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#41 of 67 hotels in Cardiff
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Located in the city centre, ibis budget Cardiff Centre offers a quiet setting ideal for leisure trips. Explore numerous nearby landmarks, including Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle and St. David's Shopping Centre. Our 157 modern rooms offer a range of amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, which is also available in public areas. Wheelchair accessibility is ensured throughout the hotel. Guests can arrive easily via rail or road, while Cardiff International Airport is just a short drive away. The Principality Stadium is a 15-minute walk away from ibis budget Cardiff Centre, making the hotel an ideal stopping point for guests attending gigs, concerts, or sports events. The hotel is easily accessible by both train and road. Cardiff Central Station, just a 10-minute walk away, provides convenient access for guests arriving by train. For those travelling by road, our onsite parking is equipped with EV charging facilities.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Green
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 6 more

Location

Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BE Wales
Getting there
Good for walkers
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles1,646 reviews
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The Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre is often commended for its prime location, allowing easy access to city attractions, and for the welcoming demeanor of its staff. While the hotel's cleanliness and modern decor are well-received, some guests feel the rooms are overly basic, highlighting a lack of amenities such as tea/coffee facilities. Although the value proposition is noted, a few find it pricey considering the simplicity of the offerings. Nonetheless, the friendly service and convenient positioning make it a popular choice among travelers.
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Inviting
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Reasonable
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Mixed
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Friendly
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Bjones1994 wrote a review Jan 2020
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a night out, therefore we only needed a place to shower and sleep, otherwise I wouldn't have chosen to stay here. For the money you cannot go wrong, it's a bargain, however if you'll spending a lot of time in your room it's a fairly noisey hotel and not the most comfortable. The rooms are very small, there's not much space to put your things so travel light. There is a small toilet room and then the shower and the sink are next to your bed. If you are travelling with a friend and not a partner I would suggest getting two rooms. The bed is ok. There is a small TV in the room and tiny rail with a few hangers. We had to request an iron at the reception desk, which was fine, but there were no ironing boards so that proved difficult. You can purchase food and drink 24hr. Unfortunately an alarm was going off on the building opposite all night long from about 2 am in the morning, therefore we left by 8 am to go home and get some rest. Not the hotel's fault just unfortunate timing for our stay.

All in all, a decent stay for the money you pay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from IbisbudgetCardiff, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Sincerely,
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BTYC_0Ri3n7 wrote a review Sep 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Given the name budget, you can exepect all you need are a comfortable bed with clean linen, functional and clean shower cubical and toilet for a single night or two. We were very lucky to have received a special treat for our first 2 weeks stay, which was fantastic to our situation - a big relocation. We spent most of our evenings on tv, laptop and phones with efficient wifi speed at the hotel with appreciation. Though there is no tea / coffee nor a kettle available in the room, hot water is available at the breakfast room and the staff are at your service 24/7. Special mention to Diogo who works overnight, he showed what attitude a hotelier shall carry and present and we appreciated his follow up towards our situation. Thank you Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre for giving us a comfortable start to our return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fazmil Haneefa, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Nov 26, 2020
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis budget Cardiff Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
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Josephine S wrote a review Aug 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We just stayed in Cardiff and we often choose a Ibis Budget when we travel to a City with our dog. The stays are most of the times very good but I just wanted to mention this one in Cardiff. The staff were all so friendly from the reception, breakfast (good breakfast) and cleaning staff. And one time when we came back to a cleaned room they put a folded towel in our doggy basket like ours. I know some people find this odd but for us it was really heartwarming because to us she is family, so thank you so much for this lovely touch!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Alfredo Rabadan, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Jan 29, 2023
Dear Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre. It is always a joy to know that you had a great stay with us. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Alfredo Rabadan, General Manager
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Eimear B wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely hotel! The staff were amazing & so accommodating with our check-in & when we were stuck with parking. They went above & beyond for us & ensured we were looked after. The place is so lovely & clean & the rooms were perfect for what we needed, not to mention the overnight cost was fantastic! Well done to the lovely hotel & hard working staff. You made our stay very enjoyable!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Alfredo Rabadan, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Jan 27, 2023
Dear Guest, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are very much look forward to warmly welcoming you again in the near future. Sincerely, Alfredo Rabadan, General Manager
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Jay wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingsdown, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were not expecting much. This was just a room to sleep in, convenient walk to the city centre and stadium. The parking was easy and secure and walking into the 'reception' area was a pleasant surprise. Happy, helpful staff with free coffee and mint water whenever we wanted 24/7. The dining area was also a 24/7 service and the whole area was bright, clean and welcoming. Out room was basic (as expected) but surprisingly comforting and functional. For a weekend away, it was absolutely fine. Everything worked and was clean and the shower was wonderful. The bed was firm but surprisingly comfortable and the 'do not disturb' label (attached photo) epitomised the humour and fun feel of the place. The room was very quiet. Food and drink were a bit pricey for a budget hotel but the buffet breakfast looked good and you could buy sandwiches and snack separately. The beauty of this hotel was it's proximity to the City and stadium which as a 10 minute quick walk. The shopping centre is the same distance as well as the popular bars and restaurants. Checking out was just handing the door key back. A really pleasant and surprisingly comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I think all the rooms are identical
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Response from IbisbudgetCardiff, Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Feb 11, 2020
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis budget Cardiff Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
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neil r wrote a review Nov 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived early evening to an almost empty car park. Went inside to enquire as to what the procedure was to park the car. This was met by a very rude and unhelpful receptionist who offered no assistance at all. It took nearly an hour on the phone to book a space through a third party. The parking was advertised at £4.00 for 24hours but i was charged £10.00
The bed room was the size of a shoe box with very basic accommodation. The bed being small and uncomfortable. Twin pillows and a thin sheet of poor quality. The towels again small in size with one miniscule bar of soap for two persons. The bathroom light would not switch off and flickered throughout the night.
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Date of stay: November 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Fazmil Haneefa, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Nov 26, 2020
We are saddened to read your review and to learn of your disappointment. I would like to take this opportunity mention that as we advertised its a no frills accommodation as we displayed in our websites, parking charges even though it is clear on our websites and in the parking area that you will have to pre book the parking but it did not reach you during the stay so we will try to make it prominent as possible and also the price is very competitive at the time of in the market. in regards staff behaviours i can assure you that we will look in to it and provide with them more rantings to avoid this kind of situation in the future. However, on behalf of the hotel & its management we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. We have taken your comments very seriously & appreciate your feedback. We value your patronage. Best regards,
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Gavin K wrote a review Mar 2020
Lytham, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be the worst place I have ever stayed in my life. The staff are rude, the place is a total dump, the rooms are beyond basic and are in very poor condition, this is not a hotel, this is like a really sub standard youth hostel. It is that bad I wouldn't even let my dog stay here. The man on reception is rude, they expect you to register and login to some random website in order to park your car, but then find it could be anywhere in the area, 10-15 minute walk from the hotel! Which at 3am in the morning is less than funny especially when your charged an additional £10+ for the privilege. Upon finally parking and checking in their keycards are rubbish and simply work on and off. I finally get to the room and the card doesn't work no matter how many times I try it. I then go back down to the rude man on reception who wants to argue about my complaint regarding parking, he then re-inputs the code into the car and again I head back to the room. This time it works, so I go into the room to find a bed with the thinnest pillows and quilt you have ever seen, it may as well have just been a single thin sheet. The air conditionining was making an awful noise and despite there being controls would not fully switch off so I was left with a mosquito whinning sound all night long. The seal on the window had also completely gone, the TV did not work nor did the remote control, so BB1 was the only channel available to me. Being situated on the front facing side of the building I then had no option but to sit listening to cars and coaches driving by all night long instead, I got approx 2-3 hours sleep and was then woken by their cleaning staff shouting to each other in their foreign language down the corridor. So with less than 3 hours sleep I got up and went down at 10.25am in hope I would still have the opportunity to get a breakfast, which in most hotels would be until 11am. At this dump there was nothing for the £60 room rate, despite it stating I would receive a substantial breakfast, instead I was handed a coin by the receptionist to use in their sub standard coffee machine!! £8 for a watery hot chocolate !!! In my opinion this place should be ripped down and turned into a car park, it is not suitable for animals let alone humans.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: rear of hotel, front is continual noise as window seals are gone
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Response from Fazmil Haneefa, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Dear Guest, We are saddened to read your review and to learn of your disappointment. I would like to take this opportunity mention that as we advertised its a no frills accommodation as we displayed in our websites, parking charges even though it is clear on our websites and in the parking area that you will have to pre book the parking but it did not reach you during the stay so we will try to make it prominent as possible and also the price is very competitive at the time of in the market. in regards staff behaviours i can assure you that we will look in to it and provide with them more rantings to avoid this kind of situation in the future. However, on behalf of the hotel & its management we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. We have taken your comments very seriously & appreciate your feedback. We value your patronage. Best regards,
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Otilia Gabriela wrote a review Aug 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked 7 nights through Booking.com but somehow they have canceled the booking due to not charging the appropriate card. The hotel GM was more than helpful by keeping our booking and payment to be made at our arrival. Clean hotel, 7-10 min to City Center, buses towords most locations far or nier(although not to reliable on arrival hours) . No one disturbed us with cleaning the room, is how we've asked but we always had fresh towels and everything we needed from Reception and HK. To mention some of the staff that made our stay more confortable and went extra mile was Georgiana, Antonio and Sanziana...but everyone is nice and willing to help.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Philip D wrote a review Apr 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a good time at the Ibis budget Cardiff Centre while travelling around the United Kingdom with a colleague of mine. There weren't any issues pertaining to the check-in (the expediency was to be admired) and the quality of the accommodation provided fulfilled my expectations. The staff members were polite and attentive. It's always a plus when all the rooms are equipped with a double bed and I found my own one to be clean, well furnished and cozy. The hotel is located in a quiet area, but it's relatively close to the major landmarks of Cardiff. Maps of the city may be available at the reception desk. The restaurant offers nice Italian cuisine (not sure whether it was with a Welsh touch) and what I found interesting is that you could place your orders from the menu directly to the receptionists. All in all, this is a nice budget hotel that is likely to have an appeal for both backpackers and business travelers.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IbisbudgetCardiff, Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Apr 23, 2020
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis budget Cardiff Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
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BrianJackwi wrote a review Feb 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is definitely a budget hotel. It is relatively well located, near the Red Dragon Center, and a Hop on Hop Off bus station.

Check in was quick and easy. The room is tiny, but it is a budget hotel, so you can't expect more. The bathroom is literally a capsule with shower. The bed is very comfortable. However there are no coffee making facilities in the room, but coffee and tea is available in the reception area.

Breakfast is a continental breakfast, with croissants, toast, some cold meats and cheese and cereals.

If you are looking for a well situated budget hotel in Cardiff, this one ticks all the boxes.
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Fazmil Haneefa, General Manager at ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Responded Aug 4, 2020
We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis budget Cardiff Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,
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Sarina asked a question Jul 2022
2 contributions
Does the rooms have a kettle and towels
Answer from David J
Yate, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes. Kettle and plenty of towels
Samantha W asked a question Apr 2022
1 contribution
How much is it to park over night?
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I came by coach so I’m unsure sorry
Answer from PWN13
Hereford, United Kingdom150 contributions57 helpful votes
You can get the train from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff Central it takes 55mins. Then take a taxi to the hotel or it’s a 10 minute walk.
Nicola wrote a tip Jun 2024
Worldwide7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book elsewhere. Hotel is falling apart. Horrible staff!! No heater in bedroom"
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KJ wrote a tip May 2024
Swansea, United Kingdom1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Female staff members Bring a kettle/hairdyer"
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kittykat73 wrote a tip May 2024
Durham, United Kingdom166 contributions124 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a hairdryer"
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Nwe A wrote a tip May 2024
Sheffield, United Kingdom249 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lift is very busy in the checkout time. Go out early if you have some important appointments."
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Jack E wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re going to stay here and are driving, book your parking in advance."
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C$63 - C$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
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Frequently Asked Questions about ibis budget Cardiff Centre
Which popular attractions are close to ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Nearby attractions include Treetop Golf Cardiff (0.5 km), The Golden Cross (0.4 km), and Utilita Arena Cardiff (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Browns Cardiff, L2 Restaurant & Bar, and Wahaca Cardiff.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Hindi, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to ibis budget Cardiff Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Insole Court (4.2 km), St Lythans Burial Chamber (7.3 km), and Mansion House (1.1 km).
Is ibis budget Cardiff Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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