We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and having read the reviews beforehand, thought it sounded perfect. I don’t like to air any grievances, unless it’s something major, while I’m on holiday as it just makes bad feeling and I’d much rather get on with my holiday and then leave a review afterwards. It’s definitely a lovely old building with lots of features and the garden is also lovely. The staff are very friendly and helpful and I can’t fault the excellent breakfast. The new owners have not been there long and said they have a plan of refurbishments coming up which are definitely needed as the décor and some of the furnishings are looking a bit tired. Although we had a lovely big room with a good sea view, it had a musty smell which was worse every time we opened the large old wardrobe. I put a black shirt on a shelf in the wardrobe and it came out with dust on it. There was a bit too much dust in other places for my liking and I also wasn’t keen on all the little spiders in their webs in the corners of the bathroom ceiling. The shaver point didn’t work and there was only one bulb in the two lights above the bathroom mirror. When I made our booking on booking.com it said the hotel had an indoor swimming pool but we found on arrival that the pool had been closed and it’s now full of rubble which was slightly annoying. I suffer with a bad knee and one of the reasons I booked was so I could do a bit of swimming. (The pool has now been removed from the hotel description but too late for us). Although free wifi is advertised, we only managed to get a connection once during our stay which was also a bit annoying as we like to look up places of interest when we’re staying somewhere. This should really be advertised as “very limited” as wifi is a necessity for some people. Also if I’m going to be really picky, when staying in a peaceful and tranquil hotel like this it would be nice if the staff didn’t start hoovering until breakfast was finished. I’m sure the new owners will make a good job of restoring this hotel but at a whopping £188.00 a night for b&b, even for a large room with a sea view, I expected a little more and I came away feeling rather disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Penally Abbey is a small Country House Hotel and Restaurant situated in an elevated position, adjacent to the the 12th Century church in the pretty floral village of Penally.Penally, is only 1.5mls from the beautiful medieval walled town of Tenby with its cobbled streets, ancient ramparts, picturesque harbour, and long sandy beaches in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.The 'Abbey' is pretty rather than grand. The rooms are beautifully proportioned and sympathetically decorated and furnished to compliment the style of the building. Unusual features are the large ogee head doors and windows through which one can see views of Tenby Golf Course, Caldey Island and across the bay toward the Gower peninsular.We serve unpretentious food in beautiful surroundings. Our staff are friendly but not too intrusive. Our rooms are warm, clean and comfortable. We are only 800yds from Tenby's South Beach. But most importantly we offer the warmest welcome in Wales. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Penally Abbey Tenby
- Hotel Penally Abbey
- Penally Abbey Hotel And Restaurant Tenby, Wales