My 4.5 yar old loved staying in a castle and from a small childs eyes its was probably great. We stayed in the telpyn appartment and like the rest of the castle block it was in need of some attention and refurbishment or at least a lick of fresh paint to cover up damp spots. A good dusting to remove cobwebs wouldnt go amiss.
The biggest gripe is the ludicrously low water pressure that makes the shower quite redundant. When reported to the Manager the odd job/maintenance man was sent up and the apparent solution was to run the water in all the taps for 5 mins to "get the water up". Despite this solution we got wetter in the occasional rainshower. The maintenance man actually agreed that “it should be better than that”. I asked for my disatisfaction to be passed back to the manager but despite seeing him on numerous occassions I was never asked about it. In my opinion common courtesy let alone good customer care would have warranted an apology.
We asked for an iron and ironing board which came quickly but was spotted with midew and cobwebs.
We specifically asked if we were near the entertainment and were told no so were were supprised to see we were more or less above the bar, that said the acts that were on during our stay could not be heard from our room. The chiller units hum away through the night below the bedroom window. There is a dancing video game in the games room which was popular with the kids as they stomped on it until late in the night and this can be clearly heard in the bedroom. If youre a light sleeper you wont get much sleep.
Take your own pillows as the ones in the room appear to have provided a lot of service in their time. My little girl couldn’t sleep in her bunk bed because “the bed was lumpy and uncomfortable” and having spent all but one of our 5 nights stay in both of the bunks I have to agree with her.
There were solid wooden blinds hinged to the window frame which when I closed these the walls behind them were damp and mouldy. It was then that I noticed they had been previously been screwed in but unscrewed by previous occupants.
It’s a shame as a bit more attention to detail would remove the feeling that theplace is unloved and done on the cheap. The living kitchen/dinning area was nice and comfortable and if the rest of the building could match it we would consider going back.
There are a lot of static caravan owners that seem to go there regularly and I think the place is more geared up for looking after them,
I spoke to a couple of people staying in the cottages and they seem a better option.
Amroth and surrounding areas is lovely with nice beaches (Saundersfoot and Tenby I particular). If you have small children Folly Farm is a great day out.
- Also Known As:
- Amroth Castle Hotel Amroth