Good Hotel Guide Review
A Georgian windmill sits at the heart of Wales’s first contemporary arts hotel, on the edge of the UK’s smallest city, a stroll from Caerfai Bay. More than 100 original works by British and international artists are on display. ‘No-expense-spared’ bedrooms showing ‘care and attention to detail’, in the mill and Oriel Wing, have a chocolate-and-cream palette. Some have a terrace or Juliet balcony, a bath and separate shower. There are panoramic views from the observatory above the showpiece Tower Suite. A 20-room annexe should open any time soon. In the restaurant, chef Sam Owen’s menus include such locally sourced dishes as halibut with cockles and laver bread. No dogs are allowed, as the hotel is hypoallergenic, but even so one reader suffered a severe adverse reaction to ‘paintings with women bleeding from their eyebrows’, the work of street artist Charles Uzzell-Edwards, aka ‘Pure Evil’. Accompanied by less shock value are Marcus Oleniuk’s photographs of the St Davids peninsula and Ann Goodfellow’s beautiful ceramic sculptures. Breakfast has ‘a Welsh flavour’. (MC, and others)
21. Some on ground floor, some in separate wing, 1 suitable for disabled, 20 more in purpose-built annexe scheduled to be available soon.
bar, restaurant, lounge, in-room TV (Sky), landscaped grounds, civil wedding licence, car charging points, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £210–£380, D,B&B £280–£440. À la carte £52. Normally 2-night min. stay Fri and Sat, but check for 1-night availability.