This is my first experience away with a Dog (twins & a poorly husband- came down with it on the way there nothing to do with our stay). However I had stayed at this hotel years ago & loved the position of the hotel over the North beach & made sure we had a Sea view Family room. Unfortunately it was for one night only as we couldn't stay any longer due to personal reasons.
The room was situated at the very top which luckily there was a lift as our dog doesn't like stairs (only because he is Not allowed at home!) Hotel is bit dated but areas are having a make over, so a work in progress however nicely done.
The receptionist was very helpful & lovely ( even though our dog did have a wee accident in the lift as he didn't quiet make outside the next morning. It wasn't a problem & was cleaned up straight away.) There were other guests with their dogs too so I wasn't the only one.
We had room service for dinner as my husband wasn't feeling too good. In fairness it was delivered on time & with a smile from the young lads & didn't mind making a 2nd trip up for more bread! The menu I thought was a bit of a mis match but perhaps I am too critical because I am in catering. Perhaps more emphasis on local Welsh / British dishes & some lighter options- like local crab sandwiches/ mackeral pate/ local cheese & chutney ploughmans/ Pint of prawns/ Welsh afternoon teas- with Bara brith & welshcakes??... I understand restaurants are now going global with their menus but seeing as this is such a lovely Welsh seaside hotel, stick to the roots & give tourists a taste of Wales, not noodles (Unless you are linked to Oriental cuisine.) I think chefs tend to think if a dish is not British then it's not Posh enough! (Bearing in mind I am not British nationality, I would of preferred a menu connected to the Chef/ owner, location or country I am in, no matter where I am in the world!!)
The children ate for free if parents ate off the menu too which was v good. I had a steak which was cooked exactly how I like it (as you can tell I'm a fussy bugger!) & it was locally sourced meat too, so thumbs up there.
Breakfast was nice & the 2 lads who served our room service were serving the next morning. Good selection & even my hubby made it down (which might have had something to do with the women's Spanish golfing team!) I was a little bit put out by one table who was constantly on his mobile phone through out the entire breakfast!! His poor wife & children looked embarassed & gave all the other foreign guests in the dinning room a stereo typical rude loud Welsh bloke with no regard for anyone let alone his family!
It was nice to be sat amongst a mixture of hotel guests & perhaps tourism in Wales is making a come back even if it Just rains!
I was also surprised at the young girl waitress' attitude towards the young Spanish girls, who were half way through their own breakfast & were told to move to a different table! Thought she was on a power trip being head waitress! When the Spanish asked for hot chocolate (which they tend to drink for breakfast in Spain) they were told it had ran out!! My kids had it & I really did not see how hard it was to quickly get some.
The pastries that were out for people to help themselves could of had tongs, as one guest poked them to see if hot & then the waiter took one to reheat, with his hands!
My kids loved the pool & games room and I shall definitely recommend & return.
All in all we did have a lovely short trip & I really like the hotel, just needs some fine tweaking & you are spot on!!
Tenby is still a favourite even though very touristy but a trip to Tenby is tradition for our family & so many others every year. We loved the Sunday music & fireworks at the harbour too!
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