Located in the shadows of some of Cardiff’s most iconic and recognised landmarks, this funky Cardiff city centre hotel is the answer to all your vacation needs. A city break in the delightful Welsh capital is guaranteed to be action-packed and utterly relaxing in equal measure, and there’s no better place to make a base than this superior hotel. The leisure facilities on offer here are world-class – with a gym and leisure club, you’ll be able to keep fit whilst on holiday and then unwind in the peaceful spa and enjoy a well-being massage, or chill out in the 20m indoor pool and Jacuzzi. At the end of a busy day, you’ll be able to retire to the spacious and comfortable guest rooms, fitted with air conditioning and double-glazed windows for undisturbed nights’ sleep, as well as a private bathroom, free internet access, separate hanging closet and mini-bar. The property’s prime location means that you’ll be within easy walking distance of many of the best restaurants, shops, bars and museums, and if you’re visiting on business there are excellent public transport links to connect you to every corner of the city.
Sports enthusiasts will revel the chance to visit some of the most renowned grounds and stadiums that host the various national teams. Cardiff Arms Park is situated just a few minutes from the Millennium Stadium and is the official home ground of the much celebrated Cardiff Rugby Football Club. Rugby has long been associated with Wales and the Cardiff Blues are held close to the hearts of all the locals, who are extremely proud to have such a successful and notable team in their hometown. For cricket lovers, the Glamorgan County Cricket Ground is also nearby, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment to house the club.
For those that prefer to visit historically significant sights instead, Cardiff has plenty to offer. The St John the Baptist Church is a must-visit; the delicate stonework and striking lantern tower are the most outstanding features attributed to this 15th century building, whilst the interior is pared-back, showcasing graceful arches and simple designs. If you head over at lunchtime, there are usually lovely organ concerts taking place too.
For a taste of the East, book a table at Ba Orient, a popular cocktail bar and dim sum restaurant near the waterfront. The dim sum is exquisitely made and presented, and diners eat from traditional low tables, upon Japanese tatami mats. It is also a major hotspot after hours for sophisticated cocktails and fine company.