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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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 …

£43
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Pocket Guide: Cardiff Doctor Who Exhibition Hotels

The Doctor Who Experience is ideal for fans of the long-running TV series of all ages, from wide-eyed children to adults who can remember hiding behind the sofa in their own childhoods. The Experience is situated in Cardiff Bay, so booking a hotel in the centre of Cardiff is the ideal starting point to enjoy this unique venue.

Doctor Who first appeared on British television screens in 1963, and the title character was played by William Hartnell. The groundbreaking science fiction programme gripped the nation from the start and led to many imitators. After Hartnell left the series, he was followed by a further six actors as the Doctor “regenerated”. The series took a break from 1989 until 1996, when it was revived as a feature-length episode film with Paul McGann in the title role. The series was full revived in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston taking on the role. He was replaced by David Tennant, then Matt Smith and finally Peter Capaldi.

The Doctor Who Experience celebrates all that has happened since the series began more than 50 years ago. The venue is located in Porth Teigr in Cardiff city centre, just a short walk from the actual BBC studios where the programme is filmed. The attraction focuses on interaction, to help past and present characters come alive. Fans of the show have long wondered what it’s like to be inside the Tardis, and now they have the chance to look around.

The Experience also offers visitors the chance to go on a walking tour of some of the locations in Cardiff that have been used in the series. Parts of the city have played the parts of a future New York, Victorian London and ancient Colchester, and the tour visits many of them, including a walking trip around Cardiff Bay. This tour also gives visitors the chance to see some of the other landmarks around Cardiff Bay, such as the Millennium Dome, Cardiff International Sports Village and Mermaid Quay, with its many bars and restaurants.

Many of the props that have been used in the Doctor Who series are available to see and interact with in the Exhibition Hall, and it can rightly claim to have the largest collection of original Doctor Who memorabilia and props in the world. The exhibits include the entire collection of costumers worn by the various incarnations of the Doctor since the series began, as well as some of his combatants – including Daleks, of course.

The Exhibition Hall also has three different Tardis sets, which gives visitors the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes during filming, and how the programme’s special effects are created.

With attractions like the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, alongside the Millennium Stadium, International Sports Village and many other historic and super-modern buildings to see, it makes perfect sense to book a hotel in Cardiff city centre to enjoy your stay. There are many available, in all price ranges, from bijou or boutique to grand and palatial.

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