PYCON UK

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Where to stay in Cardiff

Hotels

Recommended partner hotels

The hotels listed in this section have given us preferential rates or terms or both. Their allocation of rooms for PyCon UK attendees is likely to be exhausted well before the conference, so you are strongly advised to book as early as you can.

Note that depending upon availability you may well be able to find cheaper rates than these, but on less flexible terms (changes and cancellation not permitted).

Other hotels are listed after these.

Cardiff is a small city, and the weekend of PyCon UK will be busy. The longer you leave it to book your accommodation, the more difficult it will be to get it at a good price.

Important: if you find that the prices your are offered don't match the rates advertised below, that means that they are simply no longer available. We don't have a contract with the hotels, and once the room allocations are gone, they're gone.

Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel (tel +44 29 20550755; email Royal Hotel reservations) is perfectly-placed, mid-way between City Hall (about 10 minutes' walk) and Cardiff Central Railway station.

Please use the code PyCon when booking, using the Royal Hotel booking form. The negotiated PyCon UK rates include breakfast, in a double or twin room.

Five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher):

  • PyCon UK rate: £182.50 per person, for two people
  • standard rate: £227.36 per person, for two people

Sleeperz Hotel

Sleeperz Hotel (tel +44 29 2047 8747); email Sleeperz Hotel reservations) is a comfortable budget hotel, a minute's walk from the station and 15 minutes' walk from City Hall.

Please use the code PYCON2016 when booking (phone or email). The negotiated PyCon UK rates include breakfast, in a double or twin room.

Five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher) with a flexible cancellation policy (14.00 on day of arrival):

  • PyCon UK rate: £192.50 per person, for two people
  • standard rate: £211.13 per person, for two people

Sandringham Hotel

Sandringham Hotel (tel +44 29 2023 2161); email Sandringham Hotel reservations) is mid-way between City Hall (about 10 minutes' walk) and Cardiff Central Railway station.

Please note that the hotel has five floors but does not have a lift. It's not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Please use the code trip1 when booking (phone or email). The negotiated PyCon UK rates include breakfast, in a double or twin room (rates for a single room may be higher).

Five nights' bed & breakfast for two people:

  • PyCon UK rate: £166.50 per person, for two people
  • standard rate: £185.00 per person, for two people

Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel (tel +44 29 2167 2322); email Angel Hotel reservations) is close to City Hall (about 10 minutes' walk) and Cardiff Central Railway station (about 15 minutes' walk).

Please use the code block reference PYCO150916 when booking (phone or email).

Five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher) with a flexible cancellation policy, per person:

  • PyCon UK rate: £250.50 per person, for two people (available until Friday 15th July)
  • standard rate: £282.50 per person, for two people

Park Plaza

The Park Plaza (tel +44 29 2011 1101); email Park Plaza reservations) is close to City Hall (about 5 minutes' walk) and Cardiff Central Railway station (about 15 minutes' walk).

Please use the code Block ID 1888702 when booking (phone or email).

Five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher) with a flexible cancellation policy, per person:

  • PyCon UK rate: £325 per person, for two people

Other hotels

These hotels haven't given us special rates, but are conveniently located and inexpensive.

Ibis

There is an Ibis Hotel on Churchill Way about 10 minutes' walk from City Hall.

  • Typical rate for five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher), per person: £215

Clayton

Clayton Hotel is very close to the station, and about 15 minutes' walk from City Hall.

  • Typical rate for five nights' bed & breakfast for two people (rates for a single room may be higher), per person, for two people: £242 (select Stay 3 Nights & Save 30% tariff)

Use booking sites

Check sites such as Hotels.com and Booking.com for other hotels. (Apparently if you put your browser into private or incognito mode, you can sometimes get different, better, prices. Who knows?)

Some hotels don’t even appear on those sites, never mind offer discounts to Pythonistas; you need to go to their websites directly and pay the same as everyone else:

Travelodge Hotels

There are several Travelodge hotels in Cardiff, including one very close to City Hall and one very close to Cardiff Central Railway station.

Premier Inn

There's a Premier Inn on Churchill Way, about ten minutes' walk from City Hall.

Alternatives

There are hotels and guest-houses along Cathedral Road, a not unpleasant (this can depend upon what the weather has to offer) walk away from City Hall through Bute Park.

Consult Wimdu and Airbnb.

Get the location right

You'll have most fun at PyCon UK if you're staying somewhere a short walk from City Hall. Here's a handy map of hotels in the vicinity, courtesy of Google.


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