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Twr y Felin Hotel St. David's - Bid Ben Bid Bont
Sometimes, you pick a hotel because it is in the right location for your trip. Sometimes, you book a hotel just for the sheer pleasure of staying there. Rarely, you are lucky to discover a hotel that succeeds in delivering both objectives. Twr y Felin really helped to make our stay in North Pembrokeshire a very enjoyable one . Very highly recommended!
The hotel was formerly a windmill. It now has 41 luxury bedrooms and is also Wales’ first contemporary art hotel with over 100 pieces of specially commissioned art on display inside.
Our Room (115) was spacious and comfortable – even on a boiling hot Summer day with a heatwave warning in force.
Twr y Felin’s Blas Restaurant is excellent. The menu changes with the seasons, but every course we tried on our three night stay here was memorable.
Caerfai Beach – A small rocky cove sandwiched between towering grey/green/pink cliffs is just a mile away from the hotel. Visit at low tide to ensure you have enough room to play on.
Alternative Accommodation in St. David's
It is a sad but unfortunately often true fact of life that luxury and great food/service comes at a price. Staying at Twr y Felin is not a budget friendly option.
A more wallet friendly alternative could be the Cross Hotel in the centre of St. David’s. They have a king size room at half the price of the Twr y Felin. We didn’t eat there – but the shady garden was a great place for a beer and I can certainly vouch for the friendly and efficient service. It is only a short walk from the hotel, so you could maybe opt to stay there – and eat at the Blas Restaurant on one/more nights of your stay? Just pack your own fluffy bathrobe!
Learning the Lingo
The hotel gates bear a crest with the motto: Bid Ben Bid Bont – “He who would be a leader, let him be a bridge”