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Future Inns Cardiff Bay
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4JY

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4.2 out of 5 (1,591 reviews)

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

£67
Park Plaza Cardiff
Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey friars Road, Cardiff CF10 3 AL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (596 reviews)

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

£79
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 (591 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

£45
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff
Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Cardiff CF10 1RH

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (354 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff …

£48
Jolyons at No. 10
Jolyons at No. 10

10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LJ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sophia Gardens, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff …

£63
Elgano Hotel
Elgano Hotel

58 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Swalec Stadium, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff …

£85
Number 62
Number 62

62 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9LL

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Swalec Stadium, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle …

£167
YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel

East Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BB

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. …

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Tanes Hotel
Tanes Hotel

148 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 1DJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated in Cardiff, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Capitol Shopping Centre, National Museum Wales, and Cardiff …

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ibis Cardiff Gate - International Business Park
ibis Cardiff Gate - International Business Park

Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff CF23 8RA

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (440 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Roath Park, University Hospital of Wales, and Cardiff …

£45
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff Cardiff University Hotels

Cardiff University is located right in the centre of the city, close to Bute Park, the River Taff, the Millennium Stadium and many other famous Cardiff landmarks. A stay in a hotel nearby in Cardiff will put visitors near to not only the university but a host of other attractions.

The university can trace its history back to 1883, when it was then known as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. It moved to its present home in Cathays Park, when the main building was completed in 1909. Expansion on the site led to the addition of the Bute, Glamorgan and Redwood buildings. These are respectively home to the Welsh School of Architecture and the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, the Cardiff Schools of Planning, Geography and Social Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy.

Today, the university is home to more than 30,000 students from more than 100 countries. Of these, 21,000 are undergraduates and 8,685 are postgraduates. There are more than 6,000 international students studying at the university. Graduates from Cardiff University do well on leaving the campus, with more of them sought after than those from most other of the country’s universities and 95% entering employment or professional study upon graduating.

Cardiff University is renowned around the world for its research into, among other things, curing cancer and combating Alzheimer’s disease. The university also works with NASA in exploring space. Research carried out by staff at the university is widely acknowledged for the positive impact that it has had on society, in a diverse range of areas.

Students at the university can take advantage of many extracurricular activities, thanks in large part to its Students Union, one of the best in the country according to the 2014 National Student Survey. Nightlife is an important part of any university course, and Cardiff has plenty of it on offer. The main venue is the Great Hall. This 1,600 capacity venue holds concerts, shows films and holds many other special events. It is a fixture on the UK touring circuit, with 25 concerts being held every year. Artists including Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah and Ocean Colour Scene have all appeared in the hall. The campus also has its own nightclub, the Solus, which hosts more intimate concerts as well as comedy nights. There is also the Taf Bar, which is described as a “proper pub” as well as The Lounge, a social meeting place aimed at overseas students, from where they can use Skype to keep in touch with relatives at home.

With so much to see around the university, a stay in a hotel in the centre of Cardiff will bring visitors within easy reach of all that the city centre has to offer, from high culture and architecture to shopping and nightlife, eating, drinking and soaking up the atmosphere.

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