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"Contemporary, boutique-style hotel, with original modern artworks" -- The AA Restaurant Guide

Park Plaza Cardiff

Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Family-run hotel near the National Museum & Cardiff Castle
  • The hotel's Laguna Restaurant offers AA-Rosette-Awarded brasserie food
  • There's an indoor pool, steam room & Jacuzzi on site
  • Rooms have sizeable beds & free Wi-Fi
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Grey friars Road
Cardiff, CF10 3 AL
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The Park Plaza Cardiff is a modern family-run hotel in Cardiff's city centre, around the corner from Cardiff Castle and the St David's Centre shops, the National Museum of Wales, which are within a 7-minute walk. The Millennium Stadium is a 13-minute walk from the hotel.

The hotel offers a surprising range of facilities. Midday checkout is available, and there's complimentary access to the Laguna Health & Spa Club, which features a 20-metre, UV-filtered, stainless-steel indoor pool, a spa bath, a gym, a steam room, a relaxation lounge, a spa dining area and a Jacuzzi (open until 10pm on Monday-Friday and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday). Luxury Elemis spa and beauty treatments – including massage, facials, manicure and pedicure -- are also available, and the gym holds pilates, yoga and aerobics classes (extra charges apply).

The hotel's Laguna Kitchen & Bar open-plan restaurant also comes up trumps with an AA Rosette for its "generously portioned" and "deservedly popular"brasserie dishes, which include mains such as slow-cooked pork belly and rack of Welsh lamb. The buffet breakfast (not included in the room rate) is generous and is also served in the restaurant. The bar serves a range of drinks and small plates and salads, as well as classic burgers and club sandwiches, with a child's version of the menus. Afternoon tea is available in the lobby, with a choice of traditional cakes, finger sandwiches and scones, or try the "Gentleman's afternoon tea" version featuring sirloin-stuffed Yorkshire puddings, chorizo Scotch eggs, and mini venison burgers and scones. There is also a terrace for al fresco dining in warm weather.

Rooms are spacious and "beds are giant" says Glamour Magazine. For views of the city, upgrade to an Executive Room or Junior Suite, which also come with a half-bottle of wine, still and sparkling bottled water, and bathrobe and slippers. The front of the hotel faces a number of noisy bars, but triple glazing helps keep noise to a minimum. Rooms to the rear are quieter. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

From the Press:
  • “This contemporary hotel is all about boutique style, with original modern artworks here and there” -- The AA Restaurant Guide
  • "The best part of the Park Plaza Hotel is the location: it's just three blocks from Cardiff Castle, two blocks from the shopping centre, a block from the National Museum and one building over from the New Theatre" – Johnny Jet, Frommers.com


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

    Know Before You Go

    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The hotel is around a 35-40-minute drive from Cardiff International Airport, a 1.5-hour from Bristol International Airport, and approximately a 3-hour drive from London. There's no parking at the hotel, but guests get a discounted rate at the NCP car park opposite the hotel on Greyfriars Road.

The journey from London to Cardiff by train takes around 2.5 hours, and it's a 14-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station to the hotel.


  • Grey friars Road
  • Cardiff, CF10 3 AL
  • United Kingdom

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Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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