Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport
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The Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport is the perfect hotel for a stopover on the way to or back from the airport. With easy access to the M4, a shuttle service to the passenger terminal and excellent accommodation for budget prices, the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport is a fantastic hotel.
Before a long journey a good night’s rest is in order and the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport is guaranteed to satisfy, with its stylish, spacious and superbly appointed guest rooms. Each room at the hotel not only has a large bed and en-suite bathroom, but for extra comfort boasts air-conditioning,complimentary Wi-fi internet access, satellite TV, radio, blackout curtains, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities.
For extra convenience and peace of mind the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport also offers a 24 hour lounge and a fantastic “forgotten something” service at reception where you can get a shaver kit, toothbrush and toothpaste and vanity kit.
The other essential before a long trip is a good meal and the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport won’t disappoint with a hearty hot breakfast in the mornings and a wide selection of tasty meals in the evening in the comfortable and relaxed hotel restaurant.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 4
- Total Rooms Number: 111
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Smoking rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Pool/Snooker Free: No
- Laundry Free: Yes
- Childrens' Play Area Free: Yes
- Name: RHOOSE
- Distance: 3 miles
- Name: CARDIFF
- Distance: 0.5 mile
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
- Interconnecting Rooms
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 04:00
- Monday to Friday: 04:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:30
- Monday to Friday: 09:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Highchairs available
- Types: Small dogs & cats
- Free: Yes
- Nearest Rail Name: Rhoose Distance: 3 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Cardiff Distance: 0.5 mile
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.7 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 3.7 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 3.7 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 3.7 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 783 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Short Break in Cardiff
Stay Date: 27/02/2008, a customer from Porthcawl who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
The staff were very helpful, but unfortunately internet wasnt working in my rrom, i tried to use there t.v. internet it wasnt working. i tried to book a film, again, it wasnt working. it is a new hotel, but i think it is no fault of the hotel, it… See more
The staff were very helpful, but unfortunately internet wasnt working in my rrom, i tried to use there t.v. internet it wasnt working. i tried to book a film, again, it wasnt working. it is a new hotel, but i think it is no fault of the hotel, it is the etv system which is externally looked after by a private company. i would defintely go back again. The staff in the Cardiff airport holiday inn were lovely. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 5 out of 5
- Breakfast: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
Watch Australia Win The Rugby In Wales
Stay Date: 14/09/2007, a customer who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
First time in the Millennium Stadium for a Rugby World Cup game. Australia won, which is good as we are Australian! See more
First time in the Millennium Stadium for a Rugby World Cup game. Australia won, which is good as we are Australian! Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Destination: 3 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 3 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
- Millennium Stadium: 4 out of 5
- Cardiff Bay: 4 out of 5
- Cardiff Bay: 4 out of 5
Stay Date: 01/2017, Luke R wrote this review.
So went to go check in and was told rooms wasent ready fair enough as it was half 1 but then come to 2pm went to find out if was ready yet to be told would be 15 mins well finaly after waiting 40 mins we got the key for the room at 2.40pm which i was… See more
So went to go check in and was told rooms wasent ready fair enough as it was half 1 but then come to 2pm went to find out if was ready yet to be told would be 15 mins well finaly after waiting 40 mins we got the key for the room at 2.40pm which i wasent happy about as i had my misses and two girls with me who were 3 and 1 years old and they was tired and needed a nap. When we got to the room there was a travel cot which wasent even made up and didnt have any quilt to go with it or a blanket my wife went to the front desk to ask and they said they dont put up the travel cots for health and safety. ( my question is how you supposed to know there safe then if you dont put them up?) Well we finally got the bedding and preceeded to erect the travel cot and it wouldnt click into place so was unsafe by this time my little girl was getting wingy so my wife went to the desk explained the situation and was told someone will come have a look 5 mins later they did and even he couldnt put it up as wouldnt click into place so he changed it with another one which seemed fine until about 11pm when little one woke up in cot stood up and the side collapsed and she fell and started to scream and cry so i put her in the bed with us. So during the night after putting to kids to bed and drifting off to sleep ourselfs you could hear a group of lads in the main lobby area by the bar shouting for atleast 30 mins which woke the childeren up crying at this point i was fuming and then the whole way through during the night you could hear people opening and closing the doors but banging the doors shut which kept us up all night and i had work in the morning as im a travel rep and decided to bring my wife and kids with me as i dont get to spend much time with them so as you can imagin i was ratty and not in the mood. We got our stuff together and left my wife went to the desk to complain and ask for our money back and was told she will speak to the general manager and call me well got to 11.30 am and still had no call so i rang the hotel and said i was expecting to be called by the general manager to be told they wont be in till monday im sorry but thats and absolute disgrace there should be a number to contact that manager on to speak to them. Wont be booking with this hotel again and if i dont get a full refund i will be looking into sueing the company as the travel cot collapsing on my daughter. Collapse
Excellent value for money
Stay Date: 01/2017, Janice D wrote this review.
Currently looking forward to my second night here. Impressed so far. Rooms very spacious (I'm on the second floor). Good wifi, included in the price - you really don't need to pay the extra for super fast broadband. I managed to work on my laptop fin… See more
Currently looking forward to my second night here. Impressed so far. Rooms very spacious (I'm on the second floor). Good wifi, included in the price - you really don't need to pay the extra for super fast broadband. I managed to work on my laptop fine last night and then watch a couple of episodes of my favourite show on Netflix no problem at all. Plenty of parking spaces, but don't forget to register your vehicle at reception. I did have to call reception at 11:30pm last night as people upstairs were partying, but I was advised that security were on their walkabout and would ask them to turn it down. Sure enough 5 minutes later it was nice and quiet - thank you. Restaurant food is limited however, and would recommend that you eat out. Easy access to Barry town, and the airport if you need it. I paid more for a room at a Camponile last week and that was like an open prison by comparison. Definitely recommend and would return if I find myself back in the area on business. Collapse
Very good location
Stay Date: 01/2017, JohnMoosse wrote this review.
Fantastic hotel, very welcoming and helpful staff. Quiet rooms, felt car was safe. Very very handy for airport, with very good transfer service. Would stay here again. Only let down was the eating areas were not cleaned down quickly enough after brea… See more
Fantastic hotel, very welcoming and helpful staff. Quiet rooms, felt car was safe. Very very handy for airport, with very good transfer service. Would stay here again. Only let down was the eating areas were not cleaned down quickly enough after breakfasts. And some unruly children were running about Collapse
Stay Date: 12/2016, Cal10082014 wrote this review.
Stayed here before flying off to Tenerife for xmas. Chap on reception was very polite and helpful. Transfer to the airport was with a really nice guy, very chatty and helpful. When we returned to our horror the car battery was flat! No problem for th… See more
Stayed here before flying off to Tenerife for xmas. Chap on reception was very polite and helpful. Transfer to the airport was with a really nice guy, very chatty and helpful. When we returned to our horror the car battery was flat! No problem for the mini bus driver, promptly went and got his jump leads and got us started and underway within 5 minutes. people working for you like this are a credit to the place. Many thanks Collapse
Not Great.......It Could Be So Much Better!!
Stay Date: 12/2016, shopping884 wrote this review.
Having stayed at other Holiday Inn Express locations in the past, we booked a short break at this hotel between christmas and the new year. I'm sorry to say this particular location did not live up to the standards seen at other hotels in the chain.… See more
Having stayed at other Holiday Inn Express locations in the past, we booked a short break at this hotel between christmas and the new year. I'm sorry to say this particular location did not live up to the standards seen at other hotels in the chain. I will break down the areas for improvement as well as praise into bite size chunks. Before highlighting a main area of concern and complaint, I really must complement all the staff we spoke to throughout our stay. All were polite, meticulous and engaging. We did have a complaint that in hindsight should have been raised sooner than we did. Unfortunately the bed in the room we were allocated was probably the most uncomfortable we have ever slept on, so much so we literally rolled together into the middle where it was so soft. Ordinarily this would conjure up a humorous picture but it instead meant three nights poor quality sleep on what was a bed base best described as a mattress on legs with another very soft mattress on top. I have subsequently read on trip advisor a hotel management comment about the beds having been renewed - this particular bed was I'm sorry to say very tired (no pun intended) and not very new!! It did raise it with reception when checking out and was assured by a very nice lady they would look into it. Having also raised the issue with IHG customer services, I am pleased to report the matter has now been resolved to my satisfaction - it was a pity the matter had to raised in the first instance. Anyway moving on, the room was of good size and the bathroom had a power shower that surpassed most other hotels we have stayed in!!! Hotel cleanliness is something I'm particularly fussy about and we did notice some strange stains/ spillage on the couch in the room as well as some areas of the stairwells that had not been cleaned (same debris on the carpets for the 3 days we were there - not huge amounts but noticeable all the same) - yes it is being picky but ensuring attention to detail means a lot to guests. Onto the breakfast offering.......having stayed at other Holiday Inn Express hotels in the recent past (just before xmas) I am intrigued as to why a major Hotel chain has such differences in the range offered - this particular hotel didn't offer bacon and the yogurt had to be spooned out of a large bowl rather than offering individual sealed pots? Your hotel comments to other reviews state you match the Express brand specification........somewhat confusing then as to what the brand specification is when two hotels within 2 weeks don't offer the same range? (An honest observation) That said and done, the breakfast was good and certainly set us up for the day - the only things I would add would be for the hotel to think about the breakfast layout as it felt a bit muddled, so your customers can flow through the area (e.g. hot drinks and cutlery at end not the start of the layout) and to provide trays to carry your food and drink to the table to avoid having to go back and forth...... The hotel is just a few minutes from the airport by shuttlebus and the bus to/ from Cardiff to the airport also stops there. We didn't eat any other meals at the hotel but for anyone looking to get out and about the town of Barry is just a 10 minute drive. Ideal location for any catching an early flight or arriving back late at night. OK, so not the greatest experience we have ever had but an honest appraisal all the same. If this hotel could turn the negatives mentioned into positives the hotel will consistently deliver what the Holiday Inn brand stands for.......quality, comfortable and value hotel accommodation. Collapse
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