Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and a county. Officially known as the City and County of Cardiff, it is the United Kingdom's eleventh-largest city and the main commercial centre of Wales. Cardiff is the base for the Senedd, most national cultural institutions and the Welsh media.
As the capital of Wales, Cardiff houses some great attractions for you to visit during your stay. Housing the iconic Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium, Cardiff is one of the few UK cities to boast these in their centre, bringing a historical edge & a great atmosphere on event dates for your visit.
Food and Drink
The selection of food and drink outlets in the city is second to none and there really is something for everyone with brands like The Botanist, The Alchemist, Las Iguanas and The Ivy to name a few just walking distance from the hotel, but also a fantastic array of independent offerings including Barker Tea rooms, Gin & Juice, Fly by Night, Bar 44 and Pasture right on the hotels doorstep.
Cardiff is one of the UK’s favourite shopping destinations housing St David’s centre featuring all the high street favourites with our famous standalone John Lewis store at the heart of the it. Something special about the city is its arcades and is famously knows as the ‘city of arcades’ featuring both high street and independent retailers and also housing over 100 independent cafes and bars across the city, ask our team for directions on check in as all of them are just a short stroll away.
Cardiff Bay is a tourist favourite, especially in the summer months where you can find the Wales Millennium Centre, for all your theatre and cultural needs, along with bars, restaurants and festivals across the year in Roald Dahl Plass catering for all interests including Cardiff food & drink festival and Cardiff Bay beach. Cardiff Bay is just a short taxi drive from the hotel, or boat trip via our partner The Princess Katherine which picks up directly opposite the hotel, ask our team for more details on check in.
The National Museum Cardiff sits in Cathays Park just a five minute walk from the hotel and The National Museum of Wales is just a short drive out of the city centre. Both are free entry funded by the Welsh government and give a great insight into all things Welsh history.