It doesn’t really matter what type of discount accommodation you are looking for either in Cardiff or Wales as a whole the most important thing is to look at the main facilities a hotel has and also its location and not just the star rating. Many people do not realise but alot of hotels these days award their own star rating based on what level they think the hotel is at. With this in mind im going to list below a few of the best deals that are available for the city. Although the hotels chosen are at the cheaper end of the scale they are not the very cheapest available as i believe you should not have to compromise and quality to such as large extent as so i dont usually recommend 2 star accommodation.
- Park Inn Cardiff North is as the name suggests situated in the north of the city and is about 3 miles from the centre. This is a genuine 3 star hotel ie they are not self certified which i think is always a good thing. Rooms start at around £50 per night which i think represents very good value for anyone on a budget. One of the best and most surprising things about the hotel is that all guests have free access to the gym and swimming pool which is definitely a rare perk for any type of accommodation in this category.
- Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is a hotel situated much closer to the city centre than our last hotel as its only about half a mile from the main district. As such it is more expensive and you can expect to pay around £55 per night for a standard double (according to Ceri). The hotel is definitely more compact than others and has a kind of urban apartment feel. There arnt too many free extras with this place but you do get wifi and free international calls with the room. This is a 3 star hotel and is certified at this rating by the Welsh Tourist Board which is nice.
- The Best Western St Mellons Hotel has a good reputation as a hotel chain primarily as it has good hotels all over the country and whilst i do think that big hotel chains can feel slightly too corporate sometimes i don’t think this is the case here. A standard double will set you back between £60-70 and i think this represents a pretty cheap deal for a hotel in category. While it is not located close to the city centre it does have impressive surroundings with large gardens and also a spa and gym on the premises.
As you can see there is a very wide range of deals on cheap and budget accommodation in the capital city of Wales. The type of hotel and price you are going to pay really does depend on what your requirements are and most important what type of location you want as i believe location is one of the most important factors in any type of accommodation search. With this in mind work out want you are looking for first and choose wisely.