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The Esplanade
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 The Esplanade, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales   |  
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Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Tenby
Wales
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good hotel but more 3* than 4”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I, together with another couple of friends, stayed here this weekend.
Posisitves- Brilliant location. I'd say this hotel is the best located hotel in Tenby as it's right on the sea front and literally just across the road from the old town walls, with all its shops, cafes and bars.

Friendly staff who are genuinely happy to help.

Lovely breakfast with a choice of full English or various other tings off the menu, as well as a 'help yourself' small buffet of cereals, fruit, juice etc.

Very clean rooms and all other areas.Hotel was nice and warm during the bitter weather.

Negatives- our room was old-fashioned and needed a refurb. The walls were very thin and we could here our friends talking and coughing in the room next door.
The bathroom had an old sliding door that was hanging loose at the bottom and the walls needed re-tiling. However, I believe the hotel rooms are undergoing refurbishment bit by bit, as our friends' room had been done out and was fresh and modern.

Overall, we had a lovely break but the hotel didn't live up to the price we paid. It was quite pricey, even for the non sea-view room which we had.

If you go with the expectation of staying in a 4 star hotel, which it's rated at, I fear you may be a tad disappointed.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are the best but are pretty expensive.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a night. Great location by the sea front and has the potential for a great boutique hotel.
Classed as UK 4* but more Fawlty Towers * than quality *

Decor from the 70s, bathrooms that look like they've never had a refit, leaking showers, taps not working and stained fittings really do nothing to sell this hotel for a return visit.

Friendly staff and a reasonable breakfast mean its not "poor" but come on guys, spend some money and create a great place to stay.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My husband and i had a very relaxing 5 days at the esplanade hotel, our room was facing the front with great views, the room was spacious, clean and quiet, the breakfasts were very good, cooked to order and served by pleasant helpful staff, the hotel is a few minutes walk from the town were there is plenty places to eat, i would recomend esplanade to anyone.

Room Tip: the 2nd floor rooms have great views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London UK
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This guesthouse or BB whatever you want to call it has decent rooms with great views over the ocean. It does not really have a lot of taste though, as the four poster beds and the furniture could have been my old granny's.
The bathroom was also old, but all was clean nonetheless. I do remeber we did pay quite a price for the room. Tenby is a fantastic place to stay and the hotel is very central everything walking distance, so a decent choice.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wexford, Ireland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Wonderful view from rooms at the front. Ideal location - not in the centre of everything but within short walking distance. Alongside the town wall. Property was clean and well run. Owners hands-on and very pleasant. Very good cooked to order breakfasts.

Room Tip: Worth paying for a sea view room. Better again to book a larger room with bay windows since other ro...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

My sister and mother and I had booked into another hotel, but on arrival decided not to stay there. We then had the task of finding another one at such short notice. The Esplanade gave us such a warm welcome and it was no trouble at all the shows the available rooms. My sister and I had a family room, with a settee, balcony and sea view, it was really comfortable, loads of space and lovely cotton sheets. Mum had a single room, again this was great but without the view. The location of this hotel is so wonderful, just across the road literally are ample benches where you can spend hours (mum did) literally gazing out to see or reading, with the hotel on hand for coffees and use of the toilets or back to the room. So near to town, but away from any hustle and bustle and noise at night. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The hague
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stayed one night, had a room with a nice view, however the most important part was bad, the matrass, it was small and we rolled off the bed on boith sides, when you turn your hear the steel springs jump.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 The Esplanade, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Tenby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tenby
#9 Family Hotel in Tenby
#11 Romantic Hotel in Tenby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Esplanade 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated alongside the town walls and overlooking South Beach, this 4 Star Guest Accommodation has magnificent views across Carmarthen Bay towards the islands of Caldy and St Catherines, and on a clear day, the north Devon coast.Access to the beautifully sandy South Beach is directly in front on TheEsplanade.A two minute walk will take you into the charming walled town of Tenby with it's wide selection of shops and restaurants.Run by proprietors Peter and Julie Andrasko who took over in April 2004. ... more   less 
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