Holland House, Cardiff

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Holland House
Mercure Holland House Cardiff.JPG
Former names
  • Julian Hodge House
  • Julian S. Hodge Building
  • Macdonald Holland House
Hotel chain Mercure
General information
Type Hotel
Location Wales Cardiff, Wales
Address 24-26 Newport Road,
Cardiff city centre
CF24 0DD
Coordinates 51°29′01″N 3°10′02″W / 51.4836°N 3.1672°W / 51.4836; -3.1672Coordinates: 51°29′01″N 3°10′02″W / 51.4836°N 3.1672°W / 51.4836; -3.1672
Completed 1968
Renovated 2004
Owner AccorHotels
Height 60.30 metres (197.83 ft)
Other information
Number of rooms 165

Holland House, formerly called Julian Hodge House, is a high-rise hotel on Newport Road near the centre of Cardiff, Wales. Originally an office block, the 60.3-metre-high (197.83 ft)[1] building has 15 floors and is the seventh tallest building in Cardiff.


The building[edit]

The building was constructed in 1968 by the Welsh financier Julian Hodge (1904 –2004) and was named Julian Hodge House.[2] It was later called the Julian S. Hodge Building.[1]

The building was refurbished in 2003/4 for hotel use.[1][3] It underwent an alteration and refurbishment project on the existing concrete framed structure, including the destruction of an existing two-storey extension structure. The two-storey extension was 30 by 15 metres (98 ft × 49 ft) and was built on top of an existing basement car park area.[4]


The building was built as an office block, its occupants included Lloyds TSB Bank.

In 2004 it became the Macdonald Holland House Hotel.[3] The hotel was run by Macdonald Hotels until 2007 when it was sold to AccorHotels to operate under the Mercure brand.[5]

In 2006, the exterior of the building was used as a hospital for the BBC television sci-fi drama series Torchwood, which was produced in Cardiff.[6]

Hotel facilities[edit]

Mercure Holland House and Spa is a 4-star hotel with 165 rooms. The hotel has a first floor restaurant and a lounge bar, an indoor swimming pool and seventeen meeting spaces.[7]

See also[edit]