• Cardiff International Sports Village

Cardiff International Sports Village

At the Cardiff Village, swim, workout, watch ice hockey, go ice skating or white water rafting


Sports Village Cardiff

Cardiff Bay, less than two miles from the city centre, has become a widely respected sporting destination in its own right. Cardiff International Sports Village is exciting. Bordering the freshwater lake created by Cardiff Bay Barrage, the Sports Village already boasts two Olympic standard sporting facilities, Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff International Pool, both of which were used as training venues for the London games in 2012. Alongside these, you will find the Viola Arena, which is both a public skating rink and home of the Cardiff Devils Elite League ice hockey team.

Cardiff International Pool

Cardiff International Pool is a modern facility with a 50m Olympic swimming pool. There's also a leisure pool with flumes, a lazy river, Space-Bowl, slides and a toddler area. If swimming isn't for you, there is a state-of-the-art gym, leisure centre and group fitness classes. Plus, a health suite with a sauna, steam room and spa. 

Iceskating in Cardiff

You can ice skate in Cardiff Ice Rink. As well as booking lessons, you can book a public session. Take to the ice and glide around. Children can even hire a penguin skating aid if they aren't confident on the ice. There's even a Friday Night Ice Party from 8.15pm. General admission starts from £10 plus skate hire, and children start from £5. Family tickets are also available. 

The Cardiff Devils

The Cardiff Devils are an Elite League Ice Hockey team and the only one from Wales. The Viola Stadium, previously the Ice Arena Wales, is located at the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. Here you can cheer them on most weekends from September to March. 

Cardiff International White Water

A centre of excellence for training, Cardiff International White Water provides many amazing activities. White water rafting is one of the most sociable activities available. With an indoor wave, a simulated surf machine provides the thrill of bodyboarding. Get harnessed up, cross the high ropes timber structure towering above the white water course. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hot dogging and more.  

Cardiff Bay Velodrome

Cardiff Council announced planning permission for a new velodrome to be built at the International Sports Village. The 333-metre cycling track will be joined by a new clubhouse and stands. This development plans will replace the one currently at Maindy.

Bedrooms at Future Inn Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Hotel

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized rooms that can sleep up to four adults, including our accessible bedrooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower facilities, a desk with workspace and a laptop safe. Room features include an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and a flat-screen TV.

Perks include free parking and electric car charging, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary robe and slippers in your room. Plus home away from home services like our guest laundry room, ice buckets, and ice machine, which you can help yourself to. 

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn 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!

Welsh 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 from 5pm.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Welsh drink selection includes Brains beers, Penderyn whiskey and vodka, Benjamin Hall gins, and Cariad wines. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £16 cocktails

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Getting to the Cardiff International Sports Village from Future Inn Cardiff

By Car

The Cardiff International Sports Village is a 7-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Cardiff. There is plenty of onsite parking.

By Bus

The number 89B going towards Llandough goes from Schooner Way a 9-minute walk from the hotel, and it goes directly to Olympian Drive, where the Cardiff International Sports Village is. The whole journey takes about 17-minutes. 

By Train

There are no train stops near the Cardiff International Sports Village.

By Bike

Future Inn Cardiff is a cycle-friendly hotel, and we allow guests to keep bikes in their room with cycle mats supplied. It takes around 12-minutes to cycle from the hotel. Nextbike operates in Cardiff, and a station is at the end of Hemmingway Road, near Cardiff Bay train station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. You can cycle directly to Cardiff International Sports Village and the Viola Stadium, where there is a Nextbike station.

On Foot

It would take around 39-minutes to walk from the hotel.


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