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The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Carmarthen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

I spent 3 nighs in the hotel , The Hotel is decorated to a decent standard and my room was a good size with a bath with shower over , the TV in the room only had 5 chanels and one of them was in Welsh ! and toilerties were a bit sparce for £82 per night B and B .
The breakfast is buffet style , hot or cold but they will do eggs of your choice if you ask . The staf are friendly and helpful . It has a gym and sauna , I only found this out as as I was leaving so did not get the chance to use it .
I did not have Dinner in the hotel . There is a good Indian called Ginger very near by .
The hotel is very busy during the day and the car park can become full however there is plenty of space in the evening .

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope when you return to Carmarthen you stay with us again.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

I had a really great stay at this hotel. My room was an executive double and nicely clean and refurbished. An excellent mattress and bed linen made for an excellent nights sleep. Great shower too which I feel is really important. Perhaps the bathroom toiletries could be more bespoke that's my only niggle really.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your time at the hotel, we look forward to seeing you again soon
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had two night stay at hotel with dinner and breakfast included. On booking I explained I had an allergy to animal hair and on arrival expected to be allocated a room that animals hadn't stayed in. When booking in the receptionist informed me animals were allowed in every room, if the person taking my booking had been honest and stated this I would not have stayed there. I had to increase my medication because as soon as I entered the room it caused problems with my chest. The hotel staff were very friendly and the rooms were comfortable ( we were given a newly renovated room with less chance the pet hair would affect me). We ate in the restaurant both evenings and the food was not of a particularly high standard, it was presented nicely but was cold and lacked flavour. My husband asked for a medium/rare steak and it as well done, he also ordered a medium/ rare duck breast and that was well done. The restaurant was not that busy about 16 diners so the chef cannot have been overworked.The breakfasts were average, no choice of eggs just fried.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are sorry that your stay was not up to the standard that you would have expected, I hope that when you raised the issues you had with the food in the restaurant, they were dealt with promptly.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Rooms really need freshening up! Tired feel to the hotel. Restaurant food limited though bar food far more appealing. However, to be charged £2.50 ppn to eat bar food in the restaurant was a bit of a cheek!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Ceedric
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are in the process of redecorating the rooms in the hotel, this will carry on well into 2015 and we hope that when you return you will see an improvement in the bedrooms
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West Midlands
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77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Have stayed here previously on a couple of occasions, but my last visit was the best so far. The whole hotel has benifited from the refurbishment - especially the public areas. Bedroom appeared to have new fittings, but some parts of the wallpaper were coming off the wall, so maybe my room was not quite finished. Good choice of bar food on the evening (didn't eat in the restaurant), and plenty on the plate. Also good choice of beers. Staff friendly. Most noticeable change was the car parking, as previously the car park was always full (of cars belonging to non-residents). As cars now have to be registered at Reception the parking is a lot easier!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank GWRTSSY
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed yourself, we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Barry, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

I have been before when this hotel was a Trust House and it was OK, but now it has been taken over privately it is great. The public rooms have been given a lift and all are cosy, clean and quite surprisingly different. The bedrooms are being done up little by little - the room we had was modernized, bright and clean all the others were clean but some were a little drab compared to the ones that had been finished. The food was brilliant - it is not usual for us to leave food but there was so much that it was almost impossible to finish, even though we didn't want to stop eating because it was all so good (both the bar meals and the A la Carte). Overall a great place to stay, near to town, the castle walls and the river with the scenic railway within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Julia C
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you like what has been done so far, as stated in previous responses, we are continuing the work into the bedrooms and behind the scenes, and this will carry on into 2015.
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Mold, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Not been to Ivy Bush for a couple of years and I had no great expectations.
However the place has had a very smart refurb and it was a real pleasure - bar and dining room were very much improved. Bedroom was smart and comfortable.
It was very warm in the hotel!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank BillB_10
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Ivy B, Front Office Manager at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2014
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you liked the work we have carried out, this is being continued through the bedrooms which will continue on into 2015.
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Property: The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel
Address: 11 Spilman Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Carmarthenshire > Carmarthen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Carmarthen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Commanding a spectacular position at the gateway to the Golden West, the Ivy Bush Royal has long welcomed leisure and business guests in considerable comfort and style.Once a favoured retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, the hotel has been sympathetically modernised to blend its old world charm with modern facilities. There are 70 comfortably furnished bedrooms, 2 family rooms and a suite. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Regal Hotel Carmarthen
Carmarthen Regal Hotel
Regal Carmarthen
The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel Wales/Carmarthen

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