The pros & cons of a hotel room with a view

Location, location, location! We all love a Cardiff hotel room with a breath-taking view, whether it’s a stunning spectacle over snow-capped mountains or an all-encompassing sight of the glittering blue ocean. And some people are even prepared to pay extra for one. As you book your room, one of the decisions you need to make is whether you prefer room with a view or not. Learning the pros and cons will help you decide if it’s worth your money. Of course if money is a big factor in deciding where to stay then you should check out our awesome cheap Cardiff hotel reviews.

Cardiff hotel room with a view

Here are a few of the pros and cons of paying for a room with a view.

To have a delightful trip, you need to take the time to choose a comfortable, cozy, and luxurious place to stay. There are several essential criteria, such as accommodation, food, location in the building and perhaps the most significant – view from the window. After all, the calming experience of beholding a stunning display of nature when you wake up will lift your mood for the whole day.


One of the most incredible things about travelling is getting the chance to take in the breath-taking scenery that you usually can’t find at home. If you want to savour that experience longer, stay in a hotel that offers spectacular views right from your room. While there are countless hotels worldwide located in beautiful destinations, some properties always standout for their stunning and amazing views.

Luxury Cardiff hotels are often located in tall buildings and may provide the best views of the city’s landscape.  Paying for a room with a view allows you to include in something you don’t normally get to experience, making your vacation special and unique.

Less Pollutants

Tourists prefer to have a pollution-free and scenic environment around the hotel because the urban life has become the hallmark of polluted atmosphere. Therefore, it is always preferable to spend those leisure times at a place where it feels fresh and nature is at peak of its beauty. A great place to get away from it all is down by the sea so if that’s your thing then you should definitely consider staying at one of the many Cardiff bay hotels, many of which offer spectacular views across the open water.

Natural Beauty

If your hotel faces the mighty sea or is surrounded by the majestic mountains, the stay becomes more relaxing. The waterfall creates a beautiful noise. And the chirping of birds feels like a violin playing in the background.

Woodland hotel room view

City’s Architecture

The sight of the city’s architectural landscape from the balcony of your hotel’s room, such as master pieces of arts, fountains, squares, ancient structures, is an experience worth relishing. Every city has its own monuments and remarkable places, however, the sightseeing experiences reaches new heights with a literal bird’s eye view right from the centre of your hotel’s room. 

However, there are also some drawbacks of choosing a room with a view.

The View is Not Worth You Paid for

Hotels offering stunning views of the magnificent blue oceans have played an important role in promoting beach tourism. However, the location of the room is essential. One of the main problems with ocean view rooms is that different hotels and resorts categorize the view differently. Even if you could only see a sliver of the ocean by turning your head and looking in one direction, the hotel may classify the room as having an ocean view. It is, therefore, important that before booking a room, you should call the hotel to find out what type of view your room may have. If the view is minimal, it may not be worth the cost.  

You May Not Spend Much Time in the Room

Another drawback of paying for a view is that you may not spend that much time in your room. Some people are out exploring their vacation destination, say, to enjoy the tasty foods the city offers. If you are one of these people, the money spent on the room can go towards other excursions and activities. Always weigh how much time you will spend in the room. If it’s not more than a few hours in the room and you are tight on money, prefer spending your time at the beach instead of paying much more for a few hours’ stay only. 

Our Verdict

For some people, laying in their hotel balcony in the morning and seeing the ocean is a huge part of their vacation. For others, the room is just a place to sleep at night. Taking the time to really think about the time you will spend in your room looking at the ocean will help you decide if this is something you should pay extra for.