Novotel Cardiff Centre

Cardiff, United Kingdom

7.3 K reviews
Very good business hotel. Close to Cardiff City Centre. Great pool. Great location.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Set menu lunch
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Set menu dinner
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Indoor Pool
    • Number of Pools
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Children's Entertainment
Schooner Way Atlantic Wharf CF10 4RT Cardiff


The hotel is located in Cardiff city centre, close to live sports action at the Millennium Stadium, as well as shops, restaurants and entertainment at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Airport is some 23 km away.


The hotel comprises a total of 138 rooms. Services and facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, a dining area, a bar, room service, a laundry service, a conference room and a business centre. Wireless internet access (for a fee) is available to guests. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation for a fee.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning and a bathroom. A double bed ensures a good night's sleep. A safe, a minibar and a desk are also available. Additional features include a fridge and a tea/coffee station. Internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi add to the comfort of the holiday. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. Special family rooms are available for families with children.


The establishment offers a pool and an indoor pool. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. Active travellers can choose from a range of leisure activities, including a gym, a spa, a sauna and a steam bath. An entertainment programme is offered for children.


Bed and breakfast is bookable. Available meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner.


VISA is accepted as payment at the hotel.


  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    My children loved the swimming pool. Improving ventilation in the pool area. Children loved the pool facilities and playing area.

    "Clean pool area."

  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    Fantastic gym equipment. Leisure facilities were amazing. Loved the pool and jacuzzi.

    "Great fitness area, sauna and wellness."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Excellent wi-fi and aircondition. The children enjoyed the computer. Children loved the computers and pool.

    "Good wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Hosts were less than hospitable. Arrival was faultless. Only an apology from staff.

    "Friendly and professional bar service and reception." "Decent waitstaff and management." "Housekeeping is satisfactory." "Booking process should be better organized." "Recreation staff is ok."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    The breakfast buffet was well presented and delicious. Buffet breakfast was outstanding. Breakfast selection exceeded my expectation.

    "Tasty yet pricey breakfasts."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Superb car park. Location was fantastic. Terrific location for the city visit.

    "Great location." "So-so car access and parking." "Near city centre with nearby beaches, restaurants, bars, and shopping." "Parking should be cheaper."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Building itself is amazing. Loved the kids area. Kids loved the children's area and the lifts.

    "Good outdoor sports facilities." "Facilities are modern with a lovely conference area." "Top-notch kids facilities and a lovely entrance area." "Beautiful architecture." "Elevator is ok." "Handicap accessible facilities can be a problem."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Worst nights sleep. Hotel rooms a little dated and unclean. First room was filthy.

    "Rooms are old and with poor maintenance, but decent overall with typical balconies." "Rooms are spacious and tidy and beds are alright." "Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Substandard furniture, A/C, minibar and TV's." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Restaurant is excellent and reasonably. Burgers were mediocre and pricey. Charged twice for car park.

    "Fairly good value for money." "Pricey breakfast and dining." "Beverages could be cheaper." "Free internet."