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“Beautiful located B&B”
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Island House
Ranked #11 of 40 Swansea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
1 review
“Beautiful located B&B”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed for just 2 day's, too short to visit all the interesting places around Loughor. The stay was very pleasant with Gordon and Viv being very kind and helpful.
The location is quiet and I had a room with a beautiful view on the park just in front of the house. It proved to be a great starting point for visiting sites like the Moriah Chapel and nearby Swansea as well as the the Gower peninsula and the Black Mountain.
Definitely worth a revisit!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments, Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Gordon & Viv were very welcoming and Island House was clean, comfortable and warm.

It's an interesting property, both in terms of its layout and character, but also for the historical connection with Evan Roberts. The breakfast room has lots of original stone and historical photographs and there are a couple of booklets and so on, giving information about Evan Roberts and the Welsh revival.

As part of our visit, we wanted to visit Moriah Chapel, but didn't realise we needed to arrange this in advance. Gordon rang up for us and sorted out a visit the same afternoon that we arrived!

Breakfast was great too!

The central heating was a bit noisy in the morning, but not enough to stop me recommending a visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments. The air lock in the central heating has now been sorted (the third plumber finally knew what the was doing)
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A rather ordinary-looking house at the end of a lane, but somewhat more characterful inside with a steep central staircase, changes of floor levels, beams and low ceilings in part. The bedroom was simply and appropriately furnished and the bed comfortable with two plump pillows. The bathroom was shared and the bath gave immediate hot water. Not spotless (cobwebs, some dust, bath grout needs attention), but tolerable. Breakfast fine but, not uniquely, there were some out of date individual packs of cereal. Gordon was very enthusiastic and likes his rugby! Overall, very good value with a few minor criticisms easily addressed.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights in early Feb 2013. The hosts, Gordon and Viv are great and nothing is too much trouble. I wasn't very well during my stay so the only regret is not being able to try the full breakfast! I would definitely recommend staying here and will be booking again when I am next in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Hi Jon . Hope you have recovered from the bug you had. Many thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon. How about a weekend in the summer with our new HotTob alongside the pool
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

My first solo trip and was welcomed by friebly owner who made feel very comfortable at once. The House was full of Welsh History,The fresh smelling of bedding added to personal touch.

Went to local pub Reverend James for meal was amazed with friendly hospitality

An amazing experience. Plenty of pleasant walks

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
It was a pleasue meeting you Fatima. Many thanks for your review, and just to re-assure you being on Trip Advisor does not mean anything will change here. It just let's other people know what you think about us.

Shame your last walk was in the rain.

Look forward to seeing you again soon
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Our fisrt trip To Island House transported us back one hundred years to one of the greatest outpouring of revival this nation has ever seen. Gordon and Viv have opened up thier home and kept the past and made it relevant to the present. This couple have served the body of Christ from every nation with thier arms wide open, thank you both. After many many years of regular visits we thoroughly recommend Island House for both Christain or not to experience the lovely hospitality, peaceful surroundings and fantastic breakfast...great value for money. The Cumners will certainly keep returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Look forward to seeing you again soon. 8years continual visits make you one of our extended family
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at Island House very much. Gordon and Viv were such friendly, lovely people. Cosy room, VERY comfortable bed, gr8 breakfast. Good local pubs, amazing scenery..luckily the Sun shone for us so enjoyed a swim in the pool too!
We hope to come back soon, Tom & Sonya

  • Stayed August 2012
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ISLANDHOUSESwansea, Owner at Island House, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Really enjoyed your company. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Additional Information about Island House

Property: Island House
Address: Island House Gwynfe Road | Loughor, Swansea SA4 6TE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Swansea County > Swansea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Swansea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional family home B&B.Easy reach of Rhossilli Bay. The reviews say it all ... more   less 
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Island House Swansea, Wales

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