Cardiff’s oldest hotel, a Grade II-listed Victorian beauty, is a little past its former glory but still a great spot to rest your head, with 60 rooms feature modern décor. Some have great views (including the roof, but sadly not the pitch, of the nearby Millennium Stadium), and all have free wifi and Bee Kind toiletries – a nod to the hotel’s sixth-floor bee-hives. But it’s the price that’s the bee's-knees here – rooms start from £49.
Let’s face it, if you’re here for the rugby, football, restaurants, nightlife, culture or clubs, you’re likely to be spending very little time in your room. And if you want that room to be nicer than an ok-bordering-on-grim B&B, and still affordable, the principality has lots of choice. Here are our recommendations for the best cheap hotels in Cardiff.