My partner and I stayed at the Southcliff for one night, midweek, in June. The Southcliff is located 5 minutes to the west of Tenby town centre on a back street that leads to the awe inspiring South Beach.
The Southcliff Hotel, which I would agree with another reviewers comment is actually more of a B&B, is a comfortable and quiet place to stay and it offers one of the best cooked breakfasts that I have ever had. I personally think that it could do with a bit of a freshening up and a facelift as some of the decor is a little tired and chintzy, but this clearly does not detract people from staying there.
The hotel owners were very friendly, but I found them a little nervous to interact with us as a younger couple in comparison to the older couples staying there the same night, whom they seemed incredibly friendly towards.
The room we stayed in was quiet, small and at the rear of the hotel overlooking the road. The beds were very soft (not a preference for me as I suffer from back pain) and the bathroom was incredibly clean. I would have preferred to find a tiled or lino floor in the bathroom rather than a carpet as i find this more appropriate and hygienic in a hotel/B&B, but it was quite clearly very well cleaned none the less.
Tenby itself is a real gem of a location and is full of childhood memories of family days out in the sunshine. I would be first to say that Tenby could rival St Ives for excellent location, eating out and FANTASTIC beaches. South Beach is truly magnificent in its pure scale, Castle Beach is great for families and Harbour Beach is a beautiful retreat with a wonderful view of the harbour itself. For a real treat I would recommend getting the boat over to Caldey Island to visit the abbey (only men are allowed inside) and to sample its own secluded beaches.
We were only in Tenby for one night, but on searching for a good place to eat we chose The Mews Surf Bar & Grill, on Upper Frog Street in a small courtyard next to the bright orange Coach & Horses pub, where we both agreed we had one of the best meals out we have ever had. I would highly recommend sampling the food here as it was fantastic value, excellently cooked and the service we received was fantastic. The sword fish is to die for and the portions are extremely generous for what you are paying.
All in all the Southcliff Hotel is comfortable, well located and very accommodating. It is excellent value, especially considering it is 100 metres from the sea front where you will find the overpriced establishments bartering with their sea views.
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