4.4 out of 5

"Friendly staff, good breakfast, close to airport but didn't hear any planes. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 10 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport, you'll be 13.3 km (8.3 mi) from Museum of Welsh Life and 19.5 km (12.1 mi) from Cardiff University. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 111 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers.

The restaurant, The Great Room, is open for breakfast and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free kids' club, and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also extended parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Barry hotel include Techniquest and Wales Millennium Centre.

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Second stay, excellent

Friendly staff, good breakfast, close to airport but didn't hear any planes.

Posted by , from Gloucestershire on 10 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel , very helpful staff used the hotel for 1 night for a concert in Cardiff

Posted by on 14 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent location to Cwl airport

Superbly helpful staff with my disability needs, anything and everything was just a phone call away. Highly recommended

Posted by , from wales on 7 Jul 2016

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3 out of 5

Needs investment

Tired rooms in desperate need or refurbishment. Friendly & helpful staff. Bar prices reasonably, breakfast not great.

Posted by on 13 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Cardiff Airport Ideal

Ideal location for the airport especially when we had an early morning flight.Included a continental breakfast at 4 am in the morning.

Posted by on 12 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Airport Hotel Ideal

Excellent location for Cardiff Airport, especially as we had an early morning flight. Hotel was clean and comfortable with a continental breakfast at 4.00 am

Posted by on 12 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Great trip.

We had a two night stay here. We found the hotel very clean, decent service, friendly, helpful staff. Value for money with choice of full buffet / continental breakfast included. The only one down side was that when room was serviced after first night. The hot drinks station in room was not replenished. The hotel location was a little bit out the way, But perfect if you were flying from Cardiff airport. I would book here again.

Posted by on 19 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5


Excellent hotel, clean comfortable, staff very helpful, warm welcome, Room comfort excellent. Breakfast is good - bacon would be nice! Hotel is very close to airport and provides free transfer service. Would definitely use again, highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 17 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5

Rugby trip to Millenium Stadium

Although the hotel is some distance from the city centre there is s bus and also taxis are easy to find. The staff were very helpful and looked after us well. For the price this is outstanding value.

Posted by on 8 Dec 2014

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4 out of 5

weekend break

stayed here before great hotel great staff nice and quiet location you would never know you were next to an airport will be going back again very soon

Posted by on 8 Dec 2014

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About the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport

Location Port Road, Barry, Wales CF62 3BT

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find A business centre on site. Event space at this hotel measures 527 square feet (49 square metres). A free kid's club, multilingual staff, and on-site laundry facilities are also featured at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. This 3-star Barry hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 111 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 527 sq ft of conference space
  • 49 sq. m of conference space
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking


  • Airport: Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle; train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport offers 111 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Great Room – This restaurant serves breakfast, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.

Guests arriving after regular check-in hours must contact the property in advance to arrange late check-in. Guests can contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Airport offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.