This seaside hotel brings a touch of style to the classic Pembrokeshire escape with its harbour-view dining, seascape art collection and pampering thermal suite. The decor is bright, breezy and contemporary with a strong maritime motif throughout.
The charming seaside setting, tucked into the south-easternmost fringe of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, puts you within easy range of activities for all interests – walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, beachcombing, or exploring the nearby attractions of Georgian Tenby.
Style & character 8/10
The hotel is bright, breezy and contemporary with a strong maritime motif throughout. The water theme extends from the in-house art gallery, often featuring work by local artists, to the soothing thermal suite, including an infinity pool, herbal rock sauna and a host of pampering treatments.
Service & facilities 9/10
Bright, professional and attentive – everyone seemed keen to help.
The 34 rooms divide into three categories - Good, Better and Best - and stylish colours evoke the seaside ambiance. The Good rooms are compact but bright, some with sea views, and have smaller bathrooms than those in the higher categories. Better rooms are more spacious and Best rooms feature super king-sized beds. All rooms come with a DVD player and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. There are also six two-bedroom apartments, each featuring a kitchenette, living area and a balcony or terrace.
Food & drink 8/10
The Cliff Restaurant and less formal Gallery Bar offer panoramic views across to Carmarthen Bay and fresh, colourful food with a nod to local seafood. For dinner, I strolled down to the hotel’s sister eateries The Mermaid and The Marina at Saundersfoot Harbour. The latter fries up crispy fish and chips, all served with a lung-filling waft of seaside ozone. Breakfast is served on the outside decking area for the ultimate seaside vibe.
Value for money 7/10
The Good double rooms cost from £160, including breakfast. Rates are higher than average for this part of Wales but it is worth paying more for a Best room to have a sea view and a balcony (from £290, including breakfast and a session in the thermal suite and hydro pool). Spa treatments are charged extra.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There is one disabled-access room with a lower bed and a walk-in wet room.
Some rooms have a foldout sofabed for kids, travel cots cost £15.00 per night and there’s a children’s menu before 7pm in the Cliff Restaurant.
Source: The Telegraph
St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire SA69 9NH