Set on grand tree-lined Cathedral Road, a lovely 15-minute walk through Sophia Gardens to the centre, this boutique-y B&B in a large restored Victorian house is charmingly laidback. Inside, its rooms (and self-catering apartments) make it feel very special; light-filled spaces over two floors mix modern amenities and décor with restored period features. Free breakfast and wifi complete the package, though we like the sound of the optional personal chef and chauffeured Rolls Royce.
Possibly thanks in part to the 'Doctor Who' effect, the Welsh principality has sloughed off a rough reputation over the last decade to offer a city break that has it all; indie shops in gorgeous Victorian arcades, awesome attractions, amazing sports and culture venues, and yes, the Doctor Who experience. Its range of hotels is just as impressive. Read on to find the best hotels in Cardiff.