Twr y Felin Hotel St. David's - Bid Ben Bid Bont

Accommodation Review

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!

Twr y Felin Hotel Accommodation Review
Twr y Felin Hotel

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 Hotel - Bedroom (Room 115)
Twr y Felin Hotel - Bedroom (Room 115)
Twr y Felin Hotel - Bathroom
Twr y Felin Hotel - Bathroom

Foodie Firsts

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.

Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant - Sample Dinner Menu
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant
Welsh Lamb Rump
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant
Poached Pineapple, Rum, Lime, Coconut Sorbet
Twr y Felin Hotel - Dan's Pesto Recipe
Twr y Felin Hotel - Chef Dan's Pesto Recipe
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant
Poached Cod, Orzo Pasta, Blushed Tomato, Pesto
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant Bar
Twr y Felin Hotel - Blas Restaurant Bar

Other Facilities

The hotel also has a spa – located at the nearby Penrhiw Priory.  I didn’t have time to try it this trip – but maybe next time …?

St. David’s also has a 9 hole golf course (£20 green fee) if you are looking for something else to do while your partner enjoys a spa treatment?

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.

Twr y Felin Hotel Caerfai Beach
Caerfai Beach is just 1 mile away from the hotel

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”

Twr y Felin Hotel - Bid Ben Bid Bont
Twr y Felin Hotel - Bid Ben Bid Bont
Twr y Felin Hotel - Contemporary Art Collection
Twr y Felin Hotel - Contemporary Art Collection

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