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Top Cardiff Historic Hotels

Lincoln House Hotel
3 out of 5
118-120, Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £94 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"Clean and tidy looking room, staff very nice and helpful, just a shame that the enforcement of mala using was not being adhered to as some guests were mulling around without them."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Lincoln House Hotel
Aaron Wise Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
57 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Wales
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4.5/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Lovely stay!

"Had a really lovely stay in the apartment! Originally was supposed to stay in the other ones on the Fitzhamon embankment but got moved up the road- which was lovely! Really clean, nicely decorated, and super comfortable! We would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Aaron Wise Serviced Apartments
Park Plaza Cardiff
4 out of 5
Grey friars Road, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £70 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (946 reviews)

"Cannot wait to stay here again! One of the best hotels I’ve stayed in in Cardiff"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Park Plaza Cardiff

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Austins Self Service Guest House
3 out of 5
11 Coldstream Terrace, City Centre, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £30 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (191 reviews)

"The location is perfect. It would have been nice if the shared toilet/bathroom is cleaned everyday since the smell of urine is so strong. My room was located at the lower ground floor and I can hear all the footsteps, doors opening and banging and the guests upstairs talking. Nevertheless, the location ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020

Austins Self Service Guest House
Clayton Hotel Cardiff
4 out of 5
St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (1,112 reviews)

"Excellent customer service staff were brilliant and helpfull."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
Jurys Inn Cardiff
4 out of 5
Park Place, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £59 per night from 10 Nov to 11 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (849 reviews)

"Good hotel ideally located in centre near to most restaurants bars and shops"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Jurys Inn Cardiff
Hilton Cardiff
4.5 out of 5
Kingsway, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £75 per night from 17 Nov to 18 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Very nice hotel, although some services for executive rooms were not available (such as the lounge) due to Covid. Would stay here again though."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Hilton Cardiff
The Royal Hotel Cardiff
3.5 out of 5
88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £80 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (988 reviews)
Great room, lovely staff, amazing value!

"We had an amazing stay at the royal just before everything kicked off with social distancing. It was AMAZING! the room was big, modern and clean. It was equipped with everything you could want! Smart TV so we could access Netflix, iron and board as well as wonderful toiletries made with the honey ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

The Royal Hotel Cardiff
St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club
The price is £83 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (646 reviews)

"The staff is absolutely kind and helpful, obviously for covid everything is up side down. I mean. The menu is reduce but is normal. The town is 7 mins drive and is fine. You can order take aways as well. The room definitely needs an upgrade but it was very spacious. We enjoyed our stay. And we book ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
3 out of 5
Station Approach, Saunders Road, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £33 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Very comfortable and spotless fab price too would use again without a doubt"…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
Cardiff Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Mill Lane, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £80 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)
Not up to usual standard

"Renovation work going on. Guests should have been informed. We were lucky as our room was not affected by noise. However our room was not up to the usual standard for the hotel. We have stayed in this hotel many times and have never been disappointed. This visit the room was looking in need of attention ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Cardiff Marriott Hotel
The Exchange Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Exchange Bld, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, Wales
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4.1/5Very Good! (208 reviews)

"Always a pleasure to stay in this hotel, so much character"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The Exchange Hotel
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
3.5 out of 5
Castle Street, Cardiff, Wales
Free cancellation
The price is £47 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (693 reviews)

"Good staff, nice atmosphere. Great to be able to park at the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Maesycwmmer, nr Ystrad Mynach, Blackwood, Wales
The price is £124 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (313 reviews)

"Very nice and friendly, Got upgraded as our air con was not working. Very pleased"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa
The Angel Hotel
3 out of 5
Castle Street, Cardiff, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £31 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
4/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"The location was great right next to Bute Park which was ideal for us traveling with our dog. It was also an easy lovely walk through the park to the uni residence (reason for our visit). There are loads of good restaurants & pubs nearby & all we went to were dog friendly. The castle is across the ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

The Angel Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff
4 out of 5
Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £62 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
3.9/5Very Good! (1,051 reviews)

"Lovely room with great views over the city. Very convenient for shopping"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff
Village Hotel Cardiff
3.5 out of 5
29 Pendwyallt Road, Coryton, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £56 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
3.9/5Good! (972 reviews)

"Busy hotel, well serviced just off the M4 ."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Village Hotel Cardiff
The George Hotel
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3.7/5Good! (142 reviews)

"Great location, staff were very friendly and helpful, fit my needs perfectly"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

The George Hotel
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Guide to Cardiff Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just checking off a place on your map, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of an area. One of the best ways to experience the region's culture is to drench yourself in its past. Visiting the region's landmarks or museums is a good kick-off, but a stay in a Cardiff historic hotel can whisk you back in time. Pack your bags (and no need for the time machine) as your Cardiff vintage hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

Many of the traditional hotels in Cardiff give you a feel for a bygone period as soon as you pass through the lobby. From unique architecture to some of the oldest hotels in Cardiff infused with a colourful past, these surroundings will make you'll immediately feel like you have stepped into a history book. Thankfully, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past guest. Although these lodgings may be older, they have modern comforts to help you take it easy on your trip. You'll find rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, lots of character, and just about everything you may want for a marvellous visit.

After you've explored the historic hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by touring the renowned landmarks and art museums. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history can stimulate your appetite. Go through Expedia's 12294 guest reviews for suggestions from other travellers to help make your Cardiff visit wonderful. You can also ask your hotels' front desk staff to point to where their favourite spots to enjoy a pint or dinner in Cardiff are.

Your Cardiff Accommodation Is Waiting

If you are wishing to get the most from your Cardiff visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historically-rich city. With Expedia's 114 one-of-a-kind lodgings to choose from, you are bound to find one that is perfect for you. But, just like the past civilisations, these deals won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Cardiff?
Visitors love the fascinating historical sites they find on holiday in Cardiff. Be sure to check out the major shopping area and entertainment choices while you’re here. You can also discover the fascinating museums in this family-friendly area.
Where's the best place to stay in Cardiff to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Angel Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Cardiff Castle is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Hilton Cardiff and Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre.
How many historical hotels are there in Cardiff?
In Cardiff, there are 902 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 96 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights in Cardiff?
Cardiff is notable for landmarks like Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly Castle and New Theatre. Known for its theatres and museums, cultural venues include Wales Millennium Centre, St. David’s Hall and St Fagans. Other popular sights include Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Principality Stadium.
What is a historic hotel like in Cardiff?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can sleep someplace that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the public spaces and guestrooms of such hotels in Cardiff, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Cardiff have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, though efforts have been made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the normal amenities found in any hotel should be available at a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Cardiff, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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