Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales (2022 Updated)

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If you’re looking for LGBT+ friendly holidays then Wales has a lot to offer including all-action mountain adventures in the north, and events including the Iris Prize and the Pride Cymru Big Weekend in Cardiff.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland & Wales have evolved dramatically over time.

Today, LGBT citizens have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens and the UK provides one of the highest degrees of liberty in the world for its LGBT communities, although the UK has recently fallen behind other counties in international rankings. In ILGA-Europe‘s 2015 review of LGBT rights, the UK received the highest score in Europe, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality” for LGBT people and 92% in Scotland alone.

Cardiff has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Eagle or The Kings bar are  the most famous gay place in Cardiff, Wales.

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and a county. Officially known as the City and County of Cardiff, it is the United Kingdom’s eleventh-largest city and the main commercial centre of Wales. Cardiff is the base for the Senedd, most national cultural institutions and the Welsh media.

Top attractions to visit in Cardiff

 

Best Day tours in Cardiff

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1. Ty Rosa Boutique B&B 3* – Gay Hotels Cardiff Wales

Ty Rosa Boutique B&B
Ty Rosa Boutique B&B

The Ty Rosa is a boutique gay-run guest house just 15 minutes from Cardiff city centre. It offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and an extensive breakfast menu including traditional, continental and vegetarian.

Every morning, guests can enjoy such classics as eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and pancakes, along with a selection of fresh fruit salads, cereals and juices.

Ty Rosa, Welsh for ‘pink house’ offers a warm welcome to all, whatever your orientation. Close to Cardiff Bay the Grangetown Railway Station is a 2-minute walk away and services the city centre.

This casual gay-friendly guesthouse is 1.1 miles from the Millennium Stadium and 1.6 miles from Cardiff Castle. A bus stop outside the guesthouse offers regular services into the city centre.

The 8 modern, stylish rooms offer en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffee making facilities.

A choice of breakfast options is available for a surcharge and served in the airy dining room. There’s also an a la carte dinner menu. Other amenities include an elegant lounge, a garden and a patio.

gay owned boutique B&B that welcomes everyone to stay. Luxury styled rooms with all the facilities you would need inc mineral water and tea/coffee facilities. With free parking and free fibre optic wifi. TyRosa is only a short walking distance between the city centre and Cardiff Bay (bus stop just outside to city).

We have an extensive breakfast menu fresh cooked to order, so we can cater for dietary adjustments like vegan/dairy/gluten/nut/soy free. You are also welcome to dine in with us and sample some Welsh dishes, all on a 24 hour pre-order as we get items in fresh to cook for you. We look forward to you coming to stay as guest and leave as a friend.

Stayed at this immaculately kept Victorian-era B&B in a residential neighborhood of Cardiff. The rooms were spotless. Lots of on-demand hot water. Comfy bed. Lovely and plentiful linens. A not-to-be missed breakfast for less than 7£. A big black lab mixed breed in case you are in dog withdrawal. Funny, helpful and charming hosts. About a mile or so walk to the the wharf/opera house. And, at a price of about half that of local hotels!!! (Don’t let the “gay” label put you off…lots of straight folks as guests too). Everyone welcome.

Such a welcoming B&B! We booked a room at the very last minute and we’re so glad we choose the Ty Rosa. The house, our room and the bathroom were all immaculately clean and were finished to a very high standard. We paid £55 for a double room, which is bargain basement – but there were so many lovely little touches provided for the money that we would happily have paid £75 for the same experience :).

It’s a traditional Victorian style B&B house with a contemporary, slightly quirky and very welcoming feel. The only downside is the location. It’s in a slightly rough area but you do forget that once the front door is shut. Another bonus though is the free on street parking directly outside. We didn’t have breakfast there as we wanted to get out and explore Cardiff and enjoy eating out, however we did say hi to the other guests in the breakfast room and everything looked lovely. Ty Rosa is a gay friendly B&B.

Me and my partner traveled from Newcastle and booked into Ty Rosa B&B for two nights as we where traveling to see family and planning a night out on the Saturday, we were welcomed by a very friendly gentleman who sat down with us for a chat and also recommended a few good gay bars before showing us up to our room, a lovely value for money B&B.

The B&B is, as indicated in the name, open, friendly, and welcoming to LGBTQ individuals, and run by a gay couple. If you can’t be or are not tolerant of various lifestyles, I would stay elsewhere. I feel that the few negative reviews of Ty Rosa that I’ve read tend to be written by people who fit in this aforementioned category.

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How much does a room costs at Ty Rosa Boutique B&B?

Prices start 32$/night for King Size Room. The Harlech Castle, Double Room – En Suite  is  39$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Styled with subdued tones, a superbly comfortable double bed and matching wardrobe and bedside cabinets.

Where to book online Ty Rosa Boutique B&B – Gay Hotels Cardiff Wales you can find the best hotels deals in Cardiff during Cardiff Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cardiff on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. ibis Cardiff Centre 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff

ibis Cardiff Centre
ibis Cardiff Centre

Set in Cardiff’s vibrant centre, this hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Arena this gay friendly hotels Cardiff  offers modern rooms with satellite TV, and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. Free fibre WiFi is available.

The property includes 102 double and twin guest bedrooms, each with spacious power showers in the private bathroom, large work desks and comfortable Sweet Beds.

Guests can enjoy an unlimited cooked and continental breakfast spread each morning at the hotel restaurant. A 24-hour snack service is also available.

Cardiff Central Rail Station and Principality Stadium are both less than 15 minutes’ walk away. Bute Park, Cardiff University, Cardiff’s shopping areas and other local attractions can be reached in just a 10-minute walk.

Across the street from Motorpoint Arena and a minutes’ walk from Cardiff Queen Street railway station, this contemporary hotel is 1 mile from the Wales Millennium Centre.

Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, desks and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities include a breakfast buffet (surcharge), as well as a vibrant, 24-hour bar, and a cafe serving international fare.

With free WI-FI throughout, a 24 hour reception, the Ibis Cardiff hotel boasts an ideal location in the centre of the capital of Wales. Only 500 m from the railway station and 20 km from the airport, the hotel is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Castle, the shops of Saint Mary Street and the Millennium Stadium. In order to get the best car park rates, please make sure that you come to the reception first (there is a lay-by area where you can leave your car), so that you can do the check in and leave your bags. We will then explain you how to get to the car park we recommend, at £5 for 24 hours, and it’s just 3 minute walk from the hotel.

The rooms were quiet, the breakfast was good and the location was excellent. The only minor point is that the hotel doesn’t have a parking area. Definitely will be staying again in future.

The hotel is situated very close to the main shopping areas, the Centrepoint Arena, the National Stadium and Cardiff Castle. It is only a short walk from the main railway station. The rooms are the usual Ibis size. The hotel looks a bit “tired” from the outside but is fine inside and our room was very clean. Breakfast is served until 1000 during the week and is good value. Gluten-free bread available on request. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.

This is an excellent city centre location but outside can be very noisy overnight at weekends. The facilities were first class and the staff were brilliant. There was an issue as we had pre-paid including breakfast which wasn’t on the hotel system..but within a couple of minutes everything was sorted. Parking : No hotel car park but they get discount at open air NCP car park opposite £17 per night!! 2 minutes walk away there is a NCP multi-storey car park which cost me £8.10 for 24 hour stay.

Excellent location right opposite Motorpoint Arena which we visited later on in evening.Excellent staff and room was larger than expected with a really big shower.Asked for extra pillows and milk and got them even though it was later on at night.Had a great night’s sleep and didn’t hear a thing.

The rooms are basic, (having no safe or fridge etc) however , there is everything you need, tea , coffee, kettle, hairdryer, tv and remote, and bathroom is good and the shower is excellent. If I were to be critical at all , it would have been nice to have hand towels as well as bath towels but otherwise, all good. Room was clean and tidy, and the beds comfortable. We also had breakfast there, and I must say for the price that we paid, it was excellent, very plentiful, varied and the server was constantly checking everything was topped up and tidy. Fresh fruit was super, and cooked breakfast was good, there was plenty of pastries and cereals , juices and coffee, tea etc.

The staff were all attentive and friendly and very helpful.

Breakfast was lovely, cereals, pastries, toast, bread, jams, Chocolate spread, fresh fruit, juices, ham. Cooked breakfast, sausages, bacon, baked beans, scrambled eggs, hash browns. Tea and coffee, I filled my travel mug with coffee for my journey onward.

The room wasn’t huge, but that really wasn’t an issue for us, the bathroom was a pleasant surprise, large, clean and practical.

I will say that the hotel staff were so friendly, from being welcomed on arrival, to arranging a taxi for us and then on arriving back at some ungodly hour in the morning. There was never any worry about safety for us travelling as 2 women, when we arrived back in the early hours, it was good to see that we were checked against the hotel guest list before being allowed to go upto the room.

Breakfast was also a pleasant surprise, reasonably priced and a large choice from continental to a cooked breakfast.

The location was good and easy to find and there were lots of amenities nearby.

I would stay here again when I visit Cardiff next.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff
Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff

How much does a room costs at ibis Cardiff Centre?

Prices start 48$/night for Double Room with Double bed.

This double room has a electric kettle and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – ibis Cardiff Centre – Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales you can find the best hotels deals in Cardiff during Cardiff Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cardiff on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Clayton Hotel Cardiff 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
Clayton Hotel Cardiff

With a stylish bar and restaurant, Clayton Hotel Cardiff offers modern rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is adjacent to Cardiff Central Rail Station, and the Principality Stadium is 300 m away.

The air-conditioned rooms at Clayton Hotel Cardiff have a luxury bathroom and a seating area. All rooms have a work desk, flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided.

The View Restaurant has an international menu and wine list and breakfast including the Clayton Vitality Breakfast is served daily. The on-site bar serves a range of beverages and snacks in contemporary surroundings.

Situated in Cardiff’s lively centre, Clayton Hotel Cardiff is a 5-minute walk from the magnificent Cardiff Castle. St David’s Shopping Centre is 500 m away and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena is a 5-minute walk.

A 3-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station, this modern upscale hotel in the city centre is 6 minutes’ walk from the Principality Stadium and 10 minutes on foot from Cardiff Castle.

Polished rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms add pillow-top mattresses and/or floor-to-ceiling windows.

A relaxed restaurant/bar with floor-to-ceiling windows offers international dishes and afternoon tea, plus city views.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff opened in May 2011. Clayton hotel Cardiff is a 4* city centre hotel located less than a minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station & only a short walk from the Principality Stadium, St. David’s Shopping centre & Cardiff Castle. Facilities at a glance: -216 air-conditioned guest rooms -Newly refurbished Clayton standard bedrooms -Free WiFi.

Genuinely friendly and helpful at all times, the rooms are spotless and the hotel is perfectly located for the city centre and train station.

Lovely food, both breakfast and dinner with a good selection to suit all needs and tastes.

his is a reasonably priced hotel. Nice rooms, clean and comfortable. The main shopping street is no more than a 10 minute walk away and it has a brilliant restaurant Viva Brazil situated on the ground floor which is well worth a visit!

The bar is lovely and the staff were very friendly. Only downside is the bed was only a double, not a king and the parking is not at the hotel but around the corner by the train station at a minimum of £12.50 a day stay.

This hotel is perfectly located right next to train station and on the edge of the city centre. Only a 20 min walk to Mermaid Quay. Staff are really helpful and very friendly. Rooms are reasonably sized and clean.

Pros:

– Staff attentive and professional. If you asked, you got.
– Central Location right on St Mary Street for lots of bars and restaurants
– Great Value – £240 for 2 adults in Executive Double with breakfast and 3 course evening meal included.
– Good quality was very good and reasonably portioned.
– On Site bar reasonably priced.
– Rooms and public areas well maintained.
– Effective covid-19 policy, even if some guests ignore it.
– Sound deadening effectively dealt with train noises and Friday / Saturday night kicking out time noise.

Cons

– no on site parking, though 2 good choices a short distance away.
– Windows don’t open so stairwells, corridors and rooms get stale and stuffy. Desk fans available for airflow.

The hotel is ideally located at the end of the main street through Cardiff city centre (where you’ll find plenty of barsrestaurants and shops) and less than 5 mins walk to the train station.
The rooms were always clean, comfortable and well maintained, especially if you had the occasional treat with an upgrade to the executive rooms.

Breakfast was plentiful, varied and great quality.

I won’t mention individual team members for fear of forgetting someone by mistake, but safe to say they were all professional, courteous, pleasant and above all fun. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they all made my stay there like a home from home.

If you are looking for a short break, or long-term working accommodation, I can thoroughly recommend the Clayton Hotel, you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales
Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales

How much does a room costs at Clayton Hotel Cardiff?

Prices start 61$/night for Standard Double Room.

Double sized bed with crisp white duvet and pillows. Room offers multi channel TV, air-conditioning, in-room laptop safes, free WiFi, work desk, telephone, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and en-suite bath/power shower.

Where to book online – Clayton Hotel Cardiff – Gay Friendly Hotels Cardiff Wales you can find the best hotels deals in Cardiff during Cardiff Festivals which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cardiff on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.