The Welsh capital is a surprisingly diverse and bustling city with many sights, attractions, shopping arcades and of course the wonderful Cardiff Castle. It’s a great weekend or short break destination. If you’re planning where to stay on your visit, this guide to boutique hotels in Cardiff lists our recommendations and the best options.
Boutique Hotels in Cardiff
Unfortunately, Cardiff is somewhat lacking when it comes to quality boutique or design hotels or even highly rated luxury accommodation. We have a couple of recommendations for hotels in the city centre and also a stylish hotel on Cardiff Bay, one of the more vibrant locations in the city.
Top PickHotel Indigo
Address: Dominions Arcade, Cardiff, United Kingdom
The most highly rated boutique hotel in Cardiff is Hotel Indigo. The great location makes it perfect for a short stay, giving you the opportunity to walk to most of the city’s main sights and attractions. The rooms are exceptionally clean, light and bright with hardwood floors and nice design features that include historic city photos as artwork.Check Availability
Voco St David’s Cardiff
Address: Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
If you’re happy to stay in Cardiff Bay then we recommend Voco St David’s on the waterfront, the coolest design hotel in Cardiff. Cardiff Bay has undergone a transformation in recent years and is now known as a popular arts and entertainment district. The hotel rooms are bright, minimalist and overlook the water. Most rooms have private balconies and views from the large windows and are stocked with luxury amenities. The breakfast is a highlight so don’t miss it. The on-site restaurant promotes local Welsh cuisine and is popular with locals as well as visitors.
Jurys Inn Cardiff
Address: 1 Park Place, Cardiff
Another well-located boutique hotel is Jurys Inn. Located a few hundred metres from Cardiff Castle and St David’s Hall, the hotel is also within walking distance to the iconic Cardiff Market and popular Morgan Quarter. The very clean rooms are spacious and the common areas are comfortable and stylish.
Holm House Hotel
Address: Marine Parade, Cardiff, Wales
If you would prefer a more traditional-style luxury hotel in Cardiff, Holm House is a great choice although the location won’t suit everyone. Located in the town of Penarth, 8 kilometres south of the centre of Cardiff, Holm House is a historic Arts and Crafts mansion dating from the 1920s. A mix of high-tech amenities, eclectic decor and Jo Malone products make this one of the most luxurious stays in Cardiff. The hotel avoids single-use plastics and there is an electric car charging station on-site.
This guide is part of our series on boutique hotels in Wales.
If you’re looking for things to do while in Cardiff, visit the city’s official tourism site, Visit Cardiff for information on attractions and activities.
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