Hotels near Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Cardiff Bay

Now one of the most desirable living destinations in Wales, Cardiff Bay is a flourishing recreational area featuring a fantastic selection of boutiques, restaurants and nightlife venues. Since the 1990s, the area has transformed from a declining port into what could quite easily be described as one of the most successful regeneration schemes in Europe. Each year, the city of Cardiff welcomes around 18 million visitors and thousands of university students from all over the globe.

The Wales Millennium Centre

Opened in 2004, this world-class arts venue is almost five acres in size and organises numerous musicals, operatic performances, comedy acts and dances. The building also contains a variety of restaurants, boutiques and bars, two theatres and a hall with a capacity of approximately 2,500 collectively.


A popular discovery centre, Techniquest opened in 1986 and features an impressive planetarium and science theatre. The centre, which is an independent registered educational charity, now provides comprehensive education services for schools through a host of workshops, exhibitions and programmes.

Other attractions

Opened in 1997, the bustling Red Dragon Centre entertainment complex is home to a multiplex cinema and hosts a Hollywood Bowl, casinos, and a Travelodge for visitors looking for convenient, value-for-money hotels near Cardiff Bay. The area is also home to the Cardiff International White Water centre of the Cardiff International Sports Village, the Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve, and the successful Cardiff sailing centre.

Restaurants and hotels near Cardiff Bay

Popular hotels near Cardiff Bay include the St David's Hotel & Spa, a magnificent 5-star venue with a luxurious spa and wonderful vistas over the bay. The stylish 3-star Future Inn Cardiff Bay, meanwhile, offers great value for money and is less than half a kilometre from the Wales Millennium Centre. You can also enjoy an almost unlimited range of cuisines along the bay, from delicious home-cooked British and South Asian food at the Duchess of Delhi to delightful French classics at the Côte Restaurant.

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