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Novotel Cardiff Centre

4-starThis property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.
Schooner Way, Atlantic WharfCardiff Bay, CardiffWalesCF10 4RTUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Cardiff University
  • Free WiFi
Good internet service
Great pool
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Novotel Cardiff Centre

from £60
  • Standard Room
  • Executive Room
  • Superior Room

About Novotel Cardiff Centre

4-star hotel with indoor pool, 1 mile from Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Castle nearby

In the Atlantic Wharf district, Novotel Cardiff Centre is within a 20-minute walk of Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle, and the Millennium Centre performing-arts complex. The waterfront attractions of Cardiff Bay are 1 mile south, and Cardiff Central Station is a 12-minute walk.

Boat tours and castles

Within a 20-minute walk, you can see City Hall's art collection, wander Central Market, or catch a boat tour around the bay from Mermaid Quay. You'll reach Cardiff Wetlands Reserve in a 7-minute drive, St. Fagan's National History Museum in 12, and fairy-tale Castell Coch in 24.

24-hour room service

You can dine at brasserie-style Elements Restaurant, sip a Welsh ale at Elements Bar, or indulge in 24-hour room service. The heated indoor pool (children's access times 8 AM - 7 PM), sauna, and hot tub are ideal for unwinding, while the cardio and resistance gym (16 +) will help you rev up for the day.

Spacious rooms, free WiFi

The 138 guestrooms are spacious and modern, with free WiFi, sofa beds, and TVs. Rooms also come with convenient coffee/tea makers and minibars, and Executive rooms offer extra perks such as Nespresso® machines, iPod® docks, and bathrobes.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 138 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Free children's club


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Health club
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • Conference space size (meters) - 210
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Elements – This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Novotel Cardiff Centre’s small print

Also known as

  • Novotel Cardiff Centre Hotel
  • Novotel Cardiff Centre
  • Novotel Cardiff Centre Hotel Cardiff
  • Hotel Accor Cardiff Centre
  • Novotel Cardiff Centre Wales
  • Cardiff Novotel
  • Novotel Cardiff Centre Hotel


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

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00

Self-parking costs GBP 12.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 13.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 30 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Novotel Cardiff Centre


  • In Butetown
  • Cardiff University (25-minute walk)
  • Principality Stadium (17-minute walk)
  • Wales Millennium Centre (17-minute walk)
  • Cardiff Castle (18-minute walk)
  • National Museum Wales (21-minute walk)
  • Techniquest (22-minute walk)
  • Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (9-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) 67-min drive
  • Cardiff Queen Street Station 13-min walk
  • Cardiff Central Station 13-min walk
  • Bridgend Station 31-min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 609 reviews

Novotel Cardiff Centre
Great hotel, maybe just unlucky with the room.
Lovely hotel, although room had only one small window and the room was incredibly hot overnight. Friendly staff, great location.
Andrew, gb1 night trip
Novotel Cardiff Centre
Highly recommend
Fantastic Hotel, very clean, lovely staff, nice breakfast too!
Aneila, gb1 night trip
Novotel Cardiff Centre
Very Good8.0
Not bad - but could have been better
The hotel was nicely decorated and the staff were helpful. The rooms were ok but not very comfortable - plus we had an adjoining door that meant we could hear the people next door in the shower and hear them reading their text messages - the man on reception did kindly move us to another room for our second night which was supposed to be a superior, but it was even more basic than our previous room and the bed even more uncomfortable. We had a sofa in the previous room but only one chair and one towel in the upgraded one. Such a shame in an otherwise lovely hotel.
Emmaline, gb2 night trip
Novotel Cardiff Centre
Very Good8.0
Needed to move rooms as air conditioning noise on 5th floor back was really annoying. Overall the stay was ok but expensive for what it is. Pay for the car park and breakfast when rate was high.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
Novotel Cardiff Centre
we had a lovely stay!! really happy and did not want to come home. our kids really enjoyed it aswell. will deffo want to stay again. the staff are so nice and welcoming also. really are. thank you very much!!!!
karen, gb2 night trip

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