The Exchange Hotel

Cardiff, Wales

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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination

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Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff Castle

A historic city stay overflowing with grandeur at Cardiff's Coal Exchange, a trading market floor turned luxury hotel with dramatic interiors and fine dining – breakfast included

Dating back to the 1880s, Cardiff's Coal Exchange played a central role to this port city's shipping industry, as a bustling market floor for coal trading. Turned into a music venue but closed in 2013, it has since been restored to its original glory, and is now set to make a comeback under the wing of hotel group Signature Living, as The Exchange Hotel: a historic destination for a truly once-in-a-lifetime stay in the city.

Grandeur knows no bounds at this brand new pad, which has been thoughtfully designed to feature stylish guest rooms with brooding old-world charm, a wedding venue, and a high-end restaurant topped with chandeliers in the building's former bank section. You'll still find plenty of history within its walls, though, as its original structure and striking features - including a First World War memorial in the grand hall - have all been carefully preserved.

With a stay here, you'll be ideally placed to enjoy Cardiff Bay's waterfront sights and strolls, but head inland for a chance to discover local farmers' markets, 2,000 acres of parkland that extend all the way to the Brecon Beacons, and the unmissable Gothic Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Bay station is a five-minute walk away, while central Cardiff and its main station are a 15-minute walk (or a two-minute drive) north.

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We like

  • Being one of the first to stay in a grand building that overflows with history, as a former market floor for coal trading in Cardiff
  • The striking yet comfortable decor throughout, with lashings of gold and opulence
  • The ideal location, right by the Cardiff docks yet within easy reach of central sights

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