delights are a 25-minute walk away. For a hassle-free self-check-in, guests are emailed codes the day before arrival.

8. The Riverhouse

Bed and Breakfast

Two beds and a luggage rack with clothing rail in a guest room at the Riverhouse
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Wake up here on a Sunday morning and you’ll be plunged into the street’s lively weekly farmers’ market. Families are welcomed with triple and quadruple rooms available as well as doubles. Lurking in the shadows of the Principality Stadium, it’s close to Cardiff’s shops and sights. Charlie and Abigail Prothero, the brother-and-sister team behind the Riverhouse, are a wealth of knowledge for suggestions on what to see and do.

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