• Cardiff International Arena

    Previously Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Cardiff International Arena | Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

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If the walls could talk

You name them. They've probably played here. Since the opening concert by Shirley Bassey on 10 September 1993, Cardiff International Arena has staged performances by hundreds of global stars. Names who have performed in the arena are among Westlife, Take That, Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Jessie J, Anastacia, Steps, JLS, Jason Derulo and Mariah Carey. In March 2015, the venue's 3000th event was marked by a show headlined by singer Katherine Jenkins.

The arena reverted back to its original CIA name on 22 September 2022 after being named Motorpoint Arena Cardiff since March 2011

Music, Comedy and Sport

There's always an exciting line-up at the Cardiff International Arena, including live music, stand-up comedy and sporting events such as snooker, darts and professional wrestling.

Cardiff International Arena


Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Hotels near Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

The Cardiff International Arena is a 6-minute drive or taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. Cardiff Bay train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Cardiff Queen Street station, which is also a 5-minute walk to the arena. It would take approximately 25 minutes to walk from the hotel.  

Future Inns in Cardiff Bay has 197 rooms with everything you would expect of a 4-star hotel. Plus, a whole host of home-away-from-home comforts. The hotel offers all guests free parking, electric car charging, and free WiFi. All bedrooms sleep up to four guests, which is ideal for families and groups. Plus, under 12s stay for free.

Make a reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or email reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk 

Future Inns Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Cardiff Restaurant

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before the event. The team serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £25 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of drinks is also available, including 2 for £16 cocktails.

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