We don’t wish to blow our own trumpet, but we like to think the Guide played a small part in the runaway success of Wales’s first contemporary art hotel. One of our top discoveries of 2019, the architect-owned and redesigned Edwardian hotel, built around a Georgian windmill, is set to add 20 new bedrooms by March 2020. It is ‘pristine, immaculately furnished, in beautifully landscaped grounds’, writes a trusted reader this year. ‘They have thought of everything.’ Spacious, chocolate-and-cream bedrooms are hypoallergenic (no dogs), with terrace or balcony, espresso machine, mini-fridge, bath, shower, aromatherapy toiletries. ‘The bathroom was the best we’ve experienced.’ The Tower Suite has a spiral staircase to the belvedere overlooking the St David’s peninsula. Staff are ‘attentive and welcoming’. Many of the paintings on display are by local street artists. Sous-chef Sam Owen has now stepped up as head chef, creating such dishes as malt-glazed halibut, scallop tortellini, pea, pancetta, from prime Welsh ingredients. ‘The extensive breakfast menu’ includes freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly baked pastries, home-made preserves, ‘well-cooked’ hot dishes. (Mary Coles, RC)
Caerfai Road St Davids Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT Wales
21. Some on ground floor, some in separate wing, 1 suitable for disabled, more are planned.
bar, restaurant, lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), landscaped grounds, civil wedding licence, public areas wheelchair accessible.
in public areas.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £180–£400, D,B&B £250–£470. À la carte £35. Normally 2-night min. stay Fri and Sat, but check for 1-night availability.
Stay between November and March for just £240 per room per night, including breakfast, a three course a la carte dinner at two Rosette Blas Restaurant, Wifi, Parking and Tax. Terms and Conditions: Rates are per room per night, based on two sharing and include; luxury accommodation, a three course dinner, (beverages not included) parking, WiFi and Tax. Available annually between November 1st and March 31st. *Excludes Bank and School Holidays and Valentines. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Supplements apply to the suites at Twr y Felin Hotel: Tyddewi Tower Suite – £160 per room per night. Oriel Junior Suite – £100 per room per night. Rhosson Suite – £50 per room per night. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when joining.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Comments about Twr y Felin Hotel
A pristine high-end hotel, immaculately furnished with no expense spared, and with beautifully landscaped grounds. Staff were very welcoming. Our room, Oriel Spacious, was so well equipped, with the furniture designed to house everything neatly in drawers. The bathroom was the best we have experienced. The breakfast menu was extensive, with a Welsh flavour, and well cooked. Dinner was fine dining, which we enjoyed, but would have been enhanced if canapes had been included which are usual in this price range. A relaxing break in a beautiful part of Wales.
- Mary Coles - October 2018