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“Damp days in Tenby” 4 of 5 stars
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The Belgrave Hotel
The Esplanade,, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales   |  
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Ranked #12 of 25 hotels in Tenby
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Damp days in Tenby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have just returned from a very damp stay in Tenby at the Belgrave Hotel on a David Ogden five day break. This hotel is ideally situated overlooking the bay and our room 210 gave us a superb view. The room was comfortable with a modern en suite bathroom. Slight niggle was having difficulty maintaining shower temperature. A flat screen multi-channel TV is a bonus.

The restaurant is in the basement and was modern, clean and well lit and staffed by pleasant , efficient staff. The buffet breakfast was superb complemented by juices and cereals. The evening meals had the usual choices of starters, mains and sweets. I am a ‘soup person’ and found a couple of them a little watery. The meat dishes were good in quality and quantity as were the sweets and coffee at the table is a plus point. A slight negative for the repetitive vegetables. A five course dinner on the last night is a nice touch.

The Entertainment area is well lit and well furnished with an adjoining bar area complete with Pool Table, two Fruit Machines and Widescreen TV with Sky Sports (a definite plus point).

Entertainment was provided between nine and eleven each night but there is a significant amount of time doing nothing after a 6.30pm dinner. There was an absence of communication from staff and also an absence of Bingo and Quizzes which are usually standard practice on a couple of nights at most places. This seemed to be a major disappointment for a lot of the guests.
Each night’s artiste came in, set up and performed their acts without introduction. They were a mixed bunch, the male vocalist/comedian on Sunday was good, the guitarist/singer on Wednesday was good, the young lady singer on Monday was superb and made it a great party night, however the artiste on Tuesday was poor singer with a weak voice and an obnoxious manner.

The all inclusive bar from 6pm to 11pm is based on the ‘one glass’ system which works quite well apart from a touch of pedantry from the unsmiling barmaid/receptionist, elderly people do occasionally forget to bring their glasses up from the restaurant and shouldn’t be treated like naughty children. An attitude that probably comes from the manager whose smile doesn’t reach his eyes.
Tenby must be an excellent place to stay in drier times with its superb beaches, walks, pubs and eateries but we didn’t have any luck with the weather to appreciate it fully.

Room Tip: Sea views rooms are well worth the supplement. The higher room numbers on each floor are furthest fr...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Malvern, England
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We booked an internet special for 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in a sea view room at £37.50 per person per night. The hotel was warm, reception was friendly, the lift is a bit wonky and then we found our room which was a bit cramped being a conversion from a large sea view room into 2 small ones. The sea view was marred by a misted window with some ancient secondary glazing but we managed to clean it off. Excellent bedding and comfortable bed - nice towels but no shower gel or shampoo ( could not really expect it for the price).
We hit a"gala" dinner on the Saturday night which was an experience with crackers, funny hats and whistles. The food was all tasty but somewhat overcooked, especially the meat (but again for the price it was quite acceptable - usual 3663/Brakes fare ). The next day was part of a Turkey and Tinsel break (in the middle of January !!) and again it was good for the price. Commendation must go for the service which was top notch, especially a waitress called Jane who really put her heart and soul into giving service with a smile.
Breakfast was in the basement with everything self service but a good selection of freshly cooked hot items including porridge and kippers to order.
For the price and location the Belgrave is great value and it's a fun place too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stourport, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I am leaving this on behalf of my mom who stayed here last week on a Turkey and Tinsel weekend (she is not into the internet but wanted to have this added).
the hotel welcome was great, drink on arrival, told them all about the hotel, she has problems with some foods, but the hotel catered for her brilliantly, everything was included and nothing too much trouble, my mom wanted to say a big thanks to all the staff for making this a great weekend :)

Room Tip: 5th floor has great see view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Prescot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Enjoyed our stay here in September. Owner obviously modernising the hotel gradually. Some nice touches especially the dining rooms and the ballroom. Meals are excellent and the staff are spot on when waiting on. Thursday and Saturday you get a 5 course meal at no extra cost. Saturdays meal is served in the ballroom. Rooms are fairly spacious, clean and well serviced but could do with a little 'tarting' up as they are a little dour. Did not spoil our stay there though.My wife and I would definitely go back there. Ideally situated for the beach and the town centre. Entertainment on most nights.

Room Tip: Some big rooms available with great sea-view, assume they are family rooms.Need to ring hotel first.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It is a basic hotel in need of some modernisation ,which in fairness has been started in certain areas but they need to get to the rooms ! the breakfast is tasty and well presented and served in a nice dining room by very friendly staff .Evening entertainment is provided and the bar is pleasant, it would appear that it is popular with older guests and is on the coach party list .the outlook is very nice if you have a sea view as it is on the sea front .I use this hotel on odd occasions for business trips which in itself is my endorsment of an unsophisticated hotel with a foot still slightly in the past.

Room Tip: ask for " a sea view"
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

stayed at the belgrave in a sea view room.view was wonderfull.hotel very dated windows rotting and bed very lumpy and uncomfortable.hotel needs some updating and decorating.on the other aspect staff very friendy and breakfast lovely and hot and quick.would love to stay again when refurbishments have finished.also in a bigger room as it was very small for a double.

Room Tip: ask for a large sea view room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My Partner has just returned from a 4 day stay with her mother they was on a coach trip and was most impressed with the hotel .She stayed in a lovely large bedroom with sea view on the third floor . The hotel was nice and clean as was the bedroom they arrived late afternoon and was taken to their room by the staff they were also shown how to use the lift and any problems to just ask .The meals were nice with plenty of choice and good portions . The bar area was good and the entertainment was good all in all had a enjoyable stay going back next November .Was in a coach trip of 47 of which 41 of them have booked before they left the hotel to go back next November would reccomend the hotel to anyone .my partners name is Elaine and hers Mums name is Beryl .

Room Tip: the only comment my partner would make is if you have problems walking is ask for a room on the firs...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: The Esplanade,, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Tenby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tenby
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tenby
#14 Romantic Hotel in Tenby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Belgrave Hotel Tenby
The Belgrave Hotel Tenby, Wales

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