My daughter and I stayed at the Imperial on a Shearings Coast and Country three night break on October 21st 2011. We paid extra for sea view rooms and were pleased we had done so as the view over Tenby beach is quite stunning. We both had nice rooms with plenty of space and a roomy modern bathroom with shower.
The reception staff are very helpful as are the rest of the hotel staff. The restaurant staff came across as professional and tentative and nothing was too much trouble.
The food here is very good with an extensive menu plus extra choices if you decide to pamper yourself with the supplementary menu (recommended). They do a “Rib Eye” to die for. A choice of dining times of 6.30pm and 7.30pm are very helpful. The views from the restaurant are quite spectacular especially early evening in October.
It was obvious that there had been some major recent refurbishment at The Imperial, however, hotels of this size and age will constantly need money throwing at it and will require ongoing maintenance because it’s the nature of the beast.
I found it difficult to fault our stay; however, if I had to be picky then the fact that Wi Fi was only available in the lounge and bar areas is a small letdown when your room is on the third floor. The only other gripe (which is a little more serious) is the lack of hotel parking but Tenby is a nightmare for parking in general anyway; however I’m sure some form of concessions could be made for nearby on street parking, even if a charge is incurred. After all hotels such at The Imperial bring good revenue to the town. Struggling to find somewhere to park after a 7 hour drive is frustrating to say the least. When you advertise a self drive establishment then the least of our expectations is hotel parking.
I have stayed at several Shearings self drive hotels so overall a decent hotel which I rate at eight out of ten in general but I drop it down to seven due to frustrating parking problems. Food, service and rooms are certainly on par with most other Shearings Coast and Country self drive establishments and better than some. In my opinion you get what you pay for regarding hotel rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Tenby
- The Imperial Tenby Hotel Wales
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Imperial Hotel, Tenby is built into the ancient stone walls of Tenby, overlooking its beautiful South Beach. The hotel boasts truly spectacular views towards Caldey Island. Inside the hotel, you’ll find a comfortable and charming place to unwind and relax. The Pembrokeshire region of South Wales is home to some of the most spectacular coastline in the British Isles. At the heart of this charming and picturesque setting can be found the town of Tenby, with its cobbled streets and ancient stone walls. The Hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast and Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible. ... more less
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