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All the richness of a big city with the friendliness and ease of a small town. Make yourself at home in the Welsh capital.

Cardiff in all modes

Cardiff in all modes

Small enough to explore by foot, but vibrant enough to keep families and long-stay visitors busy. Cardiff has historic sites, including the castle in the city centre. Quirky shops and cafes tucked away in Victorian arcades, and a thriving creative and music scene. It’s also one of the UK’s greenest cities, with many open spaces to explore and unwind in.  


Our short and long stay apartments are right next to Bute Park – the green heart of the city – with the rest of Cardiff a short stroll away.   

“A hub, a headquarters, a focus for aspiration, an outlet for national exuberance.”

Peter Finch
  • Arcade life

    Arcade life

    There’s nearly a kilometer of arcades in Cardiff – narrow Victorian and Edwardian shopping malls lined with boutiques, family-run cafes and artisan craft shops. A true hallmark of the city. 

  • Green city 

    Green city 

    Cardiff is surrounded by hills, mountains and woodland, and has many stunning beaches nearby. In the city centre, Bute Park comprises 130 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. 

  • Old and new

    Old and new

    The Cardiff area has a rich and varied past, with many fascinating sites to visit. Cardiff Castle itself is right in the centre of the city, with over 2000 years of history to explore. 

  • On the bay

    On the bay

    Europe’s largest waterfront development, Cardiff Bay is a stunning retreat from the city’s bustle. Head there for shopping, eating, music and comedy, or to enjoy one of the many festivals and events. 

Clarity & balance in Cardiff

From A, to be

Compact, flat and in large parts pedestrianised, Cardiff is a city best explored by foot. With a self-contained apartment next to Bute Park, you’ll be in prime position to see it all – St David’s shopping centre, the castle and historic buildings, bars, restaurants and arcades. If you fancy a trip to Cardiff Bay, it’s just a short train, bendy bus or taxi ride away.  

Eating out & eating in

Cardiff has many up-and-coming independent foodie spots – from high-end restaurants for celebratory meals to higgledy-piggledy arcade cafes for afternoon tea. The ‘International Food Mile’ on City Road is a good place to start, as is Cowbridge Road East in Canton. Cardiff Central Market has a wealth of different food stalls, and Riverside Market is the city’s original farmers’ market.  

Work hard, rest harder

In the city for business? Cardiff is the centre for Welsh media, with studios for BBC Wales, S4C and ITV Wales, as well as a media hub that includes over 600 TV production and creative businesses. It’s also an important industrial centre, and is the home of the National Assembly for Wales. If you’re combining meetings with working from home, your serviced apartment couldn’t be better set up.

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