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Co-owned by Hollywood’s John Malkovich, The Big Sleep Cardiff opened in 1999 and was described by the Travel Trade Gazette as ‘The UK's first design hotel for budget travellers - Travelodge prices – but with more sex appeal’. Located just five minutes’ walk from Cardiff Central station, it’s the hotel of choice for a stag do with style and is well equipped to accommodate you and the boys. The cool interiors set a hip tone for your stay and many of the 81 contemporary bedrooms boast panoramic city views. There’s a stylish Lobby Bar, which is open 24 hours for residents, so your party nights can last as long as the last man standing - you can also get snacks in the bar whenever you’re feeling peckish.
Just opposite the hotel is the Motorpoint Arena, the city’s largest entertainment venue, while a ten-minute taxi ride will take you to Mermaid Quay, where you can sink a few beers whilst looking over the bay.
Stay right in the heart of the action at Travelodge Cardiff Central, located on one of the city’s busiest clubbing streets, St Mary’s Street. Five minutes walk from Cardiff Central station and with parking just opposite, transport will be hassle free, so you can be out on the town in no time. The hotel offers double and family rooms, all equipped with large, comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms and TVs. The WiFi available throughout the hotel is free for the first 30 minutes then £3 for 24 hours.
There’s no bar or café onsite, but you can pick up continental breakfast boxes at reception for an additional cost, and if you’re looking for something bigger, there are plenty of places to get a good fry up, including a balcony café overlooking St Mary’s Street’s historic indoor market. Situated above a popular bar, you won’t have far to go to start the party, and if you don’t mind a little noise, there’s no better place to be for nightlife and convenience.
With clean, modern décor and great customer service, the Clayton Hotel is perfect for stags with a taste for luxury. Cardiff city centre’s largest hotel is just three minutes walk from the train station and six minutes walk from the Millennium Stadium. It boasts 216 bedrooms with modern décor, all with flat screen TVs, complimentary WiFi and en suite bathrooms. Rooms on the 10th and 11th floors overlook the city and bay, and some have floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Clayton Hotel is on Saint Mary’s street, one of Cardiff’s most popular clubbing destinations, so it’s the perfect base when heading to and from a night out. You can kick off the night in the Maldron’s own Stir bar and restaurant – a popular haunt for residents and visitors alike. It serves international dishes and a wide range of drinks for guest purchase. Some of Cardiff’s best sports stadiums are also on your doorstep, including the Motorpoint Arena and the SWALEC stadium.
Mercure Holland Hotel House and Spa is a four-star hotel in central Cardiff, where you and your stags can treat yourselves to an unforgettable break. You can work out in the fully equipped gym, relax with a dip in the pool or have a massage in one of the private treatment rooms that form part of the luxury spa.
The rooms have all the comforts you would expect from a four star hotel, and some boast panoramic views of the city. There is also 24-hour room service and a concierge to ensure that all of your needs are taken care of. You can get comfy in the big easy chairs in the hotel’s lounge bar, which is open until 11pm, or indulge in a slap-up meal at the First Floor restaurant, which serves an array of international cuisines.
The hotel is just over a mile from the train station and within walking distance of the city’s main attractions, such as Cardiff Castle to the Millennium Stadium. The buzzing nightlife of St Mary’s street and the picturesque seafront spots at Cardiff Bay and Mermaid Quay are just a short taxi ride away.
Located in the historic Atlantic Wharf, Novotel Cardiff Centre was once a cotton warehouse. Today it is a modern hotel with 138 stylish rooms, and it still shows the signs of its history. Exposed red brick walls can be seen alongside futuristic chrome and glass, making it one of Cardiff’s most striking hotels. You and the boys can get in a little relaxation time as you will have full access to some excellent spa facilities, including a gym, hot tub and indoor pool.
A five minute stroll will lead you to the wharf and a pub where you can celebrate over some beers and good grub, or hop in a taxi to experience some of the city’s best nightlife. And the party doesn’t have to stop when you get home, as the hotel’s Elements bar is open until 5am on weekends, so you'll have no problem buying a beer. Lunch, dinner and snacks are also served in the spacious adjoining restaurant for an additional cost. The Hotel is close to the Millennium Stadium and just 1.5km away from Central Station