voco St. David’s Cardiff: A Luxurious Waterfront Retreat

ByAndrea Thompson

April 26, 2024

The voco St. David’s Cardiff Hotel was originally opened in 1999 by Rocco Forte Hotels. The hotel was the first five-star property in Wales, an iconic design featuring a sweeping sail-topped roof which compliments the nautical theme of the area, lofty atrium lobby and floor to ceiling windows. It overlooks Cardiff Bay and the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

The hotel has changed hand over the years and acquired by IHG under the voco brand in 2018 and is the second hotel to be opened under this brand.

The interior design is modern and elegant, that welcomes guests into a space of luxury and comfort.  With 142 guest rooms, each designed with a Scandinavian aesthetic, utilizing cherry and beechwood to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.  The rooms are spacious and feature crisp linens, fluffy towels, and indulgent bathtubs with Antipodes toiletries.  Including high-speed internet and personal fax machines (do people still use these?) they catering to both the leisure and business travellers.

Continuing the heritage of Llaw Bae Teigr, they have named one of the floors after this, Tiger Bay Floor.  With picturesque views of Cardiff Bay waterfront, these luxurious suites elevate the home-away-from-home experience.

The Tir a Môr restaurant which means land and sea in Welsh, celebrates Wales’s culinary heritage with a modern twist.  Sourcing seasonal local ingredients, enjoy good food, stunning views over the bay and experience the essence of Wales.

There is a business centre open 24 hours a day and equipped with administrative support and a fitness Centre.  The spa offers hydro and swimming pools, and bespoke treatments all using Ishga products. With free high-speed Wi-Fi and event pet friendly.  Also, the hotel has eight contemporary event spaces all with natural light.  Perfect for weddings and conference as located near to major transport links and a stones throw from the city centre.

Venture beyond to explore the vibrant city of Cardiff and experience Cardiff Castle, WMC, Principality Stadium and the Motorpoint Arena.

Voco St. David’s Cardiff is not just a place to stay it is a destination offering a blend of modern luxury and Welsh charm, an ideal choice for those seeking a memorable experience in Cardiff.