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Giltar Hotel
The Esplanade, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 hotels in Tenby
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“Just perfect!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

My Husband & I got married in the Giltar on 29/06/2012 and can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. Right from the moment we booked, the staff couldn't do enough to help and advise us. Everything was taken care of and any questions we had were answered promptly and clearly.
The day itself was magical, despite the typical Welsh weather!! The staff made sure we had nothing at all to worry over, and all I had to do was relax and get ready. The decorations, food and general atmosphere through the night was just excellent!! Each member of staff does more than just come to work - they really take pride in what they do and it feels like they treat each wedding like the most important one they've held at the hotel.
We have stayed at The Giltar for a number of years and it just keeps getting better. The hotel has refurbished many of it's rooms to an excellent standard - it almost seems a pity to leave the room!! The breakfast is great, and the lunchtime/evening menu is delicious!!
Overall I would say that if you want to stay in a hotel in Tenby, there is no other choice - pick The Giltar Hotel!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Malcolm B, Owner at Giltar Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your marriage with us. We'll pass the message onto all of the staff. We look forward to having you back at the hotel soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Stayed just the one night, in a premier suite overlooking the sea, all very nice, staff polite and well trained, room clean and tidy. Breakfast, plenty and well cooked.

  • Stayed July 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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Malcolm B, Owner at Giltar Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll pass the review onto the staff as they work hard to make everyones visit as enjoyable as possible.
We hope to see you back at the hotel sometime soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a Delux room for friends wedding. Room was amazing. Super king size bed and balcony with sea view. Room was perfect. And could hear the sea. Worth paying extra for. Very spacious.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malcolm B, Owner at Giltar Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in one of our Delux rooms. We hope to see you back at the hotel sometime soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Giltar Hotel is a very special place indeed. Situated on the sea front overlooking the beach in Tenby, Malcolm and the staff always offer warm welcome. The ambience is amazing, the food exquisite and the decor, especially for weddings is wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble either, the staff and management really do enjoy helping their guests and this shows in so many ways from a welcoming smile on the front desk to holding a door open for a guest.

We've been photographing wedding for over twenty five years (www.simeonlloyd.co.uk) and have attended countless weddings at the Giltar Hotel. It's always a pleasure to work there and with such a picturesque backdrop, the wedding photographs we create look out of this world. It's a lovely venue that's full of charm and comes highly recommended, a terrific venue for weddings.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Thanks for your recommendation!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Looked nice online and from the outside, the further you go in, the worse it gets. Bedroom had stains on sheets and was generally unclean and poorly maintained. The manager said if you want a better room, you shouldn't have booked a standard room. We left immediately and stayed next door in the Atlantic hotel which was significantly better.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The decor of The Giltar's restaurant is lovely: all sophisticated colours, crisp white cloths and subtle flowers and prints. The rooms (there are two interconnecting ones) have big windows that offer views of the sea across the road. The staff are well presented and professional; they were smiling and friendly. For all of these reasons, it is a good place to go for a family lunch.

And now to the meal... I chose a nice retro starter - prawn cocktail - which was tasty but rather small. My main was roast beef, yorkshire pudding and vegetables. The beef was delicious. The yorkshire, pretty good. It was the extras that let the meal down. Roast potatoes weren't crisp, parsnips were too woody and inedible and the 'real' gravy was tasteless.

At £9.50 - the roast dinner needs to be better.

I have to apologise for not speaking to the staff at the end and not letting them know that parts of the meal were up to scratch. I was being treated to lunch by elderly in-laws and didn't want to cause a fuss.

If the Giltar's chef and his/her team can have more control over the food - this would be a really super place to eat!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Refurbished room was comfortable and specious enough. Food ok but not exceptional. Dinner ok but expensive for the quality. Staff were courteous, friendly and helpful - but then then why should we expect anything less, and go over the top praising people for doing what we've paid them to do and is in their own interest!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: The Esplanade, Tenby SA70 7DU, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Tenby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Tenby
#11 Romantic Hotel in Tenby
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