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Cartref Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15-19 High Street, Fishguard SA65 9AW, Wales
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Fishguard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
TC134 Hereford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well situated in Fishguard, the Cartref Hotel was comfortable and clean with modern facilities. Our 5 days was greatly enhanced by advice from a knowledgeable owner who sent us off each day with advice on the local area following an excellent breakfast. Convenient local Car Park (50yds) at 80p for 24hrs.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner was an eccentric lady but very smiley. First impression was terrible as there were papers strewn all over the reception desk. She had a lovely little dog but it seemed to be put behind a glass door a lot if the time which we thought was a shame for him. The room was an improvement as was very clean... More

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Southampton Uk
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had trouble finding a room anywhere as the Fishguard triathlon was on, I think this was the last room in town. First impressions are poor as the reception is piled with papers and very messy. My room was fine though, a decent size for a single, nicely decorated with a good shower and excellent wifi. Breakfast was great, especially... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to stay in the centre of Fishguard. Close to one excellent fish restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights only (the corner café during the day). Also a tiny real ale bar (Fishguard Arms) where there are interesting local characters (farm workers and fishermen) to talk to. The Finnish host landlady (Christina) was charming and gave me much... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parts of the hotel are a trip back into pseudo Victoriana ie the lounge and entry area and parts are well modernised ie the breakfast room and bathroom. The lobby needs a big tidy up and de-cluttering as there were piles of papers, books and magazines everywhere and gave quite a bad impression on first entry. The room was ok,... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real old hotel with lots of charm, our finnish host was lovely and very helpful. We had a large bedroom and compact bathroom which we were happy with. The hotel was right in Fishguard, so made for easy walking. Our host recommended a lovely place for dinner-on the corner near the hotel-it is a bakery/café during the day BUT on... More

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Cartref last night having found it on hotels.com for the good price of £42b&b. The owner was lovely, very friendly and helpful with suggestions on what to see and where to eat. My room was room 8 on the top floor- not a problem for me but if you have trouble negotiating steps you may wish... More

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cartrefhotel, Owner at Cartref Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is right in the heart of Fishguard with easy walking to all the shops, the bus stop, and coastal path. I stayed in a single room, which was very clean and comfortable and at just the right price for a single traveler. Breakfast was excellent. The owner was accommodating, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. She even... More

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cartrefhotel, Owner at Cartref Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! I definitely hope you will stay again - and I especially hope that you will come again to Wales to see the things you missed this time! More

Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
54 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Definetly dated and rooms have not been invested in. I was only customer on a Sunday night. However the landlady was pleasant and clearly proud of Fishguard(which was pleasant surprise). In a good location for strolling around Fishguard.The breakfast was really good start to the day and so would recommend for a night as good value but would caution any... More

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cartrefhotel, Owner at Cartref Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! There are a few points I would like to make! You chose the small single. The bathroom is newly modernised,even with heated towel rail. It has all the things the other rooms have with the exception of a desk as there is no room for it. Many customers have found it cosy but I believe... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed in Fishguard in the off season, staying at the Cartref Hotel. The room was pleasant and clean. Bit of a winging route to the room, up the stairs, but not a big deal. COuld easily walk to the town center from the hotel. Best part was the friendly owner who served a fantastic b'fast. And her dog, Toby,... More

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cartrefhotel, Owner at Cartref Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review after all this time! More

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Address: 15-19 High Street, Fishguard SA65 9AW, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Fishguard
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Hotel Class:2 star — Cartref Hotel 2*
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We have 2 double rooms 2 twin rooms 2 family rooms and 4 single rooms All rooms are en-suite, have hospitality trays,freeview televisions and free Wi-Fi in every room. The beds have crispy all-cotton sheets.There is a bar and a restaurant for guests only. Two free garages are available. We are open 24 hrs.The Cartref Hotel has been here since early 1900's! Then it was advertised with 'well aerated beds' - and we still claim the same.'Cartref' is the Welsh word for home. We hope you will feel at home with us! Croeso!Welcome! ... more   less 
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