Check-in was smooth once the receptionist had finished her dual role of bar-maid.
The room was small by comparison with other budget chains and there was no bath, but there was a shower.
I'd booked a family room and the bed for the children consisted of a double sofa-bed which they were not impressed with. This was not made up on arrival and the receptionist-barmaid (and now housekeeper) made the bed up with a couple of sheets and a blanket (no duvet) 10 minutes after we checked in.
We had one of the rooms over-looking the main road to Swansea and yes it is noisy. In fact you may be forgiven for thinking that you had left a window open because the double-glazing is that poor.
However, after a late night I was able to forget about the road (and it became quieter with less traffic any way). My sleep was however ruined by two groups of inconsiderate clubbers / hen/stag parties arriving back at the hotel in the early hours of the morning. When I mentioned this at check-out the receptionist was really surprised as if this had never happened before.
Forgetting about the quality of sleep, the one thing that did annoy me was that the Accor website stated this hotel as being a 5 minute walk from the city center. They need to revise that to a 5 minute drive at 11 o'clock at night. During the day the road into town is very busy and in 5 minutes walking you'd probably just get as far as the 'Welcome to Swansea' sign. But, I gave the location a good rating as it worked for me.
Served a purpose but won't stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Swansea Bay hotel, featuring 99 modern rooms, a restaurant and a bar, is ideally situated in the heart of the SA1 waterfront development. The hotel is just five minutes from centre of the city of Swansea and its cafe and bar district, a ten to fifteen minutes drive to tourist attractions such as the Dylan Thomas Centre, the Grand Theatre, the National Maritime Museum as well as Gower Peninsula and its award winning beaches. Free car parking is available to hotel guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Swansea Hotel Swansea
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