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Park Plaza Cardiff

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Why We Love It

  • 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

"The best part is the location" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

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.

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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” -- 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" -- Frommer's



  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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

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 property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)

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

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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