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.
- Also Known As:
- Belgrave Hotel Tenby
- The Belgrave Hotel Tenby, Wales