Cardiff Hotels

Although it has officially only been a city since the turn of the last century, Cardiff has a storied and fascinating past which visitors and residents alike are drawn to year upon year. It is perhaps one of the best examples in the world of a modern urban centre that has managed to keep the best of yesteryear while moving forward to include the cutting edge essentials of today. And the Cardiff hotels highlighted are the ideal example of how to achieve this blend and balance. They offer guests premiere, modern hospitality while maintaining the traditions and world class reputation of the past.

As a port city, Cardiff grew in importance to the British Isles with the building of its iconic docklands. These became the main port for exports of coal from various Welsh towns and continued to grow at an astonishing rate, attracting new English and Irish immigrants from across the Bristol Channel and Irish Sea until the decline of the coal industry shortly after the second world war. Today these docklands have been converted into one of Cardiff's main tourist and residential attractions. And now it is possible to swim and boat on Cardiff Bay, and enjoy a modern boardwalk for strolling, fashionable shops and restaurants.

The featured Cardiff hotels are close to all major attractions, old and new. By far the most popular is the world class performing arts centre, the Millennium Centre. Taking its place along leading arts centre's in other parts of the world, the Centre has won many architectural awards as it strives to bring "the best of the world to Wales and showcase Wales to the world."

Equally as beguiling for visitors is Cardiff Castle. The Romans, who were the first people to settle the area owing to its strategic location at the centre of three river systems, set up their original wooden fortification in AD 55 high atop the hill overlooking Cardiff. Over the centuries which followed the castle was added to and updated, with its original Roman remains being lost beneath the medieval stone castle which replaced it.

Now Cardiff is a decidedly international city and attracts world class events, entertainment, tourists and residents. The Cardiff hotels featured go out of their way to ensure guests receive premier service and can enjoy the luxurious amenities they expect. Guests are ensured their room or suite is impeccably prepared, with comfortable furnishings, elegant decor and the highest quality bedding for an incredibly restful and pampered night's rest.

Standard room amenities include; high definition LCD television, high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and data ports, a selection of in-house movies and DVD music entertainment, and fully stocked mini bar and/or kitchenette. En-suite bathrooms are generously sized and luxuriously designed to let you indulge after a delightfully tiring day on the town. Personal lotions and an oversized whirlpool tub and stem shower are just the respite you deserve while staying at one of these featured Cardiff hotels.

Each property is renowned for its cutting edge amenities, like spa and fitness facilities, its business supports, like fax, copy and meeting space, and its special events or convention catering. These Cardiff hotels also enjoy serving creative and elegantly presented fine cuisine at their in-house restaurants. Many of the chefs are award winning and delight in sourcing the freshest of ingredients for your palate's indulgence.

So regardless of which style of hotel you prefer - contemporary and cutting edge, traditional and historically elegant, or quaintly charming and intimate - hotels are the perfect complement to any holiday or business trip. Why not allow their staff to share their pride in Cardiff by pampering, serving and informing you about the city they call home!