Category Archives: Cardiff

Luxury apartments in the heart of Cardiff!! – 4 star – Cardiff

A superb alternative to a hotel room that offers guests more freedom and privacy, these luxury apartments in the heart of Cardiff contain all the necessary home comforts for a relaxing and comfortable stay in the city. They are fitted with 4 star-status amenities and features and provide you with a versatile space in which to both work and relax in. The building itself has 24 hour security so you can feel at ease and safe during your stay, and it is serviced once a week to maintain a high standard. Each apartment is spacious and well-designed, with a fully-fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher and fridge freezer, a living area with TV, a work desk, and some even enjoy the addition of a private balcony or terrace. There is complimentary WiFi throughout and an elevator for ease of access. The prime central location means that visiting the major tourist attractions, as well as the shopping destinations, restaurants, cafés and nightlife is easy and quick. Links with the major public transport routes are also within easy distance so you can get into and around the city with no problems.

If you prefer to receive a more in-depth insight into the local culture, history and traditions, why not book a tour when visiting the must-see sights. There are a variety of tours and guides, depending on your interests and budgets, but all of them are guaranteed to make your trip that little bit more memorable so it’s well worth it! There are sight-seeing tours that travel into the country to observe wildlife and nature, or ones that explore popular sporting culture in the impressive Millennium Stadium. So whether you’re with the family, a loved one or on your own, you’ll likely find a tour that is right up your street!

Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy whilst you’re enjoying some downtime in the city. There’s plenty on offer, from bespoke stores and boutiques in the Victorian and Edwardian arcades to popular high street brands and luxury designer concessions in the major department stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser. In between checking out the numerous shops, there is an abundance of roadside cafés and coffee shops to rest your feet at before you’re ready to begin again!

For those travelling with a loved one, or if you’re seeking some mother-daughter bonding time, head to one of the many spas or beauty salons for some well-earned R&R. The St David’s Hotel & Spa is a luxurious haven where you can enjoy an indulgent massage or facial, away from the hustle and bustle, whilst still enjoying spectacular views of the waterfront.

Amazing deals in the heart of Cardiff city centre – 3 star – Cardiff

Situated just a stone’s throw away from some of Cardiff’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks, this 3 star Top Secret Hotel is a fine pick for your stay in the city. You will be able to explore all the many delights of the Welsh capital with ease and comfort and unwind at the end of a busy day in the well-serviced and eco-friendly hotel guest rooms. Convenient facilities such as currency exchange, free WiFi and dry cleaning will ensure that you are provided with everything you need for a relaxing and stress-free trip. If you are travelling on business, the property welcomes you to make use of the modern board room and accompanying conference rooms that are all fitted with audio and visual equipment. If you are on vacation with the whole family, why not make the most of the in-house babysitting service for evenings when you want some downtime, and relax with your favourite beverage at the lobby bar. Grab these amazing deals in the heart of Cardiff city centre today!

The city is packed with history and tradition and there are many museums that pay homage to its complicated and fascinating past. Explore the Big Pit: The National Coal Museum and discover the workings of a real-life mine – a favourite with kids and adults alike! Take a step back in time as you enter Llancaiach Fawr Museum. Here you can experience what it would have been like to live and work in a manor house in 1645. The restoration of the house is highly historically accurate and there are dressed-up actors acting as servants and butlers to create the full ambiance.

If you’re interested in music and theatre, or have a special occasion taking place during your stay, head over to St David’s Hall, where you can catch a variety of classical performances in the evening and for lunchtime concerts. The venue plays host to the impressive Welsh Proms, as well as a stage for comedians, tribute acts and national bands. Another entertainment venue worth checking out on your visit is the Sherman Cymru. Recently redeveloped, this renowned stage houses a diverse listing of theatre, dance, music and comedy from international and local acts.

Pre or post-theatre, treat yourself and loved ones to a spectacular dinner at one of the many restaurants in the Eastside dining quarter near St David’s. For authentic Italian food served with a smile, try the ever-popular Bellini’s Express serving fresh, traditional and generous Mediterranean cuisine – bellisima!

 

Modern hotel with amazing views! – 5 star – Cardiff

For the ultimate relaxation whilst on holiday or on a business trip, stay at this modern hotel with amazing views in Cardiff’s city centre. The staff and facilities here are dedicated in ensuring that each individual guest to stay at this hotel receives the care and attention they need and deserve. Services such as airport transfers, valet parking and laundry help to ensure that your visit is as straight-forward and relaxing as possible. The central location also provides ease and convenience, as both the Central Bus and Railway stations are within short driving distance away.

The guest rooms and suites are beautifully designed and decorated and fully-fitted with air conditioning, tea and coffee facilities and en-suite bathroom. Before heading to bed at the end of a busy day, why not make use of the on-site gym and spa with world-class indoor swimming pool, sauna and well-being massage services. Business travellers may also utilise the business centre with PC, fax and photocopying.

The Welsh are extremely passionate about their sports and leisure activities, and are especially proud of their national Welsh Rugby team that plays in the extraordinary Millennium Stadium, located just a few minutes from the hotel. If you’re not in town to watch a game, you can still visit the stadium and join a professional tour that gives great insight to the goings-on behind the scenes; in the changing rooms, Press Conference Suite and the player’s tunnel. This experience is especially popular with younger families and enthusiastic fans.

Also nearby is the Penarth Marina, which is situated within the sheltered walls of water of Cardiff Bay and has a fascinating past and vibrant present. If you’re visiting for a special occasion such as an anniversary or milestone birthday, there’s no better way to celebrate than on the Tiger II cruising yacht that otherwise resides in the marina. You can book the 37 foot boat for half a day and enjoy the company of friends and family as you sip champagne and sunbathe whilst cruising along the river and around the bay.

For history and culture lovers, there is plenty to see and do around the city centre, including suitable destinations for children to keep them entertained as you are informed. If you fancy a day drip just outside of Cardiff, the St Fagans National History Museum is arguably one of the country’s best open-air museums, featuring a multitude of interactive goings-on and demonstrations for all ages.

Stylish & great value hotel in central Cardiff – 3 star – Cardiff

Stay in this delightful 3 star Top Secret Hotel, ‘Stylish & great value hotel in central Cardiff – 3 star – Cardiff’, in the centre of Cardiff and enjoy excellent value for money and wonderful hospitality and service. The stylish property has been designed and decorated with the visitor in mind, to ensure their utmost comfort and convenience throughout their stay. The services and amenities provided by the hotel reception include 24 hour security for your safety, free WiFi and laundry. In addition, there are meeting rooms with facilities for fax and photocopying, should any guests travelling on business require them. Each spacious and contemporary guest room is fitted with air conditioning, an iron, flat screen LCD TV, a work desk and safe so that visitors can feel as much at home as possible. The convenient location of the hotel in the heart of Cardiff’s city centre means that visits and day trips to the surrounding attractions and tourist hotspots is easy and straightforward. There are numerous restaurants, bars and entertainment possibilities in the local environs that you’re bound to find something to suit everyone’s taste!

The Welsh city is packed full of historically significant buildings and sites, so for budding historians, this is the place to be! There are a large number of churches and cathedrals that each mean a lot to the local community and have fascinating points of interest in the architecture, design or history. St John the Baptist Parish Church dates right back to the 12th century, making it the second oldest medieval building in the city after Cardiff Castle. Other similarly captivating sites include the Llandaff Cathedral, which lies just outside the city and is a long-standing and beautiful piece of religious architecture, and the Norwegian Church in the Bay which presently acts as a lively arts and culture centre.

Of course the most iconic landmark in the city and a definite must-see is the remarkable Cardiff Castle. Sat right in the city centre, the ancient walls and turrets of the castle date back 2000 years, when it would have housed tired, travelling Romans for the night. The interiors were designed more recently by the esteemed architect William Burgess, whose vision was to create an extravagant and lavish style with striking murals, stained glass and detailed craftsmanship. The castle runs a series of tours and offers visitors a selection of audio guides for a more informed visit. There are also children-friendly activities such as quizzes and specialty menus at the onsite restaurant and café.

Contemporary 4* hotel – 4 star – Cardiff

Indulge in modern luxury at this centrally located contemporary 4* hotel Top Secret Hotel in Cardiff. The stylish property offers its guests all the many services and amenities expected of its 4 star rating to guarantee every individual is catered to throughout their stay, whether they are visiting on business or vacation. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the hotel welcomes families with children with open arms, providing a separate children’s menu and high chairs at the restaurant, and cots to make travelling together that little bit easier. For the ultimate relaxation at the end of the day, slip into the indoor swimming pool and then order room service in the privacy and comfort of your own room. Cardiff’s town centre can be reached in just five minutes, where the majority of the shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions are found. Cardiff Central Rail Station is also just a short distance away, which makes getting into and out of the city a breeze.

Just north of the city, and nearby to the hotel, the magnificent Caerphilly Castle stands as Britain’s second largest castle, after Windsor. Typical of its time, Caerphilly is surrounded by a grand moat and sits within 30 acres of land. The leaning tower is a humorous spectacle and looks especially peculiar after the sun has set and the castle is lit up from underneath. Every summer the grounds fill up with street entertainers, funfair rides, and crowds of spectators for The Big Cheese festival. The festival attracts people from all over the country, of all ages to marvel at the breath-taking scenery and all the goings-on that take place within it. It is a feast for the senses, as well as an educational insight into the cultural and heritage past of the region, and best of all – it’s free!

If you seek adventure and thrill on holiday, Cardiff will not disappoint. From the huge fresh water lake and forests to the beaches and mountains, there’s an activity or sport suited to everyone’s tastes. The nearby Atlantic Wharf Leisure Village in Cardiff Bay offers families, beginners and experts the chance to try a host of water-based activities, including sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and power-boating. If you’re not up for it yourself, you can relax on the side lines and admire family or friends out on the water from the warmth of one of the cafés or restaurants along the Bay. There are also a number of arts centres and museums for those that want to keep their feet on dry land.