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The St David's Hotel
The St David's Hotel

Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SD

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (836 reviews)

This hotel is the only 5-star located on Cardiff Bay, 170 meters from Techniquest, 700 meters from the Wales Millennium Centr …

£89
Jurys Inn Cardiff
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3UD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (233 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff University, and Cardiff Castle. …

£59
Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,728 reviews)

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic …

£62
Village Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff

29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff CF14 7EF

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (432 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Whitchurch Hospital and Castell Coch. Llandaff …

£60
Park Plaza Cardiff
Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey friars Road, Cardiff CF10 3 AL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (640 reviews)

This hotel is within walking distance of Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum of Wales. It is a fiv …

£79
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport

Port Road, Barry CF62 3BT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Penmark Castle, Brynhill Golf Club, and Fonmon Castle. …

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The Royal Hotel Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF101DW

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (663 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Tourist Information Centre and Principality …

£45
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Mary Ann Street, Cardiff CF10 2JH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (861 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and …

£59
The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel

Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1SZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (673 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is steps from Animal Wall and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and Cardiff …

£54
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Cardiff CF10 1RH

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (416 reviews)

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Tourist Information Centre, Principality …

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Pocket Guide: Cardiff City Centre Cardiff City Hall Hotels

Cardiff City Hall is one of the city centre’s most impressive landmarks, standing proudly at its heart and within walking distance of many other well-known sights, such as the Millennium Stadium, National Museum Wales and Gallery of Wales. The ideal place to stay to be near the City Hall and other attraction is in a budget, mid-range or luxury hotel in Cardiff city centre.

The hall was opened in 1906, built from Portland stone, in what is known as the English Renaissance style. Although it now no longer functions in its original purpose, it is home to a magnificent art collection along with conference and event facilities. It stands proudly on one side of Cathays Park along with other early 20th century civic buildings and the central park, Alexandra Gardens. It is the city’s fifth town hall, with construction beginning just as Cardiff was awarded a city charter in 1905.

The City Hall’s most distinctive feature is its clock tower, reaching up 194 feet above the ground, with its four gilded faces pointing to all corners of the city. In 1969, to commemorate the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales, a rectangular pool with fountains was constructed in front of the building’s entrance portico.

Once inside, visitors are struck by the large, impressive, high-ceilinged entrance hall, with its pair of sweeping staircases. On the first floor is the stunning Marble Hall, adorned with pillars and statues, with fine works of art hanging on the walls. The hall, in common with the rest of the City Hall, can boast the original superb stained-glass windows. The Marble Hall is extremely popular as an elegant venue for unforgettable weddings, as well as many other functions, dinners and events. Along from here is the former council chamber, which has been carefully preserved. It is now used for a variety of commercial purposes, such as televised debates, press briefings and is also popular as a wedding ceremony venue.

The City Hall can offer 15 syndicate rooms, ideal for seminars, meetings, side rooms or organisers’ offices. These are all equipped with direct dial telephone points and networked computer links.

The City Hall is also home to an impressive collection of artworks, which are displayed around the building. As the building was completed, Mrs Annie Fulton of Penarth, widow of the former Mayor of Cardiff Andrew Fulton, made what became to be known as the Fulton Bequest. In her will, Mrs Fulton left some important paintings as well as a quarter of her estate to the City of Cardiff, to be used for the decoration of City Hall, which has allowed many of these works to remain on public display.

Cardiff’s recent resurgence as a modern cultural centre has arrived on the back of its traditional building and cultural history. Cardiff City Hall is a great example of the past on which the city stands. A stay in a Cardiff city centre hotel offers easy access to the best that the area has to offer, both ancient and modern.

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