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“A decent hotel in the heart of Carmarthen”

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The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Carmarthen
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“A decent hotel in the heart of Carmarthen”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed here over easter and it was an okay hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable the staff were very friendly and the food was okay, although not good enough to tempt us every evening.
Very convenient for town and would stay again

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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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 happy you enjoyed your stay, we hope that you return in the near future.
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just spent Easter at the Ivy Bush, very enjoyable experience, room clean and comfortable, staff very pleasant and helpful and good food, my only criticism being that the self service breakfast was a bit hectic due to the hotel being full over the Bank Holiday.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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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 and we are glad you had a good time, sorry that breakfast was a bit hectic on the bank holiday, we hope to see you again soon.
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Rooms are nice enough, breakfast pretty good. Stayed here twice and the staff are very friendly. Carmarthen itself is a good base for shopping and touring South Wales and this hotel offers good value for money.

  • Stayed April 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 glad you had an enjoyable stay, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Oxfordshire
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

In Carmarthen on business, hotel couldn't be more central, suited needs perfectly. I had a good nights sleep and breakfast was more than adequate. Staff were friendly and helpful. The fact that the parking is free for hotel residents is another plus although I do feel there was a slight over kill on the number of notices warning about parking without registering your number !

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 happy you had a good stay, we do agree with you regarding the overkill on signs for the parking, but as you will see with other reviews, some people believe it is not sign posted enough. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just stayed here for one night for an important birthday party. The twin room & bathroom were spotlessly clean. The beds extremely comfortable with crisp white linen. Wifi available. Comfortable bar with a good outside seating area (for the smokers!). Breakfast is buffet style but with plenty of choice of fruit, cereals & breads. The bacon & sausage were delicious.
On the downside, our room faced the car park & was overlooked by an office building so could have done with nets or blinds on the window however the curtains really kept out the light. For £80 per night B&B-EXCELLENT value.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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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 happy to hear about your stay, the rooms are being redecorated throughout 2014-15 and the issue with the lack of nets will be addressed as the rooms are done.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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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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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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