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10 lovely boutique hotels in Cardiff for a city break in Wales

Red (UK) Logo By Anya Meyerowitz, edited by Roshina Jowaheer of Red (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: Before we get onto bringing you the best boutique hotels in Cardiff, let's talk about why we're so looking forward to visiting the city now that travel to Wales is allowed again (check the current rules here). Cardiff is a city marinading in history – the medieval Cardiff Castle has stood for over 2,000 years – but it is also moving with the times. It is a fascinating place to explore, especially when paired with the chance to explore the rugged natural beauty and varied landscapes of the Welsh countryside that surrounds it. The former coal docks of Cardiff Bay are now home to enticing harbourside bars and restaurants as well as the Millennium Centre. The city offers plenty of entertainment for visitors too: sports fans can catch a game of rugby at the Millennium Stadium, art lovers can look at the world-renowned collection of Impressionist paintings in the National Welsh Museum, while sci-fi enthusiasts can enjoy the Dr Who experience.Perhaps because the city has only more recently begun to present itself as a leisure destination, the list of boutique hotels in Cardiff might not be as extensive as in other locations, like London, but that doesn't mean you can't find some real gems. There's The New House Country Hotel, for example, which nestles on the fringes of Cardiff among the Welsh hills, or the exquisitely designed 1920s Holm House, which boasts cosy lodgings and stunning views across the Bristol Channel to the islands of Flatholm, Steepholm and beyond.Here are our top picks of must-stay boutique hotels in Cardiff.Keep up to date with the latest guidance from the government before travelling.

Before we get onto bringing you the best boutique hotels in Cardiff, let's talk about why we're so looking forward to visiting the city now that travel to Wales is allowed again (check the current rules here).

Cardiff is a city marinading in history – the medieval Cardiff Castle has stood for over 2,000 years – but it is also moving with the times. It is a fascinating place to explore, especially when paired with the chance to explore the rugged natural beauty and varied landscapes of the Welsh countryside that surrounds it.

The former coal docks of Cardiff Bay are now home to enticing harbourside bars and restaurants as well as the Millennium Centre. The city offers plenty of entertainment for visitors too: sports fans can catch a game of rugby at the Millennium Stadium, art lovers can look at the world-renowned collection of Impressionist paintings in the National Welsh Museum, while sci-fi enthusiasts can enjoy the Dr Who experience.

Perhaps because the city has only more recently begun to present itself as a leisure destination, the list of boutique hotels in Cardiff might not be as extensive as in other locations, like London, but that doesn't mean you can't find some real gems.

There's The New House Country Hotel, for example, which nestles on the fringes of Cardiff among the Welsh hills, or the exquisitely designed 1920s Holm House, which boasts cosy lodgings and stunning views across the Bristol Channel to the islands of Flatholm, Steepholm and beyond.

Here are our top picks of must-stay boutique hotels in Cardiff.

Keep up to date with the latest guidance from the government before travelling.

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