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Romantic Hotels for a Weekend Break in Cardiff

View of Cardiff bay from a hotel

Romantic Hotels for a Weekend Break in Cardiff

Looking for romantic hotels for a weekend break in Cardiff?  From the bustling hub of restaurants and bars in Cardiff Bay to the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle, Cardiff is an ideal setting for a couple’s trip with a dash of romance.

So, if you’re looking for a romantic break in or around Wales’ capital city, the following hotels offer stylish retreats to refresh and recharge.


Lanelay Hall Hotel and Spa

1 – Lanelay Hall Hotel and Spa

Lanelay Lane, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, CF72 9LA

Built in 1821 to replace an old farmhouse, Lanelay Hall Hotel and Spa was renovated in 2017 to blend the traditional, original features with a contemporary, luxurious feel.

Enjoy a meal made with fresh, local produce in the hotel’s Sir Christopher Cole Restaurant, or unwind in the TriBe Spa with its tropical-inspired décor, indoor pool, and a sauna. Each of the 17 individually styled rooms feature on-trend designs and offer bathrobes, towels and toiletries.

With Cardiff only a short drive away, Lanelay offers a cosy, unforgettable retreat not too far from the city.

2 – Voco St David’s Cardiff

Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD

Love a room with a view? Voco St David’s offers romantic weekend breaks with beautiful views across Cardiff Bay. This 5* delight is home to the luxury Marine spa, including a pool, 2 hydrotherapy pools, a modern gym and a relaxation room.

Located near the vibrant Cardiff Docks, Cardiff city centre is only 2 miles away and you can reach Cardiff Castle by foot in less than half an hour.

Dine at the waterside terrace adjacent to The Admiral St David restaurant and choose from a creative menu inspired by Australasia and Asia-Pacific cuisine.


Park Plaza Cardiff

3 – Park Plaza Cardiff

Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AL

As the winner of the AA Hotel of the Year award for Wales, you can rest assured you’ll get a luxurious stay at the Park Plaza Cardiff.

Nestled in the heart of the city centre, Park Plaza Cardiff has many fabulous facilities. Enjoy a full gymnasium, 20 metre chlorine-free indoor swimming pool, studio, steam room and massage and treatment rooms.

And after, wine and dine at the hotel’s Laguna Restaurant and Bar – a previous winner of South Wales Restaurant of the Year. Alternatively, there’s around 160 restaurants within half a mile to choose from.

4 – Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Dominions Arcade Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AR

Upon arrival, enjoy a drink at the bar to kickstart your romantic weekend break at Hotel Indigo Cardiff. With Cardiff Castle, Capitol Shopping Centre and Cardiff National Museum and Gallery a short distance away, this hotel is in an ideal location for exploring some of Cardiff’s best attractions.

You and your partner can relax on the terrace, challenge each other in the fitness centre or lounge in your bathrobes in front of your own flat-screen TV. When the sun goes down, climb the stairs to the rooftop Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, for a delicious evening meal.

5 – New House Country Hotel

Thornhill Road, Cardiff, CF14 9UA

Looking for more of a country escape whilst still being close to the city? Cardiff city centre is only a 15-minute drive away from New House Country Hotel and you can even see spectacular views of Cardiff from here.

Free parking, bottled water, 24-hour room service and a dry-cleaning service are all perks of staying at this stunning hillside hotel.

Unwind in front of a log fire, work out in the gym or enjoy dinner with your loved one at The Sequoias restaurant on-site. This charming hotel offers a comfortable stay so you can leave your romantic Cardiff break feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated.

Wondering what to do during your stay? Discover our pick of the best things to do in Cardiff and explore our ultimate guide to restaurants in the area to find your perfect eatery.