Holiday Inn, Cardiff

The second night of my weekend in Cardiff was at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff. A short (5 minute) walk from the Hilton that I reviewed yesterday.

The property is also opposite the Castle, although I received a room overlooking the football ground and stadium.

There was a queue of about 8 people and the line moved slowly. Everyone seemed to have a dozen questions before the agent could get to the next person. The agent acknowledged my Priority Club Platinum status, and offered a snack/drink at the bar or 500 points, in line with the new policy. I picked the points and they posted within 48 hours, faster than the stay itself.

The room was on the 8th floor, and whilst small was well appointed:

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The bed was not as comfortable as that at the Hilton, but there was a choice of hard and soft pillow.

The bathroom was small also, but had all that was needed:

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The room was clean and there was a kettle for tea/coffee, which was supplied. There were enough towels but no bathrobe.

The view of the river and stadium was spectacular:

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I had room service that evening, a burger and crumble. They were OK but no better than that.

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At £74, about half the cost of the Hilton, it was good value.


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