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Room amenities

  • Automatic wake up call
  • High-speed Internet in your room (paying)
  • Operator wake up call
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Sweet Bed


  • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
  • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
  • Emergency info in rooms
  • Keycard-operated door locks
  • Smoke alarm in room


Around the Hotel

Business stays

  • Company

    BBC Wales&npsb;(4.83km / 3mi)
    Brains Brewery&npsb;(1.29km / 0.8mi)
    British Gas&npsb;(0.32km / 0.2mi)
    Cardiff University&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
    Heath Hospital Cardiff&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    ITV Wales&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    Magistrate Court Cardiff&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    Principality House&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    St David's Hall Cardiff&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    Techniquest Cardiff&npsb;(2.41km / 1.5mi)
    Welsh Assembly&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
    Welsh County Council&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
    Welsh development Agency&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    Welsh institute of Sports&npsb;(2.41km / 1.5mi)
    Welsh Rugby Union&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    Western Mail & Echo&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
  • Convention centre

    CARDIFF INT.ARENA&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)

Culture & Theatre

  • Art and Culture

    Wales Millenium Centre&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
  • Cinema district

    UGC COMPLEX&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
  • Museums

    CARDIFF MUSEUM&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
    DR WHO EXHIBITION&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
    NATIONAL MUSEUM&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    NORWEGIAN CHURCH&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
    ST FAGANS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    TECHNIQUEST&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
    THE TUBE&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
  • Opera/symphony/concert hall

    OPERA + NEW THEATRE&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)

History & Nation heritage

  • Historic monument

    CAERPHILLY CASTLE&npsb;(16.09km / 10mi)
    CARDIFF CASTLE&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
    CASTLE COCH&npsb;(16.09km / 10mi)
    LLANDLAFF CATHEDRAL&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)


  • Sports centre

    CARDIFF ARMS PARK&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    CARDIFF ATHLETIC STADIUM&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    CARDIFF SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTRE&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    CELTIC MANOR RESORT&npsb;(24.14km / 15mi)
    NINIAN PARK&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    SOPHIA GARDENS CRICKET GROUNDS&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)
    SPORTS CITY&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
    WELSH INSTITUTE OF SPORT&npsb;(8.05km / 5mi)

Surrounding area

  • On the beach

    BARRY ISLAND&npsb;(16.09km / 10mi)
    PENARTH&npsb;(40.23km / 25mi)
    TENBY&npsb;(40.23km / 25mi)
    THE MUMBLES&npsb;(32.18km / 20mi)

Tourist info

  • Special tourist area

    BRISTOL&npsb;(2km / 1.24mi)
    CARDIFF BAY&npsb;(3.22km / 2mi)
    CARDIFF CITY CENTRE&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
    NEWPORT&npsb;(24.14km / 15mi)
    SWANSEA&npsb;(32.18km / 20mi)


All hotel services

Offered Services
Paying Services

Business Services

  • High-speed Internet
  • Internet connectivity
  • Safe deposit box at reception
  • WIFI in the communal areas
  • WiFi access
  • WiFi at the hotel


  • Public outdoor parking


Customer Reviews

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convenient location, easy check in and out. Standards rather like a student hall of residence that I stayed in. Slept well so did what it said on the can-a budget room for the night. Friendly, helpful reception staff to be commended



Not a great trip frankly. The lift was broken, and despite the apologies on the door and at reception, it did not seem like this was going to be fixed very soon. The fire exit on the ground floor was blocked every day by the cleaning trolleys, full of nice flammable towels, which was also far from ideal. Other than that, the room itself was fine, but marred by the bar outside playing music every night. Apparently the rooms were soundproof... Not so!



Very efficient booking system and the usual good welcome on arrival . Staff are efficient and friendly . Really appreciate the 13 check out time when so many others are moving this back to 11 and even earlier



Use this hotel frequently when staying in Cardiff. Prices are reasonable (especially for a city centre hotel, opposite Motorpoint Arena and 5 mins from St Davids Hall!) The staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms always clean. Could do with a larger choice of food but that's it really.



Have a lovely stay with Ibis Cardiff on Friday 29th, staff were very helpful and explained everything and the breakfast was lovely. I would recommend this hotel if coming to Cardiff, great location within the city. Would definitely stay again. The only thing I would suggest is maybe the hotel could make some arrangements with the NCP across the road for a better price for an overnight stay. £22.00 for an overnight stay is rather expensive, I appreciate there are cheaper car parks for overnight stays, but I prefer to be able to see my car whilst in the hotel.

Jill W


Have been to the Ibis hotel on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff are wonderfully helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean and practical. Stayed 4 nights and apart from the last night had great nights sleep. On last night was woken by some drunken man shouting the odds for a considerable amount of time. Having the window open probably didn't help, and not sure if the "gentleman" was in hotel or outside. This would certainly not put me off staying again, and infact booked for 1st week Dec. This hotel, as far as I am concerned ,is great value for money. Brilliantly situated for railway stations and the amazing shopping precinct, restaurants and other amenities



I an registered blind. From the time I booked in there were issues with payment. The guy took payment even though I paid online. Ended up with two lots of payment taken. It was paid back eventually. Issues with the card keys not working, constantly having to return to reception because cards wouldn't work. Breakfast was poor on the first morning, no fresh fruit, but managed to have fruit salad on the second.



Great Stay, great staff breakfast is a must . Parking is at the NCP is very close and cheap for a city. would recommend the bay number 6 bus for getting around. The bus stop is directly out side the hotel.

Susan R


I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Rooms clean . Breakfasts was excellent. Right in the city centre. Close to all the bars and shops. Will definitely stay again. Soon.😃



Absolutely deafening non stop booming music from a bar next to the hotel that was vibrating our windows at the far end of the hotel ruined our entire stay at the Ibis Cardiff Central. The room was immaculate and the Ibis staff were delighted on a positive note!! We really enjoyed our meal too. Sleep quality was terrible because of non stop trains and people leaving clubs in the early hours. We couldn't open a window because of the hotels location near a train station.

Alan W


I have stayed at this hotel previously, so knew what to expect - and I found it good as I anticipated. OK, Ibis as a brand is predictable, but that is part of the attraction. The hotel is very well located for my purposes. The catering turned out to be a little better than I expected. I am very pleased to say that the Wi-Fi worked well.



Great location for staying in the centre of Cardiff if you are planning a night out, it's an ideal location as its only a few minutes walk to the pubs and clubs. The rear of St Davids shopping centre is also just a walk through the carpark so quick and easy to get to the shopping area. Plenty of parking nearbye (there is a carpark directly opposite) although Cardiff can be quite expensive there is Cardiff Pellett Street car park which at £7.20 pre booked online for 23 hrs parking works out a fraction of the price of other Carparks. The hotel itself staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are plenty big enough, nice and clean and comfortable beds. Was a very warm day when I stayed there but the room stayed nice and cool. Breakfast was very good and a nice enough selection for cooked breakfast, cereals, fruit and pastries. Overall would recommend the hotel and certainly stay there again.

Lesley P


Checked in online, so when I arrived my keys were ready. There was flavoured cold water at reception which was well received as it was a very hot day. The room clean and tidy. I had a shower and the water was easy to control to the temperature I wanted. But the size of the towels is unbelievably small - they are the smallest towels I have ever used and when you have long hair the towel just about fitted but around my body when I will not say anymore except when you are 5ft 10 ins tall, the bits do not cover very well. The mattress was a bit hard for me but..... I did not book breakfast but at £8.95p there are many places around where you can have better value breakfast.

Helen M


Excellent nights stay. Friendly staff, nothing too much trouble for them. It was a very hot and humid day and the lemon and lime iced water at reception was most welcome. Basic but everything you need for a short stay. Superbly clean. Would definitely recommend.



Where do I start? Rooms not cleaned properly by housekeeping. Toilet flush not working consistently. Pressure of water in bathroom tap and shower not high enough. No A.C. in hotel, which in the summer is a nightmare. Fans were provided but the room was still hot!

Linda J


The hotel was centrally situated in Cardiff, minutes away from shops and restaurants. Rooms are clean and beds comfortable, although I like a softer pillow, generous with tea and coffee. Staff are willing and very helpful.



Check in was quick and staff were very pleasant; room was fine, although somewhat noisy when the arena (which my room faced) were packing away late at night. Wifi kept dropping out on my phone and would not connect on my laptop, but this was not a huge problem for me as I had a lot of off-line work to do, so the lack of internet distractions was welcome!! Bed was comfortable and I slept well, bathroom was also fine, with a huge shower space! I used the restaurant downstairs for one night, which was fine but nothing special, pizza could have done with another minute in the oven I feel, but it did the job. I am happier to say that breakfast was very good, with a good range of food on offer, the warm offering was also good and seemed high-quality, and I would also not have been disappointed with the continental selection if that is what I had fancied at the time; and as ever, the staff were friendly and helpful. Speedy check-out lived up to its name and I received the invoice via email soon after, once again staff were friendly and helpful, offering me an umbrella for the day as it was very wet outside. I took the options to leave my bags at the hotel while I attended a conference locally, the £2 charge for this was a little unexpected, as I have never paid for this service before in a hotel, but needs must!



The bedroom was very comfortable ,sleep quality good .The shower was excellent ,very safe to use . Near central station and opposite a large car park - I will stay at the Ibis when going to the Rugby or Cricket .

Mike A


Ideally placed for Motorpoint Concerts etc. Easy stroll into the centre for shops if you chose. Cracking breakfast buffet with top class cheese and ham, breads and croissants provided by a helpful and well lead staff. Definitely use this one again - but parking is much cheaper just away from the Arena area itself.



Stayed overnight as had tickets for concert at the Motorpoint arena adjacent to this hotel. So location rates perfect. Cardiff is a walkable city and access to transport and excellent museums are easily available from this location. Ibis Cardiff complies to the usual standard of the chain and holds no surprises. Good bedding and sleep ensued. Breakfast area is small and menu reliable. No delay in obtaining a vacant table. Staff efficient. Bar prices somewhat high. I observed a guest paying £12 for two glasses of red wine but I could be a miser! Overall, ticked all the boxes. Would return.


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