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Cardiff City Break: The Top 5 Serviced Apartments

Often overlooked as a holiday destination, Cardiff’s modern cityscape and myriad attractions make it ideal for a short or long stay getaway. From the majestic views over Cardiff Bay and the Severn Estuary to the historic Norman Keep overlooking the city, Cardiff is filled with incredible sights and countless sensational photo opportunities. For the shopaholics among us, Cardiff has it all. The Welsh capital boasts the largest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and modern-day indoor shopping arcades in Britain (just one of many fascinating Cardiff facts). Make the most of all that this amazing city has to offer – discover the best apartments in Cardiff, and begin planning your Cardiff staycation today.  

1. Victoria House Serviced Apartments

Cardiff Victoria House Serviced Apartments living room
The industrial-chic interiors of Victoria House Serviced Apartments are primed for comfort

Nestled in a peaceful suburban area on the outskirts of Cardiff city centre, Victoria House Serviced Apartments were designed with city breaks in mind. With a welcoming, contemporary design and a host of luxury comforts, it won’t take you long at all to feel at home in these immaculate Cardiff apartments. With many places to visit nearby, including the popular Star of Wales Indian restaurant and serene Victoria Park, Victoria House Apartments truly offer the best of both worlds – as a journey into the city centre takes just 12 minutes. Offering one and two-bedroom apartments, Victoria House is ideal for either a couple or a small family looking to enjoy a breakaway.

Victoria Park Cardiff flowers
Victoria Park provides the perfect space to unwind in the sun

2. Park Lane Apartments

Cardiff Park Lane Apartments kitchen and sitting area
Decorated in calming neutral tones, Park Lane Apartments provide cosy spaces in which to rest after a day of city exploration

Park Lane Apartments are situated in the heart of Cardiff, just a stone’s throw from the impressive National Museum Cardiff and beautiful Gorsedd Gardens. These effortlessly stylish apartments offer an intimate and beautifully decorated home-from-home for your Cardiff city break. Enjoy the city’s ancient history and tour the museum before strolling across the canal to the magnificent Cardiff Castle. If history isn’t your thing, fear not! These serviced apartments in Cardiff are also ideal for those who love to shop. St David’s Dewi Sant (Cardiff’s largest shopping centre) is a short bus or taxi ride away and boasts over 150 shops, restaurants and cafés. Following your shopping exploits, visit the highly acclaimed Pen & Wig pub around the corner from your apartment to let your hair down and indulge in some classic pub grub.

National Museum Cardiff flowers
Discover fascinating art collections, historical artefacts and much more at National Museum Cardiff

3. Fitzhamon Apartments

Luxury Fitzhamon Apartments, Cardiff
The spacious and sophisticated living areas of Fitzhamon Apartments exude luxury

Featuring luxury furnishings and opulent décor, the glamorous Fitzhamon Apartments are perfect for those who like to explore in style. In addition to their ultra-chic design, these Cardiff apartments also boast a highly-sought after location. Situated beside the River Taff and just minutes from the Principality Stadium, Fitzhamon Apartments are ideal for those visiting Cardiff to enjoy a sports match or concert in Wales’ national stadium. You can also cross the river to enjoy the waterside Millennium Walk and appreciate the impressive stadium structure. For a spot of socialising, the Morgan Quarter provides some of the finest cafés, restaurants and bars in the city – meaning you can celebrate your team’s win (or lament their defeat) following your stint at the stadium.  

Principality stadium Cardiff
The impressive Principality Stadium is home to countless sporting events and live performances

4. Sofia Apartment

Comfy lounge at Sofia Apartment, Cardiff
The sleek, contemporary Sofia Apartment lends itself to a romantic trip away

A charming romantic retreat: Sofia Apartment is a cosy, beautifully finished residence ideal for a couple’s city break. Residing within a magnificent bay-windowed townhouse, Sofia Apartment is charming inside and out. The modern but luxurious design offers optimum comfort for guests and a spacious kitchen with dining table has all you need to whip up a romantic meal for two. For the perfect romantic Sunday morning, why not enjoy breakfast and a speciality coffee at the nearby Kin + Ilk café before taking a short walk to Sophia Gardens and enjoying the natural surroundings. The beauty of our serviced apartments in Cardiff is that they are well placed for an easy commute into the centre. You can easily walk or catch a taxi into town to view some fantastic performances at one of the city’s many theatres – a perfect end to a romantic day.  

Lake in Sophia Gardens Cardiff
You can escape the city streets in the picturesque Sophia Gardens

5. Wain Close Apartment

Comfortable kitchen area at Wain Close Apartment, Cardiff
The Wain Close Apartment has a luxury, polished finish

Located away from the city centre and featuring free on-site parking – making exploring a breeze – Wain Close Apartment is well suited to those who prefer a peaceful city break. With exquisite furnishings, warm décor and a balcony offering views across the city, as Cardiff apartments go; Wain Close is one of the finest. A short walk will transport you to the stunning Penarth Marina; with access to the Marina’s mini-community, you can make the most of all it has to offer; including the lauded Pier 64 restaurant and the various boat trips and boats for hire. Furthermore, a short drive will take you to the stunning Penarth Pier Pavilion where you can enjoy an unforgettable evening sunset over the channel.

Penarth Marina boats
Penarth Marina offers beautiful views of Cardiff Bay and beyond

Begin planning your city break to Cardiff today – browse our full range of Cardiff apartments and find the perfect base for your Welsh vacation. Planning a trip to Cardiff with the whole family? Read our guide to the best child-friendly activities Cardiff has to offer.

Charles McIntyre

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